Tuesday, February 17

My very public Private Universe

All Shades Under The Sun...

Everyone is on the Internet! EVERYONE. What does that term mean? People from all walks of life, various lands and cultures, different personalities, diverse backgrounds and experiences, with varying interests, with complimenting/conflicting ideas and opinions and a vast span of beliefs and individualities. Now where and how do you fit in this crowd? The truth is, you and the others on the net have only one common quality…and that is, you and they chose to be on the Internet – nothing less nothing more. Everything else about you and them are different. Well there may be some similarities too but no 2 people are the same...if you take 2 people on the net, their ethnicity, age, hair color, personality, education, skills, beliefs etc etc will never be the same. Yes we are all human but boy o boy we all have our story to tell, and no 2 stories are ever the same! So what does this mean? On your good days, you will find few people agreeing with you, making you feel understood and validating your thoughts as the ultimate truth. And voila you feel awesome! But on your bad days, you’ll have some people disagreeing with you, making you feel like a misfit and some even abusing you for being who you are. And then you feel really irritated. Don't pack up and leave, cos you are what you are and they are what they are.


Colors Seen By Candlelight...
It’s natural to feel great when people agree with you and feel a little sad when they don’t. But can EVERYONE on Earth understand you? Also, can you understand EVERYONE else on Earth? It’s not something possible to do by any human being. No one can get in the shoes of another 100%. There will always be someone who doesn’t understand you or who’s gonna make you feel silly for what you believe. But should it affect you? I think not. I’m sure there are people on the net that baffles you too…that make you wonder what on Earth they had for brekky to behave like that! Yes total comprehension of the psychology of another human on the net is a far cry, when you can’t even fully understand the people you live with for years and years. So don’t try to do it…don’t try to read EVERYONE’s mind on the net, neither should you try to tell EVERYONE on the net that your thoughts and beliefs are the purest. It’ll only drain you. Different people come on the net for different reasons….some may be here to get the attention they never get in their real lives…some may be on the net to recover from whatever they have gone/are going through in their lives…some may be on the net to seek the love they never get in real…some may be here just for the heck of it, to kill time…some may be here to express, learn, share and connect with others…some others may be here to control total strangers cos they don’t get to control people in their own lives. We all have different reasons why we chose to be on the net, and there’s no way that we’ll ever know the real lives of our friends and foes on the net. Cos on the net, we get to see only a small fraction of people’s personalities. And that means some of the people you may be associating on the net could be mentally ill, suicidal or even serial offenders. It doesn’t have to freak you out but I said that only for you to realise how vast a place the net is. What you see is not what you always get.


A Private Universe...
So, the way we think of ourselves, our needs and desired outcomes vis-à-vis those of others on the net are like train-tracks…cos they never meet. Sometimes you try to do your best by EVERYONE on the net but there’s always SOMEONE who’d diss you for no reason or for no fault of your’s…who’ll ridicule you even after you were nice to them. What do you do then? If I were you I’d ignore them...cos they don’t deserve my time or my energy. I come on the net to express, learn, share and connect. And even though some may think that people on the net don’t deserve to be respected or treated nicely, please know that people on the net are not robots…that they too have a heart and blood flowing through their veins. My blog is my online home. This is the place where my heart and soul lives. My blog is a snapshot of the life of my heart...a written journey of my heart...my own private universe in a very public domain. I have a lot of respect and love for it, and I give that kind of respect to other blogs too. And when someone asks me to get out of their blog for no fault of mine, I’d like to take it as either this person is going through a personal dilemma that I’m not aware of, or this person totally lacks respect for others. Such arrogance and disrespect I detest and I refuse to be the target of. My policy in life is (net or not), if someone doesn’t respect me, I don’t step into their territory again...if someone doesn't want me in their lives, I leave them for good. I’m not affected by them, neither am I confused by their behaviour. I’m no shrink but I can understand that no 2 people are ever the same, and that some people are simply different. I'm not here for scores of comments (though I get them), I'm not here to win a competition in writing, I'm not here to show off my skills or qualifications, I'm not here to hurt or boss people around, I'm not here to sell anything, and I'm not here to be the target of anyone's sheer ignorance either. I'm here cos I am.


Take Only What You Deserve...
Now, a true story for all: Lord Buddha once went to a house where he was so respectfully invited for lunch...and as he was eating his lunch with fellow monks, the host suddenly started abusing Lord Buddha using utter profanity, and for no reason at all. Lord Buddha did not panic, neither did he retaliate in anger and disappointment...but he continued having his lunch in silence and with the same peace of mind that he entered the house. The host was very angry that the Buddha didn't react...so he came upto him and asked 'how come, after all this abuse, you're still having your lunch without saying a single word to me?'...and the Buddha replied 'you invited me to have lunch here...which I graciously accepted and enjoyed having at your home...but I can't accept your abuse cos that's not what I came here for'. And he thanked the host and left with his monks in sheer grace and beauty. Later on, the host ordained himself at the feet of the Lord Buddha.


Likewise I'd like to say this to people on the net. I’m not here to please EVERYONE, neither do I expect EVERYONE else to please me. Cos I’m not EVERYONE, and EVERYONE is not me. I'd whole-heartedly accept your invitation for me to be at your online home, but I simply reject your abuse. And even if you abuse me and chase me out of your home, my being stays the same...resilient under all weathers and words. I'm content and my heart shall continue living here and writing her story.



Tell me, why are you on the net and what does your blog mean to you?


Current music: Private Universe by Crowded House

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prabirsaha said...

hi Keshi,

WoW grand :) when r u writing the post which we spoke out.

Cheers
Prabir

gunj said...

wow
i loved that budha story
the key really is to take away what you came here for and leave the rest or just ignore the wrongs.

n ur last question...well i do think about it a lotta times but still dont hav a real answer for it :(

Talking To My Soul said...

Kesh,

This "why are you on the net and what does your blog mean to you" can come later. All I want to know now is if anyone treated you shabbily. People, my sword is out. Watch out.

Tell you what, Kesh. Ignore them. They dont deserve your attention. They need a break, I guess. Give them a long one.

You smile, Kesh. Relax.

*smilez*

The Rat... said...

Hugzzz.... i see a heavy undercurrent here Kesh.. wt happ.. who d heck questioned u?? shall i kick him in d head??

why are you on the net - coz this is my only solace.. i am literally surrounded by morons at my work place.. all they do is stereotype my ethnicity and gossip abt my private life.. i have no intellectual equal to argue stuff..my simplest comments on daily activities seems like latin and greek here... Psst.. i even take to imaginary bots/chat machines coz their iq is better than ppl in my real life..

what does your blog mean to you? - its my world.. my secret world.. spare a couple of my long standing friends,most of them don't know my alter ego, D Rat.. My blog is wr i turn to discuss things which i may not say out in my daily life, things which wont mean much if i said it aloud instead of blogging.. My blog is my asylum to save myself from this world's insanity...

whew that was large

Vaisakh P S said...

lovely post keshi.

If you are asking the reason for me to be online and writing my blog? Here it goes...

I am being online so that i can keep in touch with all of my friends, who ever i met in various walk of life.

I am being online to learn new things, to explore places where i have never been, to see some beautiful thoughts of people like you. To witness people's thoughts changing.

I am writing my blog to tell you my state of mind, what i have come across my simple life, things that have affected and shaped my life into the state it is now, For sharing a piece of my world and imagination to you all..

Rakesh said...

You know, I've been thinking on these lines since the last few days. Actually, there was a blog where I was involved in a discussion about an issue and I found the blogger's point of view totally different from mine, I actually found it ridiculous. No surprise, since everyone has different views and that is quite natural.

But as the argument progressed, I realised that it is one thing to put your thoughts forward and say what you think but it is completely different to try and pursuade the other guy to understand and expect that he will change his point of view just because of your arguments, no matter how valid they may sound to you.

I also realised that on the net, we tend to take sides, form opinions and get into arguments a lot more quickly than we would've if we are face to face. Even the way we put our points across in words can sound very different from what we may actually mean.

So as you said, I just let the argument end there with each of us having our own say at the end and keeping our own views. But I was surely wiser and I hope the other guy was as well at the end of the discussion.

Btw you say "I’m not here to please EVERYONE" Oh C'mmon now, that's disappointing for ME :( I had such high hopes ;-)

"some may be here to express, learn, share and connect with others"

I guess thats why I am here for.

And I've made some pretty good connections I guess ;-)

Margie said...

Keshi dear
Well said...very well said!
I'm so glad you wrote on this matter and hope that anyone that has been anything less than genuine in their comments to you might happen to read it.
I do know you gotten some people that have been abusive and there is no way you should have to tolerate such behavior!

The only reason I'm on the net is for the very simple reason on one day I was feeling very, very sad about the loss of my good friend and I decided I would out of the blue start a poetry blog.
Mary always told me that my poerty was good and that I should share it.
I just took her advice.
My blog means a great deal to me as through it I have met some wonderful and amazing people that I would never have had the opportunity to meet except through my blog...some truly incredible writers and just kind people that I call friend.
I feel blessed to have met these people!
You are one of those special people that I call friend!
How truly glad I am to know you!
We have formed a true friendship and it makes me very happy!

I'm back to bed now!
I got up to let Jake out and came here before going back to my cozy, warm bed!
Nitey nite hun!

HUGGGGGZ!

Margie

Hemanth Potluri said...

hmm this is a heart open post...need some time to think for the ans...guess i will be late to tell abt it...u tc ...always there for ya..

urs..hemu..

SMM said...

Hey Keshi....very well said.

I am on the net to blog because Arjun, is an avid blogger and he got me into the blogging world and now I'm hooked. For me my blog is a way to express myself and my feelings, o vent, its kind of a public diary i guess. And of course a wonderful place to meet and keep some wonderful new friends and other like-minded people:)

Chakoli said...

True Keshi very true..
Everyone is here but all have there own reasons ... :D :D

Infact I m just on bloggerville not on any other social netwrking site.... :DDDD

My reason was quite simple... I used to get bored in ofc with all work... so started my blog... and as I intereacted with people liked it rather loved it :D :D
My blog .... it is just one place where I could drop anything about me... my feelings without a concern what he /she would think... narrate and ask for views... with a fact that even if I disagree nobody would sue me for that....

Arv said...

I cant remember the last time and I wonder...

have I told you lately........ that...... the lotus rocks :)

This post exemplifies it.

Oh there are many reasons to blog... I came to know more about this big pond :) One puts so much into it that over time, it becomes a fragment of your life...

have a nice day da... cheers...

siri said...

hi..

i'm a frequent visitor and reader of ur blog..
but i never commented till now .... i like to read ur blogs... i learn so much...
"Take Only What You Deserve..." -- nice story.

Gledwood said...

When I was younger and dumber I assumed "everyone" being on the internet meant a blog would get 10,000 hits a day at the VERY LEAST, right from the off..(!)

irshad said...

Hi Keshi,

am back after few months.....

I was put to another project and couldn't access your blog. Can't complain ne because of the recession and economic downturn. (simply putting, i did not like the project but moved to the other project because i didn't wannt to be jobless like million others)

Regards, Irshad

Trevor Penn said...

I can't help but think that you are/have been affected by the words/actions of some netizen. Your post reeks of hurt. :-(

Stay strong, stay classy, Kesh.

Asha said...

I always say "you can never please everyone, so be yourself"

I started blogging just for fun and then it went out of hand and became obsession! But I did step back and now I take it easy, blog when I can. I usually publish the comment if it's slightly negative but some get really nasty. But I HAVE THE POWER to say "NO"!! Hahaha!!

Blog is blog! If tomorrow I have to choose not to blog, I will do it easily. Blogging is not a necessary part of my life at all.

Margie said...

Morning here and I'm just starting my day (off to work in a little while) ...the sun is shining and I'm just happy to be here in your Very Public Private Universe...a beautiful place to be.


I'm really so very glad you are here Keshi as you have added much joy to my days!
Thank you sooooo very much as I love how you share so much of your heart & soul!
You are truly excellent writer too!

Much love to you...always!

Margie:)
P.S oh, the Budda story was just awesome....that is a story we can all learn so much from!
Thank you for sharing it!

mayz said...

for obv reasons m so glad u wrote this post...so if nxt time smthn happens m gonna refer to it...for myself n also for u :)
hugzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!

vishesh said...

we are what we are :)

akanksha said...

There is truth in each word you wrote out there!
Every single person on this earth is unique coz that's the way God hade us.
I am here on the net to keep in touch with my near and dear ones, and ofcourse for all the information that we get on our fingertips!

Well about my blog, That is for sure an inseparable part of me.My space to vent out my inner feelings when ever i want to and my support for tough times...And of course, it means a lot to me...I cant ever thing of life without Direct Dil Se even though I keep on going away and coming back coz of various other commitments in life!

BTW I loved the post, Keshi!
Keep Rocking and Smile always. :-) And dont bother about people who are here to create a mess of everything..Those good for nothing morons are real losers

La vida Loca said...

I just started blogging coz everyone was doing it. But it has brought some great people/friends into my life and that feels great.

Ankur said...

hey sweets... belated happy valentines day!!
how was it? what did u do special?

AmitL said...

Hi,Keshi-whew!!That was one hi-speed flow of thoughts from you..and,come to think of it,it does seem like everybody who's anybody is on the internet..:)I totally agreed with ur statement' I'm here coz I am'..yep,you don't need to explain to anybody as to why u're on the net-your blog is your space to speak your mind-people who visit are welcome,those who don't want to-well,it's their loss,I say..:) And,did anyone really tell u to go from their blog?I can't believe anyone can be so rude on a blog...and,that too,to you??Arghh.Anyway,forget such people,and continue doing the great job u're doing for urself and for regular reader friends.*smiles*
---
Re your question-I'm on the net,because it's the best form of entertainment,for everything from encyclopaediae to jokes to googling to the best writing I've ever seen from the bloggers I visit...a never-ending source of learning.:)
And,what my blog means to me? A great outlet to express my thoughts,keep my writing skills updated and remain in touch with great friends who give me great topics...*hint,hint**grins*

Nirmal said...

gud one keshi....

i was here cos of pure boredom.. last jan i entered my first job..i was working with managers and pretty aged people from marketing...they were not tat kinda people with whom i cud crack jokes and speak utter pjs and laugh...then i surfed thru net and found blog were i cud write stuffs...

and then journey began...

right now life is to busy 4 all these things...but i try ma best to post atleast one line to knw how all of u r doing..and when i write bout myself it becomes a joke again..so everything is pretty much the same....

Jay said...

My objective through my blog is mostly about trying to connect with people on some level. I want to meet and get to know people from all walks of life and from many different backgrounds and cultures and from different countries too.

If someone doesn't want to connect with me then oh well.

Ria said...

Perfect post babe!and its jus so true....its expectations tht kills us!! If v cant expect things from real ppl around us....hw can v expect things from ppl on the internet. They r not obliged to agree or disagree with us. And why shud we bother as to wht somebody thinks abt us. Its shud only be for the ppl who matter to us who mean something in our lives.

Tht story on Lord Buddha was jus so true. Thts exactly hw we need to conduct ourselves in life. Else its only we who will end being distressed abt life.

Now abt ur question:
I feel my blog is an extension of my personality. I express what i feel without any boundaries and limitations. I am also here to reach out to as many ppl as possible and in tht process if i m able to make some everlasting bonds then nothing like it.

I think i already hav found amazing ppl like u. So i intend to stay here as long as i can....and this blog will always be a part of me coz i hav shared so much out here. :)

Mythily said...

To express my thoughts i blog...

NE~ISM said...

Keshi, I loved this post!
HMMMM! I started blogging as a way to express myself, not knowing that so many people would find it interesting and funny at the same time.

Here lately I keep on asking myself why am I still blogging.. You find like minded people that you click well with, and the onese that disagree is fine with me because I love constructive Critisim. but Why do people run and make up things and try their best to drive your personal life (that they don't know) and try to make a person hurt?

Keshi I can sit at a coffee house, forever with you and just pretty much cry to you! hahaha

See ya sis!
Shalom!

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Hey Kelle!Though I might not be around much,you know na you are always welcome to my online home(and my real one too if you come down!)

I remember my Mom narrating this story when I was a kid.Something we all should abide by.As it is said,no one can make us feel inferior without our consent :)

Take care Babes!Muaaaaaaaaaaaah

Cess said...

hi Keshi Keshi Keshi, sorry, i m not online much not because i don t like
my blog anymore it s because i don t have time to do it at the moment, things are going so crazy at work. I like ur strong and powerful keshi style post and i totally agree with u. I m on the net well at least 12h a day that includes my 8h of work of course, but i use Internet mostly because yeah i m away from family and friends, and i like to meet new friends and i m glad i start blogging to keep me occupy, vent out my emotions and meet new people, so it s like a home basically though this one i m not sharing it with flatmates, luckily only with friends which is good :)
tc
C
PS: budha story is great i m not sure i would have been patient enough to react like he did :)

Silvara said...

Loved the story about Buddha - I have heard a similar one from my Dad about him but the message was the same...

You can't please everyone and opinions and attitudes will differ....u just be happy wiht who you are just blog.

People will love u for who u are, and if they don't - they're not worth it :)

Ani said...

lovely post sweetie..


sorry been missing in action for a while.. but glad i came back to this one..

i started writing because i needed an outlet for my emotions and to know and find out if there are ppl like me .. yes u rightly said everyone wont think and feel the same way we do.. and it does hurt.. but thats ok.. we wont get everything and not everything would happen how one wants..

but the feelin and knowing that there is someone who understands us some where.. that feelin is just great..

over the past two years.. i did find ppl like that.. some were just random some who have stuck on.. and thats a great feeling..

yes in the public universe there is still some private things left especially in this blogosphere.. and thats what my blog is to me.. my very public private universe.. :)

lovely n thoughtful post as always.. hope u have been good..

Shionge said...

Yep, people have their own agenda when they log on to the internet and it is a pity to see cyber bullies everywhere ;(

Rightly pointed out too that people who embraces us should respect us for whatever views we might have and I am so sorry if people chose to abuse you.

{{ Big HUGZ }} :D

Shachi said...

A very intelligent post! I guess this is the way to do it.

I hardly blog - but I would like to do it more....there's so much to learn, share, experience from this place....and its better than doing zillion other junk things!

Be good :)

Hemanth Potluri said...

gud mornin sweets...i am bac today :)...yeh as i told i may be late to ans u ...no 2 people have the same thoughts but ...i got a sms few days bac...

"wat is life...i wud go to my frnds and put my hands around them and say these idiots are my life.."

this is strong post...it expresses lot of emotion...

**There will always be someone who doesn’t understand you or who’s gonna make you feel silly for what you believe

yeh at times we feel bad and sometimes low..:(..

** This is the place where my heart and soul lives. My blog is a snapshot of the life of my heart...a written journey of my heart...my own private universe in a very public domain.

beautifully said sweets ..just loved the sentence :)..

**My policy in life is (net or not), if someone doesn’t respect me, I don’t step into their territory again

hmmm...strong point hold again..

**why are you on the net and what does your blog mean to you?

i am here for frnds and i want to be a good friend to u all..i hope i am not that good as of now...the net gave me lot experiences....and i am always happy i found u...and u know y :)...

my blog means a lot to me and it reflects my reflection in every way..:)..and u know y i blog :)..

Buddha story was awesome :)...

urs..hemu..

Southpaw unplugged said...

When I was introduced to blogger I found it really good to disconnect myself from my chaotic professional life for a few hours a day. Gradually I made some very good friends here so then onwards the reason I kept visiting them was that reading them gave me an idea abt how they r doing...that's why u wud hv noticed that I usually don't comment or scrutinize on the content but its always on the emotional attatchment I hv for u and some others. I wud never say that I learnt a lot from blogging alone,but yeah I hv learnt thru all those good and bad times we had together and the emotions we went thru all these years. I wud always continue to be like this and u guys can never expect the conventionalities of a typical blogger from me coz that's how I m and the ones whom I visit r reall people for me and not just some blogger pages....

Warmth...:)

Keshi said...

Prabir Im extremely busy these days...so I didnt get time to sit down n think abt that post. Will do so as soon as I get some QUALITY time ok :)

tnxx!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Gunj!

**the key really is to take away what you came here for and leave the rest or just ignore the wrongs

I agree...cos no one is always gonna agree with u or be good to ya. :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty Soul!

**People, my sword is out. Watch out.


haha ur cute! I do hv a sword too...a very sharp one...and thats my INTUITION. It delivers thru my words n deeds, and it may cut up some ppl beyond recognition.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

WOW Rat I really loved the way u said it. U summed up my mind so beautifully. Thats exactly why Im on the net and why I blog too!

Its my peace of mind from the madding crowd of my real life.


**My blog is my asylum to save myself from this world's insanity...

just beautiful! I hear ya girl! our blogs r our PUREST forms...cos we tell everything here and nothing seems to matter here at all. wut a wonderful place to be!



Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Vaisakh!

Staying CONNECTED to ppl is imp. And Im glad ur here for that.


**I am being online to learn new things, to explore places where i have never been

brilliant! this place given direct and free access to all kinds of experiences n lesson, and thats why its PRICELESS.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Rakesh!

I hv done that too..in the past. argue, fight, get upset with blogmates. And boy o boy I grew so much from all those experiences. Now Im more calm and stable :) I think I hv attained Blog Nirvana lol! Nothing/nobody here affects me anymore.



**Even the way we put our points across in words can sound very different from what we may actually mean.

I agree...and ppl often take it the wrong way.


**C'mmon now, that's disappointing for ME :(

LOL! ;-)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww tnxx angel Margie!


**The only reason I'm on the net is for the very simple reason on one day I was feeling very, very sad about the loss of my good friend and I decided I would out of the blue start a poetry blog.


how sweet is that! Ur friend is such an inspiration to u. Im sure she's smiling down on ya.

And o wut a great poetess u r! UR THE BEST POETESS IN BLOGVILLE!


*HUGZ*


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hehe tnxx Hemz :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty SMM!

**its kind of a public diary i guess. And of course a wonderful place to meet and keep some wonderful new friends and other like-minded people

I agree...its an e-diary...a collection of memories n thoughts that we can cherish some day.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Chakoli!

Actually, like u, I started to blog (be on the net) out of pure boredom :) And look where this journey has taken me! Its amazing.


**it is just one place where I could drop anything about me... my feelings without a concern what he /she would think... narrate and ask for views... with a fact that even if I disagree nobody would sue me for that

so true!

but abt being sued, u really hv to be careful in what u write in ur blog. cos I've read abt so many bloggers being sued/imprisoned for writing w.o. thinking! yes there's a liability involved here too, incase u didnt know girl.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty Arv HUGS! And u too :)


** I came to know more about this big pond :) One puts so much into it that over time, it becomes a fragment of your life...


wow nicely stated!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Siri n WC!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

haha Gledz awww...

but EVERYONE dun blog, thats why :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Irshad WB! :)

Hope all is well with ya.

I was wondering where u disappeared to hehe...

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Trevor!


** can't help but think that you are/have been affected by the words/actions of some netizen. Your post reeks of hurt

aww not at all! To be honest, I was the least shaken or hurt this time around. Even Im surprised at my numbness hehe.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Asha!

yes u hv the POWER to reject jobless ppl's comments lol!


**Blog is blog! If tomorrow I have to choose not to blog, I will do it easily. Blogging is not a necessary part of my life at all.


ok but Im not sure if u can do it so EASILY :) I tried it so many times, but my blog has become a part of my life, just as much as my life has become a part of my blog hehe.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Margie MWAH!

I hope those beautiful glimpses from Spring will keep u happy forever.

yes I heard that Buddha story when I was a kid. And it stuck on my mind forever.


:)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hehehe ty Mayz n HUGZ! :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

true Vish.

We cant change others when we ourselves find it hard to change us.

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Akanksha!

yes we r all INDIVIDUALS no matter what.


** That is for sure an inseparable part of me.My space to vent out my inner feelings when ever i want to and my support for tough times

beautiful! its the same for me...a place to rest and get away from all the chaos of the real world.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

good to know that girl! @Lavida

:)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Ankur! :)

V-day was just another day for me...read my previous post for details.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww ty Amit!

Im ok dun worry...nobody can bend/break me anymore hehe.


**I'm on the net,because it's the best form of entertainment,for everything from encyclopaediae to jokes to googling to the best writing I've ever seen from the bloggers I visit...a never-ending source of learning

so true! Its a knowledge-base of LIFE.


And wut ur blog means to u is exactly wut my blog means to me too hehe. :)

tnxx alot!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Nirmal!

yes BOREDOM is wut first brought me here too hehe..


**and when i write bout myself it becomes a joke again..so everything is pretty much the same....

who said so? awww...


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Thats right Jay. Some of us here for a reason and some others r here for cheap thrills.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Ria tnxx hun!

I find EVERYONE of u AMAZING...in ur own UNIQUE ways :)


btw being in Blogville for 5yrs and interacting with all kinds of ppl, I think now I hv attained BLOG NIRVANA. lol!

Hence the Buddha story too hehehe...



**I feel my blog is an extension of my personality. I express what i feel without any boundaries and limitations. I am also here to reach out to as many ppl as possible and in tht process if i m able to make some everlasting bonds then nothing like it.


beautifully put! And very true abt YOU.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Ty Mythily!

yes we come here to express our thoughts, but dun we do that offline too? :) so why r we REALLY here?


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey Ne MWAH!


**You find like minded people that you click well with, and the onese that disagree is fine with me because I love constructive Critisim.

Spot on! I like constructive criticism. Its necessary to GROW. But I dun welcome ABUSE.



**but Why do people run and make up things and try their best to drive your personal life (that they don't know) and try to make a person hurt?

I guess thats cos they live empty lives and this is the only way to fill it up...with CRAP ofcourse.



**Keshi I can sit at a coffee house, forever with you and just pretty much cry to you! hahaha

LOL me too btw! we'll both be crying haha!


*HUGZ*

Keshi.

Keshi said...

And o Shalom Ne!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Sameera mage punchi kelle! :)

u know I know that u truly care abt me. there's no doubt abt that HUGS!


**I remember my Mom narrating this story when I was a kid.Something we all should abide by.As it is said,no one can make us feel inferior without our consent :)

So true. Ur mum is a GREAT lady!


*HUGZ*

Keshi.

Margie said...

Cookies awaiting you on my blog...have yourself one!
I actually had to go to the store to get some after my post! hahaha!!!!

Margie:)

Keshi said...

hey my baby-girl Cess!

now ur a busy bod? awww...take it easy ok.


**so it s like a home basically though this one i m not sharing it with flatmates, luckily only with friends which is good

HAHA! ok alright...sometimes we've just got to SHARE ya know...with HUNKS n all ;-)



**PS: budha story is great i m not sure i would have been patient enough to react like he did

LOL! I know, its not that easy.

Trust me, I came to this state of an ENLIGHTENED mind, after 5yrs of CUSSING in my blog LOL! If u read my previous posts I've asked so many ppl to FUCK OFF in the open.

yeah now I've attained blog nirvana! for how long, I dunno! :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Silvara!


**People will love u for who u are, and if they don't - they're not worth it

Spot on babez! :)

HUGS!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

Lovely Ani hows ya darl?


**but the feelin and knowing that there is someone who understands us some where.. that feelin is just great..


so true. It validates ur being and beliefs.


yes..this is my lil VERY PUBLIC private corner where nothing else matters :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Shionge n HUGZ!


**cyber bullies

u said it right! some ppl r bullies and they dun even know it!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Shachi!

**there's so much to learn, share, experience from this place....and its better than doing zillion other junk things!


U r so right there! once someone told me "why d u waste ur time blogging?"

I said to her

"Its much better than questioning other ppl's lives"


:)
Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Hemz!

ur emotions r quite visible in ur blog...I think ur blog is totally YOU and thats great. :) Cos some of ppl PRETEND to be something else in their blogs.


**i hope i am not that good as of now

wut does that mean?


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Southy for being so honest!


**I wud always continue to be like this and u guys can never expect the conventionalities of a typical blogger from me coz that's how I m and the ones whom I visit r reall people for me and not just some blogger pages....


I agree..ur a different kind of blogger and thats great. ur not just here for comments or for making loads of friends. ur here GENUINELY. :)


Keshi.

Keshi said...

OMG I luuuurve cookies! Im on my way Margie the cookie angel lol!

Keshi.

Prashanti :) said...

Hey kesh... I am on the net coz its a great way to be in touch with your frens and make new ones ... I blog coz i want to write and i have made some very good frens after started blogging :) and hey.. you have an award waiting for you at my blog:)

Keshi said...

good on ya Prashanti :)

And tnxx alot for teh award awww...HUGS!

Keshi.

Kartz said...

Beautiful post, Keshi...

Absolutely. You echoed my thoughts on the difference among people. In fact, I was faced with a similar question in an interview not too long ago... Will send you the link sometime...

Well, each individual in this world is unique. And with the gazillion unique individuals around us, the best thing is to *learn* to *accept* and *appreciate* each other's differences. The world will be a much better place once that happens.

Yes, I have heard that story of the Buddha too. Profound, isn't it..?

Anyway... moving on to your question...

I was never interested in blogging. Even when I did start (eventually), it was a private blog with 2 readers... Dunno if it was *selfishness* but well, I wasn't too ready to meet people and network (yes, I am a bit bloody-minded sometimes..). Who knows..? Prolly the time I decided to go ahead and network was the right time! I got to know some really good ppl, bumped in to a couple of bone-heads... It goes without saying that I have enjoyed this *virtual life too*...

You know my blog pretty well now, don't you? :) I have a passion for words and the English language. Not to forget - philosophy... That pretty much sums it... What my blog means to me...

That was a rather long comment! Sorry!

Peace. Be well.

Kartz said...

Beautiful post, Keshi...

Absolutely. You echoed my thoughts on the difference among people. In fact, I was faced with a similar question in an interview not too long ago... Will send you the link sometime...

Well, each individual in this world is unique. And with the gazillion unique individuals around us, the best thing is to *learn* to *accept* and *appreciate* each other's differences. The world will be a much better place once that happens.

Yes, I have heard that story of the Buddha too. Profound, isn't it..?

Anyway... moving on to your question...

I was never interested in blogging. Even when I did start (eventually), it was a private blog with 2 readers... Dunno if it was *selfishness* but well, I wasn't too ready to meet people and network (yes, I am a bit bloody-minded sometimes..). Who knows..? Prolly the time I decided to go ahead and network was the right time! I got to know some really good ppl, bumped in to a couple of bone-heads... It goes without saying that I have enjoyed this *virtual life too*...

You know my blog pretty well now, don't you? :) I have a passion for words and the English language. Not to forget - philosophy... That pretty much sums it... What my blog means to me...

That was a rather long comment! Sorry!

Peace. Be well.

!Teq-uila Del Zapata said...

holy god!
i am sure, with such amount to comments, you must be getting all sorts of useless crap also, you have atleast done some moderation to do some filtering.
btw, nevermind the bollocks, here is Anuz(ok sorry! that is stolen line.)
your blog one is sweetest and loveliest things around, and To all those who have filthy ideas about that should go and serve in heaven(because ruling in hell is much better thing.)
my blog is to express my things in whatever way I like, its more, this is my blog, i can write what I like, if you don't like "FUCK OFF!!!", that should be as loud and clear as it should be.

Princess said...

hi keshi,
every bit of this post is genuine by thought..
and the story you have included adds content to it.

my blog is my virtual home and I intend to make more true friends and to read more and more...

I write coz i love to..
my blog is a mirror reflecting my personality and passions..

how r u girl?
tc, much luv,
-Aiz.

Phoenix said...

i have said this a million times and i ll go on and on.. simply coz i love saying it....

I BLOG TO PRESERVE MY SANITY.

and im on net because i can be me. i dont have to be judged for what i am and what i am not. im accepted and liked for the person i come across. and it gives me a sense of security and familiarity and warmth in these so called virtual friends who are now like family to me... i think my social life online is far cooler and happening than my 'real' social life.. and im not cribbing.. coz i have friends like you..
*hugs*

Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

I blog because life is a journey and we all are travellers. I love to write & write full-time and love to see readers appreciation to continue writing.

Keshi said...

hey Kartz never apologise for expressing urself! Long or short, I welcome all lengths of comments here, just like all kinds of ppl :)



**with the gazillion unique individuals around us, the best thing is to *learn* to *accept* and *appreciate* each other's differences

so true! thats exactly wut Im trying to say...LIVE AND LET LIVE! Cos u'll never be able to make someone else understand u fully neither wud u be able to u'stand someone else fully! Thats the ultimate TRUTH of this life. PPL ARE DIFFERENT. But that doesnt hv to break us all apart and get all upset abt it.


I love ur blog. And I do realise ur passion for English, Poetry and Philosophy. Ur one of a kind and I love being at ur online home! Takes me to a different world and makes me THINK.


Keshi.

Keshi said...

Kartz I think u entered the comment twice? :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

aww Anuz ty!

yes, over the 5yrs that I hv been here I met all kinds of ppl...all kinds of geniuses like u :) and all kinds of wackos too...dun wanna mention names here lol!


**your blog one is sweetest and loveliest things around, and To all those who have filthy ideas about that should go and serve in heaven(because ruling in hell is much better thing.)

WOW Im stoked n TY!


but thats not wut EVERYONE thinks, AND IM OK WITH THAT TOO! :) Cos ya know I cant please EVERYONE hehe. Actually I was called a piece of JUNK by an female Indian blogger. Guess what, Im not surprised at all. I take it as a COMPLIMENT. Cos I think I mananged to SHAKE her very existence :) Or else, she shouldnt hv been affected by me at all.




**my blog is to express my things in whatever way I like, its more, this is my blog, i can write what I like, if you don't like "FUCK OFF


Exactly! I did say FUCK OFF before, but u know even that term is too precious to use on some ding-bats. LOL!



Keshi.

Keshi said...
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Keshi said...

hey ty Aiz!

**my blog is a mirror reflecting my personality and passions..

wonderful! I can see that too. ur blog is a very beautiful place to be!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty for being so honest Phoenix!

SANITY it is! In a world where ppl work from 9-5, eat, sleep, bitch m back-bite, I'd say the NET is a wonderful place to preserve our SANITY. ur spot on!



** i think my social life online is far cooler and happening than my 'real' social life

Im really proud of ya cos u came out being so honest. Some ppl hate to admit it and so they ridicule ppl on the net saying they dun hv a LIFE etc. But the truth is, net life is far more cool and interactive! Im glad u cud openly and honestly admit it. BRAVO n HUGGGGGGGGGGGZ!

And mah middle finger up at those who are in DENIAL!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

ok that last line by me was not like Buddha at all..lol sorry!

Keshi.

Keshi said...

ty Hobo!


**we all are travellers

I agree. And those idiots that we meet on the way make our travels more interesting! :)


Keshi.

яノςんム said...

now tht was a thrashing post keshi, to all those people who think they are some gods of the blogville :D

well, to me my blog is a channel to express myself, where i can speak my mind, where i can do watever i feel like :)

WarmSunshine said...

Hi Keshi!

Sorry for being soooooo late!

You know, i was having a hard time with something in my personal life,but reading this... i think it all makes sense...

yes... i don't give a damn to "them" anymore :)

thanks!

WarmSunshine said...

oh and why i'm on my blog???

to "express"... to paint myself with words :) to learn new things.. to meet new ppl with differences and learn to accept AND respect those differences :)

Keshi said...

hey Richa lovely new pic of ya :)



**well, to me my blog is a channel to express myself, where i can speak my mind, where i can do watever i feel like

exactly! Its a place to be OURSELVES. So why do others come and tell us how to live, how to write, how to act, how to do this and that!


Keshi.

Keshi said...

hey ty Sunshine girl!

plz dun say sorry...I know not everyone posts so fast like me lol!

*HUGZ* Im glad this post helped ya in some small way to come to terms with whatever u wrere going thru :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

**to "express"... to paint myself with words

as usual, beautifully put Sunshine girl!


I come here for the same reasons. And then some wackjobs try to make me something that Im not. I think they should give up on their pathetic n fruitless attempts.


Keshi.

Kartz said...

Heh heh heh, not abt apologizing. Just that, not many people feel like reading a comment that resembles a mini-blog post!

Anyway, good thing I have that small liberty here. ;) (No, you needn't worry...)

I didn't realize I had entered it twice. Blogger screwed up the first attempt. So, had a second go assuming the first wasn't registered...

And gee, thanks for the kind mention... :)

Peace.

---
Oh btw, I need a small favour regarding the universities in Australia... Can I email you?

Keshi said...

aww no worries at all Kartz! just be urself here...thats all I want :)

Keshi.

Keshi said...

oops forgot! @Kartz

yeah email me at kajole@hotmail.com

:)

Keshi.