Saturday, November 11, 2006

In the past, I have been accused(?) of writing a depressing blog. I have been wanting to post a response for a while now. But the immediate trigger for this post was Anu's comment to my previous post. Anu, I think I should clarify my perspective.

As difficult as it might be for some to believe, my posts are borne out of hope. But to hope for something better, one needs to acknowledge the truth. Shying away from the truth will never lead to even a semblance of lasting happiness. This blog is an attempt to find and accept such truths - and to then explore the hope of improving things.

To quote from The Shawshank Redemption: "hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies."

And there sure are a lot of reasons to feel hopeful. A few that come to my mind right now (in no particular order):

1. DSF
2. ADR
3. Parivartan
4. PostSecret (Warning: Disturbing and graphic pictures)
5. Gandhi
6. HelpToLive
7. Chennai Food Bank

"Appidi ellam nambikkai illaama naathigam pesaatheenga. Oorellam intha mathiri neraiya saami irukku. Namakku dhaan theriyalai. Nambunga."
(C) Madan/Kamal

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Blogger Avinash said...

if you quote Anbesivam dialogues, do translate it to english. Else I would be missing out on them.

November 11, 2006 10:22 AM  
Blogger Sridhar Raman said...

Translation:
Don't be so unbelieving and speak atheism. The world has a lot of such Gods. We just can't see/don't know them. Believe in them.

November 11, 2006 12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anupadmaja said...

:) Beautiful post.

But i would like to clarify that i do not find your posts depressing. You chose the right word to describe the base in your content - Hope. It comes across clearly. I do read many "whiny" blogs. Yours is not one.

November 13, 2006 5:52 AM  
Blogger eV said...

Avi, my mistake. But I see Chilli has done a much better job than I possibly could have.

And Anu, I was not implying that you were one of the accusers. But yes, thanks for the compliments.

:)

November 14, 2006 11:51 PM  
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January 26, 2007 11:47 AM  

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