What’s Up

Hello again.

So, the month of July is at its end, and as promised, ‘Black Rose’ now has a collection of two hundred posts, the last sixteen of which were published this month, under the new category ‘Autumn’. Now I realize it may be a huge overstepping to assume you have loved each and every chapter in the category, but I hope you liked it overall, and somehow connected through it, and may be even liked it chapter for chapter. Thank you for that, if it is so.

But it is time to move ahead. So what have I been up to while you were reading ‘Autumn’? Well for that I will have to begin from the beginning of July, and so it might be a long post, but I’ll try to bring it down to a small topic, postponing more minute details for later posts. Among happening things, I paid a visit to Agra. If that name strikes a chord with non-Indians, you’re probably not wrong. Agra holds in it one of the seven wonders of the world, the Taj Mahal. I’ll obviously not bore you with its descriptions, which you might have already learned time and again in history books or if you were ever doing a thesis on it, and so I’ll keep it short by saying, it was a good trip, but I think a trip in the winter would have probably helped me appreciate the Taj more than I did this time. Moving on, so, yeah I am an engineer now; which for those who are new to Indian college system, means that I have finished four years of my undergraduate studies and now have a ‘placement offer’, which really means that I work in a firm for nine hours a day to earn a living. Yeah, four years have passed, isn’t it sentimental? I had started this blog five months into my college. Long time. Anyhow, so while I work for most of the day, I do have free weekends when I try to do some writing for the blog, some learning up of vocabulary so that my future posts could have a little more of better words, new words. Neologism it is called, the making of new words; well that is something I learnt while learning new words. There.

In other news, when on one hand I have stopped reading ‘A Feast for Crows’, postponing it for a later time when I have lesser things on my mind, right now I am taking up two courses on Coursera, which I hope, would help me increase my value; to what extent, only time can say. Andrew Ng from Stanford has offered a course on Machine Learning, which is very interesting indeed; I urge you to look it up online sometime and may be take the course when it is offered the next time, you will probably have a very good time through it. Dan Boneh, also from Stanford, is offering a course on Cryptography, which is a bit difficult, at least for me, since I did not have the course in my college, but it is okay and kind of doable; you might want to go online and check the site for more courses which are better aligned to your interests.

Apart from that, what else is on my mind? I have started working out a little, so you might see a completely reformed ‘me’ in a few months from now. That’s a good thing, isn’t it? Coming to my blog, well August would be slightly less packed, and I think I will put up not many verses and prose around here this month, so that if you really want to read and haven’t read ‘Autumn’, may be you can read them up. I have an array of plans for this blog ahead, which will represent the new ‘Black Rose’, celebrating two hundred posts. You might see a shift in ideas, a change of paradigm, and a new approach to writing. Apart from that, I really want to delve more into analytical writing, and reviews, but I don’t know how much successful either of them would be. So I think I will start with analytical writing soon, writing on issues and interacting more with you, talking more about what your views are, and how they are aligned or not aligned with mine. So yes, that might be an interesting notion, which I may experiment with, soon.

Fiction. Well, no, I think I am not going to post much of fiction in the coming two months. For fiction, you will have to wait until October, when I promise I will bring to you a new dimension of fiction for this blog. They say though you might not always get what you wish for, you will always get what you work for. I want to put this thought into action and stop for now, and go do some work that might help me. Happy reading! And I hope the verses this month help you develop a keener sense of imagination, and a predilection towards fantasy.

4 thoughts on “What’s Up

  1. What else you admire about me? Tell me, tell me, more. Haha. I am joking. Don’t do it! Or i’ll faint. Poems? from me? Are you kidding? Nah ah, don’t do there because I suck at it (unlike someone!!!) Trust me. And please don’t read it from the beginning, or you will be so flattered with your writing skill. Yea, something I’ve wondered about you is that how you could accumulate such rich vocabularies. But I guess some people are just born with an innate talent. You should be so proud, not just with your writing, but also your mental capacity. It doesn’t do it if you have the tools at hand, yet not knowing what to do with it. You have a vivid and deep inner world.

    Oh, and something I have to warn you is that spies are on my blog. I don’t want to refer them to your house of dreams. Again, it’s up to you though.

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    1. Hah, I’ll soon come up with more things that I admire about you. ๐Ÿ˜› And for the beginning thing, okay then, I’ll just keep clicking Random Posts and read whatever I can get my hands on ๐Ÿ˜› Thank you btw for so much of compliments! You’ve consistently been making my day now ๐Ÿ˜€

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  2. Oh, brother, you are writing with a vengeance. I’m just joking. Congratulation on your 200th post. It’s some hard work but somehow you have made it float. I admire your determination and discipline. For a person who never writes poetry (if I ever do, it comes off so cheesy, haha), yours is a beautiful collection of mind blending with heart. It’s food for the soul that is so enriched with complexes and imagination. From dreams to creation and from creation back to dreams. The submerging of the conscious and unconscious is a great vehicle for an artist’s growth and expression, in my opinion. I think writers are selfish that way because they know how to create a world with a perfect temperature, and speed, so that they feel content in it. Only an artist and a child know how to capture the essence of life and look at it with a great sense of wonderment. Only then, in that state of fulfillment, things will come our way.

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    1. Thank you Amy! ๐Ÿ˜€ You know what I admire about you? You are always so thoughtful, even in your comments! I would love to read some poems by you! Though I am right now fixed on your blog reading up all the articles from the beginning! ๐Ÿ˜€ I’ll be commenting there soon! ๐Ÿ˜€

      What else have you been upto?

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