What I Learned About Writing in the Last 6 Months

A little bit of context about my writing career before the last six months. It was nothing remarkable and I exclusively wrote in private. I thought long and hard before starting this blog and I went ahead thinking I will figure it out along the way. Knowing your niche is one of the biggest breakthroughs one can make as a writer, and that doesn’t happen easily. Of course, it helps to know what you want to write about, from the very many things you can write about. And, it certainly helps to know what people want to read about but more on that later.

Missteps, Failed Endeavours, and High Stakes

What do you do when you have prepared for something significant – put in the long hours over days, possibly months, and it goes away in a flash? Worse, what if it is caused by something you couldn’t control? It happens to all of us and happens often enough. Heck, it happened to me twiceContinue reading “Missteps, Failed Endeavours, and High Stakes”

Misplaced Exceptionalism, Political Hubris, and Personal Failure

Image Source: Twitter Fabrics of nations have been altered by political hubris. All through human history. I say nations only because kingdoms, where hubris was rife, accepted, and almost indispensable, did not represent its people better. Two hundred or so years since nation-states started dotting the world map, we are still finding ways to substantiateContinue reading “Misplaced Exceptionalism, Political Hubris, and Personal Failure”

The Revolution Is Not On The Internet

Gil Scott-Heron wrote a powerful poem which he later recorded into a song in 1970. The poem and song bear the same title – ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised’. It went on to become a popular slogan of the Black Power movement. The song contains quite a lot of pop-culture references that offer fascinatingContinue reading “The Revolution Is Not On The Internet”