I started writing and established myself within a few years as a freelance journalist. I explored roles as editor, creative writer, story teller for adults and children, storyboard creator for an educational organization, a culinary editor and writer, an explorer of traditional food and its goodness, explorer of traditions, country lore, adventure and leisure travel, temple history and so on and so forth.
I was given assignments to focus on travel, tourism, people, events and a whole gamut of subjects ranging from cooking, food and restaurants to hospitals, medicine and doctors to fashion, marketing spiels and products and imaginative pieces. This really gave me a wide canvas. My first online experiences was with Sulekha.com and then I explored other sites.
My blogging began with blogspot and then my brother Ramana introduced me to wordpress. I am an impulsive labeller and somehow the words just pop into my head. I call it as a gift and the Grace of the Vedic Goddess of Learning and Wisdom, Saraswathi. Her vehicle is the swan that symbolizes the power of discrimination. The swan is reputed to have the ability to separate milk and water…that is its special power to absorb the goodness.
So over the years through my work…I will not call it a career i have been exposed to a great deal of variety in experiences. I have travelled, i have read, i have met many, many people from the ordinary auto-rickshaw driver to Stars, politicians, VIP’s and interesting people like you all in this Group.
So my blog was named This and That as I write about anything and everything…Here and There…that includes my armchair or office chair in front of my laptop and There…places all over the world that has given me such interesting visuals and memories that pop up in my mind’s eye!!
P.S. The Here includes my husband’s writing. He does not want his own blog but will not write why he doesn’t want it…in case he starts one at some future date and will have to explain why he is now opening his innings as an independent blogger!!
This is my take on this week’s Friday 8 On 1 blog post topic. The other seven bloggers who write on the same topic every Friday or thereabouts.
Do check out their blogs to see all about their blogs and the names under which they publish.