A little about me for whoever found their way here deliberately or stumbled upon this page. It wouldn’t be wrong to call me “The Bored Banker”. With 20 years of banking behind me, it’s safe to say that I was good at what I did. The door to banking was open when I finished university and I walked straight through it. Banking chose me and I accepted.
It took me some years, 14 to be precise, to realize that the profession that had consumed a large part of my adult life was simply a job. While I devoted a lot of time and energy to it, there was something missing. That’s when it dawned that banking was just one aspect of my life; it was not “My Life”!
This realization was the beginning of a new journey and this blog, created in 2012, was the product of that journey! However with no clue about blogging, I did not write until 2016. In the interim, I dabbled with art and sketching but soon realized that art was hard work (especially when one has never learnt it formally) not like blogging wasn’t. But one had to find an appropriate picture, have the material before one could begin and clean-up after every sitting unlike blogging :). Being a novice, the result was unpredictable.
This blog is essentially me – it has everything that my life revolves around – family, experiences, poetry, art, book reviews, travelogues and just chit-chat.
Am I Great at Writing? Have I studied Literature in University?
An Emphatic No!
I have never written professionally but my mother like all doting mothers, believed her daughter could write and she made no secret of it; much to my chagrin. There was absolutely no point in telling her that I had no idea about grammar or that I really did not have the “stuff” that writers’ were made of.
So to all you readers out there, this is both a warning and a sincere request. Please do not judge the grammar and the vocabulary. If you’re looking for a “literature” kind of blog, then you’re in the wrong place. This blog is simply about Life, written in simple layman’s English.
Why this blog? Simply because it allows me to do what I love most -Write!
Like someone rightly said, till 40 you are learning. It’s only after 40 you start living; so here I am, finally doing what I enjoy most. But I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much I enjoy writing them. I hope it brings back memories. I hope it makes you think and I hope you come back for more.
After four years of blogging
As a result of this blog, I co-authored a book of poetry Roads- A Journey with Verses on July 2019 with a fellow blogger. Having the blog helped me when I left my banking job in 2018 and moved to India with my family. Over the years, I’ve made some good friends whom I have never seen but who’ve been with me on my journey.
I’ve had my writing published in several anthologies and magazines since 2018. The current lockdown has given me the time to try art again and thanks to writing and art, the lockdown has been easier on me.
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