Monday, 16 December 2013

Min Zamaan






Yeah, I know you’re surprised that there is no poem here today.  That’s because I am guest posting on Some Facts, Some Nonsense, and mighty thrilled I am too, to be doing so.  If you are here from IndiBlogger, then I don’t need to say anything more.  You already know this fantastic blog and Debajyoti’s tongue-in-cheek take on blogging and the blogosphere in general, his perfectly hilarious cartoons and commentary.  If you’re not from IndiBlogger, then I must tell you that SFSN has been on my blogroll for the longest time, so you can imagine how pleased I am to be guest posting over there with Min Zamaan, a story about Trishna coming to Old Cairo and discovering...um....more antiques than she had bargained for.  Go on over and read it - click here for the link.

Getting back to the sudden lack of poems/stories, I came across a forum discussion recently where the majority view was that a hotchpotch of poems and flash fiction does not even qualify as a blog.  Having a blogspot attached to one’s space doesn’t a blog make, apparently, unless personal opinions and life events are showcased therein.  And all this time I thought I was blogging! Anyways, be that as it may, I have now remedied this dismal situation by posting my opinion of SFSN.  And finally, to twist a well-known phrase, hopefully beyond recognition – facts may be sacred, but fiction is not; and comment is free.  So do please add yours, here or over there.



 

6 comments:

  1. Hi, Nilanjana!

    I found your great blog via the Write Edit Publish December Blog Hop, and I'm now following you! I look forward to reading your posts! I'd appreciate it if you could check out my blog at http://lorenmathisbooks.blogspot.com/ .



    Thanks!

    L

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    1. Hi Loren!

      Nice to meet you! Will surely check out yours. Thanks for coming over.

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  2. We all express our views or opinions everywhere in a subtle way (like what I am trying to do now) which reflects in our posts as well; be it a poem or a story or anything for that matter. However, if a post is all about opinion or gyan, i wouldn't read that even at gunpoint because it doesn't offer anything beyond opinion; you either agree with that or you don’t. Yes, personal experiences can be interesting but may not always suffice if someone is writing for an audience. Having said that a blog is someone’s personal space where that individual is free to do anything he/she wants. You either like it or you don’t. And I am sure, I didn't make any sense at all.

    As we already have exchanged multiple thank-you notes, I am skipping that part.

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    1. Well short stories and even poems are not always the writers own personal opinions - depending on the characters, they can express the whole gamut of feelings and do a lot of things which the writer would be unlikely to feel/do herself. If every character were going to be autobiographical and mouth her own opinions only then the stories would turn very boring to read pretty quick, you know what I mean?

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  3. oh, and i thought there is always an underlying tone.

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    1. Nope...what you're refering to is the writer's "voice" which always comes through, but the characters and events portrayed can be anywhere, anything...and see how well I can send up the comment count too :) :)

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