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my mind was to write how blogging has liberated me. Yes, you read it right,
blogging has liberated me. It has become my lifeline. I still was in the
process of structuring my thoughts that I saw this announcement from BlogAdda,
where the thoughts are welcomed on how bloggers celebrate blogging (#CelebrateBlogging). Thanks BlogAdda for
igniting the thoughts.
Blogging is a celebration. It has become such an integral part of my life now.
But if I have to convey how blogging has liberated me, I must convey its
prelude as well.
my life. The last quarter of 2013, I was emotionally vulnerable and physically
unwell. Hormonal imbalance kept creating lot of mood swings. Body was taking my
emotional troubles’ toll on itself, every 10th day, I was down with
fever, cough and cold. Was I falling into depression, yes, I think so. I kept
wondering, how to pull me out of these turbulent times. Things were not that
whole world was in midst of New Year celebrations, my body was showing its own
ways of responding to emotional vulnerabilities, and I chose to slip inside
blanket hoping to catch up sleep. Had complete trust that my sleep would heal
me, but to my dismay, I kept on coughing, unable to sleep. Turning sides on my
bed, a thought came to my mind: Do I want to welcome New Year on a grumpy note
or I should own my situations, and do something to bring a positive change to
my life. I chose the second option and that moment changed my life forever.
opinions, feelings about a movie. I always used to look at reviewers and
critics with great envy and imagine myself giving voice to my feelings about
the movies. I had even attempted doing short-term workshop on Media Management
so that I could try my hand in Print / Electronic Media. But life took its own
course, I chose to be an entrepreneur running my Corporate Training
Consultancy. Although very happy with professional decisions, personally a
movie reviewer always peeped out to express itself. I used to wonder, how,
where and to whom I can convey my thoughts and feelings about a movie. And that
is how, this whole concept of starting a movie blog came into my mind.
midnight, I had to google on how to make / design a blog, read articles, made
my blog www.moviereviewsbybinduc.blogspot.in
and finally wrote my first movie review – Drishyam (Malayalam movie, which is
now remade in Hindi as Ajay Devgan Starrer Drishyam, In Tamil as Kamal Hassan Papanasam
etc.). I published my first post on 1st January, 2014, 4 am. I still
cherish that moment. I celebrated my new year by starting this blog, and I was
on the top of the world. My journey of celebration started…
For me, blogging was just a media of my expression and to combat my own voids
of loneliness, pain and to feel satisfied by the very fact that I could use my
day in an optimally productive manner.
of blogging. This has given me lot of space to express myself. I am amazed at
the tremendous opportunities available to me as a blogger. There are so many
sparkling moments which give me lot of high as a blogger. There are so many
reasons to celebrate blogging.
me so many good friends, whom I haven’t met in real life but know them so well
through their wonderful works. Today, we connect through our blogs, interact on
various philosophies of lives, share our interests, achievements, losses etc. Isn’t
it a great reason to celebrate?
no dearth of topics on which I can express myself. It is just that 24 hours at
times seem to be less. Every piece of writing, be it on movies, food, book,
travel, event, product… when written and gets a ‘like’, ‘comment’, ‘retweet’,
it turns out to be a celebration. When my dear friends express that they rely
on my opinion, I count it as a big blessing.
itself. Meeting fellow bloggers, hosts, and celebrities gives immense joy.
blogger, moments of celebration. The very first connection with the film world
started when I wrote review of a movie called ‘W’ and one of its lead actress LezlieTripathy got connected to me. She is a very very dear friend of mine today. This
year, got an opportunity to be a Social Media Volunteer for a great film based
on relationships – Barefoot to Goa and got connected to its filmmaker Praveen Morchhale. This further got me a great list of wonderful friends. Got to attend
IIFA event launch at Delhi and Jagaran Film Festival. Jagaran Film Festival was
an experience in itself, watching movies along with filmmakers / cast followed
by discussions. IIFA and Jagaran Film Festival was a ‘Selfie-celebration’ for
me to meet and click with different film personalities viz. Anil Kapoor, Anant
Mahadevan, Pooja Bhatt, Sanjay Mishra, Piyush Mishra, Neeraj Ghaywan (Masaan Fame), Richa Chaddha, Vicky
Kaushal, Udit Narayan, Ayushman Khurrana… O, I love each and every photograph
with these personalities. Offlate have earned friendship of filmmaker Ra Raajasegar (Jippaa Jimikki) and Tanima Bhattacharya (Saankal)… Enough for me to celebrate my blogging.
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was quoted in PVR Press release of ‘Gour Hari Dastaan’ in Mumbai Newspapers. And
filmmaker Anant Mahadevan tweeted back to me. There are so many moments…
have been nominated for one of the most prestigious Bloggers’ award (BlogAdda,
#WIN15) in the Entertainment category. Winning or losing the award doesn’t
matter to me, the nomination itself is making me feel great. Sharing the
nomination with fellow bloggers means a lot. I want to just go on and on…
from different walks of life for my blog – actors, musicians, singers,
filmmakers, writers, friends… My blog changed my world positively and the space
where I used to be. Blog has fetched me so much of happiness. The word
‘loneliness’ doesn’t feature anymore in my dictionary. I feel so much connected
to myself and the world.
about celebration? Indeed it is. For me, blogging is indeed my lifeline.