This was supposed to be another rant: life has been tough lately (what with work and the rains and the waiting). Turns out that “being dignified” and “letting go” are not as easy as they sound.
But, something happened THIS MORNING which shocked me considerably but made me happy too. Sidin Vadukut (yes, the famous writer and editor of Business Line) commented on my post, “Pride and Peace”!!! Now, I have no idea how he came about the existence of my blog, given I have like FIVE readers (now that Neil is no longer here)… sniff sniff. I don’t mean “no longer here” as he is dead or something, just that he has stopped visiting/commenting on my blog. So the only explanation I came up with is the respected Mr. Vadukut, being humble and down-to-earth as he is, refuses to get carried away by his success, and looks for critical feedback online. So he must have randomly typed in “sidin vadukut + bastard” on google and lo and behold, he was directed to my blog. My sincere apologies Mr. Vadukut. In my defence, I never imagined in my wildest of dreams that you would EVER visit this godforsaken blog!
So all you anon readers, now that you know FAMOUS people are not ashamed to leave a mark on my blog, please own up and introduce yourselves. It would mean a lot to me.
This is what Mr. Vadukut had to say:
Lucky b***** indeed. :)
Thanks for reading the book.
My sincere apologies. I may have used the b-word, but what I actually meant was ‘brilliant’ with a few stars missing. Really really loved the book, and I am not just saying that because you are famous and I abused you on public forum.
So should I like post my resume or something on this blog and abuse nwspapers/editors/pulishers so that in case they are also looking for critical feedback may come across my blog and discover my HIDDEN TALENT? Should work better than sending emotional emails about how writing is my lifelong dream even though I am a MBA working with an investment bank?
Sigghhh… I need a break or just a publisher may be…