Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Year - New Resolutions

2012 gazed at me, as the morning sun filtered through my bedside windowpane, embracing me into the New Year.

It’s simply not sinking in yet that 2011 is now an affair of the past.

But as they say, we must always look forward to the future and not get stuck in the past. So here I am, looking forward to a liberating and refreshing year ahead.

However, just before walking into a promising future, let’s bask in the glory of the year that just passed. Like every year, 2011 too had its share of highs and lows.

There were moments of ecstasy like India winning the World Cup for cricket (Sachin hoisted on Team India’s shoulders as they took a round of the ground was a treat to watch) and Anna Hazare’s anti-corruption movement which brought together millions of Indians in a never-before-seen attitude (happy to have witnessed and be a part of the Anna-era).

There were moments of gloom with the demise of several beloved personalities like Dev Anand, Steve Jobs, Shammi Kapoor, Amy Whinehouse, Jagjit Singh, Sathya Sai Baba to name a few. Some heart-breaking incidents like the devastating tsunami that rocked Japan and many other natural disasters that shook the world apart.

And then there were moments which I fail to classify into a category like the deaths of Osama Bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi, the unwanted and over-hyped media coverage for Beti-B, the media-born daughter of Aishwarya & Abhishek Bachchan, the Kolaveri-rage and its effects on social media etc.

That was 2011 in a nutshell. It was a rollercoaster ride, indeed.

Now 2012 is here!
With a New Year comes New Resolutions.

Many are against this funda of resolutions. They either don’t make a resolution or make a resolution just to break it in a couple of days.
I am no different in this manner.

However, bringing a ‘Change’ in my outlook this year, I just wondered if I should make a ‘Resolution’ and stick to it! And pop came the answer – Yes you should!
And the very first idea which came to my mind was to begin posting on my blog ‘Thought Studio’.

This blog was created almost 3 years ago, however I never found the time and occasion to start filling it. The desire was always there, but the motivation was zilch.

NOW is the time, I felt – New Year and its very New Resolution.
I promised myself to write one post at least every month, this New Year.
So here I am, rolling out my first post J

‘Thought Studio’ was born out of my brains to simply paint the canvas of this blog with my thoughts and views.
Hope I accomplish my newly made resolution and my year long aspiration to fill this ‘Studio’ with my ‘Thoughts’ and yet make it relevant to people out there.

I would like to keep my first post short and crisp, and so am ending it here with a promise to self to come back again with yet another post.

Till then wishing everyone a beautiful and a bountiful New Year!
Keep reading and keep writing!!

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