In my very recent past, I was on line chatting with one of my closest friend. We do it often! And just like most of the people who chat on line, it is not in our tradition to discuss Politics, Religion, Economics, Poverty, Trade, Conservation, Policies etc...etc etc ....etc in our chat. Since he doesn't have a family, it is not even about family that we chat. The only thing we do is to pull each others leg. Yes, we make fun of each other and make some people laugh and some people go angry in between. By the way he is also one among many who follow me on my blog.
Well coming back to our chat, that day our chat went in the direction completely opposite to the one we are used to. I was on one side getting and at him and pulling him further. But on the other side, he sounded genuine and serious. He told me to blog on topics that are slightly different from the ones I am so used to.
He gagged me with those words and honestly, it took me a while to respond. From the tone of his conversation, I smelt that he isn't pleased with the way I blog; -"writing my own unwritten lines, writing for self". Although I did not agree with him initially, I welcomed his flowery suggestions and feedback instantly.
I told him that I have nothing to lose (by disclosing my true identity) and also nothing to gain, (by hiding behind the veils of anonymity) But later his statement made me very thoughtful. He was kind enough to offer his suggestion and I felt perplexed but nevertheless happy at heart. As an Economics student, he genuinely felt that I could very well write something on Economics, -a minimal comment and feedback from my end about the current economic situation that our country is going through.
I told him about my dislike for discussing Economics because it is invariably stringed with Politics and Politics, which is further connected to Politicians. So it ultimately boiled down to my dislike for discussing Politicians in my blog.
But my intelligent friend made me even more thoughtful when he went on and said that 'Politics and Politicians are two different things'. He used many metaphors to explain his logic. And at the end, I came to realize that Politics is like a gold container and Politicians are what we people put inside that precious container. Therefore Politicians are like yue chom, jachum, basmati, and at times even shit!.
So from today on words, welcome to the discussion of yue chom, jachum, basmati, and at times even shit along with pinches of Economics.