Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.  

                           - Benjamin Franklin


If you ask me what's my first piece of writing, I would say without hesitation that it is on 'Swami Vivekananda' way back in 1989 when I was  studying second year of graduation.


Vivekananda's fiery words  put me on my path.      I used to read a lot since then and I find writing as an 'outlet' to express my creative energies.  


In spite of so many ups and downs in my life, reading and writing remained my all time passion.  The idea to have less friends is to work more on harnessing my own potential.  Since, I learnt the stenography which involves hard labour, I find no burden on my mind to spend extra hours for educating myself.


I started my personal library way back in 1990 with handful of books of Vivekananda's literature. A cardboard box was turned  into book shelf  and books were kept in orderly fashion.

I was groomed in a serene atmosphere where I was gifted with a plenty of solitude. I  used to  spend more time in public libraries and nurtured my reading hobby.

The habit of jotting down the date of purchase of a book came from my father whose book Bhagavad Gita purchased in 1960s was in my possession now.  In fact that book was my first training ground to improve my vocabulary.   Some times, I read aloud the stanzas to feel as if I am a news reader.  


Now when I look back all those books,  fond-memories of those times with vivid details bath my soul.  


Whenever, I feel  low, divine intervention comes through a  fiery book which kindles my imagination and sustain my writing saga.  


My philosophy is, have a childlike curiosity to widen the knowledge-base.   The humanities and sciences must be devoured in a healthy dose according to your appetite.  I read commerce in my graduation, but science is my charm.  My personal library is dominated by books on neuroscience/psychology, philosophy/ self-help etc.


I continue to draw my inspiration by  reading and re-reading  those  books  and pass on that wisdom to  my posterity for their benefit !

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