So this is my very first blog . And what better way to debut than on your own blog! Yes, I am getting a kick out of it:-)
Now to answer my own question, “why am I blogging?”
It’s actually a long story which I am going to try and keep short. From very early on I have been very outspoken, about everything, specially about things that others chose not to speak about. This naturally led me to the arena of Public Speaking at the University and later was instrumental in my winning the Miss India contest. From then on I had many opportunities to speak my mind but was now looking at expressing my self using written words. I was lucky I got a chance to write a fortnightly column for Hindustan Times. Later I wrote guest columns for Times Of India, Time and Style, Femina, Auto Car, and many more. But still felt the need to express my self on my own terms – a forum where I could choose what I wanted to write, and how often I wanted to write.
Thus was born the idea of a blog. I simply want to share my experiences as I go thru my life. Some times I’ve been in very frustrating situations but had no way of sharing it and so could do nothing to make sure others don’t go thru it. Or felt very strongly about certain issues but had no way to get involved. Whether harassment by airline staff or being at the wrong end of a gun wielded by a man blind with road rage or my views on the safety of women, the list is endless. I wanted to give my self a voice as an Indian first and foremost, then as a woman and lastly as a working professional actor. I hope you enjoy reading. Until next time.