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Elevator pitch?
I'm not into anything to write home about. I just see things and die to comment. That's an urge that has not softened even at 38. Commentary on current affairs including politics, society, media, music, movies or mundane life around me in the city of joy, Kolkata - it's kind of a congenital defect for a Bengali. George Carlin is an inspiration on observing the surroundings and cooking up my own theories without penitence.

Why now?
6Y is a long journey. A toddler learns to walk in a year. Time tells me: no more of shaky doodling, gear up for the big canvas. Build on those scribbles, revise, add on... or bow out of the game.

Why revamp, a new blog?
I'm knee deep into slog overs. Sorry bowlers, I have to step out. I felt the need to be exposed and reviewed. A lot more focus this time, one last time. I'm not on social networking, not socially recognized and not sociable... nothingman hasn't got much to lose socially. Let me stay on track... in the direction of truth, in the ashes of despair, in the sublimity of humor while I breathe.

What and what not to expect?
A straight face for sure; but not sulking. Maybe up, close and personalized; but not exactly a personal diary. Simplified texts; but not diluted answers. Not-so-deep thoughts; but not shallow tips.

Why magic of mortality?
I love magic and am a mortal.

Those looking for answers to "how to be...", "how to learn...", "how to fix...", "how to manage..." may not find anything useful.

Those who get confused by looking at TV/newspaper or hearing things around them. Confusion is the starting point to thinking. I can try matching your steps for a few meters. Then we're all on our own. Finding answer is about a journey and we may not reach the destination in a lifetime. It's all about the thrill of flying over a sea of doubts. Let's focus on this process and not on the end result.

Why all 'not's in italics?
There are not too many born-negative people like me who say "Not too bad" when asked "How are you?". Italics make things appear faded - I need to keep the majority in confidence too!

Last wish?
Finally I've turned wishful! A lot of hits, comments, tips from SEO experts will not be bad. My last wish, however, remains dying while asleep.


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