Hello fellow bloggers,
My name is Pratik Basarkar and it has been almost a year since I started this blog.
I have been interested in writing in general, however, something always held me back from doing it:be it studies or just plain fear about how my writing would be perceived by others.
I first decided to write a blog about two years back. I even wrote an article which I hoped would be my first blog post. It was a book review of a John le Carre book, nothing fanciful, just about a 500 page article. I even had a blogging account but somehow never got around to posting it and there it lay in my google drive for about two years. Not surprisingly, my first blog post was a book review.
Over the years, I have realised that writing to me is a way of expressing myself as I am a bit of an introvert. I realised that written words are more powerful than spoken words. Writing is also a medium for me to tell others about what I am passionate about:travelling.
Since childhood, I have been a fan of O.Henry, particularly the way he provided a ‘twist’ at the end of each of his story. I too want to write short stories on his lines and am working towards that goal (see the post ‘The Dream’where I have attempted to take forward a short story left unfinished by O.Henry) .
Anyways, enough said about myself. I can’t wait to read your blog posts.