FREQUENTLY UNASKED QUESTIONS.
Why is the blog called heartranjan? Don’t you know its tacky?
I do know it is tacky. But the name has a history attached to it.
‘heartranjan’ was my first email id. It was acquired after many struggles. Sneaking out of the campus, bunking prayer sessions, and logging into the world wide web, and getting whacked for it by the teacher and having to clean the toilets of the entire hostel.
There’s blood, sweat and tears that’s gone into the name, and it is a sort of tribute to that act of rebellion. And then, compared to the other options like dilse_justyours and heartranjanbeats4u, this one seems pretty ok.
What’s in the blog?
Random stuff. Reviews of movies, cricket matches, advertisements, political leaders and spiritual gurus. Advice ranging from why you should have a moustache, to why you should not trust the government. Some stories, some incidents, and in those moments when I am bedridden with creative menopause, lots of crappy stuff.
But more than just reading what I have written, please take a few minutes to comment on the blog. It cannot be that everyone agrees with what I say. That would make me Arnab Goswami. I am sure there will be differences, and debates. So feel free to comment on the posts. The real fun is in discussing things.
What is the thin line between bullshit and cowdung?
Initially, it was just a smart alecky line that I put up on my facebook. But then, I realised that there is more to it than just the wordplay. Take the two things – bullshit and cowdung.
In India, gobar is considered sacred. I mean, there is not much difference between BS and CD. The raw materials are the same, the process is the same, the finished product is the same. Yet, the one that comes out of go-mata is sacred, and what comes from saandh-pita is, well, bullshit.
This is true of everything around us. What matters to me, might seem rubbish to the other person. And in negotiating with those differences, we can attain inner harmony, and successfully pass a boring Wednesday at work!