Bhagwad Gita teaches us that nothing in this universe is permanent. Whoever has come will have to leave. However, it is departure only to the mortal eyes; in fact, objects and beings only transform from one form to another. And this transformation makes one better and stronger. Thus, the ultimate objective of every human should be to improve oneself, to get better with each passing day. When such effort for excellence and improvement is not made, stagnation creeps in and with that the decay and ultimate fall of the individual is imminent. In growth is life.
When I started my writing journey, I was not sure how long would I continue. My aim was not to have fun; instead, I had some words to say, some thoughts to share. I did not hope for any reverberations; however, contrary to my expectations, the response has been deafening! I have been overwhelmed and deeply touched and moved by the support shown by my readers. That you have found time and willingness to stay on this page and read the paragraphs in full is worth appreciation. That too in today's world of scrolling timelines. As you made an effort to reach these pages, so a responsibility also fell on me to make your stay worth it.
Again, when I started, I did not know anything about writing and blogging. Whatever I learned was by hit-and-trial only. I do not know whether you like the design of my blog or not, but I have an emotional bond with it. I started with the skeleton provided by Google, but bit-by-bit I kept on improving it. I myself had photographed the image that is put in the header, the camera and the candle were mine, even the match stick was mine :-)
Yet, there was a limit upto which I could go with my efforts, and there I had to stop. Now there were two options -- either to leave it at that and thus succumb to decay and demise, or to take a long jump, a tiger leap towards lifelong improvement. I chose the latter.
So friends, with great sadness I announce the closure of this blog, as a sacrifice for achieving better things. In the words of Sri J Krishnamurti, ". . . There is ending of the old for the new to be . . . Everything must end for the new to be". It had to be so; you saw it coming.
Without extending the discourse further, with great pleasure I also announce my new address and personal website:
In simple terms, this means that I have moved from a room on rent to my own house (this simile is by Vinodini Iyer). It also means that I am going to stay. I hope that your affection and support would remain with me in the next phase of my literary journey also. I request you to take a little trouble and follow the new blog using any of the various options available there.
Finally, before I take your leave, let me dispel some doubts. 'Yashaskar' -- one who brings glory -- was the name my parents had thought for me, but didn't give it. And 'Pradyot' means ray, light, lustre.
Wish you all happiness.
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