And that’s one year since I started blogging and tweeting!



6th July 2009 was when I made my first post on this blog. I give the sole credit to Himanshu Bhagat (2008-10) batch of SIBM Pune MBA Marketing for “indirectly” bringing out the social media guy in me. A team called the Internet Communications and Blogging team was established a year back to maintain the Official SIBM Blog and the entire online communications of SIBM Pune. I applied, got selected and the rest is history.

As my first post says, I used to write earlier in bits and pieces like some articles in Times of Oman and had been a part of editorial teams at college. But my real writing began when I started blogging. Be it my love life, friends, political issues, social issues, economic issues, I began writing about anything and everything. While writing, I realised that there was so much I wanted to speak about but probably wasnt able to. So if one isnt able to communicate very well in terms of physical communication, writing is the best medium to reach out to the world out there.

As I went on writing, I also realised that if I was interested in something, I could write a post about it in just 20 mins. Many people have always asked me as to how I choose the topics for my blog posts. I would like to say that whatever I write, I strongly feel about each of those things. I never make a conscious attempt to think much before on a topic and then write. Whenever I get an idea to write on something, I just pen down my thoughts.

Interestingly on the same day I joined Twitter too. This was also too for the team work. But I did create my account because I was told to do so. Truthfully speaking I didnt know anything about Twitter before and had the usual question as to what should I tweet about. Till November I had just about 150-200 tweets. But then all of a sudden I started tweeting like crazy. As I started getting the hang of it, I realised the importance of networking. This is the reason I improved my Linkedin account to what it has become today.

And so today, I am connected to 280 odd people on Linkedin, have 12,600+ visits on my blog with more than 7000+ new visitors with a rank of 72/100 by Indiblogger and 550 odd followers on Twitter. The statistics apart, I have realised the importance of having a very good social media presence in these times.

There are a couple of things I know I still have to improve on my blog like the design, making it interactive etc. Its all a work in progress and I am sure with time I would able to improve a hell lot.

Lately I have began my biggest ever project ever – Writing a novel. I have miles and miles to go before I sleep and I really want to be in this field for a long run.

Finally here it all begins


I feel elated, happy,  joyous and what not (ok! i am forgetting my adjectives here a bit) to finally start something which I have always wanted to since god knows when. It all began with the Readers Forum column in my beloved Times of Oman about 5 years back. All of sudden I had got this great motivation to write about things which i liked, didnt like, felt about on every and any issue under the sun. Then I think it all ended the way it began (all of a sudden!! – because I guess got really lazy ). In the next 3 yrs the writer in me was in the wilderness mostly because of my laziness. Then again as they say “one shouldnt let opportunities slip out of hand if they come running to you”, I got a chance to be a part of the Editorial committee during Riviera (our splendid cultural fest at VIT University). This was one opportunity I grabbed with both my hands. The experience during working for the souvenir (wow!! the teams we had in 08 as well as 09 – you guys rocked), the revolutionary (obviously because we were the first ones) newsletter as well as Riviera TV Channel 25  finally made me determined to start putting up my thoughts somewhere. But then again the usual laziness started to grip me. But then after coming to SIBM, I heard of a blogging team (now that really interested me) which I really wanted to join. Thats why here I am to begin this journey of words, thoughts, aspirations, feelings and anything and everything about what I feel.