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Posts tagged ‘writing’

Why Don’t I Write About Law?

I have received a lot of e-mails for my blog. Most of them are replies and feedbacks from people who read my post on suicide. Every mail from you encourages me write more and more.

Some of the folks who know me personally might wonder why I don’t I write about law and lawyers much. An honest reply should be that I am still a learner and I’d  write more once I am an erudite, learned lawyer. It’d still take me  a few more months to become a full-fledged lawyer.

Also, my passion for writing dries up when I’m supposed to write anything about law. I guess, that is what five years of legal study does to you. I got a few mails from some of my readers to write more about law and law schools and that forced me to write about this dearth of interest for law in me.

I have thus made it a point that I’d write more and more about law school before I pass out later this year and a lot about law, once I leap into the profession.

This is just a reply to my lovely readers from law schools. Never knew I’d have so many (or as much as I have today). Hope you enjoy my blog as God wanted it to be.

Love you all.

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What makes me write?

When I was a little kid (probably 6 years old), I started writing small stories where there would be a hero named ‘John Maston’, who would bravely and relentlessly fight the ‘evil that men do’. The stories generally ran a page or two and after completing each and every story, I would force my parents and my maternal uncle to read it. This hobby of mine lasted for about two years after which the diary that I used to maintain for the stories  ran out of pages.

Years later, after having been appreciated by most of my English teachers throughout my school life, for writing essays and other passages that I was academically required to write, I came to a conclusion that writing is something that comes naturally to me and that I have developed a liking for it as a hobby.

After school, I made it to a law school where I resumed writing once again. This time it was a book, the title of which I have not yet thought of. After having typed a few chapters, my hard disk crashed and I lost every word of the story, I had come up with. It was then that I decided that the book can wait and that maybe I’ll restart again in my later ages, after I retire or earlier, if I end up being unemployed.

I took a break from writing anything worth reading for some time. Nonetheless, my friends were coming up with condescendingly long and interesting status messages on Facebook (some of them were so good that ‘doubt’ counseled me to Google out  the words in their messages and after realizing that most of them were stolen, I was greatly relieved). The relieve I felt made me complacent and I continued to live without writing.

But then again, recently,my words came back to me and I started playing with them again. A lot of people are responsible for making me write again (besides the fact that I do enjoy writing). Particularly, when my father, Sri Sumit Kumar Sirkar, came up with a book titled, ‘How to be Lucky and Successful in Life’ (you can google out the book to know more about it and you can contact my father here), my sister, Sourabhi Sircar who made me visit a few interesting blogs (most notably, Debosmita’s blog which can be found here) and unknowingly gave me the idea to come up with my own blog.

Hope to come up consistently, with more posts in the future and that you enjoyed the first three days of 2011.

Have a fantastic year ahead.