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Thursday, May 26, 2016

AD – After Death

Let’s speak about death, shall we? Death, because some opine that the death is the only reality. I am not too sure on that. Just because everyone we know pass away at some point of time does not necessarily prove death. What if someone is born tomorrow who just happen to live forever? Who knows perhaps a Professor John Oldman lives among us already. Questions about death and what happens after have always pondered humanity. Some believe death is the end and nothing remains after. Several mythologies hold the view that death is merely a passage to an everlasting afterlife, one which is more glamorous than the life on Earth. There is yet another prevalent view that the soul takes rebirth after each death until it gets salvation. If we are to look closely, a myriad of beliefs and theories exist, and the debate has been on for ages. While many other equally confusing questions are now being answered using science, what happens after death is still unknown, as dead men tell no tales. Let us settle the issue, once and for all.

Forgotten. Yes, in most of our cases, we are forgotten after our deaths. A lot of tears happen immediately after death. A sort of numbness prevails for a while. Then they move on. Things get back to normal around. This is the case with the faceless commoner. If you belong to the luckier lot, people would rename stuff in your honor. You would become a road, library, hospital, or even a day. If you are a businessman, your kids may name the business after you. You would become a brand. If you are an artist, you would live through your works. You would become a novel, movie, picture or music. The once real you would be confined to memories, to be rekindled on family reunions and other occasions.

The numbness that prevailed in the lives of your close ones too shall pass in due time. As a famous someone told us in a famous movie, life has to go on no matter what. In other words, life happens after death.

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Saturday, May 21, 2016

1 Year of Vishing!

Hi Vishers,


As you all would have guessed from the title, this post is to celebrate the 366 days that have passed since the inception, or revival of our blog. I said revival because 'Can You Vish' was a blog that I had started some five years ago, when I started spending my free time writing weird stuff. But it was shut down pretty soon as not many people visited the space, and most of the stuff I wrote back then was plain stupid (You see I do not wish to elaborate on that. Am I a narcissist? Self-complacent, perhaps.) Anyway, the blog was dead. Long live the blog!

A couple of years later, when I contemplated the idea of relaunching a personal space, I could not think of any other name than the good old 'Can You Vish'. I have been asked several times by several people what 'Can You Vish' means or why I named the blog so.The funny part is, it was not me who came up with this name but my friends.

Was that funny?

Some of my friends from school and even from college would probably remember me as someone who was too shy to speak with girls. (Yeah, a pretty embarrassing story indeed.) It was not as if I did not like speaking with them, it is simply because I could not. You know that feeling when you try to speak after gulping down an entire jar of Nutella the words get stuck in your mouth, refusing to come out? It was the same feeling every single time. And I did not know Nutella existed in those days.

Obviously, there was this girl at school on whom I had a huge crush. Forget words, I could not make a proper eye contact with her around. My good friends who knew of my predicament came up with this brilliant phrase combining parts of her name and mine. Voila!

The crush too passed in due time, but 'Can You Vish' kind of grew in with me, so much that it was my email password once upon a time. Ouch!

Coming back to blogs, 2.0 was launched exactly on year ago, on May 21, 2015 after giving in to the persistent advises of a few. One year, 70 posts and over 13,000 visits later, this is where we stand now. The growth has been slow. The growth has been steady.

Thank You readers, friends and countrymen, for making the vish a reality. Thank You for being.


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