November 1, 2011 Off By Editor

For a change I do not want to write about what has been happening around. Not Metallica nor the F1 . Not even about celebrations – Diwali, Halloween or Bakri Id. Maybe I do owe a responsibility to mention that 31st October is the birth anniversary of Sardar Ballabh Bhai Patel, but I will not go into that either (my respects lie with him of course) nor can I bring myself to speak about the Guwahati Serial blasts…The wounds are still raw. Sitting in front of the laptop, at 2.30 am, I have this sudden urge to know more about you all. I would like to know more about the ones who are religiously reading our E zine ? Who are you all? Where do you come from? Do you like us? Do you occasionally spare a thought for us? What makes you smile? What’s your story? your dreams? your aspirations? ย Each publication day I notice that the visitor counts shoot up 12 am on wards? Who are you all who so loyally watch us over? …And suddenly I am curious to see the faces in front of ย the monitors. You make our day by your mere presence yet we have never met each other nor will we ever in probability , but some how we have made a connect. And at this moment of truth I realise that you are what makes us. Nothing can be more important for us than you all. Sometimes in our attempt to find a deeper significance we miss the obvious. At times in our bid to achieve the extra ordinary , we forget the little joys of common-ess. While most of the times in our search for the most important , we forget that what we have with us is the most valuable of all. And with great joy I have realised that we have you with us. We have crossed the mark of one lakh unique visitors just recently and that was possible ย because you were with us all the while. I don’t know if we will ever be etched in history, but for you , this edition we have brought before you few pages from History. To me, history is synonymous to memories and when finally I grow old ( which I am already) I would like to have fond memories of ย  Fried Eye and those unknown eyes which used to make our day every publication .


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