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You scratch my back...

...and is it always necessary that I should scratch back in return? I am talking about blogs here...There seems to be an unwritten rule that you comment to receive comments...not to express your opinion on what is written...but just to increase your own blogs' popularity...I find that quite repulsive...I believe that a writer, a genuine one, does not need any kind of encouragement to come up with excellent pearls...It's jus incubated within him...And he has to write...Being regular is not the mandate...Being exquisite is...The price and the attention the world pays is not what matters...There are absolutely irregular blogs out there which I visit regularly in the hope that there would be some piece today...'cos its worth the wait...and I never tire of waiting...On the other hand there are blogs which are fairly regular which churn out stuff which can easily be given a miss !
Same goes for design...I'd any day rather strain my eyes and read an original blog than a plain …

Causes...

...these days everyone I meet seem to be championing a cause...it can range from the beggar to the King (read politics), from vegeterianism (that's the way to protect animals !) to "eat an egg a day" ("you need to save the poultry farmer first !") from scientific atheism to faithful worship ...

The sheer diversity of these causes is mind boggling....Sometimes, I feel, if everyone takes care of themselves then we need not have champions to propogate causes...ofcourse, my champion friends disagree...and do so vehemently..most of these champions think of others (who do not champion the cause) as lesser mortals, ignorant of the problems...and the cause that they are championing as something that requires active intervention from more privileged souls like them...

The worst is when they try to enlist you for the cause...Most of them try all known tricks of persuausion...from cajoling and pleading to challenging and daring you to act...sometimes, even threatening you…