Thoughts flutter throughout the day. Few stay, few flit, few need to be celebrated. Thoughts are man’s gift, valuable enough to cherish for infinity. In a hope to immortalize those thoughts, I etch words onto this blog wishing all the way to carry them further into the world.
R.K.Laxman is a celebrated cartoonist from India. He is best
known for his creation The Common Man, for his daily cartoon strip,
"You Said It" in The Times of India, which started in 1951.Brother of R.K.Narayan, Laxman has illustrated for the stories in the
famed Malgudi days. At the age of 93 he passed away on January 26.
Searching for new ideas is an endless process.
I’ve grown up seeing his cartoons and illustrations. Back
when I was a kind, his humor was lost on me. But I loved the concept, his
sketch of the “Common Man”. R. K Laxman was a name I’d come to respect when I
began to understand his cartoons, his insightful illustrations that revolved
around the current world democracy and politics. He made me laugh. He made me think. He was an artist with purpose.
Here are some of his cartoons.
His famed Common Man. This image has been made into a
statueat Symbiosis Institute, Pune.
[The Common Man] from India can survive without water, food,
light, air, shelter!
After Slumdog Millionaire won the Oscar XD
On the increasing problem of traffic jams.
Each morning I grumble, I plan to resign as I drag myself to office. By the time, I come home I like my work!
On illiterate politicians and the car parking predicament.
The country is going to miss his wit and humor. Times of India will not be the same without his column of "You Said It". RIP, R.K Laxman.
of NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month), or NaNoWriMo (National Novel
Writing Month) ? If yes, don't you think we photographers (amateurs and
professional alike) should have our own month too? In order to initiate just
that Photo a day Month was made. Let us celebrate February (a month that
gives a part of the world winter and the other summer) with a potpourri of
pictures that tell a tale, show expressions, and paint stories of life. Let us
immortalize February with our pictures. All you have got to do is take a
picture a day. Fun, wouldn't you say?
has 28 days (or 29), where is 30?
why not try fitting in 30 pictures in those 28 days? A nice round off.
So, today is my blog’s anniversary. I thought I’ll let you
know something about my blog.
I’ve always wanted to start a blog but was kind of scared
and not sure if I was ready for it. I kept putting it off for months until a
friend told me that my blog isn’t going to hit off and get buried by the other
amazing blogs out in the world. That annoyed me and on the same day I got home
and typed in the words “how to create blog” into Google. I chose Blogger over
Wordpress (don’t regret it) and in a week I created this place on the internet.
I initially called it “Speaking Thoughts” (I know, not very creative but I
wanted to show him XD).
My audience largely
consisted of my friends and even that started to dwindle. It was in 2013 I
decided I needed to breathe life back into the blog. I renamed it Escaping
Through Ink (the blog description has been the same since day one) and gave it
a nice makeover.
In 2014 I found Bloglovin and will be ever grateful that I
did. That place gave me a push and told me I needed to turn things around. The
blog got another makeover (what it is now) and I love the way it has turned
out. I started posting more and my audience grew.
Like many would feel the about their blog, my blog is my
baby and I’m glad I didn’t give up on it during those difficult years. I’ve discovered the wonderful world of
blogging and enjoy every moment of it. There are so many great blogs out there,
some similar some not, but equally interesting and unique in their own styles. For
me blogging has come to mean not only one posting on my own blog but reading
and interacting with other’s.
So, thank you all bloggers out there, for your blogs which
gives me inspiration and for your comments on here that always makes me happy.
Thank you even to that annoying friend without whom I wouldn’t have taken the
next step for a long time. Thank you Google, for being the most helpful friend,
I have needed you countless times.