Primarily, this blogpost is an apology for a prolonged gap since the last time I wrote something on this feed. I’ve predictably been busy with the edits of “The Pink Smoke” which should hit stores sometime in June, 2013.
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As strange as it may seem, this post is inspired by a conversation that I recently had with an old acquaintance. For the purpose of animosity, let’s call her Ms. D.
Ms. D and I had a peculiar interaction, which began on a congratulatory note. Eventually, we managed to move on to things that appeal to me, in my messed up head. We discussed the past, and among other things- the importance of prioritizing issues as they appear through our lives. It’s amusing to note that most of us tend to reserve our best moves for relatively less ‘pressing’ issues, as opposed to the giant errors that need correction (This judgement comes from your own thoughts, so the prioritization must happen in there, too!)
Each one of us possesses a unique ability to deal with problems in our own ways. It can be a person, a place, an object or a situation that our problems are built around. The solutions to these problems, surprisingly aren’t too far in context either. It can be another person, another place, another object or another situation that helps us get out of the aforementioned issues. To clarify, I’m not hinting at any form of escapism. What Osho Rajnish tried to emphasize about inanimate objects can be applied to real world scenarios as well.
For instance, a trivial differential calculus problem that you just can’t seem to crack might just open up for you at your favorite pizzeria. All it takes, is a voluntary acknowledgement of the issue, and some soul-searching to identify a possible solution. And that’s a sure-shot way of moving on towards a bigger thought-process : Ambition.
With that thought, I’m going to conclude this note of apology- mostly because I’m a bit sleepy at this hour, and also because I want to stop rambling on. My love goes out to everyone who has supported the book and the processes revolving around it.
Pre-orders will start soon- Please, grab a copy of “The Pink Smoke” as soon as you discover a way of doing so- bookstores, Flipkart, Infibeam, Homeshop18- I’ll share the links on the ‘Books’ section of this website as soon as they come up. Stay tuned on ‘Lifesourcing’ for all relevant updates in this regard. And yes, tell your friends and fellow fiction enthusiasts! That would be awesome.
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Love and Regards,
Shomprakash Sinha Roy