This is my third blog. The first one, started in 2005, had survived for an year or so before I migrated to wordpress. The second one was very much alive until a couple of years ago, although the activity reduced significantly over time. The reason for a fresh start is many fold. I realize and recognize to have changed significantly over time as a person, and this is not just about the 12 years blogging period. Most important aspect of this change as per my self evaluation is the growth in the ability to not take myself too seriously. Sermons, exhortations and outrages are no longer appealing. It is a phase when personally the genius of Douglas Adams outwits the socio-economic analysis of Karl Marx (or Hayek for that matter), the truth experiments of Gandhi, Ambedkar’s civil right discourse or the dialogues of professional philosophers around the world over time.
May be this too shall pass. Even then, I believe it is relevant to set the right tune and background for this phase. Hence, I am trying to connect the jots. These jots are scattered thoughts which have occurred to me at different points of time and space. Of course, this attempt is based on a hypothesis that I subscribe to. It is my observation that thoughts and ideas are like a mysterious time series data. Once you figure out the periodicity and trend, a picture about you, if not anything else, emerges. Although there is no guarantee for an outcome, this is an attempt to connect jots in a quest for an emergent picture which might be an absurd one too.