About me

How my journey as a “Writer” started

It started a couple of years earlier, when I wrote a note in my Facebook page for my mother. And lots of people who are there in my friend list liked that one. Then only I found a small writer in me. No do not think that I started writing by then. I Started writing long before that, but I did not have that courage to make it available to all. But sometimes appreciation helps you to bring that courage & confidence in a person. That’s what happened in my case. That note which I wrote to my mother is also there in my blog named “LOVE U MOM“.

Who Am I :

I am a 26 years+ old guy, having  dream in my eyes to make it big in life. I put ‘+’ in my age, because I know I am not going to update it next year. Yes you got it right, I am very lazy. The only question to which I am unable to get the answer till now is “What I want to be in life?” I do not want to be rich, I want to be famous.I do not want to be successful, I want to be happy. Most importantly I want to be a good human being. Which I am not completely, but I am confident that one day I will be.

I completed my engineering in computer Sc. ; still I love to deal with human beings more than computers, as computers have no emotions. I am a perfectionist when it comes to being imperfect. :)  For me happiness is more important than success. So terms like success, failure, competition have no meaning to me. I do not like to compete with others. I believe, I am too good to compete with myself, Then why to compete with someone else. My family & friends are my support systems.

What is This Blog All About:

As the name Being Arindam :Straight from my heart suggests, this blog is all about what my 26 years old heart says. This blog is a place where my heart does all the talking without caring about my mind. You may say that it is just a place where my heart is more powerful than my mind.

I am here to share my thoughts, my experience with you all. Some times i may touch your heart, sometimes I may bring a smile in your face , sometimes I may bring all those emotions out which you kept in your heart from a long time through my writings. And sometimes I may failed to do so. Still all your feedback, comments, like & dislike are welcome in my blog.  I will happily accept all your comments doesn’t matter positive or negative with open heart.

I have a simple philosophy in life-

“Be true to yourself and others. Do not try to appear better or greater than what you are.” – anonymous

237 thoughts on “About me

  1. Thank you for liking my post! I’ve been reading a few of your posts on India. I would love to go to India and have tried many times to get put on some sort of exchange programme with my university. I was never accepted but one day I will go there.

    1. Megan
      Thanks to You also for visiting my blog.
      I will pray that your wish to come India will become true soon….
      Till then enjoy the feel of India through different posts in my blog :)

  2. Sounds like we have a lot in common. I also have a degree in IT but what’s more important than that is my happiness and ultimately my family’s happiness. You seem to have a very good outlook on life and wish you all the best!

    I noticed you subscribed to my blog; thank you! And I’m returning the favor. I have read some of your posts and thoroughly enjoyed them. Keep up the good work!


    1. Thanks a lot Joe for such kind words!!
      Nice to see someone else is thinking the same way i think about life. I hope we will be in touch. And just saw myself in your blogroll, thanks for that. You are the first one to think i worth it.
      Best wishes to you Joe !!

  3. Arindam, I loved your post about confidence, and also the fact that you are a perfectionist about being imperfect. I think that so much of us flog ourselves with our limitations, instead of accepting them and glorying in all the things that we CAN do well. Looking forward to reading more of your posts.

    1. Welcome Patrica! I am also going to read all your previous posts. I am having a feeling that I will like your post, by seeing just a glimpse of some of your posts.

  4. Nice to meet you, Arindam. Thanks for subscribing to my blog. I hope you like what you find there. I liked your post about the cats. I had many outdoor ones, growing up in a rural area. I love the way their little “motors” run, the purring and snuggling. I miss that.

  5. I couldn’t help but notice, how creative you are in expressing how you feel. I read the entire blog, off course in the time I had reserved for doing something else, but cheating a little was totally worth it. I am sure I will be coming back for more hence I am going to follow you along.
    Keep Penning.

    1. Thanks a lot for these words. :) I am glad that you read the entire blog. I am really happy hearing that.
      Your comment really made me smile, when i read that “cheating a little was totally worth it”. Yes i am going to agree with you on that. Especially, after all you spent those time reading my blog, which you had reserved for something else. It was my pleasure to see you in my blog and to read this comment of yours.

  6. “What I want to be in life?” – that has always been the sixty-four-thousand-dollar question, ain’t it. It’s questions like that prompted me to put up my own blog, Betwixt and Between.

    Your blog is interesting. I have only read a couple of your posts but I will be reading some more. Thanks also for subscribing. I am definitely following back.

    See ya around. :D

  7. Look at you racking up the blogging awards! I just visited MJ’s site and saw he nominated you for the Rudolph Award! Great job Arindam, keep up the GREAT work!!

  8. Hello Arindam and thank you so much for your lovely comment back on my last post! Looking fwd to hearing more that is straight from your heart and all best wishes to you with your hopes, dreams and ambitions!

    1. Thanks a lot Patti :) You really are doing a wonderful job with your blog. I liked your blog a lot. Keep up the good work.
      And it’s all my pleasure to see you in my blog. Thanks for these wishes. Best wishes to you also from my side. :)

  9. Wow, 26 with so much heart and thought to give. Your a very talented young man with so much optimism and bright hopes for the world. Follow your dreams always. Congratulations for being such a gifted blogger writer. Wishing you and your family the best.

    1. Thanks a lot bro. Your every comment motivates me to walk one step forward towards my dream. By the way, you must have been experienced it before, that it’s not the easiest thing to follow dreams. Still i am trying my best. Thank you for all the wonderful wishes you send towards me . You are a wonderful person.And all my best wishes to you and your family. :) Just keep smiling and spread the love you people are spreading.

  10. Came here via David Hall’s Blog. You have a nice blog. Read a couple of blogs and specially liked the ‘run towards your dream’ post. Will come back to have a look around here.

    1. Welcome to my blog Laxman. Nice to see you here and thank you for reading my posts. It will be my pleasure to see you again in my blog. :)
      Best wishes for your blog.

    1. That’s so sweet of you Leanne! Yes I still remember that post, and I also remember the next day one of your post got freshly pressed. :)
      Best wishes to you and your blog Leanne. :)

  11. Arindam,

    Please join me in the protest against SOPA/PIPA. Visit my blog for more details. If you want to black out in protest as well, log into your dashboard, click “Settings” then “Protest SOPA/PIPA then select the option you wish.



    1. Thanks a lot. I am not sure, If I deserve these awards or not. But I am glad you thought, that my blog deserves to be in that list. I really appreciate it. :)

    1. Congrats Arindam!!! That’s a great award to be nominated for! I must say, you fit the nomination criteria perfectly!

      Keep up the good work my friend!

    1. You made me feel as if I am doing something special, with this comment of yours. Thank you for these kind words Sunshine. These words really inspire me to move forward. Best wishes to you, may you get everything from life which you deserve. :)

  12. HI Arindam
    First of all thank you for stopping by my Blog..
    Was very interesting reading your Bio, I liked and think it is very clever the (+) after your age, though you say it is because it is part of being but I see it as being practical and not having to come back later to update or tie lose ends..
    I am sure i will enjoy reading for you.. I think your drive is the best one you can be influenced by to be true and be who you are
    Take care

    1. Thanks a lot for these kind words. These words inspires me to do some good work with my blog. Nice to see you here. My best wishes to you and your blog too. Hope to see you again soon.

  13. Hi Arindam,

    I enjoyed reading your “About”. Very honest and heartfelt. Oh the adventures you have yet to experience in your life. Me too even though I double your age. We should never stop experiencing the world around us. Enjoy!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate it very much. Off to explore around your place a bit.

    Cheers, Margie

    1. Thanks a lot Margie,
      Age hardly matters. Only dream matters. You just keep on experiencing the world around us, without caring about your age.
      You have a nice blog. Keep on doing the good work with it. Best wishes to you.
      Cheers, Arindam.

  14. Arindam,

    Please visit my new blog at http://confessionsofasinglefather.wordpress.com/. As you’re likely aware, I haven’t blogged in quite a while on My Haphazard Proclivities, and this might shed some light on why.

    I hope everything is going well for you my friend. I’m attempting to get back into blogging and look forward to reading some of your material I’ve missed in the last month or so.

    Take care friend,


      1. Hi Melissa, As you are a wife of an IT professional, so I hope you know through what, an software engineer has to go through. May be in my part of the world it’s little bit more difficult, as the population and competition is on higher side. So I could not able to write any thing new or read anything new from you. But I hope I can make it soon. Thanks a lot Melissa for at least remembering me when I am not active in this blogging world. As always thanks a lot for being such a wonderful friend and all the support. It means a lot Melissa.

        1. Hi Arindam, I’m so sorry to hear things are still so difficult for you with your career. I will hope and pray for you to find a solid path through this challenging time. Hang in there, my friend! We, your blogging friends, will be waiting and happy to see you when you return.

          1. Thanks a lot Melissa, I am not sure if anyone else of my blogging friends are waiting for me or not to return. But as always thanks for being there to support me and making my presence felt here You are really my best friend. I have no doubt about that one now. :) I hope I can come out with something really good but personal in my blog tomorrow, although I am not if I am going to publish that one or not as it personal . How is my champ now?

    1. Hey Joe,
      I came to know know what happened to you and your family just now. And I do not what to say on how to react to this kind of a thing. But I am sad. But I hope you will try your best to bring everything and everyone who constitute your family, together once again. I do not know the reason behind all these things, but I am sure like a brave & honest man you will confess your every mistake , and if you have not made any mistake then, you will try to clear those misunderstandings. I do not want to say much about those things; as I have a little knowledge about these things. But I will want you to try and bring all those people near to you who matter to you a lot. And I know you will. All my best wishes to you Joe.

      1. Thank you Arindam. Of course we all make mistakes but I’d like to think the mistakes I have made do not constitute or justify my wife’s decision. Unfortunately there’s nothing I can do at this point as I’ve tried reconciling with her. Now, I’ve got to move on and build a life of my own for me and my two children.

        I’ll garner all the strength I can while me and my children transition through this unbearable time. My family and friends have been extremely supportive and that’s all I can ask for. I think I’ll find comfort in blogging as well, hence the reason I’ve started my new blog for a new beginning.

        Thank you so much for being my first subscriber. You’ve always been tremendously supportive of My Haphazard Proclivities and I expect nothing less on Confessions of a Single Father.

        Thank you for the kind and warm words Arindam.

        Take care friend,

        1. I will be always there with your blog “Confessions of a Single Father”. Wish you all the happiness and may god bless you with all those things which will be really good for you. Take care Joe. My best wishes are always with you.

  15. You have the gift of the gab! Keep writing and keep inspiring! One day the door will open for you, and the fame you’ve been dreaming of having will embrace you.. :-)

    Have a lovely day, my friend! :-)

    Subhan Zein

  16. Thanks a lot for these kind words & beautiful wishes Subhan. It’s really nice to see you in my blog. Best wishes to you my friend. Have a wonderful weekend.:)

    1. I am glad to hear that, my “about me” page spoke to you in such a way. I am hoping you like the rest of my blog too. Thanks for visiting. Best wishes to you too. :)

    1. Thanks a lot Paula for the visit to my blog. It’s a pleasure to see you here. You have a really nice blog. All my best wishes to you & your blog. Hope to see you again in my blog. :)

  17. Very impressive written self expression here in your “About” section. Thanks for liking my Hawaii post, and I’m wishing you the best of success with your writing, as well as finding happiness and fulfillment in your life experience.

  18. Wow, great About description. I see “success” all over this blog as I wander around it. Must be driven by the happiness thing. At 26 I knew what I wanted to be, then became it. Now, I would like to go back to 26 and try a different approach. It is a fantasy mind game of mine. Good luck on your journey.

    1. Thanks a lot Randel for these kind words & wish. I am, glad to see you here. You knew what you wanted to be at the age of 26, that’s great. My problem is that I still do not know what I want to be in life. :) I hope it will not be too late, when I will come to the point of realization. But I hope you must be now satisfy with the way your life; then why do you want to play the fantasy mind game!
      Lots & lots of good wishes for you. :)

  19. Hey Arindam!! I just love the way you write. I’m thoroughly enjoying myself going through your posts. I’m new to blogging and I’m quite enjoying myself. Hope to read more of your stuff :)

    1. Hi Shalvika!
      I am glad you enjoyed reading my posts. It would be my pleasure to see you again. And welcoming to blogging. Keep on writing. Looking forward to read more from you. Best wishes to you and your blog.

  20. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Arindam…with love and prayers for health…happiness…love…and laughter, now and always….amen!

    Have a great time celebrating…
    God bless…

      1. Hi, I didn’t know a better place to ask. But since you get a lot of comments on your blog. I am getting responses to mine, but most of them place webadresses with their post. If they where posting addresses from oder blogs that would be totally fine. No, random webaddresses. Do you know what I should to with that? Delete them or accept them? They do say nice things about my blog too.

        1. I hope those are spams. They say nice things, which have no link to the thing you post. And it’s better to delete if they are spam. But if you are very sure that, they are not spams then you can accept them. But be sure first, if they are spams or not.

          1. Thanks for your fast response again and your opinion on it. They refer to the blogpost I have written, but really vaguely I think it is spam then. So I better delete them I guess. I will check them all seperatly to make sure.

              1. Thanks a lot Ellen. It is always my pleasure to see you in my blog and to read your kind words. Thanks a lot for passing on the award to me. I really appreciate it. Lots of good wishes for you dear.

  21. Bro, just want to thank you for once again sharing your generous heart. Blog Of The Week is one beautiful and inspiring creation of a man with a bright, hopeful and optimistic vision of the world and life. Thank you. God bless…

    1. Bro it was all my pleasure & joy to share your blog with my readers. You are a true inspiration. Thanks a lot for all the good wishes & blessing you send my way.

  22. Hi Arindam, i was browsing here on the wordpress and browsing and browsing i came across to your blog and i was impressed on your wrting about this, the other day i felt like these, even i was surounded with group of people i felt alone, its been a though year for me last year, that i lost a love one, and i just had a broke up in my relationship. all in the same, so i know how you feel. Now im trying my best to be of who i am and thinking of all the positive in life. Id like to get to know you more..i wish we could be friends… i may be far away but i guess distance does not matter. Hugs, Neil from Madrid Spain

    1. Thanks a lot for visiting my blog Neil. It’s good that you trying to be yourself and thinking about positive aspects of life. I can tell or advice about how to deal with a broken relationship, as it’s been a long time since I got in to a relationship. But I hope you will deal with it on your own and come out as a successful and wonderful human being. Lots f good wishes for you.
      And sorry for the late reply. I do not know how I missed your comment.

  23. I am honoured to nominate you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Please pick-up your award at http://parasharstales.wordpress.com/. Copy and Paste the Award to your blog and follow the rules of acceptance. I am very aware that some people do not wish to participate in Awards, and I completely respect that… no strings! But in any case, Congratulations, you have a Lovely Blog

    1. Thanks a lot Ioanna. I have a really simple philosophy. I am glad you love it. :) Great to see you in my blog. I love your blog too. Looking forward to read more of you. Best wishes to you!

    1. Yes, 21 states of our country got affected due to this massive major power outage. But everything at my side is perfectly fine. Thanks a lot for asking Sunshine.

  24. Arindam, Thank you so much for stopping by my blog so I could find yours, and for commenting on my photo. You have a lovely blog, with a wonderful design. I love the flower photo, and am going to peruse the rest of your site. Thank you again for visiting.

    1. Thanks a lot for all these kind words. It was a pleasure to visit your blog. Looking forward to read more of you. Thank you for stopping by, great to see you here. :)

  25. Dear Arindam, what touched me most about your blog is your daily interactions with the man on the street, the children that you meet – everyday folks who cross your path whom you stop to take time to notice, to be kind. And ultimately it all boils down to this doesn’t it – to see in each other a part of ourselves. To see the Divine in another soul. It’s been a great honour to meet a young man like yourself with a big dream to be the change you hope to see in the world. With warmest greetings from Finland, Sharon

    1. Thanks a lot Sharon. Yours is one among those very few comments which I am going to remember for a long long time. I am glad you could notice in my writing, which I always wanted someone to. TO be honest, I do not try to write something extraordinary, because I know I can never. But I always write, with a message in the most simple way; just straight from my heart and honestly. Glad you could catch those points in my writing.

  26. Hi Arindam,
    First of all thanks a lot for stopping by and dropping a comment on my blog. It means a lot! Just like you have mentioned, appreciation can really change things. Not sure if you really meant all of it, but I got the motivation that I was looking for. Thanks!! Just need some guidance to do better, hope I will soon find that.

    You have a wonderful blog, but there is something even more more wonderful. And I think it is ability to make your readers connect with what you feel.
    Congratulations once again on your first book. I am looking forward to reading it. Waiting to read more of your stuff.

    1. Hi Ti,
      Thanks a lot for these words. I hope I will live up to your expectation with my book.
      And yes, we all need fair bit of appreciation in return to our hard work and effort. If you got motivated with it, then there is nothing wrong. It just show you are honest enough to accept that like every other creative person you too are hungry for appreciation. I am sure you will get lots of appreciation in future. Just keep on doing the good work. Everything else will fall in to proper places automatically. My best wishes for you.

  27. I have found that community is everything for writers. I never understood, till recently, just how supportive and kind other writers can be in helping and encouraging each other to stretch.

    I am curious to understand what attracts you to fame? I don’t mean that as a negative question, it is simply that fame never attracted me so I’m curious about how it attracts others.

    1. Absolutely. Community is really important for all of us. To be honest, I have learnt a lot from these wonderful people. A community always grow, when the members starts helping, supporting and inspiring each other. It feels great to be part of such a wonderful community, where everyone cares for other.

      Now to answer your question about fame; I will say I want to be famous, not only because I want to be recognized by others or to be appreciated by others for my work. But as I born and brought up in a country, where I have to live with , I have to compete with and also I have to adjust with 1.2 billion other people. So I hope Fame will make my voice Lauder, my presence will be brighter and my thoughts are going to reach others very clear. We all need money, and to be honest majority of the people now have it with them. But I want fame, because, I want to speak to others, by not standing in the crowd, but standing on the stage with the microphone in my hand, so that people will remain silent and listen to my voice when I will try to make them realize our duty as humans, or I will try to convince them, what we are doing is wrong or will ask them for support for a specific cause.

      As Johann Wolfgang von Goethe very rightly quoted:
      “If you modestly enjoy your fame you are not unworthy to rank with the holy.” :)

      1. Very cool philosophy. I admire your courage, your enthusiasm, and your confidence. You could do a whole blog post on the topic of fame. (Maybe you have and I just haven’t gotten around to reading it yet.!) ;-)

  28. I’m loving the new profile photo :). Will be back to read your “dark side of life” … I hope my b&w photos did not impact you in any way to focus on the dark side ;)

  29. Hi boss,

    Just wanted to let you know this ….you have inspired me to take a step forward in achieving something new in my life which makes my mom happy and prouder ……i shall let you know this …once i achieve it :-) just wanted to thank you in advance ……keep inspiring ….:-)

    1. Really! I am glad if I could do so. :) I hope you are also coming up with a book. Right! Keep yourself and your mother proud. More than anything else keep her happy; that’s what all mothers want from us. Best wishes to you!

  30. OMG!!

    It took me quite some time to get to the end of the comments for this page ;) So this is ‘your blog speaking for itself’ huh?

    Just entered your world.. Loved the ‘About Me’ page..
    There’s this honesty in ur words that reach out to everyone who reads it.. Loved that honesty..

    Have a gr8 time blogging & i’l be busy for some time reading ur write here..hehe


    1. Welcome to my world, Shraddha. :) Nice to hear that, you enjoyed my about me page. I hope I can keep my honesty with me, in future too. Great to see you here. I hope you enjoyed your stay in my blog. Have a great day!

  31. Thanks a lot. :) I feel somehow proud when you appreciate my work as you yourself is such a wonderful writer. I am looking forward to read more from you and to learn some new aspects of writing from you. Thanks again.

  32. greetings to dear all. my name is jayaletchimi from Malaysia. by chance i came across your blog.
    i would like to thank everyone for all the beautiful motivating words i am seeing. i am amazed as i can see my thoughts are written right in front of me and many do share , what i feel , what i think… thank god i am not alone when i have these beautiful thoughts… will follow diligently , my dears…

  33. Dear Arindam!
    First of all congratulations on getting your book published and sold on Amazon!!! I just checked it out and read the fantastic reviews and read the first few pages of the book and……..I will be buying this book for sure. I can’t wait to read it! Thank you for the social commentary of the times we live in and for showing us life in all its shades in India. I wish you well and blessings to continue to shower on you and your family. Sharon

    1. Thanks a lot Sharon. :) Appreciation from you means a lot to me. Those helps the writer in me to grow with time. I am glad that you liked those sample chapters and that social commentary in my book.
      It’s always a pleasure to read such kind words from you. Best wishes to you too!!

  34. Today,I came across your blog.I m impressed with “Success,failure and competition is nothing when compared to happiness”.Well said. Ur words left an impression in my heart.Not every blogger can do this.Even though I noticed ur blog very late,I m looking forward to read more of your posts.

    1. Thank you for such kind words Praveena. These were some honest thought from my side and I am glad to hear that you enjoyed reading them. I hope I am not going to disappoint you, when you are going to visit my blog next time. :)

    1. Hi Srishthi!!
      Thanks a lot for passing on the award to my blog. I appreciate it. I am going to visit the link soon. Best wishes to you too!! Happy blogging! :)

  35. Loved your simple philosophy towards life… And i don’t have any words to describe how much i liked your post bcos u sound so much very like me.. I am not exaggerating, as your caption goes “its straight from the heart”

    1. Thanks a lot Rashmi for such kind words. Honestly, words like those which you have written here inspire and motivate me to write, write and write more. :) My best wishes to you too!!

  36. Congratulations! That is for proving your mother that she is wrong. Nonetheless, she is the happiest last November 2012 for having your very book published.

    I may be late but better than never, right?

    1. Thanks a lot Sony for such kind words and wish. No I do not think my mum is proud of me yet; she wants one of my book to top the chart. I hope I can achieve that with my first fiction book which will publish by end of this year.

  37. Hi Arindam, wow, this is a long list of comments for your About :) I had an interesting read about your hero, the freedom fighter in India. I love learning about things I never knew! Thanks for stopping by my blog and the follow… it’s very inspirational to continue knowing that others are reading what we right. Best, Laura

    1. Thanks a lot, Laura. It’s a pleasure of mine to see you stopping by here. Yes it feels great to know people enjoying what we write. Looking forward to read more from you too. Best wishes to you!!

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