Today I complete a decade of blogging. Here is the first post which started it all. Actually I used to have a blog on Blogger or some such entity before that in the final months of 2002, but can’t find any trace of it. So this is the start date.
When I started blogging, I tried to write about everything and that did not go well. Over the years I narrowed it down to history because that is what I am passionate about. Also that is an area on which bloggers are not spending much attention. There are few areas which I have been writing about: the Indus-Saraswati civilization, the Aryan-Dravidian problem, the arrival of Europeans to India and the Anglo-Indian war of 1857. Also over the past few years, I started reading more World History and have been trying to understand Indian history in the global context. But since this is a one man effort, many important areas of history have been left out.
Also, when I started blogging, there was no Facebook or Twitter and hence life was without much distraction. Besides these, many new tools capable of sharing cat videos will appear over the years, but since I come from the era of Krishidarshan and Buniyaad, I am resistant to change. I think I will be around blogging for the next decade as well.
PS: The Indian History Carnival completed 5 years of its existence few months back.