Someplace Else.

I was pretty much in the wistful (and now on reflection, a rather nicht so gut) state of mind when I chose the blog to be called so. I do not think I remember it exactly. And I’m not really going to ponder upon it as well.
However, by definition itself, someplace else, reflected my need to be so, in time or in a physical sense. I subconsciously felt something was amiss in the present.

Intentionally, I do not feel so now. With intention because, I no longer have the bias that synthetic happiness is inferior. In the bigger scheme of things, I do not think I would be any more happy if I were to find happiness versus creating it.

For the 576 posts over 88 monthsย oder seven long years, laced with thousands of kind and interesting comments, I’m happy and grateful. I’ve experienced my personal growth through this blog. I’ve met some of the most interesting people I know through this platform, and their presence has moved far beyond what this little space could offer. I enjoyed this journey, aber, I am ready to let go and start afresh, convinced that I yearn far more for the present, that I choose to create.

And hence I’d like to announce that at Someplace Else, we’re closed.

PS: There are a few new ideas doing rounds, but as of now, they are pretty much in the imagination stage.ย Thank you for your readership, and I will continue finding you on your blogs! ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. This is a sad end after years of being “intellectually married” to this always-thought-provoking blog which was a more welcome break than FB some times ๐Ÿ™‚ whether it was a walk down a memory lane in kashmir or fun filled time in Pune or new adventures in Glasgow or Ayn rand’s endless post-mortems or new novels/people or F1 race in Noida….Though I guess all things,good or bad come to an end….Hope thoughts,feelings,rage,fantasies
    ,love,respects/tributes,opinions and the other plethora of emotions will take new forms and appear “Someplace else”.Best Wishes as always!

  2. @ D but I like long sentences, and inventing words hehe! thank you. My eyes would always light up a little with your comments ๐Ÿ™‚

    @ N- thank you! I hope to refresh the head ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. @Pradnya- I love you too. It’s so funny to write to you here, but your push for doing things that make me happy mean the world to me!

    @ Tanvi- A lot of times I was encouraged to write/ share because I loved your reactions! I hope to clear some mind-space for new things and not disappearing at all! ๐Ÿ™‚

    @Neha- Thank you! Such a wonderful thing to hear. I do hope I find it in me to continue making you smile!

  4. @ Y- I have that image of you and the carom board fixed in my head, I hope more such times will follow! ๐Ÿ™‚ And, I want that book now!

    @ Jack Uncle- Thanks! I will keep you posted! ๐Ÿ™‚

    @ Ru- thanks!New ideas are a hope, but I guess I’ll get there sometime ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. It is but an end of an era. I feel like Harsha Bhogle who lately has been writing one tribute after another ๐Ÿ™‚

    I absolutely loved the link to the Synthetic Happiness link. My mind has been whirling ever since.

    In essence, this is what I will miss the most about your blog.

    I had a tough time following your version of English that besides long sentences, also contained many made up words with hyphens. Yet, every once in a while you would write the most profound of things in the simplest of manner, almost as if you never saw what you had just clarified. The blog was then for me was a wonderful wormhole of sorts and you being the key maker.

    I trust that you will let your inner words manifest ‘someplace else’. If you allow them to be seen by random others then we should all consider ourselves a tad lucky.

    Good night, and good luck.

  6. While i may not have been your most regular reader.. but you should know that like so many others, i have come to find solace – more than anything else – in reading through your not-so-straight writings.. and most often, walked away with a smile trying to imagine what you must’ve actually thought while penning down a particular post, and what you already know people will make of it.. and yet leaving scope for another twisted mind like mine to find its own meaning & connection somewhere between those lines…

    While Someplace Else gets closed, i wait to find the new zone – someplace else – to continue finding that smile i always found here ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Hi muli,

    ‘few new ideas doing rounds’…Sounds good! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Had a fun time at Someplace Else, it was a cool ride ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Dear Someplace else,
    Thank you for being the shining beacon of great writing and thoughts! I have learnt so much and let go of so many things and accepted far better versions of myself in your company! Its too personal even for a comment but then I dont want my last comment on this blog to be anything else.
    Here’s to shinier beginnings! ๐Ÿ™‚
    looking forward to new you!

    P.S. Dan Gilbert’s book totally shifted my paradigm about happiness!

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