I wanted this blog to be a page where I can be myself unapologetically. That’s one of the main reasons for the anonymity. The first decision you have to make when you’re keeping the blog anonymous is ‘What will it be called?’. This was a very big deal for me to be honest. It took me days on end to come to this conclusion. Those days were a combination of bugging my closest friends and surfing the net. Well, obviously, the first thoughts were all very generic and not appealing to me. Then it came to me.
I knew the reason I wanted to start blogging in the first place was to get my perspective out there and in turn get a lot of insight on the demeanor of a variety of people. That led me to having a conversation with a friend about Occhiolism- the awareness of the smallness of your perspective, by which you couldn’t possibly draw any conclusion at all, about the world or the past or the complexities of culture.
I was really intrigued by the idea of occhiolism! After learning about it I fed my soul with novels. I had a new found zest about reading. My feet traced the way to the library more often. I made it a point to read a variety of genres. “A reader lives a thousand lives, a person who doesn’t read just lives one”; this saying had new meaning to it now.
The concept of perspective stuck with me. I wanted to play around with this idea. That compelled me to look at everything in new light, with all the possible angles, which in turn led me to The Kaleidoscope. It is an optical instrument whose inside is made up of mirrors, allowing you to see the inside of it in all the possibe angles. I knew it then that this had to be the name of my blog page. Also in case you’re wondering, ‘Why the h after it randomly?’, well it’s the first letter of my name. I wanted to brand mark it in a way.
So this blog is my attempt to implore everyone reading this to expand their vision and look at things differently. Be a kaleidoscope!