‘Namaste‘ is one of the most powerful words from the Indian sub-continent! It is used to greet each other with deep respect and the literal meaning of the word is ‘I bow to you‘. Usually the spoken salutation (and the gesture with both hands as in the picture) is accompanied by a bow of the head and/or body. In Hindu, Buddhist or Jain culture, this gesture is also used while praying god, meditating or doing Yoga.
So, what has ‘Namaste‘ to do here! It has been six months since this blog was launched and several thousands guests visited us in this time frame. However, only a few hundreds of them voiced their opinions here. (Some of them are regulars from Day 1 and we do know them well too). To know majority of the others better, we thought, it is a good idea to dedicate this weekend to greet and know each other thereby improving the interaction levels here.
What could you do?
All that you need to do is to spend a few minutes to introduce yourself (including those whom I know already, for the benefit of others) by telling us things like:
- The town/city/country you are from
- What do you do (profession, academics or part time job)
- Your family and dear ones
- Hobbies, passion and pastime
- Favorite things in life
- Links to your pictures, homepage, blog links, social networking profile etc
- Anything else like your Halloween shopping, vacation plans etc
Please feel free to provide as many details as you wish. Spam to some extend is okay for today but let us not talk about SEO, Make Money, Alexa, Technorati etc 😀 However, you could also talk about things that you particularly like or dislike about this blog.
Starting with us…
We (Vidya and Ajith) have already introduced us through the About page. Unfortunately the current theme does not allow comments on that page. So here is the re-introduction…
We are put up in Bangalore, India though we are originally the natives of Kerala (southern most state in India which is famous for its greenery, backwaters, beaches, hill stations, traditional boat races, festivals, decorated elephants, sea food etc. This state is known as Gods own country!). We are both engineers by profession though Vidya discontinued her career to take care of our kids. I still work in the software industry in a middle management role. Our elder son Aditya is six years of age and he goes to Grade 1 School. He is a jack-of-all-trades! Atul, the two year old, is a special child who is severely disabled due to infantile spasms from birth itself. Majority of our time is dedicated to our kids and otherwise we love to cook, blog, travel etc. In fact, we sleep very less! Some more details about our family is available in Vidya’s blog and some videos available in our Youtube profile!
Over to you…
So now it’s your turn. We would love to make this more of an open chat and hence request all you to participate, talk to each other to make it more interactive
Namaste! (AKA ‘Namaskar’ or ‘Namaskaram’)