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Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Welcome to Anu’s Words


For as long as I can remember, WORDS have been an important part of my life.

From age 2 to 6 – because I couldn’t find them, being a shy and introverted kid.

From the age of 6 onwards – because I devoured them as food for a hungry mind.

From the time I began teaching, 15 glorious years ago – because they are my bread and butter.

From the time I began professionally writing 5 years ago – because I realized there is an overwhelming market demand for good writers.

From the time I first counseled someone – when I learned to listen with attention to others’ words and realized that words people use – or avoid using – are a window to their emotions.

Most things I have learned from written and spoken words. I've always tried to be as good as my word and not breathed a word of secrets entrusted to me. 

Almost always, I have weighed my words before speaking to avoid having to eat my words. Rare is the occasion that will find me at a loss for words and some people claim that no one can get a word in edge ways when I lecture.

There are a few occasions when words have failed me; in some delicate situations, I've hidden behind empty words. 

I've gone from being a woman of few words to being accused of wanting to have the last word.


This blog is my attempt to make sense of the world in the way I know best – through my words. But I'm also going to be very careful not to get caught up in the web of words for as Adi Shankaracharya aptly put it,

"Shabdajaalam mahaaranyam, chitta bhramanakaaranam."

"The web of words is a dense forest that causes the mind to get lost and wander."

If you like what you read here, please do spread the word among your friends because, after all, word of mouth communication is what works best.

12 comments:

  1. You write with so much ease and elegance, its really hard for me not to mention a book I recently read. Check out "The Four Agreements", if you have not already read. You are a living example of that book.

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    1. Thank you for the words of appreciation, Hari....and also for the reading suggestion..I will check it out for sure.

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  2. Teaching is a noble profession..... I always felt that teachers are stepping stones for any individual's success. Keep blogging. Your students will benefit and definitely, people like me, who always appreciate creativity.... Rgds.

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  3. Thank you for your wishes. Hopefully, my students will see it this way, too..

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    1. hi Anasuya this is Usha...... the right words used to express the right thoughts......great...

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    2. Thank you Usha...hope to keep you inspired with future posts, too.

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    1. Thank you....and hope you keep reading my blog without the need for reminders.

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