Yesterday was a fantastic day, a hattrick, sorts of, for fantabulous days. Last 3 days have been filled with absolute joy and bliss. I won’t go into microscopic details but here what’s been happening in my life:
1.It was a complete chance of fate that as I came across the February issue of JAM magazine and as I was flipping it by guess what I saw? Guess guess… I saw my own photo! It was posted in their advert. for their online social network community Club JAM where it was my profile pic. Now it feels good when you are casually flipping by a national magazine and they have printed your pic to show how “cool” you are. Now I’m “officially” cool!
2.I have been working(voluntarily) for a magazine called UPTU Watch. UPTU is the university I’m pursuing my degree from. UPTU has been responsible for ruining countless lives and tarnishing endless dreams. It has about 600+ colleges in its fold and in a single year the total number of graduates is more than the total number of graduates that have ever graduated from IITs since their inception!
OK back from UPTU bashing to UPTU Watch which has been started my some eminent people of the media industry. I have been in touch with them since long since it’s an issue close to my heart. (I was also behind the start-up youth magazine called “Subzero” in the NCR region which sadly died.) I’m working with them on their current April issue with full throttle which will be out in few days. I’ll be christened as Assistant Editor which is pretty good! The magazine is a movement to reform the UPTU which although being the largest university in the world lies in shambles.
(the issue on the right is of last month i.e. March Issue)
3.Here’s another wonderful event which I was more than glad to attend. It was the launch of Karan Vir’s first truly Indian graphic novel called “Dashaavatar” and “Moksha” it was graced with the presence of Mr. Gurcharan Das who is an eminent author of repute. The venue was the The Oxford Bookstore at Barakhamba Road, New Delhi.
I’m a die hard fan of Karan Vir’s Vimaanika comics which are steady mix of great artwork and mythology. A perfect combo needed to make religion “cool” for the youth of the nation. It was nothing less than a rock concert for me and the people were nothing less than rockstars. I had the opportunity to interact with Karan Vir and asked him few questions and informed him how I failed to find his comics across bookstores in Noida and Lucknow. I also asked his views about some US publications who have comicised our Mythologies (Like Liquid Comics and Grant Morrison’s 18 Days).
p.s. I got my Dashaavtar poster signed by Karan Vir! A collector’s edition!!!
4.Now I have been meeting my school friends quite a lot recently, on 3 separate occasions I met a total of 4 school mates. All females. Now take a sample~ this is how I was introduced to my friend’s friend at two places: “You know Parv writes poetry! He writes lovely poems at his popular blog. Parv who is the one you write your poetry for? Lucky girl she is!”
So here are two points I have realised about me. I’m officially known and introduced as a “poet” now and secondly people are really interested to meet my girl!! That’s quite heart warming to know that my words are reaching out to people and touching them. Thank you all of you wonderful people for supporting me and boosting my morale it really means a lot to me!