Who cares who is behind this blog? Apparently someone does. Sorry to disappoint you, but I am not going to provide a name and a face. But I will make up for that by explaining myself. When I started this blog, for the first month or so, it was a mishmash of quotes, music cd reviews, my thoughts on some movies that I had seen in the recent past and so on. It also had an occasional post on programming and politics, but most of the content was light. I guess I was just testing the waters.
For years I watched the blogging phenomenon from the sidelines, but never did take part in it because the cynic in me has seen too much to believe that this world is a great place and that all human beings are wonderful people. And it follows that nothing I or anyone else writes is going to change things one bit. The only good thing blogging does, I realized sometime back, is it lets you put your views on various matters out in the open and also reduces the feeling of claustrophobia and frustration that builds up when you see things happening that you know you can do nothing to change. This one reason finally made me take the plunge.
I am an atheist and religion and politics are subjects that bug me; and the right to absolute freedom of expression is something I strongly believe in. I would like to think of myself as some kind of philosopher, but as far as actual reading on the subject is concerned, I haven’t progressed beyond numerous incomplete readings of a few volumes of Copleston’s History of Philosophy series. But that does not in anyway reduce my interest in the subject.
I enjoy reading books, listening to music and watching movies and here are some of my favorites:
Authors: Ayn Rand, Frederick Forsyth, Jeffrey Archer and Harper Lee;
Composers : A.R.Rahman, Vishal Bhardwaj and Ismail Darbar;
Movies : Shawshank Redemption, American Beauty, Satya and Conspiracy.
Should be sufficient I think. And should also probably explain the name of the blog. Philosophy plus computing equals Aristotle The Geek.