Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Turtles all the way down.....



It is after all, the beginning. Rather unremarkable, but then, it has begun. Blogging has become the order of the day. The highest embodiment of democracy and it's egalitarian virtues, publishing one's thoughts has become a matter of triviality. None the less, the thoughts are not always as trivial.

Firstly, a matter of policy, for those who were unoccupied with better endeavors and chose to visit this new addition to the already crowded spots on this emporium of blogs, it becomes my undue responsibility to introduce the intellect whose creations swallows so much of your entirely unused time.
An IITian, a most insignificant species on this vulnerable rock ranking third from the sun. Mathematics and Carnatic music form the passions of this gory creature of whom you will probably get to know more about soon. The entity fancies losing elections as a mighty past time, especially if it means shopkeeping as the ulterior alternative, unfortunate enough to endure two centuries of pain undergone by many a jobless over-creative individual who took to making new machines as his daily post-gardening ritual. For the majority of the blogreader who failed to get the line above, I am lamenting on my grand fortune of being chosen to be trained a Mechanical Engineer from one of the most prestigious world class Engineering Institutions.

Finally, an ardent fan of Wodehouse and Douglas Adams, simply fascinated by the intricate plots and the inherent complications which are absolutely not necessary for the story and yet makes enjoyable reading. I would like to make
believe that I am well versed with some sacred Hindu texts. This initial article with all the fervour that the first time always has, will demonstrate that. Well, the rig veda gives a humble explanation for the existence of the universe, it's beginning. The earth, our world, happens to be on an elephant which stands on a turtle. The turtle stands on what? Well, as it happened then, I would rather prefer a change of topic- you must be getting bored!
This is the end of the beginning. Once more, it has begun ( ahem.. Trumpets?)

12 comments:

Harini said...

Nice start!
Anything well begun is half done . .


Now the next thing to look forward to is the cummilative time gap between the next few posts. ;)

P.S :
There is one important word. Somehow this word invariabily figures in every tam's blog. I was searching for it !
And I found it at the end of the "beginning" : Vettius Carnaticae

Chinnu said...

Welcome aboard!

That's a Sehwagous start. May the posts yet to come consolidate the innings.

parseval said...

I didn't know you liked Carnatic music :P

Anyway, Terry Pratchett may have a thing or two to say about the idea of a single elephant carrying the world. He claims that there are 5 elephants who share that burden.

Which raises the interesting question, what's the gender of the turtle?

bharath said...

"An IITian, a most insignificant species on this vulnerable rock ranking third from the sun. Mathematics and Carnatic music form the passions of this gory creature of whom you will probably get to know more about soon. The entity fancies losing elections as a mighty past time, especially if it means shopkeeping as the ulterior alternative, unfortunate enough to endure two centuries of pain undergone by many a jobless over-creative individual who took to making new machines as his daily post-gardening ritual."

reading this line, i thought u were writing about me...

Mahesh Mahadevan said...

Welcome to the blogosphere, the formless miasma of internet blogula(a brilliant phrase I picked up from a Irish gentleman Mr Thomas).
Ah, a good sign, I have stumbled on another oxymoron!

Vettius Carnaticae said...

Thank you all for that experienced tug, yes, I'm on the ship now. It remains to be seen how far I can sail!

@parseval It is really kind of Mr.Pratchett on the anonymous elephant. But the rigveda does take a very assertive note on this. It's just one elephant, or so the clacks have been informed, it appears. ;) As for the identity of the turtle, it is Akupara, if I remember right. If it has been named, it must be classified.

@bharath "V" bhaandu: Let's just say, I did remember you when I wrote that line!

candyman said...

Vettius carnaticae :P took me about a zillionth of a second to figure out who the face behind that pseudonym(?) might be. Wilkommen zum der blogosphere freund, and let me say this in simple English before the feeble resistance to an attempt at abstinence from using pseud GRE words is thwarted, "This shall be the first of many comments to come" ... blog on..

mathew said...

Nice.
Seeing the image, I too thought your post might borrow ideas from the Discworld universe.

Benkiman said...

magane neenu bandbittya?

iitkian said...

the most well written blog i ever came through, hats off to the jumping frogs man!

Ankur

Shankar said...

welcome to blogosphere :)

Mohan K.V said...

Swagata mahaswamigale, aadarada suswagata :-)