Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Something to Say

Picture This:
Its 1944. The Second World War has dragged on for 5 years now. The Japanese army has been seriously depleted. Allied Forces are banging at their doors. Japan has lost any pretext of having competitive fighter aircraft. They were hardly able to service the ones remaining. In this scenario Admiral Tajakiro Onishi
suggested expending them as bombs. The plot was simple. Ram the aircraft into enemy ships. Hereafter, this desperate use of ramming surviving aircraft into Allied ships came to be known as Kamakaze or Kamikaze. Post this Japanese operation, any suicidal mission requiring desperate measures came to be called Kamakaze.
If you break the words – ‘Kami’ means God or Divine and ‘Kaze’ means wind. Kamakaze therefore means Divine Wind.

Not that this has anything to do with me. Except that, somewhere along the way people bestowed this title onto me – by altering by surname. And the name stuck. And now I’ve decided to adopt it too for my blog.

For a while now, I have been hearing of friends who publish their own blog. For a while, I even flirted with the thought of having my own space, with something to say. Then it all got buried in the midst of diapers and changing pads and washcloths and the rest.

I seriously got hooked onto reading blogs – thanks to artnavy’s blogs. And then the infatuation with writing my own blog began. I mean, where else will I have the space to say what I have in mind without a pair of sticky hands pulling onto my dress or a pair of chubby arms around my neck wanting a lift (but more about the owner of those hands later).

So here I am - with my first serious attempt at blogging. Sit back, relax and enjoy the trip!


At 12:40 AM, Blogger artnavy said...

Hi- welcome to the blog world.

Put in your heights post. that was good.

also visit -
usha and hiphopgrandmom from my blog

they are good at providing encouragement!!

At 1:22 PM, Blogger Alan said...

Another welcome to blog world.

At 12:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wah wah! nice stuff... very impressed with your skills... you have encouraged me to start my own blog.. by 2010 is the deadline i have set myself.

At 2:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will try to be brief.What is happening in Delhi(sealing)is the result of 59 years of corrupt practices of our Babus/Netas/Aam aadmi.They all new the law will never take it's course.It is bound to happening elsewhere sooner thanlater.
On Indan soap,I donot believe our women are like what Kekta Kapoor wants us to believe.Sadiq

At 11:19 AM, Blogger Something to Say said...

artnavy, alan, ameen thanks for the encouragement.
If the average Indian woman was like Kekta kapoor - she wudnt be here - writing this blog and ridiculing those serials. :)

At 4:34 PM, Blogger @ said...

hi there! Stumbled here thru artnavy's ... I wanted to chip in a hello and welcome..and would love to hear more about the owner of those 'chubby hands' that keep you busy all day! welcome and blog away...
[humming...we all have something to say..we all have something to say...]


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