Twisted Tryst with Destiny
Long years ago, we made a tryst with destiny ( to keep a diary of all the trash and great deeds that I read & do, respectively ), and now the time comes when we shall redeem our pledge. Not wholly or in full measure, but very substantially.
At the stoke of midnight hour, on this last day of the year that should have ended in apocalypse ( perhaps for the umpteenth time in human history. And no sneers please ! At least the doomsday predictions have a consistency to boast of. What have you ?! ), as the world welcomes the new year 2013 with bated breath and fresh dreams and even fresher resolutions ( that are meant to be recycled/renewed on the next year's eve. But never mind. ), I shall awake to life and blog-dom.
A moment comes, which comes but rarely in our life, when we step out from the old to the new, when an age ends, and when the rants and nonsensical expressions of a demented soul, long suppressed, finds utterance. It is fitting that at this solemn moment I take the pledge of dedication to the regular sorting and collection of ideas and articles, to organizing my views and stuff, and to the still larger cause of humanity. ( If every demented soul could keep his ideas contained in a dossier like this, how easy it would be to destroy them and save the human race from their unsavoury effects ? Think ! )
So, on that optimistic note for the future of humanity, a Happy New Year 2013 and a warm welcome to this dossier of yours truly.
The actual "Tryst with Destiny" speech, by J.L. Nehru ( which I have so gleefully desecrated in the above lines ) is this.