Author


Hi! Welcome to ‘This is My Truth’, a collection of writings by a mind unconditional, unapologetic, unstructured, un-every order, a woman in her own way, man too, the same way; lives to love, loves to live, write, travel, click and dream… You can directly go to the  BLOG to explore my years of writings or read below to know more about me.

Sanjukta Basu | Traveler. Writer. Photographer

Those 3 words are enough to describe me. Professionally, I am juggling between those roles and in between try to manage a start up called Samyukta Media, of which I am the founder. Samyukta Media is a Social Media and Communication Consultancy and Training firm started in May 2010. To know more about what its mission and objectives, please read the public announcement launching Samyukta Media. Please visit the SM blog for more.

Occasionally, I give guest lectures at various Mass Communication colleges and speak at various conferences, summits and institutions. You can check out some of these videos here.

As an avid traveler I run a self funded project called SWBT (Single Woman Budget Traveler). Please visit the SWBT website for my travel writings and photography.  

I am perhaps India’s first professional Wedding Blogger and Photographer. You can read about what is a ‘wedding blogger’ view samples of Wedding Blog and my Photography Portfolio on my Photography Website.

For my blogging, Social Media and Community Outreach activities, I have been awarded the TED Fellowship in 2009. You can visit my TED Profile here.

Although I don’t practice law I give free legal counseling to women on matters related to personal, family, marriage, property law and violence against women

Feel free to contact me to seek any suggestions and guidance in the field of women law or Social Media and Communications. I am also available for delivering training, workshops and talks on ‘Social Media and personal development.’


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[About the Author's Personal Side]

The name

Almost 9 out of 10 people that I come across ask me, if it’s Sanjukta or Samyukta? It’s actually both. I was named by my mom after the legendary Odissi dancer Sanjukta Panigrahi.

I think it is originally a Sanskrit name, Sanyukta with ‘N’ being silent and replaced by a nazal sound, meaning ‘united’ or ‘the one who unites’. In Bengali we don’t have the letter Y we have J instead. So when spelled according to the Bengali pronounciation, it became San’J’ukta. 6-7 years back when I first tried to have an email account on Yahoo by my name I was told “This ID is already taken, try another one”. Now, I didn’t want a funny (or not so funny) combination of letters and numerals…so I simply replaced the ‘N’ with ‘M’ and the ‘J’ with ‘Y’ and since then I have been using that ID in the virtual world. The two complicated names has derived into a whole lot of nick names..Samyukta into Samy, Sanjukta into Sanju has been the most used outta all of them.

I am not a Bong (!)

I am often approached by all sort of over enthusiastic men….please mind it I said ‘men’…telling me how much they like bong girls and how they love bong ‘kaalchaar’…and then they would say some thing broken baangla they picked up from one of their bong friend….it seems all of them have at least one…guys gimme a break coz that don’t impress me much. I am not a bong, not a Delhite, not Indian, not westerner, not modern, not traditional…there is just no way you can label me…except for one…I am just ME

An Honest Lawyer

I am enrolled at the Delhi Bar Council as Advocate Sanjukta Basu. After giving about a year in Court practice, I realised I am not meant to be the black robe wearing litigation lawyer. You need to have a different kind of fire in your belly to be a successful lawyer while sticking to your principles and integrity. In most cases you can’t have both and I just didn’t have the fighting spirit in me. So I chose the easy way, corporate and research lawyer. You have a very weird combination in me, an honest lawyer, sounds like an oxymoron I know but you’d know I am being honest if you follow this blog a bit closely. At times I myself wonder what gives me the strength to be so candid about my personal life on this blog. There is hardly anything about my life that can embarrass me or about which I would rather not talk about. I am given to understand by my own life experience that there is nothing stronger than the truth. As long as I am speaking the truth, there is nothing to fear or lose or be embarrassed of.

Hobbies and Interest

About hobbies and interests I just have one “Change”. I can never be at one thing for too long…No that doesn’t explains why I am still single :P Amongst the few consistent ones are writing this blog, travel, photography and socialize.

On Life Love Sex and God

I don’t adhere to culture and tradition, I don’t believe in anything called God but I have nothing against those who believe in it, as long as they don’t preach me. I talk too much and too strongly about women’s liberation, right to chose alternate sexuality, I often advice a marriage to be preceded by a live in relationship and I support free sex as long as it is safe voluntary and pleasurable. I believe it is not love unless you are ready to lose every bit of yourself for the sake of it; it is not love unless you have lost your sleep, appetite, reason and logic over it; it is not love unless you are desperate to express it; it was not love if you got over it and it is also not love if it stays for life. Yes, love is momentary, what stays on is not love but mutual respect and understanding, not all who are happily married are in love. I believe in true love, it does happen, happened to Romeo and Juliet, but I also know for a fact, if they didn’t die and got married instead, they would have surely lost it to their daily grind.

 

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92 comments

  1. Hello

    I am a Sri Lankan and accidently happened to visit your blog and really liked and enjoyed reading and now I have marked sanjukta.wordpree in the net.

    Thank you

    Medha

  2. Bhupinder Randhawa · ·

    Nice Blog, really enjoyed reading.

    Cheers
    Bhupinder

  3. Hi
    I happened to come here from minglebox.
    I liked your narration in introducing yourself although yet to visit and read other pages
    my blog is
    http://www.goggly.blogspot.com
    please do visit when you have time
    regards
    milind

  4. never comes a time when you say i’have lost it!
    but their comes a time when you say i’ got it…

    this is how i feel being here this day.

  5. hi.
    most of us think and dream but few have got the power to express n realize their ‘yet to be mined’ inner treasures.. certainly u do it so nicely.. i m not as enlightened as u r…but i do find so many things happening around as sheer waste of time n energy.. im in to exports of jewellery and very strongly believe in arising n striving for both-material n spiritual.. but oscillations is too confusing.. in most cases… i break my own rules.. i luv to communicate with a person who has something unique to add to the mundane life rather than supporting time tested practices to lead a better life..!! i dont know if i made things vivid to you.. take a good care of urself as only few ppl have got the gift of influencing others despite being so simple n straight in expression..9868175881

  6. Medha, My blog reaching as far as Sri Lanka..wow.. thanks u liked it.. Keep visiting.

    Bhupinder, Thanks a lot.

    Milind, Sure I’ll visit your blog, please keep visiting. Thanks

    Joydeep, Couldn’t get you much.. You feel like saying ‘I’ve got it’ what have you got?

    Ravi, My writing has been liked by quite a few of them, but your words would go into the list of personal favourites. Thanks a lot. Please keep visiting. About communication. I prefer to stay away from real world and express myself only thru my writing.

  7. Tapas Das · ·

    Hats off to you. keep up the good work. There are many like us who like the kind of job you are doing.

  8. Prashant Jain · ·

    Hi Sanjukta,

    This is prashant, we just chatted on gmail and we both are an orkut member, if u remember.

    It really very nice to see your Blogs, felt very good and really proud that you are a self made and self obsessed lady with lots of energy and thinking inside..

    You really have a deep thought for every things that you do.That what i manage to understand from here or from orkut.

    Its pleasure to know abt you. Seriously today i got to understand you after a long time of orkutting & all.

    Neway good luck.. keep rocking .. Enjoy ur life…

    Cheers!

    Prashant Jain

  9. loved reading your standing point on the highway of deliverd life.. hmm all roads lead to rome but some of us cross the boundaries ofplaces named, famed, blamed. claimed, disdained, pertained,upstart….there i managed to stop the continuation good luck with all that crosses the mind. hmarli trondheim norway.

  10. I know her since chaddi days..:-P

  11. Samy, thats a lovely intro and pardon me for the gender blender ;-)

    on the bloggers meet at Brew HaHa => I have asked my friend sreeram (owner) to contact. Space is not a problem out there …

  12. hi, i came, i saw, i am impressed!

    hv found a topic to do a bheja fry when we meet @ the upcoming mela. about LF.

  13. hey liked the frankness in your blog…

    keep blogging…

    Cheers leo

  14. Hi,
    Good to read your blog. You are one bold lady

  15. You are one bold lady who wouldn’t take shit from anybody. Keep up the good work. By the way i am a journalist.

  16. Yo Samy! way to go!
    i like d intro ..d way u take it forward…

    Peace!

  17. Hi,
    Just stumbled into your blog thru Vinu’s blog while I was trying to search for my friend Vinu’s online presence…
    was in a devastated state of mind, sitting alone with a mind that was too numb to respond to anything.. reading this intro somehow got my thoughts back into some sense…everything’s not so lost in this world
    Loved reading all your blogs

  18. @ Rashmi…

    That’s a great great honor you gave me, you have no idea how much those words means to me.. Am overwhelmed with gratitude.. :)

    So did you find him? And is your Vinu the same as my Vinu?

  19. Great blogs mam! It seems that you have opened your thoughts and feeling in words.
    Very frank, true and against norms.
    Things that everyone must have observed but few person has guts to tell..

  20. Hi saw your post on my site which is still under construction. It started as a project a while ago and i just haven´t gotten around to really doing much with it but planning to pick it up soon.

    Nice to meet another Sanjukta. :-)

  21. naisioxerloro · ·

    Hi.
    Good design, who make it?

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  23. thats a long, and interesting introduction – thank you! came here after i looked at your long comments on baradwaj rangan’s post on TZP :)

    i am not sure about this, but you better check it out. in sanskrit, the ‘m’ is not entirely silent. the rule, if i remember it correctly, is to replace the appropriate nasal sound, depending on what consonant follows it. in your case, it should literally be pronounced as samyukta (the nasal being ‘m’ – lips closed )

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  26. Hi Sanjukta……I know this sounds corny….but I need your number…..I need to talk to you as a professional…..if that’s a problem,please give me a call (from any STD booth etc) at: 0987 311 3122.

    Believe me Sanjukta…..it is urgent and personal…..no fibbing.

    I await a response…..Thanks. P.S. -Incidentally, I am a Bong……

  27. DOMOUPPYGOF · ·

    hello. good site.
    kola kola xara xara

  28. @Sujoy

    There can’t be anything that cannot be discussed on email. I mailed you which bounced. If you are serious about this leave a comment with your proper email ID.

    I’ll write back…although I doubt you are serious…

  29. Hi,

    I liked the thoughts shared in here…
    I know you dont know me well u may get an idea from this name – Kreeti Mitra.
    Hey San… Its ultra cool..

    Cheers
    :)

  30. rashmiv · ·

    A lawyer with a great attitude!Nice to know some people don’t let themselves get affected by mundane everyday standards to conform with. One change that might remain constant, however, could be to author such interesting blogs and be a voice for lot of repressed ones.Just being ourselves is probably the toughest in today’s times.Keep at it!
    Cheers!

  31. I came across to your blog from the Google search term “Taare Zameen Par” and found it nice, enjoyable and vivid.

    Bye!
    I will add you in my blogroll

  32. krishna Raj · ·

    Never expected Blog from an Advocate ;) Quite different and nice blog too. Cheers, krishna

  33. Aditya Basu · ·

    How a working professional from Delhi is initiating a blog group for Bangalore.

  34. peerlessdeepak · ·

    Happened to get to to your blog in middle of a distressing working saturday.

    Nice..

  35. hey Sanjukta
    This is aarti..stumbled upon your blog while reading about Indiblogger meet..
    i am also on ryze.. think we’ve exchanged msgs sometime back… :)

    nice blog~~ :)

  36. saurabh · ·

    hey

    urs description was grt….dats all..

    seriously dont knoe how i visited ur blog[:P]

    c ya

  37. I am a Gujarati bloger. just happened to visit your blog. Impressed. Wish you haapy bloging.

  38. i m quit surprised knowing that like u, a famous blogger form Delhi, other from Bangalore also denied there origin same way……one said not belong to father’s/mother’s origin and other proclaims being rootless….
    And now you…..who also denied any regional origin or that kind of identity…..or whatever mean by own identity..(other two also female).
    …….Interesting….

    By the way…like ur blog/perspective..……
    …good writings…and a free will..(that noticeable)

  39. Hi Sanjukta! Just saw that you linked to my site, and I’m so appreciative to have you as an admirer :) I’m adding you to my blogroll also. Your blog is great too, let’s keep in touch!

  40. Sanjukta: Few questions.

    1) Whats your motivation for blogging?

    2) A million bloggers, a million views/thoughts. My thought may not match with any. So, should I start blogging?

    3) Are bloggers spiritual souls? Is that a qualification?

    Just rambling.

    /Rohit

  41. Your essay about a blood relationship not being there in a time of crisis , struck a familiar cord in this polyglot corporate gypsy..

    am in bangalore since November..and we go backpacking once in a while.. when the pressures of the corporate wold weigh heavy..look me up on facebook..

    you’ll finad an album on Indian Mountains & Rivers.. may calm your soul

    some pictures of a recent Coorg trip & valley of Flowers/Sikkim,and Himachal are in there..

  42. dibakar · ·

    I was googling to find out ‘What is a good photograph’. Google brought me here. But was stunned by writing of ‘a honest lawyear’. Never heard of the specise ‘Honest Lawyear’.. that too who writes. Added to my fev list. Youd be visiting your site to see whats new. Best wishes

  43. Hello..

    I jus happened to get into ur blog coincidentally.This ones real cool.Iwas jus goin thro some of ur posts and they are brilliant.. :)

    And then wen I read about you,I felt even better..Truly awesome space..

    I ve added you to my floaters..

    Cheers… :)

  44. life1sdream · ·

    Hi I am avinash, came across your blog while searching for landmark forum on google, though i have done this forum 5 years back in bangalore.nice blog about your experience about LF……At that time I wished to flee away from all this But the sky is far from my reach…. next month i am joining advance course..

  45. life1sdream · ·

    add ny gmail id “avinashiitk”

  46. Hi Sanjukta…different name ha…

    Anyways….just one line from bottom of my heart….you are the best!!!!!!!!

    There r very few people on this earth like u…
    i pray to god to fulfill all desires coz u r nice soul
    ALL THE BEST!!!!!

    PS:- I also don’t believe in god, bt i believe in a hidden power within ourselves which drives & guides us .That hidden power is GOD for me.

  47. @Omkar, that one line was just great. Thanks a lot :)

  48. hi how r u?

  49. I was wondering if you created this blog page on your own or did someone help you? I want to put a blog into my website but I do not know where to start. Can you help me?

  50. Hey! Nice blog you have here.

    What led you to become a lawyer?

  51. Sanjukta: Needed to talk to you abt the never forget banner, but was not able to find your email address anywhere. Please send me an email at animesh @ gmail and we will converse.

    Thanks,
    -A
    P.S. Great post ;)

  52. I don’t know how I got here in the first place and we don’t see eye to eye on most of whatever you’ve written. :D

    The ONLY thing which I love and agree with unanimously is the footnote – ‘if they did’nt die and got married instead…’

    Fantastic sanju..

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  54. Hi Sanjukta,
    I happened to find your blog from indibloggers when I searched for blogs using the word atheism. I read some of your posts and found them quite interesting especially the one on Special marriage act. I didn’t know such an act existed.

    I found one of your comments above curious though –

    ” it is not love unless you have lost your sleep, appetite, reason and logic over it; it is not love unless you are desperate to express it ”

    I wonder if that is the same answer a theist would give when he/she is pressed to give his/her reasons for believing in “God”. If we can lose our sense of reason and logic over “love” why can’t we lose it over God?

    I am not trying to be judgemental but trying to think what could be a possible reason. Is it OK for people to lose their sense of reason and logic over anything? If that is true, can we justify the recent terrorist activities in mumbai as an act of true love for God?

  55. @Nitwit Nastik

    I absolutely loved your comment and question. Few of my blog readers actually engage with me on a conversation, glad you did.

    You are right, they could say the same thing for God. But here’s the thing, I also said love is momentary, I said it doesnt’ stay. What stays is respect and understanding. I see at love as a state of mind, it comes goes. Yes it makes you lose reason and logic but that doesn’t help you in the long run, it only helps you to find some one and establish a relationship, but to maintain a life long relationship you need to see reason. The world would be a chaos if we discard reason and logic.

    Secondly, the love I am talking about is for a person, a human being. You can see, feel hear this person. To be in a loving relationship with this person he/she would have to reciprocate your love. If not reciprocate at least acknowledge.

    None of these is true about the concept of God. God is only a thought. It can neither reciprocate nor acknowledge, u cant hear, see, feel God.

    And most importantly, you need a good reason to be in this kind of love that I am talking about. You love some one for his/her qualities. How would you establish this reason with God? Why should anybody love God?

    My trouble with theism is endless. Love is personal, its between two individuals, at the most it involves the family, but God and therefore religion have been made into a public matter. I have no problem if ppl kept their faith and love for God behind closed doors, like you can’t make love in public, you shouldn’t be allowed to perform rituals or shout devotional music or take out religious procession in public. Keep your love for God to yourself don’t preach.

  56. I am glad that you weren’t offended by my question. I was just being curious. Glad that you were a good sport about it.

    About your comments on love being momentary and not helping in the long run without logic and reason, I agree with you totally. However let me just play Devil’s advocate for a minute which might help in understanding how most theists think – which is why we atheists have such a tough time in convincing them that their beliefs are suspect. You mentioned

    “You can see, feel hear this person. To be in a loving relationship with this person he/she would have to reciprocate your love. If not reciprocate at least acknowledge.”

    Many theists, claim that God is personal. You can actually see, feel and hear that person (never mind that it’s a delusion, but they are ready to vouch for it). Just read some of the comments in my blog from theists and you will know how personal that experience is for them. They also claim that God reciprocates their love by intervening in their lives, producing miracles and answering their prayers. So how is “logical love” for a person different from that of a God ?

    ” I see at love as a state of mind ….”
    and then you mentioned
    “God is only a thought. “

    Well both of them sound like the same thing isn’t it? How do we differentiate these two?

    “And most importantly, you need a good reason to be in this kind of love that I am talking about. You love some one for his/her qualities. How would you establish this reason with God? Why should anybody love God?”

    Every Theist I have come across loves God for some quality. Just try asking some of your theist friends. Each of them will tell you why they love God and what qualities they love about this thing called God (some of them may go on for hours on this topic, so make sure you have a good pair of shoes on, so that you can run for your life ;-) ). In fact can we love anything without that object possessing a virtue? How is love for a person or a tangible object more justified than love for an imaginary friend in heaven ?

    “I have no problem if ppl kept their faith and love for God behind closed doors, like you can’t make love in public, you shouldn’t be allowed to perform rituals or shout devotional music or take out religious procession in public.”

    Touche. I cannot agree more with you. If only our politicians had enough courage and political will to enforce that. If only people understood their fundamental rights better. In fact, if only humans could make better use of their logical faculties, we wouldn’t be discussing this today. :-)

    Anyway Sanjukta, it was nice discussing with you. I plan to be a regular visitor of your blog and I hope I haven’t sounded too curious about your personal thoughts, in which case I offer my sincere apologies.

  57. Very interesting thread (and blog)! Love and theism are a bit different, but also a bit the same. And not just for (for example) the saint Meera.

    I’m an atheist, and, quite like Sanjukta, a believer in (temporal) love and accepting of theism in others.

    Nastik’s original question is indeed intriguing. Let me attempt to answer (or at least analyse) the question.

    Love is, ultimately selfish, and not only because of the aspect of lust. Nothing causes more pain (and hurt ego) than the loss of love. No, I’m not criticizing the concept of love. Nothing can give more pleasure than love, but then the flip side of love (failure) is ever present and temptingly easy to reach.

    Since God is an abstract concept, theists are safer than lovers in that the cost of failure is a lot lesser. Personally, I’d prefer to be disillusioned by theism than by love :-)

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  59. Sumantra "grey" Maitra · ·

    Hi, read your blog about Barkha Dutt, and then came to your about me…what do I say? Floored… Hope to meet and talk to you someday…BTW, am a freelance journalist…here’s an article of mine…

    http://www.the-latest.com/my-revelations

    check it out…and mail back, if you want to…stay classic…tata. ;-)

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  60. Swati Batra · ·

    hey i really liked your blog and read your blog on Mr. Muthalik…… I am Swati Batra, a student from Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore. As a part of curriculum, we have to do a master’s project and i am doing my project on Contribution of blogs in Opinion building.

    So looking forward for your guidance, if possible you can give valuable time to it and fill in the questionnaire.

    Also need your help in completing my project, if possible

    Regards
    Swati Batra

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  62. Hi. Great content and awesome introduction [about urself]. Anyways I’m HS Sandesh from Bangalore and would like to exchange links because even I’m blogging for a purpose and more than anything I’m looking for a destination to reach in Life. Have Fun..CHEERS

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  63. Enjoyed, had a great time

  64. 1. Your blog ranks no. 4 on Google when I type Shafiq Syed in the search bar — quite something, one might say.

    2. You write well, but wrong usage of language in some places.

    3. You lose it, just when you’re about to begin discovering it.

    Have a great time,

  65. If u want I can advertise ur cool blog in mine(3$/month), or we can also exchange links to increase our popularity(free of course), as u see, my blog is very, though not as much as yours, popular to many people :) My blog is http://rahul-bhattacharya.blogspot.com/ .. I learnt of u via twitter, and I really loved your blog, would be glad if you often include a link to my site in just a word or comma in ur articles, would mean a life-saver to me :)

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  67. Hey am so sorry Sumantra.. I never intended to not reply…must have missed out of my mind.. I would check out your blog and get in touch with you…

  68. Prerna Bhagra · ·

    Hi Sanjukta,

    Let me introduce myself as a part of the Bloggers’ Mind team. http://www.bloggersmind.com

    On behalf of Nokia I want to invite you for a bloggers meet organised in Delhi and Bangalore.

    This would be specific to your photography section/ photo travel blog Sanjukta’s Photography.

    Would request you to please share your contact details email – id and ph. no. , so that I can send you a formal invite and take it forward.

    One question i had, are you based out of Delhi or Bangalore. Please let me know.

    Thanks.

    Regards,
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  70. you are right when you says “it is also not love if it stays for life”, because when love stays for one’s whole life, then its calld God.

    Thanks for writing.

    Manish

  71. Tarun Razdan · ·

    hie sanju…

    Really nice Blog.. n intresting 2…

    thanks 4 al of ur Gyan…

    tc..

    tarun

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  73. The ardhnaari pic of yours, the male part looks like Tom Cruise. Right ?

  74. hi
    i think that is ur picture before reading the comment of uh.
    i m laughing now

  75. Hey
    This is great. The way you write and express yourself is absolutely worth the time you spend on this blog.
    The “about me” section is great.

  76. Nice Blog. Even nicer intro about yourself

  77. hi! i got your blog from twitter. and now i love the way you express. Its amazing. Its really splendid. keep it up…Going through your blog i came across about You. Do you belong to Orissa? You know lots of things about the state. I am born and brought up in Balasore, Orissa. Now in Hyderabad. Keep up the writing. All the best. Hoping for a reply on twitter.

  78. I have been hooked to ur blog for the last 2 days. I love your guts, your thoughts, your candidness! Its been a pleasure.. (Although am sorry about not leaving too many comments behind.. it wud have broken the momentum :) )

  79. Hey Sanjukta,

    I never seen such a decent and superb blog as of you.. Keep writing :) I’m your follower already and my handle is @RajashekarS.

    -Raj.

  80. Hi ,I am also a Sri Lankan who got your blog ID from my friend Mohan..I really admire your style of writing and the orientation towards freedom. Its deeply encompassing of all what I believe in.

  81. Never Mind · ·

    Just go here from Twitter and impressive you are! I see areas where we disagree and agree. I really look forward to a lively debate with you.

  82. I was thorughly impressed by reading ur blog. I have one too. shalinikaushik.blogspot.com .
    Hoping u will visit and let me know how it is.

  83. Hi Sanjukta,
    It would be lil unbelievable that we hardly interacted when were put together (in LIS).. but maybe this was only a matter of time..

    After reading the Matter above (they say BLOG?), I shook myself up in more ways than 1 & started out writing once again..

    I used to write to different Magazines- science fictions, projects & all sort of DIY things, not to forget the big Philosophical Phrases..

    I won titles for creative writing & handwriting competitions too..!! Only it took me a very big while to re- start it again..

    I dont know if your Profile could be linked to mine & vice- verse, if so, please join.. & tell me also how to..

    Here, THANKU for this..

    Luv

  84. shruti katoch · ·

    Hi,

    We are an upcoming publishing house and are interested to know if you blog about books too? We really like what you write and are interested in taking it forward.

    Please revert at shruti@amaryllis.co.in

    Regards

    Shruti

  85. ruchita deshmukh · ·

    HELLO
    IT WAS REALLY A PLEASURE READING UR BLOG REALLY IT IS ADMIRABLE THAT U HAVE SO MUCH GUTS TO WRITE SUCH THINGS
    DEFINETLY I WILL KEEP AN EYE ON UR BLOG

  86. Some great works, here Sanjukta. Best.

  87. Rakesh Kumar · ·

    Nice blog.
    Would like to learn from you a lot.

    If you like hindi blogs,please visit mine also.

  88. Hey Sanyukta… (the original derived name of your special name)! It has been a real crazy Sunday morning for me.. I bumped into your blog on Googling about Jasmine Shah, who’s interview you’d posted long before… but got hooked on so much so that I’d forgotten to study for my Midterm exams lined up for Tuesday..Just can’t be happy to agree with your thoughts more and share similar passions like travel and women rights! Happy growing in your world! Way to go lady!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) – from Bangalore

  89. farman ali · ·

    The concept of women and men on her/his own way forms the society of jungle in which only animals can live.Just answer these simple questions.1) What was the initial status of human in the history? 2)Why the human came out from stone age and covered his naked body?How many centuries we traveled towards today’s social life? Why the majority of world believe in one ALLAH (GOD) and became the followers of revealed relegions? Are you going back to that era ???????

  90. Hi Sanjukta
    Nice to meet you.

  91. Read the blog “Matter” and found it sad. Read the comments on Love and sexuality and found the comments on Love a sad commentary on perhaps experiences gone through or experiences covered. Is a marriage just ‘mutual respect” only.. Don’t believe that but it looks like “Love” = “Lust” in the description given if it’s just temporary… What is it… I guess every one has to define it for themselves. But “Growing” in Love is certainly more valid to me over time the “Falling” in Love over a brief period of time. Perhaps it’s understandable given the male-female dynamics in a male dominated environment due to economic circumstances and manipulative societal practices. Sad that you espouse Atheism, but certainly it is a choice when one doesn’t have any certainty beyond seeing ‘faithlessness” in the form of behavior antithetical to the religion and hypocracy in all aspects of society. The best description of Hinduism I like is that it gives you the Freedom to be Free and that includes being an Atheist. So congrats on your blog, and social media efforts.. Live Long and prosper “loka samasta sukhino bhavantu” – adios

  92. your views on god match mine word by word.
    thank god.

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