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What should I write about?


For the past few days I am suffering from what is famously described as the "Writer's Block". Wikipedia defines it as "a condition, associated with writing as a profession, in which an author loses the ability to produce new work". I am not able to decide what to write about, not due to dearth of ideas, but because there are too many ideas floating around my head.

Should I write about how I saw a small kid climb into his school bus with a Harry Potter like broom in hand and wonder how the good old Chandamama has gone out of fashion and circulation? Should I write about Sachin Tendulkar completing 20 years in international cricket?

Should I write another movie review? Should I write another article about the idiosyncrasies of women around the world? Should I write about how I too have started using these heavy-weight words, generally reserved for MBA students?

Should I write about the problems faced by overworked IT professionals? Should I write about how they bug their managers about onsite opportunities and deny it when asked publicly? ("Oh, I am not crazy about onsite opportunities. These are small things.") Should I write about how we travel in the overfull company bus but do not complain?

Should I write about how Shiv Sena attacked the IBN offices in Mumbai and Pune and how then declared it to be "spontaneous"? Should I write about the divide in the media itself which is evident from the fact that when IBN was crying foul over the attack, other news channels mentioned it in their tickers? (Zee News was in fact showing the wedding video of Shilpa Shetty, complete with music and everything.) Should I write about how CM Ashok Chavan was gloating over the fact that he has arrested 17 attackers while ignoring the masterminds?

Should I write about the money spent by builders in my society just to promote their new building while hundreds of workers who built it are going to sleep with a hungry stomach? Should I write about how emotionally charged up I am feeling today and don't have a clue about the reason behind it?

Oh what should I write about?

P.S. - Orkut has started a new feature called "Promote". I thank the person who has trashed my promotion  of this blog for it shows how important me and my blog are to him/her. Thank you!

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