Writing

Get a glimpse of the infinite — an interview with Martins Kai

“I’m trying to find a connection between the life I’ve lived before and this life I’m living now.”

Martins Kai will begin writing a column here on VHBelvadi.com starting this month. Called “Glimpse of the infinite”, this will be a monthly — or occasionally a fortnightly — column. In this tête-à-tête with Mr Kai we talk about writing, his interests and passions, about himself, and then take a look at what his new column will […]

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Writing

A new blogging manifesto

Setting up new standards for our weblogs and ourselves.

About three years ago, shortly after I joined the slow blogging movement for the first time, I wrote down a massive list of fifty points to which this website would conform. It was a blogging manifesto and at that time everyone needed one because blogging spiked in popularity and most of us were looking at […]

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Writing

Slow blogging reinitiated

Three years later, a look at how far I've strayed from my promise of slow blogging.

Three years ago I wrote about joining the slow blogging movement. Slow blogging is a practise that aims to take blogs back to yesteryears, where a group of people wrote thoughtful articles and the web, by and large, read them. These people were not journalists, but regular folk who had worthwhile comments to make and their […]

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Writing

You should start a blog

The benefits, the whys, and the hows of blogging, backed by ten years of experience.

For as long as I can remember, I have been recommending to people that they start blog; to write as frequently as possible, no oftener, no rarer. And to have the patience to let blogging become your hobby more than your habit because that is when the many dimensions of the craft become clearer, and that […]

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Writing

On writing quirks

From diaereses to the hedera, what is quirky about your writing?

We all have quirks. Some subtle, some obvious, others comical. In writing too, like in everyone’s fingerprint, I think there is a considerable degree of uniqueness. One might be able to mimic another’s writing, but never to perfection. Call these writing quirks, but we all have them — one might even be prompted to call […]

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