रोज़ जन्नतें सजती यहाँ,

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मेरी काहानियाँ मेरे मन के विषाद हैं | इनमे मैं ही हर पात्र की भूमिका निभाता हूँ | नायक भी मैं, खलनायक भी मैं और यहाँ तक कि नायिका भी मैं | कौन पुरुष होगा जिसके हृदय में स्त्री न हो? कुछ इस स्त्री को छुपाते फिरते हैं, कमियों की तरह, तो कहीं कुछ एक अपनी स्त्रीयता को बाज़ार में बांटते फिरते हैं | परन्तु यह बात जितनी पुरुषों के लिए सच है, उतनी ही स्त्रियों के लिए भी | पर जब बात मेरी हो रही है तो क्यों दायरा बढ़ा कर क्लेश करूँ | मेरी कहानियों के सभी पात्र मैं ही हूँ |


The stories that I can think of are the conundrums of my restless mind. I get to play each role in these stories. I get to play the hero, the villain and even the heroine. Have you ever seen a man who doesn’t have some degree of a female in him? I doubt there breathes any who isn’t a woman, how much, that varies. Some men hide it, under facades of myriad masks, others wear it on their sleeves, brandishing it around for everyone to look askance if not acknowledge it. The same corollary holds even for a female, but when it is my head on the dissection table, it is not right to include anyone else and widen the circle. It yields nothing. I am everyone and everyone in my stories is me.

Important: I have received a few complaints regarding the difficulty that you face when you want to post comments. I understand that filling a form every time you want to share something, even a smiley, it is too big a task to fill the form and on top of that answer the captcha challenge too. The captcha is for my sanity, you wouldn’t believe that the web stats on my site show a handsome figure of 4000+ blocked submissions, most of them spam. But I do offer an alternative to you, it has been there since I made this place, I know it is a bit of a hassle for everyone.

On the right hand side, just beneath the banner, do you see a ‘Login With’ section with icons for OpenID, LinkedIn, Facebook and Google ID. You can login to this site using any of the 4 methods (I am afraid the LinkedIn method could give trouble, some botched up code did that, but Facebook and Google Logins work fine). It will ask you for permissions to your basic profile information, like any Facebook or Google App asks, and should you agree, it will pull your Name, Email ID and Website URL (If any) from these sites and fill out the form for you, except the comment part. Moreover, it will retain the cookie for a long time, so you won’t have to login on most days until the cache is cleared. By authenticating thus far, you will no longer see the Captcha, and the comments will not need moderation. I hope this helps. I’ll continue to put a smaller version of this notice on a few subsequent blog posts so that most regular readers don’t miss the information which can save them many precious minutes.