This blog began as an online diary. At the time I moved a lot, and despite my love for “penning” thoughts, I decided to gather them here.

Much of what I write here is personal, with no specific agenda. And over time, as I struggled for time (and intent!) this blog remained a constant. I’ve cut, trimmed, and watered it like a dear plant, and some day, I hope to see it flower into a beautiful tree.

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  1. Abdul Rauf says:

    Really interesting idea! I loved your blog. I am not addicted to read the bloggings but when I looked at your posts, really good work. After a long time I came across a blog that must be appreciated! Thumbs Up! Help Me Building Up A Blog Like Yours! Thanks

  2. Yatin says:

    On behalf of all those curious minds out there and before their curiosity meet cat’s fate a burning question – When the name is sampurna why only half a story? I hope the response is full here.
    btw: I have absolute clarity regarding where the other half is pickled. I just want readers to get it form the authoritative source.

    • Sampurna says:

      My dear Yatin, I’m sure you can’t take the whole jar of that pickled stuff, can you (no matter how much of tasty savouries you like)? πŸ˜€ Anyway, here’s an attempt at a complete answer:
      Yatin: When the name is Sampurna why only half a story?
      Sampurna: Well, one needs to think of political correctness, people’s sensitivities, and the prospect of employers digging things up (phew) – I can’t imagine what the FBI would think of this little riddle of nomenclature, but you do put ideas in my head!
      Yatin: I wanted an answer, not ideas!
      Sampurna: Here, let me try, kid. You take things too literally. Let me put it this way. Consider “Sampurna” the author writing cryptic half-stories about (arguably) half of the things she experiences, so what does that come to in reality — One-fourth of Sampurna’s experiences? That way you would have my blog named One-Fourth-Of-A-Story, kid!
      Yatin: That still doesn’t answer my question.
      Sampurna: Ok, you don’t like Math. Me neither. Then let us approach this another way. What if this whole thingy about Sampurna’s half-stories is just another exercise in the expanding hyperreality of this universe? I mean, what would you rather have – prophetic rantings about the one true God from one of His Highness’s newest minstrels? I don’t pretend to know it all. So I try and keep my mouth half-shut.
      Yatin: But that’s in direct conflict with your name?
      Sampurna: What’s in a name, kid? Do you think Shakespeare wrote his Complete Works? Or God ordained people to fight over two versions of his word?
      Yatin: God didn’t write blogs (Thank God!)
      Sampurna: You are changing the subject… by the way you work for the FBI, don’t you?
      Yatin: I am a husband.
      Sampurna: I know that! No… not really! How’s it like? Is it too spicy in there inside the jar? πŸ˜€

  3. nobu says:

    Hi, Sampurna, thanks for your liking on my post about my dog! I love the photo of the cat on your recent post. All the best to you from snowy Sapporo, Japan.

  4. Balu says:

    NIce Blog.
    This is the only shortest post I have read in your blog so far πŸ™‚
    You interpret your imaginations very well in your writing and painting. I had spent enough time in your blog and now I’m late by 45 minutes for shopping πŸ™‚
    Will come around your blog again.
    Nice Blog !!

  5. ranu802r says:

    I like your introduction and your name.Sampurna.

  6. Sampurna says:

    Thanks, ranu802r. I’d suggest that you add a link to your blog on your gravatar so it would be easy for us to access.

  7. ranu802r says:

    I am a Bengali,Sampurna.Do you speak or understand my language.I thought Sampurna sounds like a Bengali name,hence the obvious question.

  8. Jessica says:

    Great concept. I like your blog. Beautiful. πŸ™‚

  9. dropped by accidentally…and I’m glad for that accident πŸ™‚ Just love your blog…and happy to be a part of a dreamer’s dream. Stay well!

  10. goanflavour says:

    Nice blog with well written, thoughtful posts. Definitely makes the reader reflect and think. Thanks for sharing your thoughts :).

  11. Nupur says:

    Randomly came across your blog.
    Made me stop and think. Congratulations for having the ability to do that to people with words and no more.
    Not to mention, you are a firecracker writer!

    Kudos πŸ™‚

  12. Prasad says:

    it was great reading some of your posts. Sometimes people start off well and then lose their way. You have a great way to keep your readers glued till the very end. i loved your posts and i specially appreciate the piece you put together about Rape and today’s media response towards the issue.

    Thanks a lot for sharing your views. Keep writing. I guess I will be following you around here a lot now.

  13. Hi Sampurna..this is “M” from Often Me at http://oftenidothink.wordpress.com. I have been looking for bloggers from India but with no luck and so am glad about the happy accident. Been through some of your posts and really enjoyed them. Good read! πŸ™‚

  14. I reading your post… very nice your blog…. πŸ˜›

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