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A Poll for Readers, If Any
|by Gaurang Bhatt, MD|
For the past four years I have been writing a weekly column at this website. I have sought no financial reward and to confess honestly, I write at other sites too. I have been raised on my vernacular poem, "Taari dhaak sunni koi naa aave to tu eklo jaane re". It roughly translates as if no one listens to your clarion call, you proceed alone.
I have loved and followed Henley's poem
I still subscribe to these philosophies. This site has no feedback telling me how many, if any readers read my columns. I would be lying if I said I don't care. It is obvious to me that the readers of this site have a much larger interest in nudity, masturbation and other sexual inclinations. I am not surprised or offended. There is an era when the brain is controlled by sex hormones and we all pass through it. My concern is whether this is the right forum for my irrelevant ideas. I have no quarrel or complaint, just an honest reappraisal of whether I am at the right venue. I know that we Indians are a passive people as our long history of subjugation confirms. Nevertheless, we live in America, an advanced society with freedom of speech and it costs us nothing to debate an issue or express an opinion at the site. Whether it is laziness or indifference, it is selectively biased against politics or serious matters and not hampered when it comes to sex, nudity or other prurient interests. It is not for me to stand in judgment or criticize, but it is incumbent upon me to reassess whether I am at the right forum. The rejection of the readers of this site may hamper, but will not seriously dent my attitudes, interests or thinking. It is very important for me to know whether my efforts are of interest to readers and if so to what extent and degree. I am not seeking fan mail for my aggrandizement, but it would be nice to see some discussion on the forum, scathingly critical, cloyingly appreciative or intellectually challenging. I have received occasional encouragement and am grateful and inspired by it, but it leaves me unsure whether it is a waste of time and effort.
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