Tanuj (or as we call him here, Bhaiyya) brings to my notice that every post of mine on the first page of my blog is a criticism of someone. He is quite pleasantly amused by this fact, but I will have to disappoint him by saying that of late I have developed an aversion of this tendency of mine, and not only for what it implies abut my behaviour and nature.
You see, criticism bores me now. I refuse to criticise the commies, because their arguments are not worth criticising. Ditto for religious / political hawks and fundamentalists. Libertarians were a prime target earlier, but India Uncut has stagnated remarkably and Sabnis doesn't blog any more. Ravikiran came back on the scene and some new juice was offered, but I have noticed that my arguments with him often become too defensive and pedantic - of the 'no, I never said this' and 'yes, you did' type. (Was he also a debator in a previous avatar?) That stuff bores me much faster now than it did earlier.
Of course, criticising Avataram still remains fun, but the problem is that he blogs on The Maanga. Nilu has the attention span of a poodle if the discussion gets beyond his intellectual comprehension, as it frequently does. Which is why, often enough, a perfectly good rant-fest with Avataram is spoilt by his infantile posturing.
Basically, I am bored of criticising now. And hence, I will make a conscious attempt to shift the tone of this blog from critique to construction. In management jargon, I asked myself the question - what business am I in? And I discovered this.
So where does finance come in? Well Avataram seems to believe that blogging, and not finance, is my cobbling last. And I seem to think that I definitely understand finance better than I write on the blog. So how shall the twian meet? The answer, dear readers, is financial blogging, or more precisely, blogging on finance. Now don't run away - I am not going to write only on finance. In fact the non-financial posts will still greatly exceed the finance-related posts. Also, often enough, I will simply link to the efforts of my intellectual superiors rather than post myself. All I'm saying is, this blog will see more finance than it has seen in the past. Apart from all the stuff that I promised to write on some 2 years back.