Monday, August 16, 2010

Potentially the next explosive online Sikh issue ?!

Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!

Kind of confusing - and perhaps inaccurate - title, but as usual, it makes sense in my head.

I think I have matured a bit since I first began blogging what honestly feels like {excuse the cliche} a lifetime ago. Not much has changed, but I have become ever so slightly more intelligent, understanding and, I'd like to think, accepting as opposed to tolerant. The reason I bring any of this up is because I've been sitting here thinking about my reaction to what I'm about to talk about, and I realized that a few years back, it would probably have been a much more explosive one. I don't think anything I'm about to say will be controversial in any sense, while if this had happened back when I first started blogging, I probably would have blown a gasket and said things much wiser and more lovely people would frown upon. Even now, it almost feels useless to talk about this at all, but made me want to blog, and at this point, I'll take what I can get to try and breathe some life back into this dying infinitesimal corner of web space.

Annnnnnyway, now that we've opened with the customary TR ramble, let's move on to the subject of today's post, shall we? And that, would be this:

Following at the heels of other such things as the Gatka display on India's Got Talent, is this. For those who don't know what this is, it's a postcard from PostSecret, "an ongoing community art project where people mail in their secrets anonymously on one side of a postcard" {taken from the website - p.s. if you're sensitive about sexual content, etc., probably best not to click through}. Anyway, people send in postcards to Frank Warren, the founder, who then posts some of them on the website, posting new ones every Sunday. Many of the secrets have also been compiled into various books. There is currently some "controversy" surrounding PostSecret itself, which I will not delve too deep into, but part of it does fuel this post.