Name’s Hardik Nagar.
I began writing this blog in the December of 2013. What followed were a series of posts highlighting my approach to minimalism in India.
The last post I wrote in that phase dated September 2014. Why did I stop writing? I don’t remember now (it’s 2017.)
By own admission, though, the writing stank — it reeked of vagueness and fluff. While most write-ups infused forced positivity, some went over and above to give pretentious advice. I have no defence: insecurities makes us all stupid.
I won’t remove those articles, though. No matter my detest for them: they serve as a reminder of being authentic (and my terrible writing style.)
Where have I been until now?
From here, I moved onto writing fiction prose and poetry for a project I called The Honest Musings.
So, did I just leave this blog and let it rot in this overpopulated virtual world? Yes. Did it leave me? No.
Somehow, the blog kept highlighting its prominence — through newspaper articles and a TEDx talk — as a crucial part of me.
Why am I updating this ‘About’ section after all these years?
I am going to write again here — but devoid of cliched philosophy, crude sentences, and annoying vanity.
Let me be clear: I won’t give advice, but I will write what I believe in and how I feel about certain ideas and practices. Some of them won’t align with conventional ways and might even sound extreme. [Like not buying clothes every few months. Yes, it’s possible.]
Some of my thoughts might piss you off — but we will learn to live with it. Or I will learn better.
What will I write on? Minimalism in India, personal finance, and how ridiculous our culture of extreme consumerism is (among other things.)
For inquiries, you can mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While you are still reading this, stop buying shit you don’t need.