People have many fears. I have this friend who has never failed an exam and still fears that he will fail. One of my uncles fears losing money in the stock market. You know what my biggest fear is? -

I fear that nobody will want to hear what I have to say...




On a wintery morning in January of 2007, I wrote my first post. I didn't think of the future then. It was just something you do when you are fed up with life.

I was in my final year of engineering, and as it is famous for, Engineering did enough to make my life a boring routine - Lectures, Assignments, Practicals, more Assignments, Prep leave, Exams, more Exams, Results, Placements and more...

Life happens not in a planned way but on a wintery Tuesday morning... like it did to me...

It happened when I decided to start blogging. I never thought I was a good writer. All I knew that I could tell stories. I wrote my first post and hoped my friends will like it. Some of them did. They pushed me enough to write the second post, then the third... till I became addicted to writing...

I think a lot, and I continue thinking till I write my thoughts down. This very blog taught me that. I would write down my thoughts and that would clear my head for newer thoughts, saving me from the cycle of thoughts that I used to get caught up earlier.

Dont you think who will remember you when you go? When I go, will they rememebr who Arshat Chaudhary was? Was he a good guy? Was he funny? When I go...I will leave these stories behind... and hope that through my stories you read my soul...

It is difficult to write a blog. It is difficult to place yourself out there. You are potentially standing naked on a street. in fact, it's even worse, as on a street, no one knows what you are thinking...what your deepest fears are... Everyone who has been on this blog, knows me.. atleast a part of me...

What gave me the courage to a guy like me, shy and an introvert, to start writing, putting myself out there! Trust and Love!

I hope through my stories, I have made you smile, made you cry, made you think, asked you to fall in love... I hope I have fulfilled my purpose of starting this blog.

I look at the followers of this blog. I am humbled when I realize there are so many of you who have never met me, dont know what I look like, dont know what my religion is, or what is my political inclination, but still you love me enough to read what I have to say...

It's funny how a simple comment from someone whom I have never met made me feel so happy for days together... I hope my stories have had a similar effect on you.

I can't help it if I sound sentimental today... But today, something happened which I didnt think was possible...

I have always loved your comments, even when you didnt comment, I knew you had read the post, and I was in some way, able to touch your lives in some way... I felt happy that I could do that. All those words of appreciation some of you showered on me on my Orkut and facebook profiles and through email, though exciting, only ended up humbling me and pushing me to come up with better stories...

In most of my posts, I must come across as a guy who has this inherent urge to announce his supremacy by cracking stupid jokes about how awesome he is... But honestly, isnt that the trait of a person who wants to be accepted? Dont you think the guy who goes on saying that 'I am the best' is actually not too sure about it..?

All this while you have enjoyed my posts... I sincerely hope that you have... You have seen me grow... From a boy studying for his final year engineering to the man that I have become... I know, not much of a man... but play along, will ya? :)

I have shared so much of my life in the last 2 and a half years, I have to share THIS with you, this is what I did today...

I signed these papers. I am now an Author.



I owe this to each one of you.... each one of you who has come on my blog... liked my posts... or even disliked my posts... each one of you has influenced my life and writing in some way.

Today, to each one of you who has taken time out of their lives to hear what I had to say -

Thank you
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27 letters to the editor:

    On May 31, 2010 at 12:58 AM     
    Perx said...

    Congratulations..

    On May 31, 2010 at 10:53 AM     
    Ashish said...

    Congratulations buddy...Best of Luck!

    On May 31, 2010 at 11:04 AM     
    JSincro said...

    Congratulations! And All the very Best for everything u write! :-)

    On May 31, 2010 at 1:46 PM     
    Sanket said...

    Wow, that's great! Congrats dude :)

    On May 31, 2010 at 2:35 PM     
    Nupur said...

    Someone's senti!!! Time to get a romantic story with a happy ending!

    On May 31, 2010 at 7:09 PM     
    s4n705h said...

    COngrates Arshat. Does being one of your readers means that we will get the invite for book launch party and a complimentary author signed book?

    On June 1, 2010 at 1:14 AM     
    sumit Das said...

    Congrats and Best of luck!!!!
    I can see Chetan Bhagat looking for a hideout, and by God should he...:P

    On June 1, 2010 at 4:58 PM     
    Urvashi said...

    Congrats to u..!! :) :)

    On June 1, 2010 at 9:36 PM     
    shamz said...

    Hey Congrats!....
    Do let us know when your book comes out...

    On June 2, 2010 at 9:31 PM     
    Anonymous said...

    congratulations... Sie verdienen es! Sie sind der MANN!nicht ein Junge aber ein Mann..ich liebe Ihr Blog! :)

    On June 3, 2010 at 12:18 PM     
    Abhishek said...

    congrats man! I can already see a queue outside the book stores..
    it would be great if you can atleast give a sneak peak of what you would be penning down as author and when we can have more details :)

    Best of luck dude


    @Perx
    Thank you :)

    @Ashish
    Thanks yaar.. I need it :)

    @Jsincro
    That your real name? Thank you :)

    @Sanket
    Thanks man.. hope everything goes well

    @Nupur
    Whats coming up is a 230 page happy ending wala story... You have to like it :)

    @Santosh
    We started writing almost at the same time man... Anything for you :)

    @Sumit
    hahaha... I love that comment dude... It's so damn sweet.. You must really like my writings :)
    Made my day.. Thank you..

    @Urvashi
    Thanks :)

    @Shamz
    Thank you so much :)

    @Anon
    Danke schon

    @Abhishek..
    Thanks for the kind words yaar... I hope the book is liked by you guys..
    I will start posting stuff in between posts, so that everyone remains interested
    :)


    @ALL: Some word of mouth will really help :)


    All the very best... :) :) do us bloggers proud... :D and don't forget to tell us when the book launches...

    On June 3, 2010 at 9:41 PM     
    Ankita said...

    Wow...awesome yaar!
    Heartiest Congrats :-)
    Will love to read your work!!
    And u r one of the best and fav writer of mine!!
    best luck!!

    Super congratulations!!! Thats awesome..
    Want sneek peak of story for all bloggers...and signed copy when you come to any bookstore in Blor...
    I m sure your book will be as interesting/funny/emo as your blog..
    Good luck dude :)

    On June 4, 2010 at 4:11 PM     
    Ramya H V said...

    Congratulations Arshat!! I have always been a silent reader of your blogs and a huge fan thereof. U will prove to be a very successful author. All the best and keep writing good stuff! :-)

    On June 4, 2010 at 5:43 PM     
    ng said...

    That's really cool...a book is an achievement i feel...congrats...

    On June 4, 2010 at 9:27 PM     
    gkam said...

    Hearty Congratulations!
    Chetan Bhagat, Sidin Vadukut and now Arshat Chaudhary!

    Wishing you all the best.
    Always have been a fan of ur writing, will continue. And glad I am.

    Do keep us posted of ur work/ release.
    Cheers! :)



    @Akansha:
    Thank you so much :)
    I will keep you updated...

    @Ankita
    It's really sweet you said that.. The more I talk to guys like you, the more confident I get about the novel.. Thanks..

    @uniquely the same
    Deal!
    I hope you like the novel :)

    @Ramya
    Feels good to hear from you.. Do post more often :)

    @ng
    I went to your profile and saw that The Time Pass of India was the only blog you followed. I feel loved and humbled...
    Thank you :)

    @gkam
    You took my name in the same line as Chetan Bhagat...! I have a lot of respect for Sidin too...
    Feel proud that you think I am that good.
    Thanks!

    @ALL: Thanks for the encouragement guys!

    On June 5, 2010 at 9:40 PM     
    Shanu said...

    YAY..Congrats!!

    I will be there to get my hands on the first copy!

    I've been reading ur posts since feb 2008...came across ur blog thru google search for "time pass" one boring day..n u've been in my reader ever since!i jus love the way u write..i felt sooo happy when i read this post..cant wait to read ur book..all the best :) n to tell u..you are awesome :) don u have any doubt abt it :)



    @Shanu
    I have a feeling you are gonna love it :)

    @Bavya
    This is your first comment if I am not wrong..
    Thanks for the comment and the kind words... Hope the novel pleases you.. :)

    Ya..this is the 1st time i'm commenting..but following ur blog religiously :) 've suggested ur blog to so many of my frnds too..will do the same for ur book too :)

    On June 14, 2010 at 6:57 PM     
    Dibzzi said...

    Congratulations! All the beat!

    Have been reading your stuff for a while, though dont remember commenting before :)
    Congrats dude! May your book expand on your blog's reach and power! :)



    @Bavya
    Thank you :)

    @Dibzzi
    Thanks.. I really need it :)

    @chaichaichai
    Firstly, awesome profile name...
    Thanks for the encouraging words..

    On June 16, 2010 at 1:21 PM     
    Mithrandir said...

    wuhooo!...please dont ever write any textbooks....?
    if u do...please fill em up with more pictures..not diagrams ...pictures!than theory :)
    have fun !all the best!