The Road Map !!

They say “If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there”. This quote is so strikingly meaningful that it prompts one to read it over and over again. (See, I knew it – You read it once more).

While it was apparent to ME why did I started writing; some questions still were left unanswered in my last post. Decent feedback’s at predictable intervals followed with some curious inquiry on the What’s Why’s Who’s When’s & How’s were encouraging. A careful compilation of all the questions filtered them into 3 fundamental ones.

1) What is “betweenwhitenblack”?

2) What do I plan to write?

3) Would it make a difference to the society at large?

I shall try to make an honest attempt to address all the above questions, which should take care of the other queries too. However, a quick disclaimer here:

“All thoughts expressed here are my own and bear no resemblance to anyone*. India is a free country and people have the right to express what one feels. No major research is involved herein and hence I cannot be held for facts or faults – After all “To err is human; to forgive divine”.

*(Even if there is one; blame it on the creator of universe. They say you have 7 look-alikes in this world. Check yours on


1) What is “betweenwhitenblack”

NOTHING! It’s just a name to the blog without which I would have been allowed to create this page. Kidding!! LOL

There is a reason behind specifically mentioning White before Black.

White signifies Hygiene, Sterility, Clarity, Purity, Cleanness, Simplicity, Sophistication, & Efficiency.  Visually, white gives a heightened perception of space. It reflects the full force of the spectrum into our eyes. It communicates, “Touch me not!” It is LIGHT. White is all colours, totally reflected.

Black on the other hand embodies Sophistication, Glamour, Security, Emotional safety & Substance. Visually, black creates protective barriers, as it absorbs all the energy coming towards you and envelops the personality. Since it communicates absolute clarity with no fine nuances, it creates a perception of weight and seriousness. It is ABSENCE OF LIGHT. Black is all colours, totally absorbed.

Opposites attract: Just as white is total reflection, black is total absorption, its blend denotes a rightful balance. A balance of expressing thoughts between white and black is what I intend to establish in this work of writing. I personally believe that nothing is completely Right or wrong in the universe. It is the way we look at it and perceive or develop taste. I hope my work justifies a thoughtful perception between white and black.

2) What do I plan to write?

When I first thought of writing, I was clearer of “What not to do” than “What to do”. This piece of clarity has thus refined my thoughts on subjects that I feel (reiterate- I FEEL) is important and should be discussed. You may find my posts funny & thoughtful at the same time or provoking yet insightful (Mind you, at times it could be mere useless hopeless & fake).

However, I surely don’t intend to turn this compilation into a collection of ‘WOW’ moments or the ‘Ha Ha!’ or ‘Oh Sad!’ ones. I don’t intend to create a self-help documentary nor do I intend to rub salt in the wounds of people by touching subjects that have been done-to-death all over. Every spoof or Satire made on any topic is a conscious attempt towards being ‘Publicly private’. Every post addressing an unattended thought is an attempt towards being ‘Privately public’. Anything that confuses you here is purely your problem; but I am sure with time this would make sense.”

3) Would it make a difference to the society at large?

NO. It is a dream. Or maybe, YES. Dreams do come true. But hey guys first help me reach the society at large. I cannot do that all alone. Yeah! I can post it on social sites, tweet about it and spread the word, but it can’t bring about an overnight upheaval. (Ssshhh!! Actually I don’t intend to!) 2012 stats state; WordPress alone has 42 million blogs with 329 million people viewing it across 25 billion pages in a month. Whoaaa!! With almost every blogger aiming at reaching the society at large, I stand to compete with a gargantuan army of aspirants. Hence I feel it is better to develop a small community of like-minded individuals and express within the same wavelength of DNA..

After all, there is a difference between knowledge and wisdom. “Knowledge is knowing that tomato is a fruit; Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad”

Cheers !!


4 thoughts on “The Road Map !!

  1. Justin K.

    Well written Arvind. One of my Professors had once told me that you never really learn a subject until you teach it yourself. You might discover more about yourself than what others might discover about you.

    1. Indeed Justin.. Its been long I have been wanting to write.. I dont know how much successful shall I be but I will every possible attempt to discover and uncover myself in times to come..

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