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Sunday, 1 September 2019

Why Anicca?


Welcome to this little space on the blogosphere that I am going to call home from today!

Some of you may know me as DDS from Bookish Indulgences Book Blog and for most of you I am a stranger. So, let me tell you a bit about myself before I tell you about this blog.
My name is Debdatta Dasgupta Sahay, which is quite a mouthful, I know! So, I usually go by DDS. I have been blogging exclusively about books since 2012, so no longer a greenie here. Aside, from blogging (which I think is a full time engagement) I also work as a Digital Publicist for Books and as a Virtual Assistant to Authors. I am also studying Psychology at the moment. So, you can say that my life is all about reading, studying and promoting books. But believe it or not, I have other hobbies and interests too. I love food (am a Bong so it’s kinda in my DNA), I love to travel and I love to dabble in the Occult.

I have wanted to branch out and blog about my other interests, but I just did not have the confidence. I still do not, but I decided to throw caution to the wind and jump in anyway. I hope to be able to share my varied interests with you all and improve my language skills at the same time. And that is where I need YOUR help – feel free to unleash your inner grammar nazi every time you read one of MY posts.

Now on to the name of the blog – Anicca, stands for impermanence in Pali. It is one of the three basic characteristics of existence in Buddhism. I love the sound of the word as well as what it stands for. Unless and until one realizes the fact that everything in our lives are ‘impermanent’ and prepare ourselves for it, we can never improve upon our quality of life. But choosing Anicca as the name of my blog felt right since everything is prone to change – including my interests and my view of life.

I hope that this helps you get a glimpse of the person I am for now, and that we will get to know each other through posts and comments on this blog in the coming days.

Please do follow me on social media not only to get blog updates but to continue supporting and encouraging me as I take on this new journey. Also, I am feeling kind of lonely at all these accounts at the moment!





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40 comments:

  1. Yes. I started my blog because I just wanted to write and wanted people to read me as well. I haven't ever looked for too many goody points but I do enjoy a good discussion about things and connecting to people and letting them know my side of the story of life. So I guess blogging fitted well in all the parameters. Anicca is perfect because permanence is a myth. So you sum life well with your blog. Good luck!

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    1. Thank You Sonia.
      I know that you have achieved your initial goal. Hope it still keeps you motivated.

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  2. Best of luck on your new blog. I hope you achieve what you expected & enjoy the journey too. Happy blogging to you

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  3. fascinated by the idea of impermanence

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    1. Hey Pooja!
      I was too when I came across the 3 aspects of existence in Buddhism. But, when I think about it, change is something we are all mostly accustomed to in life, aren't we?

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  4. Good luck with the new page DDS ! And I liked the name and the thought behind it.

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  5. I like the ring of the name in my ears. And yes, I do remember why I started blogging. It was to went off my emotions and insecurities. But it has completely transformed now and now I want to bring in content to the fore that is supportive of mothers and women in general.

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    1. Thank You for stopping by The Novice Soul.
      Your blog sounds like a it has been a wonderful journey! I'll be sure to check it out.

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  6. QOTD Answer: I started my blog in 2005 as an imperfect chronicle of my life. It has been a tortuous journey! Glad that it happened!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by... Imperfect Chronicle sounds like something most of us could relate to. Will definitely be stopping by!

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  7. Love the word and it’s meaning and perfect. It is so nice to meet you. I can’t wait to learn more about you and your interests! You have to be the busiest person on the planet! (Rena from The Blogging 911)

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    1. Thanks for dropping by Rena! I am looking forward to learning some tricks from you!

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  8. Brst of luck as you embark on a new journey. Going to be around to read a d support you.

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    1. Thanks Sonia! that means a lot to me :) See you around!

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  9. Interesting! I started blogging to share out struggles of a mother in today's world. Later branched out to books and travel.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Pragnya! We do have books & travel as our common interests. So I will drop by soon.

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  10. A curious mix of philosophy and life!

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  11. I wish you the very best in this new blog! May you find the perfect subject to write about and the perfect readers to rave over it! ❤️

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  12. All the best

    Way to go

    This is you home now

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  13. Beautiful explanation of Annica - guess everything in the world is 'impermanent'- so perfectly apt!

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  14. What a lovely name, DDS! I didn't know this was your blog. Glad to have dropped by.
    #ReadByPRB

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  15. When I first read your blog name, I thought it was very close to the Tamil word, "anithham", which also means impermanence.. It's great to know that I've associated it right..

    Wish your new home is filled with lots of love, visit, like, comments and share..

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    1. Ah! I did not know that Anicca and 'Anittham' are synonyms. Thanks for telling me.
      Do drop by from time to time

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  16. A new follower and a reader of your blog says HI. I am sure, we will get some wonderful content here to read and would learn a thing or a two :)

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    1. Thank You Kavita. Let's make a deal to learn and teach at the same time

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  17. All the best for your new blog. Liked the name and explanation for it. The initial goal of my blog was to just write and vent on things in general. Slowly, it evolved into a medium where I give wings to my storytelling skills.

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    1. Thanks Rohan. Its awesome to hear about your blogging journey. Will be sure to drop by soon.

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  18. Interesting. Please help with the pronunciation of Anicca?
    Good luck for yet another new beginning.
    Surbhi #surreads
    https://prettymummasays.com

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    1. In Pali it is Aneechha, and in english it is ænikə
      Thanks for stopping by!

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  19. You have choosen a good name for your blog 🙂 I like it , it's sound good also meaning is good.

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