Blogging has come of age in the country, quite literally. 92-year-old Mrinalini Sarabhai is the latest to hop onto the blogging bandwagon — the legendary dancer has set up her own blog on popular host site Blogger.com.
“Ageing is a mindset. Keep working, keep interested and active!” she begins, dispelling the notion that blogging is only for the youth. It was her 26-year-old grandson Revanta who initiated her into hitting the keyboard, but blogs aren’t new to Mrinalini."I am a passionate reader, always open to the throbs of the contemporary world. The word ‘blog’ was there in my vocabulary ever since it was coined. Whenever I hear about some interesting postings by people, I am always there to check it out."
The Padma Bhushan recipient plans to splash personal anecdotes and random thoughts across her e-journal, which has lush green woods in the background and two posts so far.
But, she is making sure it doesn’t read like a story of her life, as her autobiography was published in 2004. “I don’t think I should ‘trouble’ my readers again.” We enquire if tweeting is next on the cards, and she nods. “HinduasYes, I am planning to share my blog contents through Twitter and Facebook.”
But, Mrinalini isn’t trading the real for the virtual. “I still find pleasure in writing with my pen, and seeing it published in black and white,” she signs off.