About Dhar Dhar

People often ask me why this weird name – Dhar Dhar. That is actually my surname written twice. I assume it is easier to remember, at least for me. However, I also have a rather twisted answer to that question. In Bengali, ‘dhar‘ means ‘to catch’ or ‘to hold’. This blog is exactly that. Its sole purpose is to catch whatever tumbles down from the watermelon above my shoulders. So, there you go…

Now, honestly, this blog started out as an experiment and a general rant about everything. I was curious about this whole new way of interacting – blogging – and 2008 was as good a time as any to start.

Though after its 100th iteration, this blog has changed beyond recognition, it still is a place for my priceless words of meaningless wisdom. It is my presence in this “Matrix-esq” interlinked web we call the Internet. It is my space where I can hide away and be an artist one day, a political commentator the other, a traveller the next day and Superman the day after. It is something I have created, the thing about which I know everything. What other places can I claim to know that much about? None…

There was a time when I used to post and update this blog on a weekly, if not daily, basis. Nowadays, months go by without me even touching it. I am not sure whether to blame that on my 12 hour work days or my mental block, but whatever it is, the blog periodically falls into a state of disrepair. So, special thanks to those few who bother to check this space on a regular basis.

Lastly, if for any reason you need to contact me, don’t hesitate to reach out to me using the form below.

– Sid Dhar

One thought on “About Dhar Dhar

  • April 20, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    I stumbled upon your blog while working on my college magazine. Since then (2013) I have read almost all the articles you published. Just love your writing. its always a worthy reading. Keep up the good work. Following your footsteps 🙂



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