Who Am I?

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I’m Utkarsha Kotian, a 26-year-old from Mumbai. I talk a lot and never take a clue on when to shut up. Since I love animated conversations and often people do not want to listen, I blog! I talk about everything.

I previously wrote at utkarshakotian.blogspot.in and then the blessed WordPress came my way. I blog less these days since my job (I teach literature/gender to 20-year-olds) exhausts all my words. So if you see too many posts in a single week (vacation time, yay!) or none at all for months (I teach a LOT of kids), then you know why. I struggle being a teacher to teens, and making this blog my own. After all, the interwebs are super-convenient to dig up goss on your prof. Sigh.

I talk of things I see, hear and read. For most part I blog about everyday events and things that I think (you read the blog title, right?) However, on and off I write about Mumbai, Bollywood, Hindi music and my love for Harry Potter. Right now I am in a comfortable spot where I take enough vacations to recharge for the semester but nor enough to satiate myself, so you might see photos on the (Insta) sidebar of whichever place I’ve managed land myself up in. My impressions as a pseudo tourist are very little, since I prefer to soak in a place, and preferably keep going back. Therefore, this isn’t or I hope doesn’t turn into  a travel blog/travelogue.

I am a bad poet and a good listener. An average story writer but an above average story teller. Yet, I can edit other people’s stories in my sleep and make it better. I can weave yarns of tales that could one day clothe everyone in the world. Occasionally, I doodle on Paint and on paper between life. I click photographs as a hobby and do not upload them on Instagram! All of this and more is what you will find on this blog that I hope to maintain.

My resolution for 2014, (the year I started this blog) is to read 52 books in 52 weeks and that should, hopefully, form the core of what I am blogging about this year (no guarantee). Since I am extremely adventurous and bite off more than I can chew, I took up a second challenge for myself! On a small twist on 100 Day of Happiness challenge I am doing a 100 Days of Bollywood challenge where I will be posting 100 Bollywood songs beginning on the 10th of April. Yeay, never finished blogging about those.

In 2015, I hoped to read books that were only series or all books by a single author. I successfully read some 48 books. Still didn’t blog about those! I travelled to Andaman at year-end and fell in love. I am a beach bum, I realised.

In 2016, I travelled to Andaman again. Spend the first and last day of the year on the islands. Also became a full-time lecturer and workaholic (adding fuel to the blog-versation). I moved out to live on my own and discovered the meaning of being perpetually broke!

I promised myself to get fit in 2017 (almost achieved it). Learn to swim, drive, cycle, and bake… none of which have happened yet. But I did travel a lot (again). All travel information on Insta. The blog though, received some content when I contemplated my existence when travelling.

Therefore, if you follow me, you are assured of eccentricity. Some days of TOO MANY posts, and none for months thereafter.

Want to get in touch with me or simply give me feedback? Go to the Get In Touch section in my blog which is under About Me.. I promise to reply as soon as I can.

This is a personal blog and all opinions expressed here are my own, unless otherwise mentioned.

Read on! Let me shower all my gyaan on you! 🙂

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