Had enjoyed a couple of Rekha’s posts on this blog but it was her delightful photography on Whakaahuablog that really captivated my interest. Then delving into more of her posts here her readiness to chat and her warm humour shines through! She adds a quirkiness to her posts that make you laugh out loud …
Where were you raised Rekha?
I was born and brought up in the city of Bengaluru, India.
Do you live far from there now?
I still live in Bengaluru where I have been here my whole life! More than two decades in this city and yet I am not bored of living here. But I think its time I move elsewhere as life is too short and I have a lot of places to visit.
Please share something about your family?
I am the only child and the youngest amongst the cousins. Having said this, I am not a pampered brat. My cousins have kids who are in their teens!
Being the child of working parents, I have spent most of my school vacations alone at home. But I have never missed having a sibling. Gosh! I can’t imagine sharing my stuff with a younger brother or sister. If I had an elder sibling… well things would have been different *devilish grin*
Sunrise @ Munnar
What about your education, work and travels?
I have done my Bachelor’s in Engineering, Electronics as my main subject of interest. I worked for more than three years after my studies but I had to quit due to health issues. Recovering from paralysis is a painful and slow process and I can proudly say I am now 85% healed. So sometime in the near future, I will start working again.
I have travelled to almost every city in South India. I am yet to explore the other parts of India; Ladakh and North East are first on my list – there can be two first’s right? I have always wanted to settle down in Singapore. I really don’t know why though, to re-live my past life memories??
When, why and how did you start Blogging?
Kate, I think this would be the funniest answer you have ever got … I really have no idea why I started blogging! I was just curious as to ‘how it feels to write on a larger platform’
I started my first blog – A lil bit of everything sometime in May 2016. I had no idea what to write! I wrote a post on failure and it was an utter failure! I don’t remember if anyone even read it.
For the first three months after that, I tried different things – photography, quotes, facts and what not! My pen name was anonymousblogger which I realised was way too anonymous so changed it to Supercalifragilisticexialidocious. Mary Poppins proved to be a lucky charm for me.
I started my photography blog in Feb 2017 – it’s called Whakaahuablog.
What do you most enjoy about it and what have you learnt?
Over the span of a year I have made a lot of blog buddies and I love interacting with them. Some are in contact via email and whatsapp too. Blogging is the good kind of social media. I must admit I initially felt bad for not having enough views on my post but during the initial stages of blogging, everyone has this issue. I have now realised that irrespective of views or likes, I must write because I love to express and share my thoughts and views. Blogging is not a competition where the one with maximum followers receives a prize. I write a lot of quirky humour in my blog and it feels so good when people appreciate my sense of humour.
Please share a link to your favourite post and tell us why it’s your favourite?
My favourite… Difficult to choose one! A few months ago I wrote an article on how thoughts affect our lives – here’s the link: You are what you think
Please share a link to your most popular post?
Popular post has to be one of the best paintings that I have ever done until now. I have posted it on A lil bit of everything. Since people who follow my whakaahua blog haven’t seen it yet, let me keep that a suspense.
My popular post on A lil bit of everything, Yeah, they were all yellow
Can I say that all my posts on Whakaahua are popular? 🙂
Lalbagh’s Flower Show
Share something funky about yourself or something most people don’t know?
Funky about me… Does NERD count as funky? I was a nerd in my school and college. My only real romance was with my books, a most sincere student! Read/studied the topics taught in class on the same day; completed at least 2-3 revisions before exams; wore glasses; hardly had any friends – I don’t blame myself for this as most of the nerd kids don’t have friends.
I was so shy and an extreme introvert! So silent, hardly spoke to anyone. My voice was almost inaudible and I remember my teacher calling me a Titan watch – the minute and second hands tick-tick sounds louder than you voice – is what she used to say. I am sure if I meet her now, she would say that a donkey’s bray sounds better than my voice.
During my final year of engineering, I do not know what happened, may be it was some ‘bring a change in you’ virus but I changed. I got rid of my glasses through lasiks [eye surgery to allow the light in]. I started socialising. I was no more the shy, silent kid. The study part remained the same though. I am more of an ambivert now.
Apart from that, I think everything else about me is portrayed in my blogs – photography, art (painting), humour, self-help and fiction.