What's in a name, it is oft said. Probably everything, or maybe nothing!
When I started this blog sometime back, I didn't know what was the purpose of even having one! I just claimed the name 'piyukamath' and the URL beginning with 'piyukamath', before someone else did- that was the sole reason I opened an account on Blogger. And for completion, since I had to name the page something, but couldn't think of anything in particular, I thought of something completely random- Here, There, and Everywhere. Well, I slowly liked it or rather, got used to it, and the name stuck. This space then lay dormant for a couple of years before I made my first post public in 2013.
Somehow from the last couple of years since I began blogging regularly and seriously, I had been thinking of changing the name from something random, to something more specific. But what would I name it? I don't blog about essentially any particular core topic, flitting from travel to food to philosophy. Hence I couldn't think of anything, and yet again, the name stuck.
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A few moments ago, it was a sudden thought which turned into an idea, and now, the idea stuck- things somehow always seem to stick! I always wanted to make the page more personal, and hence I decided to use my husband's last name. I didn't officially change my name after marriage, as the documents and hassles involved were too much, and the time on our hands was too less. But I always liked using his last name, for reasons unknown to me. And that's the reason I have decided to say goodbye to Here, There, and Everywhere, and welcome, Shanbhags' Diaries.
Shanbhags' Diaries will be a journal of our experiences, our travel, the food we love, etc.- basically the essence remains the same. As my husband is not much of a writer or for that matter, a social media person, the writing will continue to be mine, but the ideas sometimes will be his. Yet again, I did think of starting a separate Blog for recipes, but the idea of having yet another blog related to cooking, amidst the sea of many, was somehow not appealing. And I'm still a novice in the kitchen to start a Cookery blog of my own. Therefore, the theme of this space remains unchanged.
The only thing that will change is the name, which is why I ask again, as I did at the beginning of this post, what's in a name?