After two and a half years MarutFans is at the cross roads of its existence. The original purpose of the blog was to try and establish contact with as many of the Marut clan as possible and to keep the flock together and work towards the celebration of the Golden Jubilee. That goal has been achieved, what next?
Originally, I thought that after the celebrations we would shut shop and that would be it. However, it is not that easy. Having reached that moment, I find I have very mixed emotions about doing so. For one, it has been wonderful being together and having a place where notes and opinions can be shared. Now having got everyone together it seems silly to just throw it all away, as if it never happened. Besides, this blog is our very own creation.
We have our MarutFans Group, that serves a wonderful means of exchanging such information amongst ourselves, whose contents are not really open to all, unlike the Blog. Incidentally, the Group is now solely owned and run by Sudhir. So while the Group offers privacy, the Blog is open to all for healthy discussion and exchange of ideas.
On the other hand, I must confess I am at a loss as to how to keep afloat. I think the Marut story is now more or less complete – with just a few gaps, which over time will be gradually cemented. What is now required is a new direction, not drift, and I thought we need to open up.
I would like to experiment with the idea of diversifying topics and not restricting them to a predominantly Marut bias. My own opinion is, that we can use this forum to discuss subjects which are relevant to our experience and interests, without becoming frivolous or acrimonious and yet generate interest through controversy and differing opinions.
Any and all suggestions, including the outlandish, are welcome.