Bohemian Wanderlust

By Shivika Chandra

I belong to the nameless faceless “GenX”. The darling of the advertising world. We are the kids who grew up on a heady concoction of maggi noodles, chitrahaar and pilot cigarettes. We were the beginning. We were the kids who saw our parents graduate from bajaj scooters to four wheelers. We saw hairy bollywood heros shave their chest and become “metrosexy”. We saw hemlines progress from short to shorter then turn non-existent. For us ‘grass’ was green, “ass” was a donkey’s cousin and “Dick” was a kid from Enid Blyton’s Famous Five. Obviously as we grew everything had a double meaning, every gesture a hidden agenda. We are self proclaimed agonists, but deep down we believe. We use humor as a shield. Maybe rightly so.

But this newsletter-blog isn’t about my generation. It’s about you and me. The people who make this generation what it is. It’s a trail which follows us on our bohemian wanderlust. Not literally but metaphorically as well. It’s about the things that make us pause and think. Things that tick us off. Things that inspire us. Cognito ergo sum. I think therefore I am

The lyrics of a song. Female infanticide in South Asia. Gila monsters and diabetes. Superbrain yoga. The free Binayak Sen campaign. The latest Potter movie. Global warming. Mozart’s music in a Tom and Jerry cartoon . Polypharmacy in the elderly. Sachin’s double ton in ODI. Jack Russell terriers

Random phrases, linked together only in my head as I come across them during the course of my day. Do the same. It could be a book you read, a lecture you attended or something you just thought of on a random Tuesday afternoon. Delve a bit deeper. Put your thoughts forth. Unfettered. You’ll be surprised at how much we have in common.


Bohemian - a person, as an artist or writer, who lives and acts free of regard for conventional rules and practices

Wanderlust- is a strong desire for or impulse to wander, or, in modern usage, to travel and to explore the world

In case it was lost somewhere in the ramble, the aim of this article was to get YOU to start writing and make yourself heard on our Blog (The Third I)