His is a phenomenal rags-to-riches story. It is a lofty ambition considering his packed schedule and his in-transit lifestyle. But, we gotta do what we gotta do, right?
In the first letter to my os.me family, I had confessed I was nervous. However, upon reading all the warm wishes, I felt relieved enough to ensconce myself in your love. I am still basking in the warmth of your kind words.
But, truth must be told: I am a small cog in a giant wheel. There are people far more talented who are working dedicatedly and sincerely behind the scenes to make this the most wonderful place on the internet.
I have one more confession to make before we move on to the announcement bit: I am even more nervous now than I was when I wrote my last post. Why you ask! Well, just read the comments. Everyone is talking about the ‘surprise’ (lol)! I mean the mounting expectations have added pressure. I sincerely hope you like what we have planned, I hope…Well, ok, let me just come to it.
You’d remember, I had mentioned that a plan to bring stories of resilience, triumph, and life was in the works. Our unremitting effort is to kick-start with a story that resonates with us and abides by the ultimate mandate (if you know, you know). So, we hope to get, wait for it, noted singer Padma Shri Kailash Kher as our first guest!
It is a lofty ambition considering his packed schedule and in-transit lifestyle. But, we gotta do what we gotta do, right? We have managed to get him to have a layover at #osdotme soon! Yes!
His is a phenomenal rags-to-riches story.
Today, he is a celebrity. His incomparable music, at once peppy and soulful, tops the charts. He is chased by fans for selfies. But, there was a time when people “used and abused” Kailash Kher He ran from home when he was barely 13. He was told he “didn’t have a voice fit for singing”. Overwrought, he started learning the tabla, giving up his ‘singing’ dreams. Many such never-heard-before truths will be revealed here.
Questions such as: What kept him going? What did he do between the rags and the riches? How did he reach where he arrived? — will be answered, too. Neither a god-father nor any windfall gain, only talent and hard work by his side. We will discover the truth of Kailash’s journey with the man himself! The #osdotme community has a rare opportunity to get up, close and personal with the singer. tell a friend
You read it right —we— our os.me community will do this. For os.me is because you are! We will form the questionnaire together. Post your questions below, and we will request him to answer as many as he can. Why are we doing this, though? We hope his story motivates us to keep going despite the naysayers. We also want to shower kindness on a man who went through this all alone and came out a winner. Let’s draw inspiration from the fact that despite all the hurdles, he still made it. And if he can, so can you! Persistence, perseverance, and patience are the key learnings from his journey.
We aren’t done yet though! Such stories are going to be a regular feature (yay!). We are going to start a series, where people on the top of their game share their honest struggles. Let’s recognise the sweat beads which glitter like gold! Let’s experience the tribulations of starry life. This is going to be an exclusive os.me series.
I earnestly hope you like the idea. Oh! we would like to name this series something befitting. And I can’t do it alone. I need you to help me come up with a catchy name. Some suggestions: #osdotmeConnects; #osdotmeCafe; #TruthCafe; #LifeTruth… We are the coolest and the kindest corner on the internet. The name of our series must reflect the truth that we stand for.
Also, our marvellous team has given us the option to ‘follow’ our favourite writers. It’s now even easier to ‘follow’ the writings of the authors you like. Please go clickety-click on the Follow button available on the author’s profile and posts.
Before I sign off, here’s a shoutout to our dearest Biswa Nanda. Biswa, I want you to know that you are brave, courageous, and blessed! You aren’t alone. Everyone, let’s flood his comments section with our love, let’s leave a note for him to tell him we have got his back.
C’mon now! Act on my humble entreaties, won’t you?
Oh! Lest I should forget, our author Shalini Pandey’s insightful Money and Housewives got published on The Champa Tree, with the title Women In Finance. The platform has 1000000 views. How exciting! We will get our authors more exposure. Some of you have expressed a desire to discuss nuances of writing with me, I’d say: Amazing! Please feel free to drop me a mail or a comment below and we’ll take it from there.
Once again, a heartfelt thank you to each one of you for welcoming me so warmly and throwing your support behind me. Your faith means the world to me. I am getting addicted to os.me, it is a piece of hygge I have brought into my life and that has changed everything!