In Pursuit of Freedom is a blog on things that I come across on my way to liberty. It has been created with the belief that knowing is the key to wisdom.
If you can relate to more than three keywords, you are in the right place!
Prose: rants, rambles, essays, critical perspectives, individualistic views, sociology of literature
Poetry: offbeat, counterculture, beat, translations, anti-establishment, absurdities
Thoughts: anti-political, alternatives, utopia, anarchism
Photography: manipulation, photoshop and illustrator effects, editing
Design: web, graphics, learner's guide, bloody hit and trial
Web IPF 3.0
The best thing about IPF is that I can write and I can create at my ease. No restriction, no deadline, no nothing... it is every thing that comes between my eye and the monitor.
Early 2010, I had made a resolution to be more original. I have done away from using the commandC plus commandV keys to fill in the interesting web updates. (Now I have Facebook to share those links!) So I have been relying more on my fire to get things 'manufactured' here.
As I was cleaning the pages, weeding out the unsourced / unreferenced pieces / images, I found that many of the pieces are / were direct lift. An entire page of BBC is here! Another entire page of Wikipedia there! But not anymore... IPF is real now. Perhaps there was no purpose nor focus when I first landed in this world of blogging.
Now it's about free expression
In this blog, you can read essays and poetry or appreciate the raw graphic designing. The contents are too individualised, I sometimes feel it but then it's a personal site ;) Usually, you will find pieces on those themes that I have strong opinion about...
Of late, I've started trying my hand at graphic designing. A rookie, I'd call myself but the experiment is getting more exciting each day. Another ideal stuff is to type about everything under the sun.
Besides, I have an undying love to spread the concept of participatory culture. This type of culture—“with strong support for creating and sharing one’s creations with others” and “with relatively low barriers to artistic expression and civic engagement”—can help in bringing about the change we want to see in our world. In these ways we become not merely consumers, but producers and creators. And as an act of political defiance, I have pledged to use this platform. And as George Orwell once said: "What I have most wanted to do throughout the past ten years is to make political writing into an art."
The machine service centre
In Pursuit of Freedom is a blog maintained and customised by Kapil Arambam. You are not allowed to copy, in part or in its entirety, any part of this blog and use it for commercial purpose unless you have the permission and provide the original URL in your work.
I'm indebted to Raj N, my respected teacher, who taught me the theories of communication and made me understand their finer nuances. He was the person who introduced me to the world of blogging.
I also owe my gratitude to the maestros —though words might be limited to describe my reverence—Fyodor Dostoevsky, Walt Whitman, RW Emerson, Thoreau, Charles Dickens, Allen Ginsberg, WH Auden, Albert Camus, Jack Kerouac, Sidney Sheldon, Eric Sehgal, Robert Ludlum and other writers/poets that I can care to remember, countless political thinkers from Aristotle to Mikhail Bakunin (and from Kropotkin to Trotsky) plus several Manipuri writers and poets who (as of now) I cannot make a distinction between their kinds of work (But by memory, I can name Shri Biren, Thangjam Ibopishak, Pacha Meitei, Arambam Somerendro etc).
And my sincere appreciation to friends and people, who I have been in interaction with regularly, for giving me inspiration.