I stopped posting on Facebook for three reasons:
- I found that I was being regularly trolled by fanatics and half-wits ( of Dravidian, Hindutva and margarine Marxist varieties) and it was impossible to make them see reason. Yes, there are several other persons who read my posts and find them reasonable, but even they get confused in the cacophony.
- I was dreadfully behind schedule in fulfilling several things I promised to myself and to others. – for instance, I wanted to revise my novel which had remained unattended for several months and I had promised that I would deliver a series of lectures on Western Philosophy in Tamil.
- My reading had taken a terrible beating. I used to read at least one book in three days but during the last year or so I had hardly read anything worthwhile.
I have now decided that I will devote my Sunday mornings to the events of the previous week which I consider are important and write my views on them – either in English or Tamil – and post them here, which I will share on my Facebook page.