Hi. My name’s Ruchi. I used to be an eco-blogger who blogged about how I never bought things and how I gave up toilet paper. But frankly, that got tiring after several years, and I started using toilet paper again and now I’m getting married and let’s not talk about the consumption involved in that. So I stopped blogging.
About the Blog:
I started this site to get a fresh start. This blog will be a space for me to talk about whatever the hell I want to talk about. Which yes, sometimes might be about environmental stuff, but that won’t be the focus.
About the Name of My Blog:
Arduous was my dad’s name for me and what he always used to call me. It’s based on the fact that 1) it’s the word I missed on the fourth grade spelling bee (damn Indian parents will never let you forget!) 2) It sounds like the initials for my actual name (R-D-S) 3) because I’m difficult. My dad passed away a few years ago, so he’s not around to call me Arduous. Names fade away if they’re never used and the blog name is a way of keeping that name alive.
About the Super Ghetto Appearance:
What? I moved from Blogger to WordPress which looks nominally better. When I have scores of free time or money to blow, I’ll prettify this up. Don’t hold your breath.