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Hours were spent until that scribble would turn into a straight streak and the curve would fit into those double lines. Many were marked for the beautiful letters and others tried hard to accede to them.

Written by Tanvi Salkar |
May 19, 2009 2:53:10 am

Hours were spent until that scribble would turn into a straight streak and the curve would fit into those double lines. Many were marked for the beautiful letters and others tried hard to accede to them. Handwriting was once a skill -cursive,bold,neat and so on. Now we switch between Times New Roman and Arial and at times appreciate the Brush Script. Mails replace letters,text messages substitute notes,even personal diaries are saved in documents and the art of handwriting gets virtual as many don’t remember when was the last time they wrote a paragraph that looked beautiful.

Ideas might be galore or even emotions but that one personal expression that exemplified them is found largely missing in current times. For youngsters like Swati Gadekar writing was an avid exercise until she changed its means. “I have written countless letters to my friends,even abroad,also while in college,instead of using simple power point presentations we used to make charts to make it look more innovative. I started using the mails to communicate hardly a couple of years back. I had a pretty neat handwriting. But now I can’t hold a pen right and to tell you how it looks i will actually have to write and check my handwriting,” she admits.

However handwriting also proves to be an important form of aphorism which also reflects the behavioral changes,as graphologist and director of Institute of Graphology and Personal Success,Milind Rajore says,“Emotions are expressed when you write,it is connected with your brain. Lack of writing can hamper long term thinking and logical reasoning. One should write a few lines each day as it makes you more cheerful since you wholly express yourself and let out to your own self. Over the years people coming to me have increased problems that are partly because of lack of expression through writing.

Bhageshree Kiwalkar a senior citizen recounts how the flair for writing decreased not only because of technological interference but also because of the lack of reading. “My son is settled abroad so letter writing was very regular till recently since now it is through e mails. However being a member of Non Resident Indian Parents Organisation where we meet and discuss books I have retained the habit of writing. I generally jot down points and quotes to share with the other associates. Writing is a sluggish activity for children now a days I wonder if they write beyond and after their school ours,” she adds.

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Nevertheless,a few like Shweta Nahar,a calligrapher,build up on the art. “I love writing and often avoid the computer,along with practicing calligraphy for at least an hour each day. Handwritings have really gone bad and people at times come to me to improve theirs,” she adds.

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First published on: 19-05-2009 at 02:53:10 am

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