Hello and welcome to my blog. My name is Imraan Vagar. As the host and creative director of a weekly magazine show on South African television, I am perhaps best known for my career in broadcasting. There’s a bit of the broadcaster in all of us I think…
Nowhere is this more evidenced than on the World Wide Web. Once primarily a platform for data, the internet has evolved into a social realm, teeming with millions of tweets, posts and comments – each one, it would seem, motivated by our need to broadcast ourselves (and our uniqueness) to the world. I must confess that I am a somewhat reluctant inductee to the ever burgeoning blogosphere. Although I find the internet to be an invaluable tool and resource, I certainly don’t have the time to maintain a parallel online presence. I’m also an intensely private and somewhat reclusive spirit (which, I realise, must make a career in television seem incongruous and ironic) and it’s these and other concerns that have led to me to question the wisdom of launching this blog…
But, I have a message. And what good is a message if it doesn’t reach people? And so here I am, availing myself of this technological marvel that is the internet, which – along with the apparent value that people seem to bestow upon what media personalities like myself have to say – I plan to utilise to spread my message.
“The unexamined life is not worth living”~Socrates
As a keen observer of the human condition, I have dedicated my life to its examination and analysis – and I’m hoping that some of my thoughts and contemplations might resonate with you and your own life experience – and perhaps even inspire you to take pause and reflect on your own personal journey; to consider your contribution to your world and perhaps even inhabit your life a little more fully. I hasten to add at this point that I’m not a qualified therapist or expert. Nor am I in the habit of offering unsolicited advice. I don’t claim to have all the proverbial ‘answers’ (frankly, I’m wary of those who do) – I suppose all that qualifies me to write this blog is my willingness and (I’d like to think) knack for asking good questions – of myself and of my fellow human being.
If what I have to impart positively enriches just a handful of people’s lives in the slightest way, I will consider this endeavour to have been worthwhile.
This is me broadcasting. I hope you’ll tune in to my frequency.