Salesh Dipak Fernando



Oh yes – The boring, brooding Madrasi hits a double hundred. I am not someone who gives too much importance to numbers but this hundred is special in more ways than one. I recollect the days when I first started blogging “Oh come on you a blogger. You must be kidding me. You can hardly type” – For those who don’t know – I type with a single finger in my left. The rest just go to sleep. I call it my magic finger.


Every hurdle is a learning curve.  I travel even further back. ” How dare you come and ask for admission over here. Do you think you will ever be able to get along with normal children”.  Rough words those. I have learnt to take it in my stride.

It’s not all thorns though – there are roses along the way giving me the push that I need to move forward and I begin with Sakshi @ Between Write and Wrong – Her post is my A.R Rahaman melody. It’s like watching the wizard at work. Every time you hear his song you always know that you can take one tiny bit and make a whole new composition. Her posts give me the same feeling. I have lost count of the number of times I have re- read her posts – I still don’t know what made her invite a novice like me into Project 365 – maybe faith, maybe instinct or maybe design.

It’s a wonderful team – My team filled with magic elves who silently touch lives day in and day out.


For long I have been the whisper in the dark searching for a purpose. Not any more. Finally it’s dawn – I see light ahead. I speak for all those special ones out there. I am THE VOICE for those wounded souls. No I am not a vigilante. I am just a humble soul seeking answers.

From being a nobody to an inspiration it’s been a wonderful journey. Of course I haven’t found my soul mate yet. I do know she’s out there somewhere but I prefer to wait until she decides to show up.

200 is a mere number, Every milestone a stepping stone towards a greater purpose – TO TOUCH LIVES. There are miles to go before I sleep. 

Here’s a heartfelt thanks to all those who made it possible and avery happy and prosperous new year too.

PS : This is just the beginning. 

 This post is written for A to Z blogging challenge and Ultimate blog challenge






  1. A hearty congratulations on your 200th post! Wow. It must feel splendid! Happy A-Z. 😀

  2. cpriya78

    Congratulations on crossing a new milestone!!

  3. Congratulations to you and your magic finger! You have an irrepressible spirit and your writing comes alive.

  4. Congratulations !

  5. Hey Salesh

    I applaud your courage, fortitude and talent. Congratulations on achieving this very-important milestone. PS: It’s okay to tout numbers every once in a while 😉 #HUGS

    I am glad you are also surrounding yourself with the right people.

    Yes, this is just the beginning. Please keep sprinkling your beauty across the world!

    BTW, I LOVE that you ended your post with an excerpt from Robert Frost’s “Stopping by Woods” – he IS my favorite poet, so an extra special hug for that! hehe

    Lots of love and best wishes

  6. swathishenoy

    congratulations 🙂

  7. Bragadeesh Prasanna

    Congratulations on your milestone. It is good to see that there is more to come.. :D. All the best.

  8. jyotsnabhatia86

    congratulations 🙂 Keep going.

  9. sakshinanda

    Oh dear! It is your day and here I sit feeling so so special. 🙂 Congrats, Salesh and thank you so much for everything that you say about my writing. In our own sweet ways, we inspire each other to write and write better. God bless you!

    • Did I hear someone say.. My day.. There’s no I here without you guys urging me day in and out..The credit for this one goes out to our team

  10. Awesome Salesh, may this be the first of many more double, triple and quadruple centuries coming your way dude 🙂

  11. I applaud your 200th post! *another a to z blogger

  12. Congrats on your 200th post! I just hit the same milestone last month 🙂

  13. helldoesntownme

    Wow! What a lovely, melodic, poetic post! I do look forward to reading more of your posts. Congratulations on reaching #200! Definitely kudos for Robert Frost!

    visiting from A to Z Challenge Drusilla

  14. Following from Blogging AtoZ.
    I’m writing “Things My Husband Has Broken” A to Z at
    Come by and check it out.

  15. Excellent work by the magic finger… and the brains behind the words. 200 is a dream that I might reach one year… will be learning from an adept.

  16. Congrats Salesh. Not only for the number but also for your grit and determination to reach here!

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