Mihir Patil began The Global Genesis in August of 2011, as he began reflecting on his experiences during that particular summer. He had started an incognito blog before, known as Walt’s Side, but the real necessity for creating The Global Genesis came when friends of his began recognizing his writing, which is when he decided to publish in his own name.
When Egypt went into uprising against its incumbent president, Hosni Mubarak, Mihir was appalled at the general lack of knowledge about the matter around his school. In order to give his fellow high schoolers a quick, regular scoop of the news, he created Walt’s Side, which eventually degenerated, bringing rise to The Global Genesis. This, along with the need to chronicle the thoughts of a teenager about the current events of this decade inspired the step into the blogger’s world.
Inspiration also came through a good friend, a fellow blogger named Ishmam Ahmed. After meeting Ishmam in the summer of 2011 and learning about WordPress, the idea of writing a blog resurfaced, Walt’s Side already having degenerated at that point. After Ishmam’s initial introduction of WordPress, Mihir launched, with his good friend, Sacheth Hegde, The Global Genesis.
For Mihir, the blog today stands as a bastion of high school procrastination and news knowledge, and, more generally, a way to communicate messages across the world.
Mihir continues writing not only for personal satisfaction; support from avid readers like age-old friends, Mark Sinks and Ajay Mandlekar have driven his enthusiasm as well and hopefully will continue to do so in the future.
Mihir plans to continue writing for The Global Genesis throughout the rest of his high school life and into his collegiate career, and hopes to disperse what the blog has to offer around the world.