Monthly Archives: October 2018


I met one deadline with a day to spare. Another looms large.

I entertain 20 visitors everyday, it seems. It was simply an open house yesterday. “For all your social ineptitude, you know too many people”, says the kid. She can’t wait for Navarathri to end!

Do you think I need psychiatric help if I am panicking at the idea of the end of this crazy busy-ness in a week? The devil’s workshop scares me.

Hope all are well.



You’ve Got Mail

Anything I write as a preamble to this post would be lame….
So, just dive right in.

that which i am

Connect:bring together or into contact so that a real or notional link is established. eg. “the electrodes were connected to a recording device”

attach, join, fasten, fix, affix, couple, link, bridge, secure, make fast, tie, tie up, bind, fetter, strap, rope, tether, truss, lash, hitch, moor, anchor, yoke, chain;

    • join together so as to provide access and communication.
    • link to a power or water supply
    • associate or relate (something) in some respect.
    • form a relationship or feel an affinity.
    • provide or have a link or relationship with
    • Late Middle English from Latin connectere, from con- ‘together’ + nectere ‘bind’.

It is amazing how one can work with someone or know someone for years and never make deeper connections. Then you chat with a complete stranger you have never even seen and in minutes you have found a friend lost since another lifetime. (and of course when they offer…

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Colossal work deadline on 15th October.

Super-colossal work deadline on 24th October.

Navarathri until 19th October.

Surviving on 4 hours sleep daily, and overworking.

I needn’t have done the Navarathri binge, but the masochist that I am…

If you don’t hear from me on your blogs, or replies to your comments, please feel free to imagine a particular brain being fried to a crisp.

Happy Navarathri


Scaled up from last year.

Recap: Navrathri – nine days celebrating the three Goddess – those of valour, wealth and learning.

Top picture:  Doll display called “Golu”. At the foot of the steps is the century old idol of the Goddess of Learning passed down from great great grandma.

The bottom picture:  The vertical images (Chakra and Counch) are symbols of my religious sect, hand made by yours truly using fancy stones on OHP sheets.  The horizontal ones are rangoli, free hand designs using colour powder.

If in Chennai, welcome home for tambulam.

If elsewhere, virtual tambulam to you.


Half of an earthly day

I’ve been writing almost continuously for 12 hours today, with minor breaks for intake and output alone.

I am a tad bit proud of myself, exhausted as hell, and in abject panic because of the volume of work ahead.

I have another twelve-hour work day tomorrow.

Wish me luck.