Friday, May 30, 2008

Unaccustomed Earth

is a total, absolute must read!! I am barely half way through but I am deeply moved by the sincere simplicity of telling stories that this pulitzer prize winner

Thursday, May 22, 2008

I love 4pm in office End of May!

May ends and June beginnings! You know this is that time of the year when you see tufts of super white clouds in perfect sky blue skies. This is when the clarity of vision is superb. You know what I mean, right? Have you traveled in this time of the year by road?? Then you will know! The visibility of the horizon and clarity of the view somehow is maximum. For example on Mumbai Pune highway you can really see a mountain line after another extending so far ahead that the last mountain line totally looks deep purple-blue (like that bruise which starts showing up on the skin, well after it has stopped hurting! No, seriously! That IS the right shade!) The temperatures of the summer peak start easing around this time as well and the days and nights find a breeze with a promise of first showers!!!

It is a total joy to sit in this site office at this time! I have a West side facing window and the sun shining through the clouds lights up my desk with soft rays after 3pm. And all I see outside is lawn we have stitched ready for monsoons due to arrive shortly, those lovely clouds and lines of mountains intercepted by trees! Here's a sneak peak:

This is moi cluttered desktop sun-bathing

Looking out

Pushing those blinds away!

Heavens smiling!!!!

Now you know why I am such a workoholic!!!!

PS All pictures taken with a BlackBerry Curve phone camera...

Saturday, May 17, 2008


In one of my recent trips to Delhi, I experienced ‘आँधी’ for the very first time. ‘Aandhi’ in Hindi can be translated as a dust storm in English. But somehow the associated meaning of aandhi gets lost in translation. My mother tongue is not Hindi (its marathi) and the synonym for aandhi in Marathi (it can be 'वावटळ' or something else..) does not convey the same ‘associated’ feeling either. The melancholy feeling attached to this phenomenon by Hindi speakers is, in my opinion, the real meaning of aandhi – more than its literal meaning referring to the dust storm. But then why can I so strongly relate to this word – in Hindi?!! Blame it on Hindi movies, me thinks!!

Note: All these thoughts flashed in my head as I was struggling to get to the car from the office building (without eating dust or letting it into my eyes between the lens and retina!) and contrary to the feelings that ‘aandhi’ should have evoked, it actually brought a smile on my face!!

Monday, May 05, 2008


I am considering migrating to wordpress.. The url is:
I have already imported this blog there and am planning on having a next few posts on both blogs. Let's see if I find wordpress more friendly (and inspiring ;) )

I am doing this mainly because my ISP has particularly banned all the blogspot sites and that is irritating me. Till the ISP wakes up to the Wordpress, I might actually get to see the post after posting it!

Friday, May 02, 2008

This is my last bit on STPI vs. SEZ

"This will give the Government sufficient flexibility to take a well considered decision and announce it at the appropriate time. "
Ya right!
More of the press release on credit policy here
And as for this being the last bit, well, at least for some time for sure!!! ;)

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