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13BTs to make up for the lack of posting

1. Kaminey songs….especially, the title song sung by Vishal Bharadwaj
2. Thank God for those side splittingly funny songs from the movie Quick Gun Murugan. They provide a relaxing break from work.
3. Hot soup, warm toast, snuggly blanket to warm my toes in when I had fever for an entire week.
4. The river is a constant companion while we trek.
5. My diary. Writing the days events, during the trek, at the end of each day is a pain reliever. Takes my mind off the pain in my legs.
5. The masseuse at the GMVN rest house in Ghangaria. His hands work magic on our legs. Slowly but steadily his clientele increases.
6. Birthday weekend! Lunch at Little Italy, an afternoon of shopping sponsored by hubby dearest.
7. Lamenting the closure of a college hangout back home, with a school-mate.

8. Aloo jeera, anda bhurji freshly made at the Ghangaria resort is heavenly! With warm rotis, it is a complete meal for me.

9. Lines. I love photographing lines.

10. My parents. They are so fit, that it would put a 25 year old to shame. They trekked all the way, 60km in 4 days! I was the weakest kudi of the group!

11. Grandparents.

12. How can I forget pasta? Whole wheat penne with all sorts of veggies, a bit of cheese and salad dressing made with olive oil, lemon, vinegar, lemon rind, black pepper and italian seasoning.

13. Surprised voices, peals of laughter, tears of joy….

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BTs from all the days that I did not write in this space

1. Got myself one of these babies. Photos taken using this phone’s camera will be up shortly on Visual Trademarks.

2. Flowers (a lot of them) bought from Gandhi Bazaar, early in the morning, remind me of crisp, fresh air and the vivid colors in the flower shop.

3. Sameer and me joined a group that trains for 10K, half marathons and marathons. I have started enjoying running like never before. Running on a treadmill is so boring! Whereas running early in the morning at 6am, breathing fresh air, pushing my body to perform and running that extra mile in every run is so much fulfilling.  I might still be a beginner at running but I am starting to understand why Sameer loves it very much.

4. Yoga mat bought as a spur of the moment purchase, inspired me to do surya namaskar everyday. The fact that I hurt my knee and haven’t done it since a couple of weeks, is another matter!

5. Planning for a trekking holiday in the Himalayas. We are going to the Valley of Flowers, Hemkund Sahib and Badrinath. I am hoping that we also get to do white water rafting. I have done it once before and want Sameer to feel that rush, when the raft paves its way across the rapids.

6. Table tennis everyday. I am a beginner at that as well. But I am learning…but I keep hoping that we would find a good badminton court near to the house and we use those Yonex rackets that Sameer and I bought for ourselves. We used to train with the same Badminton coach, when we were kids.

7. Whole wheat spaghetti with veggies…. 😀

8. Talking to my sis almost everyday.

9. Rain. But I wish it would stop now…

10. Award at the office.

11. Article getting published.

12. Work….have never mentioned work in a 3BT post before. But, yes, it has been good.

13. Cold coffee every evening.

14. Friends getting married.

15. Watching the rain laden clouds sail across the sky like a spanish armada…or a pregnant lady.

16. Which reminds me…Viewing photos of friends with babies on Orkut. Never know most of them were pregnant, so it was a nice surprise.

17. Cubbon Park….so much better than Lalbagh. But then nothing beats playing frisbee in Lalbagh with a Anindo, Shibika, Mainak and Mayank.

18. The picture of Sameer that I painted when we both were angry with each other. It helped us cool down…it was funny.

19. Countdown to the 4th wedding anniversary.

20. Countdown to the 28th birthday.

Day before yesterday was a good day

3 BTs for today:

1. Day before yesterday was a very very good day. Thinking of all the things that happened that day, makes tolerating my today easier.

2. Rain, just as I had predicted, came pouring down yesterday evening…mostly on me. My backpack was fully soaked and when I pried open my cellphone, water came pouring out of it, much in the same way as water comes pouring out of my ears after a swim. Today, the cellphone is dry and though it does not ring, I can still use it. To know when people are calling, I rely on ESP.

3. I held back from writing an article … rather dilly-dallied about it, so I have been asked to GET IT DONE. I make full use of my own notes on the subject and it turns out to be a good experience writing that article. It made me question, think, analyze and create something new.

4 *. I talked for over an hour with my sister who is working here. I am immensely proud of her and of the work she is doing. While talking to her, she asks me to send a parcel of Panini (not to be confused with this) over to her because she is missing sandwiches and the ones she makes are amazingly tasty.

* 3 are way over, but I have just realized that this day was much better that I thought. It might be even better if everything goes okay after writing this post.

From My Desk

The title seems to be a bit pretentious…but trust me, my desk isn’t at all pretentious.

My desk is humble and reflects what I am and what I do (and hopefully what I plan to do). My cubicle is in the last row and I have a window all to myself. The view is framed by two coconut trees and I have a clear view of the light blue skies. Today the sky looks grey and bleak. And it is making me write useless blog posts and ‘nazarandaz’ all my work.

My desk is also situated at an angle from which, I can not only hear everything (most of the things) that go on around me, but also keep an eye on who’s passing through. Apart from observing the coming and going of people, the desk is also in the vicinity of the water cooler. It also affords easy access to the foyer leading up to the restroom.

So this desk is in a unique position.

What about the people whose desks border on mine? Three immediate neighbors (actually two, since one is not in situ) provide me with ample laughs, engaging conversations and enough fodder for brainstorming. Then there are others, who do not sit right beside me but are my online neighbors. I have online conversations with these two people throughout the day. And it turns out (revelation in one of the online conversation) that we prefer to talk online. Which suits me, by the way.

Apart from these friends, by proximity, there are those friends which can be called as Mobiles. These friends visit my cubicle from time to time. By the way, I should add that people flock to our cluster of cubicles, mostly for gossip, to sketch on the communal sketch boards pasted onto the common area and eating sweets, etc. This happens regardless of people present in their own cubicles.

Getting back on track now. Well, these Mobiles drop in for impromptu brainstorming and chat sessions. Some of these mobiles are also ‘Screen Groakers‘. Groak means to look or stare at longingly, and they do just that. They will glide silently behind you and groak at your screen. They obviously do not mean to scare me or the others in our cluster, but they do sometimes. It is not their fault; is it the moth’s fault that it is attracted to light?

* This blog post was made possible with the help of no coffee (hence the despondency), lot of work (and no intention of completing it), boorish temperament, grey sky and of course the laptop from my desk.