Sunday, January 28, 2007

Strongly recommend:
www.internetwritingworkshop.com
Superlative.
keeps one's "nose to the grindstone" and busy-happy.
Busy-happy is nice.


How indulgent can one get.. three days of holidays.
Walked. Lazed. Read.
Almost through with Sudha Murty's "Wise and Otherwise".
That too, is India.
I haven't forgotten my village roots, but this was an eyeopener.
Now I will begin with "City of Djinns".
Yes, it was a bestseller maybe three years ago.


At the track: a sparkling fountain, sunlight that glints off the far arches of water, strains of patriotic songs and one wonders- nationalism, countries, people, and lines on a map.

24 comments:

mago said...

Late afternoon in Mumbay. Imagine! Fine that you feel good.
Would you please explain to me the word "pfaff" in your profile, i could not find out. As for "schön" - it fits best, translations as "nice" etc. are not appropriate.
Have a fine sunday.

Prerona said...

what track?

austere said...

mago- :)) thanks for the schon. Pfaff is slang for talking through one's hat? Hypocritical snobbery too, I think. I can't stand that.

prerona- the walking track. By now you probably know every blade of grass there?

Proxima said...

"City of Djinns", this is the title of the book? What does "Djinns" mean?

Hope you will have a nice week ahead.

austere said...

Proxima- A djinn or genie is a kind ghost, a benevolent one. The book is about the city of Delhi, whoch has seen several kings come and go. A superb week to you too!

sanguine said...

How indulgent can one get.. three days of holidays. 4 days of holiday .

waah .. i wanted one more , austy . u know thr isnt any holiday this whole month n only one in march .. wAAAAAAAAAAAhhhh ..

austere said...

Now now sanguine! Shoo, child!
You don't have things like first saturdays at your new work place?

Cheryl said...

Busy-happy. Two simple words with a broad meaning. Busy-happy is what I strive for.

Hello Austere.

Tinky Toinkers said...

just picked up wise and otherwise. will read. 3 days went by in a vortex of packing, labeling, hauling and unpacking. the house is full of cartons and cartoons. love it all.

austere said...

Cheryl- great , just good to have you here. Strive for , but I only sometimes reach that state. will drop by in some.

Toinka..sing! lots of chocolates for me to eat...:))

sanguine said...

no austy , we have weekend off , 5 days working ..
but i want more ..

ye dil maange more .. tra lala

Anonymous said...

Austy, not sure if u rembr me? Itz been 3 yrs now...used to visit u'r rediffblog often then...then wonder wht happened...one fine day, i jus deleted all my posts too...not sure if u can guess hu i am?
Will b back to drop hints...

AmitL said...

Kem Chho,Austereji.Wow...three days of holidays...we won't see this phenomenon in Dubai till Sept/Oct,now.:)Good to see u're able to keep up with reading habits..I want to,but,just can't..even Friday holidays rush by.The spare time I have,goes in the 1 hr walks morn and eve..(Am on a rigid albeit healthy diet)

E said...

Enthralling as ever Ms A :)

austere said...

sanguine- greedy, eh? envious of 5 days weeks...

anon- is the spelling a clue? *shrugs*

amitl- 2 hours a day? and strength training? superdose of envy today.

e- sure.

Tinky Toinkers said...

forgot to tell... the city of djinns was one of the first books i read when i came here ... and it remains the reason i see delhi with different eyes. :)
the book, is good.

Proxima said...

Come on woman, it's time for a new blog post already. I'm not getting any younger here you know. :)

-P smiling wistfully

AmitL said...

I see someone's still in holiday mood and hence,not posting.:)Haha at ur envy about 2 hrs a day of walking.Believe me,without the mp3 player,it'd be next to impossible....and,yes, courtesy walk-n-diet, u can see in my posts,what the weight reduction taking place is...u have to read betn the lines,which is where I mention it.heh heh.

Reshma said...

am checking out that writing workshop. thanks for sharing!

austere said...

Amit- mp3 and all is fine, but we have seven FM stations, bolo, do you?

Reshma- see you around, then. *grin*

Anonymous said...

Austy sorry for the late reply...thot i wld give u hints & make u guess...but guess u dint wanna guess hu it was...well I am prajakta...not sure if u rembr me...i used to blog couple of yrs back & had posted a few comments on u'r blogs...its always a pleasure readin u'r blogs & i'll b back to read more :-)

austere said...

hey hey hey prajakta! Of course I remember "prajaktaS". I remember a great deal, not the least your description of the compound back home in the campus. How have you been? So delighted to have you back!

Darla said...

Keep up the good work.

austere said...

Thanks, Darla.