Eight things, more or less.
Because Quin said so.
8 things I’m passionate about
Baba, my eightyfour year ole sweetheart.
The stockmarkets, whattaride...
Words, 3 languages, thankyouverymuch
8 Things I Want to do Before I Die
Go to Istanbul. No I dunno why, but I must must MUST.
Have one book of translations published (not PDO or self publish)
Take a train that runs cross country, Jamnagar to Gauhati or Cochin to Jammu , where I can hop on and off the train at will, stopping wherever it I feel like
Take a year off to return to “real life”, maybe work in a store, too ivory towerish this life is sometimes
Own my home: glass finish kota tiles, at least one decoupage wall, bookshelves lining the corridor, nice long windows with flowing curtains, yes?
8 Things I Say Often
donkey (gadhedo chey) and its completely colorful variants
On the other hand…
8 Books I've Recently Read
I have very little free time at home. I just about manage snippets:
The Shambhala Way
Van Gogh Blues
Navneet Samarpan, a literary magazine in Gujarati, where I’m trying to read a piece about the autobio of a child prodigy-author
Last Sunday’s Hindu Businessline and a pile of financial n’papers, and this never ever ends
8 Songs I Could Listen to Over and Over
Dil se/ ARR
Kholo kholo/ TZP/ Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Vaishnav Jan toh / Various
Udi udi udi/ ARR
Send your love remix / Sting
8 Things That Attract Me to My Best Friends
they’re funny and bright
they’re honest and upfront
they don’t give a damn about appearances
they’re real. I cant explain this one. I cant stand fakes.