April is the saddest/sweetest month...so many things happening...seems like I'm either getting on or getting off trains/ planes.. Never in my wildest dreams did I think of stepping into the estate better known as 7RCR... what an immensely beautiful place.. the lush lawns and the call of the peacock amidst reverential hush ... this will stay with me. Didn't know copyediting something gratis, just to help someone out, would take me there... Ace journalist Urvish Kothari surprised us all with an article about the Icestupa in Gujarat Samachar, the state's most widely read newspaper... when I thanked him he was kind enough to publish an English tx of his article on his blog. http://urvishkothari-gujarati.blogspot.in/2015/04/crowdfunding-way-of-bringing-unusual.html
After the big move waiting for the next steps, incremental though they may be... at peace with myself after so long....
So well the deed has been done, the die cast. Or whatever it
was that kept me awake at night for weeks, debating the right way to do things,
only that there is no right way to do things—the first time ever, now I know what
tossing about sleepless and desperate for respite feels like. In a way, nice to
finally get this done before (but just about edging in) the end of the
financial year. So yes, now the what next. Kept myself busy, writing,
translating, taking up deadlines for stuff that’ s too big cause, people spend
lifetimes at this art.
In a splendid out-of-the-blue surprise last Sunday,writer-journalist-blogger
Urvish Kothari wrote about the Icestupa in Gujarat Samachar (the largest
selling Gujarati newspaper). My translation and the original here, on his blog: