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Archives for 2007

Diwali hiatus

I am back after the holidays. It took a little longer than I thought but hey, at least I feel more refreshed than if I had taken the usual two days off. A few interesting developments this time. Swati will be taking up a teaching job for a while. She thought she was rusting away […]

Happy Diwali

A happy and prosperous Diwali to all and to all a happy new year. Be happy and be safe. Always remember to supervise small kids when playing with fire-crackers.

Election time

Its election time once again. These are the local municipal elections here in Bhopal but the work load usually doubles because of them. Since these are for a new township, the number of voters as well as the area which these elections cover is very small. This broadly means that the major parties, which would […]

Fantasy 101

I’ve always been a Tolkien fan. I have not read any other books as many times as I have read his trilogy. I even tolerated Christopher Tolkien just because he is JRR’s son and I believed that the apple should not have fallen too far from the tree. In between I finished the thirty odd […]


Today is Karvachauth and like so many others, Swati has also kept a fast. No food, no water from 4 a.m. last night till the moon comes out tonight, about 17 hours. This is in addition to the myriad prayers and rituals which must be performed throughout the day. All this for me, her husband […]