Monday, August 26, 2013

Rasam and Randomness..


It has been a long time since I posted something.. I know. There was no lack of events, movies or books all this while but I've been feeling a lot less inspired lately. Third year at college is slightly demanding....giving a glimpse of what the IT sector has in store for me after one year. All I can do is hope for the best.
                                 
 So what was I doing all this while...?



       Read a little, watched a lot of movies, dabbled in a songwriting course in coursera (one more week to finish it!) and most of the time, sitting on my couch eating Rasam saadam..thinking absolutely nothing! If I'd only closed my eyes while shutting off my thoughts I'd have done something close to meditation.

       My copy of Orhan Pamuk's "My Name is Red" is gathering dust. So is Rolf Dobelli's "The art of thinking clearly" and Nassim Nicholas Taleb's "Black Swan". This 'dragging-of-heels' act of mine has actually helped me discover something. I don't read if I don't write. So I've resolved to read as much as I can and as much as I can write. The worry over the comments and the blog views can wait. I'll definitely overcome this blogger's block (in my case it's a wall, but hey I'm no Vikram Seth and I needn't return any advance over a Suitable book deal.

     My mind is quite working the opposite of how I want it to work these days. Last week, the sir handling 'General Human Excellence' had given us feedback forms to fill asking how the classes were for the month of July. He kept repeating the question "How was July?" that prompted me to write this answer in Tamil..

"It kept raining intermittently during the month of July with occassional accompaniment of thunder and lightening. In most ways, this year's July was similar to that of last year's. The tamil months of Aani-Aadi fall during this month"

And yes, the writer chose to withhold her name for obvious reasons.

And one more thing! It's been overtly overwhelming (I mean it!) to read the newspapers.

The fuss over the royal baby, the separation of a state that used to be "Andhra", the agitation that's back at Tahrir Square, Uncle Sam's warning to Syrria, Princess Di's supposed murder, the question of why "Chennai Express" raked in 200 crores while "Bhaag Milkha Bhaag" didn't, Ashton Kutcher as "Steve Jobs" (?!), India's accusation on Pakistan of breach of border (and vice versa), the haste behind passing the National Food Security Bill and moreover the startling revelation that a woman is raped every 20 minutes in India...meant more than just hard-hitting headlines.

Here..I find it fitting to end my rambling..in this post. I'm in no mood to stop and will continue my musings as upcoming blog posts (insert <evil laughter>)

So long people, Carpe Diem!

PS-Noticed only now.This is my 50th blog post??!