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??!


14 comments:

  1. I love reading your posts! :D I hope to read more from you!
    And yes, I need to get back to blogging as well- haven't blogged in nearly 8 months :O
    Do let me know if you like My Name is Red. It's been on my to-read list for a long time, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet!

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    1. thank you... you've been a blogger buddy for long..and how i cherish that! 'My name is red' is about a different era and a different people. A book for those who like to think (that includes you!)but definitely not a-lazy-sunday-afternoon-read! cheers!

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  2. Swe, congrats on your 50th! Keep writing.. it's so much fun to read them(esply when I know what you mean). :)

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    1. thanks DK! haha yeah....(smiling smugly)

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  3. Swetha!!! good one! loved that GHE part ;) keep going! rock on as always!

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    1. Feels good when praise comes from a person beau ideal! thanks re!

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  4. shwe!!! 50th is actually really good!!!!! good to see u blogging again!!!

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  5. Ur amazng Swetha!!!!!....It's really gud to read ur blog:)....keep writing nd CONGRATS for ur 50th blog darlng....

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    1. thanks doc! keep visiting my blog and i'll keep visiting your clinic :P

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  6. Awesome Swetha!!!..Congratzz!!! All the Best!!! Keep it up! :)

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  7. Hi Swe! Happy to see your blog again after a long time! "50th"- Yeah it was amazing! Get going!

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  8. Congrats on reaching 50! It would be ironic for me to ask you to write more often as I myself haven't put up a post in around 3 months. . Hoping to break the hiatus this week!

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