I was cleaning up our living spaces upstairs, and as is my wont, I went around complaining (aka muttering- how no one picks up after themselves in this house) and picking up stuff from places they shouldn't be in. For all my complaints, I am no better myself - I have books lying all over... Continue Reading →
Le cart, this week.
People often ask for book suggestions. I find this intriguing though. For I believe, it is never a 'natural reader' who asks for recommendations. Such people, I am sure have a perennially long list of books that they desperately wish to get to. The list never ends and therefore they voluntarily never really ask someone... Continue Reading →
Deep work, excuses and a disordered- mind.
I have already broken my streak. I had promised myself I will get back to it. At least for the few days that the working- world doesn't dictate my time. But our time isn't ever really our time, is it? I am talking about my 30- day- squat challenge that I voiced on here, and... Continue Reading →
“It is our knowledge — the things we are sure of — that makes the world go wrong and keeps us from seeing and learning.” -Lincoln Steffens in his 1925 essay. Tsundoku is acquiring reading material and letting them pile up, without actually reading them. Apparently there is actually a dedicated term for my affliction.... Continue Reading →
The desk on a non- manic day
The manic surgeon-mum desk I know nobody cares, but I'm still going to put it out there. It will someday serve as a reference to myself- I can come back to the post if I need to look up something 😉 After we moved to Trivandrum, we spent a few months in complete chaos. My... Continue Reading →
On the carousel this week
It's all dark clouds and dark moods here. A pandemic, some torrential rain and a dash of cyclone in the mix. Happy weekend y'all. Ha. As if there is any difference. Hours merge into days and days into nights. The weeks seamlessly coalesce. There are no work days and weekends. No school runs and morning... Continue Reading →
Why I read
I have been asked this question enough times in my life to be bothered by it. Most times, I just get all prickly and silently bark 'why the heck should you be concerned' at the questioner while the audible quip is something more puerile and polite. I do not find it odd at all, for... Continue Reading →
Day 10- Pursuits less worthy?
10 days Frozen 2 X 3 (maternal obligation) Frozen 1 (torture) Black hawk down Olympus has fallen London has fallen (obviously) Ayyappanum Koshiyum Action hero Biju (revisit) Bala John Wick A quiet place Triple frontier The Witcher- Season 1 The dark knight trilogy (again!) Sherlock Holmes Elementary - random episodes Lucifer- random episodes 10 days.... Continue Reading →
The Summer 2015 Nerdy Lust List!
I am an unabashed nerd. A polished, and made- up nerd these days, but a nerd nevertheless. And I can still get into my frumpy, unkempt, snooty avatar whenever I feel the need to. Stationary makes me weak in the knees, as much as shoes do. If asked to choose between a designer bag and... Continue Reading →