* Thankfully, a likely stable government. * Are the rainy days about to begin? I can smell them. * Very melancholic days. Bad time doesn't just come, it floods you from every possible corner. * Waking up early without much effort these days. Surprising myself! But then, sleeping early too. * So many things to do, so little time. * Mango season hasn't used well. So far.
Waking up in the morning dull and dejected. Happens on a few mornings for no reasons. And happens many times if I doze off for long hours in the afternoon. It is some sort of feeling like being scared of missing the bus, or feeling terrible having missed the bus.
There is one reason why I would like to see Mayawati in the prime minister's seat: we can then stop hoping. We can stop expecting that things will get better some day and we would see a better India. It will be a good time to pack up and apply for an immigrant visa in some developed country. Or even a developing country where weather is nice. Or any country where people are nice. Canada? New Zealand? Brazil? Cambodia?
I looked at the cover of 'Outlook Business' while I was at the grocery store, and decided to pick it up. It has a compilation of stories about twelve people who achieved something in an unfavourable environment. The list includes KP Singh, Subhash Goel, Capt. Gopinath, V Krishnamurthy(who lead Maruti's car project), Sam Pitroda, Vijay Bhatkar(who lead C-DAC in designing India's first supercomputer) among the twelve. Some of them started their projects from scratch and made everyone turn heads. The story about each of these men tries to describe in a few pages, the values and ideas that drove them, and how they achieved their goal. Makes an interesting read, and learning.
I particularly liked one thing that Capt. Gopinath said: "We all have our own magnetic needle, and we should overcome doubt to follow it".
Mom came for a visit this morning, after a long journey through the night. She was sleepy after the tiring, sleepless journey. So I chose to take the honour of making breakfast. It had to be Uppittu - every man's favoured quick fix. And it is something I have mastered over years and confidant about not screwing up.
Halfway through the cooking session, I realized I forgot to buy lemons at the grocery shopping yesterday. Ok, lemon is not a vital ingredient for Uppittu, I told myself and continued. But it bothered me.
A minute later, I heard the sound of refrigerator door opening and closing. And mom calls out, do you want lemons? She had brought lemons with her!