Friday, November 30, 2007

Fear - Part II

Fear is conquered by preparation, by that feeling that you will get by, pass through without breaking too much skin. And the starting point of conquering fear is to take that first step. The results will speak for themselves.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


...of not measuring up, that people will soon realize that you aren't as smart as they think you are. Or worse, that you will soon realize that you aren't as smart as you think you are. Interesting, isn't it?

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Time, or the lack of it

I need more than 24 hours in a day!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Great Expectations

Week 2 off to a good start. Planning my first ever road show abroad, my first ever trip out of the country. I'm excited, to put it mildly. Some random musings - its amazing how the mind is wired up, little triggers like how we respond to a door bell, for instance. And how life keeps changing on a daily basis, but some things and people never do. In a world where we barely have time for ourselves, let alone others, its weird how people can fret over something that they really cant help. That's it folks, have a great week ahead.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Settling in

Just getting settled in with the new job. So far, so good. No time or privacy for posts though. Will try and work it into a new schedule.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Woke up on Sunday morning and was whisked away to buy jewellery. Even without the Diwali crowds, I find that shopping for jewelery is a total waste of time and money. This time, my parents had a "big reason" argument. And one can't really argue against parents when both their minds are made up in the same direction. So off we went into one shop after another, looking for the perfect diamond(s).

Now, I would be lying if I said that I don't find jewellery attractive. Its just that I am too practical to buy a single stone that I would probably wear a few times in my life and spend the rest worrying about its safety. Ditto all the pretty stuff that dazzle you with their sparkle. Great to look at, but no thanks, I hardly wear jewellery! Despite my protests, we came home with our purses considerably lighter and a tiny little box that made my folks happy. Diamonds are a girl's best friend? Not for this one. Came away sorely tempted though!

Monday, November 05, 2007

Friday, November 02, 2007

Ippadikku Rose

Star Vijay is set to beam a new talk show "Ippadikku Rose" (Yours truly, Rose), which will focus on social issues such as discrimination, child abuse and social taboos. How is this any different from Oprah, you say? For starters, Rose is no ordinary woman, she is India's first transgender TV anchor. Surprised? Well, I am - that the ultra conservative Tamil society is the first to announce something like this.

Actually, it shouldn't come as such a big surprise. All transvestites/eunuchs/transgender folks gather at the Koothandavar temple in Vilupuram district of TamilNadu for an annual festival where they get "married" to the diety there (Koothandavar is a transgender god himself). Given that this is the only place in India that these misunderstood and mistreated folk can call their own, it is only fitting that the first transgender TV host should be Tamil. Most Indian transgender people can speak Tamil, by the way.

Now lets not jump the gun by saying this is the beginning of better understanding and treatment of the third gender. The show is set to air in December, and I expect the usual protests from the so called moral guardians of the society. But if Pakistan can be proud of a transgender TV personality, why not us?