March Update

So the reason I've been completely absent from this space stems from a combination of guilt, and the absolute lack of ideas for content...

So the reason I've been completely absent from this space stems from a combination of guilt, and the absolute lack of ideas for content meant for the blog. The latter gives way to the former I suppose. It's going to be close to a year since I posted anything original here as well, and that makes me feel bittersweet. Once upon a time, that was the dream - to be published so regularly that you didn't have time for the blog. The thing about dreams, though, is the moment you get catch hold of one, or at least think you've caught hold of one, it changes inside the very hands you've trapped it in.

When I was around twenty (or was it twenty one?), I'd made this 25 things to do before 25 list. Looking back now, at the ripe old age of twenty seven, the list is plain silly, and at times reeks of desperation (one of the items on the list was "don't be a virgin"). Here's the thing though - with the exception of seeing New York City, I've ticked all the boxes, and in some cases I've done better than that list ever thought I would. This will tell you two things - the first being that twenty (one) year old me had zero creativity. The second, is that there really is no reason for me to sound as agitated as I do right now, after all, I'd scaled the mountain that I set my sights on when I was younger, did I not?

As it turns out, the mountain is a pedestrian platform and I'm actually a centipede.

Anyway, back to the blog - instead of reposting stuff that I've been writing for The Hindu, I've decided that instead, I will just go back to sharing mundanities from my life, like how sometime the last week when a director of a major sitcom told me that my review of his show was "nice". Just Aaron Korsh guys, you know, the director of Suits, no big deal.

You can read the review he's talking about, here

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  1. Yay! Back to blogging on mundane daily events and tambrahm insider inanities. Just what your audience has been sorely missing for so long. Does that sound sarcastic? Because it totally isn't. Your witty anecdotes and goofy adventures were what made your blog so entertaining. Now with Hindu reviews and stuff, you've gotten too serious and staid. The kind of generic tv serial reviews we find all over the internet. Maybe its your husband's influence? :-P What with his oh-so-boring legalese editorials.
    Please please get back to stream-of-consciousness writing on your blog. On Iyengar stuff, T Rajendarr, Gaptain Vijayaganth, dysfunctional family stories, childhood PSBB shenanigans (remember stuppid powder subramani?) and the like. Enough of peter-vitufying with american tv shows.

    1. Kazhudhaikku theriyuma karvaattu vasanai?

    2. Hey I didn't say anything wrong. Just that your Hindu articles aren't as funny and original as your old writing on pop culture and personal experiences. I mean, you can't really say anything new about English TV shows that hasn't been already mentioned and dissected everywhere on the internet.

      In fact, your latest article about fairness creams on Hindu Thread was a little too preachy and cliched, and without any of your subversive humor. Really, its okay to think being fair is better, stop demonizing those who do. You can't shove this dark-is-beautiful idea down people's throats by condescension and guilt-tripping. Don't join that activist bandwagon, please.

    3. a) To each their own.

      b) The Hindu's gone to the dogs in general after N Ram stepped down, so that explains something.

      c) Agree otherwise, childhood humour is somewhat funny, but there's only so much of it that one can milk.

    4. LOOOOL. The Karvaadu in question was my husband :)

  2. "As it turns out, the mountain is a pedestrian platform and I'm actually a centipede."

    Dejavu! Totally feeling the same nowadays :--P
    Hope you continue blogging!

    (Will watch Suits first and then read the review)


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