6 February 2011

Time for me

I generally have a mental block to say that I am tired. I like to be energetic all the time and almost always I am energetic too.

But last week, at work, I felt kind of exhausted. The work is really enjoyable and I put in my 100%, and towards the end of day Thursday, I felt like I was burning myself out. Then for some reasons, I didn’t have enough sleep of that night and Friday, afternoon, I felt really burned out.

So, I spent the two days of weekend to rejuvenate myself.

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The weather being good, I went out on a very small/short bike trip… by the side of the river flowing near my home.


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Sunflower looks like this in winter! :)


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I was not the only person who enjoyed the weather..


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On the way, there was a stable! (with three horses)


Now I am all set for the coming week – during which I know, I have to finish loads of work.

Taking the weekend for relaxing, leaves me with so many unread RSS feeds, non-replied emails and unfinished “letters” and other business – all of which I hope to catch up (and finish) in the coming days.

Wishing you all a lovely week ahead..

Signing off, Sands.

1 February 2011

Go with the winner?

I read the following in “The Hindu

It is obviously in our interest to be on the right side of the new forces that will emerge to prominence in Egypt. They will remember who supported them in their hour of history and who sat on the fence.

I am not a diplomat, I don’t know a lot of such things, but with a little bit common-sense (which I think I do have), I think that the author would be on the side of a rapist if the victim doesn’t have a way to get the justice (or in other words, the rapist is in power!).

Well, this issue need not be like an assault on a person. But then, I would think we could refrain from being involved rather than being just opportunistic. (Should India support a military coup against a democracy if the military side is going to get the power?)

I don’t think that a newspaper shall promote any article like that. Sure, the rest of the article might say something totally different. But.. honestly, I didn’t read it with much care, after seeing the above.

In case you want to read the opportunist article, go here.


PS: In this specific case, people seem to be right and they also seem to be having a better future. But the latter shall not be the reason to support them.