Wednesday, April 30, 2014



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Ari won’t have breakfast

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Ari says goodnight to me for the first time

It's a priceless moment. I couldn't capture it but Asha goaded me into recording it the second time it happened, minutes after the first. Though Ari had to be prompted, it's unforgettable nevertheless.

Ari @ Home

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Wiring a lot of services to Blogger. Thanks to IFTTT for the big help. The only thing that I dislike in the current setting is the weird multiple lines and a comments image/hyperlink being appended to my blog posts on Blogger when sent across WordPress. I could use some CSS to hide some of the flab, but it’s still an ugly approach.

Ari after a Sunday siesta



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The weather sucks.

Ari loves to swing

The local park isn’t far from home and is often a welcome respite from the sedentary life we live. The park has a children’s corner that’s well availed by the kids in the vicinity.

Ari is too young for most of the facilities, but a specially crafted swing has gained a near-complete hold over him. Pulling the two apart is a heart-wrenching exercise. After today’s mesmerising swings, Ari was in no mood to go home and the tantrums he threw attained epic proportions. Luckily, Asha was well equipped to handle the situation. We let the kid lie on the ground and cry his heart aloud while we calmly waited for his rage to ebb. It worked like magic.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Fish

We were getting tired of salmon. A Bengali housewife suggested an outlet where we could buy Ilish fish, a favourite. We tried our luck today and weren’t disappointed. It’s also a lot more economical than I had imagined.

VOA

The Voice of Arihant is one of the sweetest things I’ve ever heard. I wish I could capture all of it for ever.

Ari in New Delhi

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This is funny! Brothers bond together and explore the world.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Missed an opportunity because of someone else’s folly. This is so disheartening.

IFTTT test post to blog.

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If this works, I’m glad.

Ari



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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Andover station, my frequent destination.



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Sunday, April 13, 2014

A few inches from the Moon!

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National Museum, Cardiff

I’m standing beside a stone brought back from the Moon by the Apollo 11 mission.

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

April Fool prank on the Telco Colony group

This one will go down as a classic, I am sure!

I gave the Telco Colony group a real scare this morning by writing the following post:

A policy change.

This group has swelled enormously since its inception. We also take great pride in the kind of discipline we have been able to inculcate in spite of the growing numbers. But it also breaks my heart to turn away the many people who apply for membership. I fret at night thinking of the sin we commit each time we say NO to a membership request. The memory haunts me. To make matters worse, we also constantly keep deleting posts deemed inappropriate. But what right do we have to judge others? Who are we to decide what stays and what goes?

It’s time to deal with the guilt of misplaced authority.

So starting tomorrow, we will see some drastic changes:
All membership requests will be accepted. We say No to no one, even to those who have nothing to do with Jamshedpur.
We allow all kinds of posts. You’ll have absolute freedom to post anything, from the most pious to the most perverse.
Administrators will have their duties greatly reduced. In fact, they’ll be free of all duties of administration.

I feel better already! What are your thoughts?

I can’t believe so many people fell for it!

Jobs (film)

Watched the movie today. Liked it. But no matter what I learn about Jobs, I can never like him.