Oct 5, 2011

This and That...

It's been two weeks since I blogged last. Not due to lack of inspiration. Just lack of internet. Stupid BSNL didn't work for a week. After repeated complaints and finally getting our asses to the office, they fixed it.

Well anyway, now that everything's back in order, here I am. One really nice thing that's happened to me in the past few weeks in JustBooks. I was looking for a good library near my place, because temporarily I'm living in this tiny apartment and there's just no place to put any books. (I've been buying almost a book every week on average, since the awesomeness that is Flipkart came into being). So yeah, I was looking for a library and I came across the JustBooks website. And I found out they have a library very close by where I live. So I was there the very next day.

I must say their collection of books is really not bad. There was the regular stuff that people read - Mills and Boons, Sidney Sheldon, Danielle Steel, Perry Mason, etc., etc. But there were also some really nice rare books on Indian history, world history, and I found this really thick book on the works of Khalil Gibran, that made me whoop with joy! It's also nice that if they don't have a book you want to read, they'll get it for you. And you can borrow a book in one library and return it at any other branch. In any other city. So nice.

So I had a membership taken out in no time at all, but the tough part is, with so many books you just don't know what to take home. But I'm slowly working my way through the lot, let's see how that goes.

In other significant events, I finally took M to see the ashram in Coimbatore. We were there over the weekend. I am happy to report that he loves the place as much as I do. Well, what's not to love. The place is so beautiful. So it was a lovely, calming weekend we had over there.

Inspired by a lot of blogs and others I've decided to try my hand at some sort of fiction. I'm trying to write a bit of this and that, trying to figure out what kind of writing I can do best. Hopefully if something good emerges, I'll share over here. But anyway, let's see where that goes too.


  1. If you have the knack for telling stories, then why not?

  2. I shared this in facebook, google+ and twitter. although I don't live in india, this would be fantastic if i was, so didn't want others to miss out.

  3. @Purba: I'm really hoping I do, trying to figure it out, though.
    @Nags: It is fantastic, given the nearly pathetic public library system in most cities in India. Thanks for sharing!