Thursday, February 9, 2012


Yes, I'm bug bitten! A nasty, mean cold bug it is, that has reduced me to a somewhat non-human like form - a head as heavy as a boulder, eyes droopy like a flower's wilting petals and a glacial meltdown for a nose. Try imagining that for a face!

Thank god for the small comforts though that a cold brings with it. My most faithful masala chai (ginger-clove-cinnamon-pepper) which is a panacea for all kinds of wear and tear, a snug blue woolly scarf and the good old Vicks VapoRub.
To read I have Kazuo Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day, although it is a tad difficult to do so with a blurred, watery vision. But the old world setting put together with the rolling English countryside is compelling enough to make me trudge on through the pages of this great piece of literature. Even though the butler's unwavering emotional self-restraint makes me quite uneasy at times, despite all that grand Englishness there is to his character. Even though I can't help sneezing through most of Ishiguro's brilliance. Achoo!! There I go again...


  1. On the way to workplace
    Seeing a couple, walking hand in hand
    They are smiling happily, sure they are
    Watch the girl's face i saw myself
    Once i was her, now it is not
    Such that innocent was lost
    Keep smiling
    Smile for the one i was and the one she is
    Cheer for you and for me
    Lucky girl, cos' soon your innocent will be lost
    In this city, i'm sure

    9th Feb, 2012 08:09 a.m

  2. I loved the book, and am sure that it will be good company once your eyes stop streaming! Get well soon - it sounds like you have all the ingredients necessary for recovery.
    I love the photo - it spells c-o-s-y to me.

  3. Get well soon... I like the pic. A good book with a mug of great.

  4. Sounds like a very good way to endure a cold. I wish you a speedy return to good health.

  5. I wish you a speedy recovery !! A good book, a cup of masala chai and to take time for yourself sound great !

  6. What a brilliant choice to read. I hope your cold leaves quicklike!

  7. I was very torn with the book. I loved Ishiguro's prose and the cool perfection of it but at times wanted to shake the butler and kick him about the room! Hope you feel better soon.

  8. Thank you so much everybody for the wishes. They sure worked!


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