Monthly Archives: February 2010

I want to agree


What happens when there are two sides to an argument…you agree with one side.. but prefer the person making the other side of argument? How do you make up your mind? Especially if it is a subject you don’t read much about…

This essay has me in a quandary but I am the first to admit I don’t know enough about “regional writing” to comment on it. But, to me, English is an intrinsic choice, one that I make without a thought to the power it supposedly awards me or success it ensures. So do not relate to the point that nuanced writing in English is a deliberate attempt at enhancing Indianness. On the other hand, I intensely dislike writers who wrap India on a platter and serve to the West. Jhumpa Lahiri and many similar writers come to mind.

On the other hand, I am huge fan of Chandra and of his writing too. But now am feeling a wee bit forced like I have to like his opinions too (not neccesary I know). So I can’t make up my mind about which side of the issue I feel strongly for.

That apart, the essay is very well written.

Impressions are in the mind.


Just read this.

And realised it’s very true. You tend to get noticed more if you are thin. I’ve learnt this the hard way. I haven’t even gotten close to becoming ‘thin” but the little weight I lost made people closest to me so competitive that I shut up about the process.

I have discovered that nothing like encouragement and swapping tips when it comes to weight loss. It’s the most invigorating discussion. But not with people who treat you differently because now *they* notice you.