Friday, 25 September 2009

One can only dream




Taking a break from writing Novel 2. Looked at some beautiful book cover designs.Rich colours that reflect the Indian aspect of the book is so tempting to use. The paisley one in black and white is so classy.I am dreaming of vivid colours hoping that would egg me on to complete the novel. Now all I need is to get the next squillion words written.The research is another distraction, I spend hours learning new facts.The joy of writing and the luxury of dreaming is so delicious.Forget swine flu,G20 meeting, Smeaton(!) and dream on Leela.

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Dog Days


I couldn't resist when I saw this photograph,I had to put it on my blog. I was reading about my birth city Madras now Chennai, as it celebrated its 370 years of existence as a city. 'Madras Day' is celebrated on August 22 nd.Two Scotsmen Cogan and Day were the culprits who started the British settling there.We are all connected in so many ways. But the photograph is incredible showing the heat of Madras in May- June and the inevitable Gin and Tonic on the table, the brolly and I think the wireless in the background.The poor punkawallah fanning the master and a dog sitting on the chair says it all. Lovely bit of history in one little photograph.

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