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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Just a Disconnect

I keep promising myself that I will make a post at least once a week – preferably during office hours. Unfortunately, I am a (self-imposed) social networking pariah. I am unabashedly not addicted to FB, I Stumble Upon dazzling finds that I promptly forget to share with the world. And ahem.. I am a tweet-twit.

Now, the irony of it is I work for one of India’s premier digital agencies and suggest SNS ideas on a daily basis to brands desperate to google, tweet, scrap, stumble, digg and connect with India’s whatever million connected youth. In other words, I have unlimited access to everything…and I am pretty sure that includes porn. But that’s just it, when you have too much of a good thing, you are really not all that interested:)

And when I get home, feed, bathe and make V sleep, all I want to do is snuggle in with a good read.

The terribly dull ‘VOID MOON’ by Michael Connelly. I like my occasional psychotic killer who murders with clinical detachment but I do so like a good chase– VM is too technical and too trigger happy. Boring.
The fairly entertaining ‘ELEPHANTA SUITE (Paul Theroux) The phirang’s eye for embarrassing details that we Indians resolutely ignore. Nicely written and chiefly wins on account of the fact that the author dishes out the dirt on stuff other than roadside bowel movements.
Currently reading BEING INDIAN (Pavan K Varma). Fairly insightful and a darned good read, it has some pretty hilarious accounts and anecdotes. Eg. The priests of the Savitri Devi temple (Pushkar) demanding alimony from the nearby Brahma temple on the grounds that the Creator ‘divorced’ the goddess and so the priests must have a share in the Brahma temple’s earnings.
Have ‘KAFKA ON THE SHORE’ next on my list along with a bunch of old classics I intend revisiting (IVANHO, GREAT EXPECTATIONS).

1 comment:

Shyvee said...

How very true:) The 'too much of a good thing' comment:)

Started working again 3 months ago, after a gap of nearly 4 years- maternity break, you see- and I just don't seem to find the time to tweet/FB or Digg, as you rightly put it.

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