Wednesday, October 18, 2017

In review

Good things happened.

1. The Bangalore launch of the India version of Sherlock Holmes, the Missing Years: Timbuktu was released on Oct 14. Major RD Bhargava was the Chief Guest and also did a phenomenal job is discussing the book. There was an audience of about 40.

A highlight was the presence of several of my school mates.

2. I was involved in planning and executing a fund raiser for Myanmar Hindu refugees, a very politically incorrect cause.  But it was great. It happened at the Kashmir Bhavan and Mr Tarun Vijay came down from Delhi for it.

3. I got news that one of my books may be published by a major publisher. Details soon.

4. I dropped below 80 kgs briefly (79.8. I seem to be at about 80.4 kgs now. Only reason: diet and heavy yoga. Aiming for 75

5. Tito the post distemper dog is recovering nicely. Runs a lot, eats a lot. Poor child. I hope he lives out his life never having to experience hunger again.

6. Bharatnatyam classes going really well. I enjoy it.

7. Trips happened to Hyderabad and Pune. And will happen again soon.

Monday, September 11, 2017


Lots of events since my last post.

My father passed away in April at the age of 96. Both my parents are now gone. It feels odd.

Many dogs passed away too, leaving behind voids. Two more came in - Lily and Tito. Lily is a bratty little pug found on the streets of Mumbai.

Tito is a distemper survivor who was starved. But with the help of a dear friend, he is bouncing back.

I visited Iceland and then Canada. A great time.

My son graduated from the Univ of Vermont and then subsequently joined a research firm in New York City. On his feet now.

In the US we traveled all over Vermont and then went to Arizona, New Mexico and a part of Texas (El Paso). Saw the Grand Canyon, Carlsbad Caverns and the park newar Los Alamos.

Then onward to Florida - the keys and the Everglades.

Returned to India after a few days in Detroit. The flight from Flint to Chicago was delayed due to a bomb scare.

In India, I went to a few workshops. Got a few violin students. Resolved to loseweight and have been doing some serious yoga. I have mastered several variants of the headstand.

I just returned from Pune where the Indian edition of Sherlock Holmes, the Missing Years: Timbuktu, was released/ I also moderated a couple of sessions, including one for children on elephants.

A few photos below.

You can get my book here:  Sherlock Holmes, the Missing Years: Timbuktu