I have the feeling that I’m going to succumb to the season and put out a list of resolutions soon. Just wanted to establish this heads up that the peculiar mix of institutional timetables, personal milestones, and Hindu holidays that make up my internal calendar means that Jan 1st is only the first of many possible start days.
Here are some other possible re-start dates or RIDs:
Pongal day, the start of the most auspicious month in the Tamil calendar.
Start of the Hilary term.
Saraswati Puja--perfect for academic projects.
My birthday = the inevitable stock-taking exercise.
Ugadi, Telugu New Year.
Putthandu, Tamil New Year.
Start of the Trinity Term.
--------Summer Vacation------ (what??!!)
One fine day in August
Brand new university academic year.
One Fine Day in September
Brand new grade school academic year.
Ganesh Chaturthi, the celebration of he who removes obstacles. Start all the difficult stuff today.
One Fine Day in October
Brand new academic year in the UK (start Michelmas term).
Vijaya Dasami, Dussehra’s day of Victory (could anything be more promising?).
Diwali/Lakshmi Puja. Most propitious date to make financial resolutions.
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