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.
Just how perfect is the procrastination that brings me scarily close to the start of 2008?
James R. Kincaid, an English prof. at USC, has been writing in The Slate, and practically everywhere else, about how we are given to autom...
(Sorry to have been so solipsistic--although The Yunus Nobel and the Desai Booker provided the much-needed antidote to that : ) I have b...
Sunlight. arrogance sees, sleeps Now i understand: every thing you say. In the dark. heartbeat dee...
Friends and old neighbors shutting it down in honor of John Crawford. _
Yesterday at lunch with the awesome Pied Piper and an accomplished, pioneering writer whose anonymity we shall preserve, Piper turned to me...
Today is the birthday of the best sister in the whole world (mine:)! Happy, Happy Birthday, Chelli! [AA, my favorite aunt in the whole wor...
She knows that the child and his friend --another child-- read her words. She hides small messages of hope and love ...
Did the grown up thing and signed our wills today. Then I was in a bad mood for the rest of the day. All our year-long vacillations on the a...