TGIF! – Choo Choo Train

I tried my hand at fabric painting for the first time since school. Here’s the result… An illustration for Chotu Singh’s favorite story on a pillowcase (story made up by me). All lines hand drawn since we don’t own a ruler!

Another outcome of my painting spree is Chotu’s new love of painting. Unsure whether to classify that as good or bad…


This week’s favourite read: Mors’ retelling of Cinderella 🙂 this version is kick ass!

There’s nothing new on Slashdot this week barring China’s moon mission. The most exciting post I read this week was the supposed security vulnerability in Microsoft’s wireless keyboards. I’m not sure how that was even news given this is standard man-in-the middle stuff with a USB charger rigged to sniff packets. Ok, I’ve surpassed my own geekiness. And since I have, Jaanu, remember to bring back that Ubuntu download from your office!

What else? Ooh! Discovered this chart on how to read Discworld books.

I hope to make a good dent in the series this year and start on Assimov too. I tried so many books too soon and gave up on whole genres because of that. This year I want to try re-reading some of them.

Just a thought, I love TGIF posts. They make me reflect on how the week was and will make great memories later 🙂

Note to self: The project is delivered to QA. Breathe now!



A divine gift to The Goddess from the Hero (heh! Couldn’t resist)


A fabulous airport read when I was stuck in Hyderabad for 6 hours. Can you believe flights in Chennai were affected by fog? Oh, also, there was a dead animal on the runway.


Did I mention they have a Body Shop outlet in the Hyderabad airport? I love that store but nothing beats good ol’ Indian Biotique 🙂

And my favourite quote of the week (full post here):

As efficient and awesome as you are, everything will take 2x-10x longer than you expect. Factor that in.

A sweet post from my Indiblogger network: A bird, a cookie, and a lesson in love in Paris. We need more cookies so that our sparrows come back!

I love weekends. Just counting down to my break now. Making lots of plans. Any ideas for what I should do with my three months?