NaNoWriMo: 5K not 10K

Beginning of this month I set out to participate in NaNoWriMo, but shorter version of the goal instead of writing a novel. My shorter goal was to write 10,000 words in posts on the blogs instead of the original of 50,000 words in NaNoWriMo. When I look back at my progress, I only managed to... Continue Reading →

Prajavani uses a photo without permission

Update 6 (Final - 25-Nov 12:30PM): Finally I've received a cheque from The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd. Amount mentioned in the cheque is very nominal - probably that's the amount they pay for regular contributions. Happy with how this incident went & thanks everyone for all the help and support.Update 5 (9-Nov 04:00PM): As committed,... Continue Reading →

It’s time for NaNoWriMo

Let me be clear upfront - No, I'm not writing a novel and that too 50,000 words in a month. For those who are not aware, 'NaNoWriMo' (National Novel Writing Month), an annual novel writing project that writers both professional and amateur set themselves a challenge of writing a 50,000 words novel - this happens... Continue Reading →

30 day challenge

Running a marathon is one of the many things which I have in bucket list. Long distance running got added to the list years ago and stayed there without any action. After plenty of procrastination, I managed to buy a pair of running shoes to start training. But I took an year to take out... Continue Reading →

Back to reading spree

When I am travelling (read: while not driving/riding), I can do only two things - reading or sleeping. Continuous movement of the vehicle feels like a cradle to me. If I don't have a book in my hands, and even if scenery outside the window is breathtaking, I can keep my eyes open for few... Continue Reading →

ಮತ್ತೆ ಬಂದಿದೆ ಯುಗಾದಿ…

ಎರಡು ವರ್ಷದ ಹಿಂದೆ, ನಾನು ಮೊದಲ ಬಾರಿ ಯುಗಾದಿಯ ಸಡಗರ ತಪ್ಪಿಸಿಕೊಂಡಾಗ ಬರೆದಿದ್ದು. ಈ ವರ್ಷ ಕೂಡ ಅಂದಿನಂತೆ ಹಿಂದಿನ ದಿನಗಳ ಮೆಲುಕು ಹಾಕುತ್ತಲೆ ಹಬ್ಬದ ಅಚರಣೆ. ಯುಗ ಯುಗಾದಿ ಕಳೆದರೂ ಯುಗಾದಿ ಮರಳಿ ಬರುತಿದೆ ಹೊಸ ವರುಷಕೆ ಹೊಸ ಹರುಷವ ಹೊಸತು ಹೊಸತು ತರುತಿದೆ ಬೇಂದ್ರೆಯವರ ಈ ಸಾಲುಗಳು ಕಿವಿಗೆ ಬೀಳದೆ ಬೆಳಗಾಗದ ಯುಗಾದಿ ಹಬ್ಬದ ದಿನವೇ ಇಲ್ಲ. ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆಗೂ ಸಹ ಬೆಳಗ್ಗೆ ಬೇಗ ಏಳದವನು, ಈ ದಿನದಂದು ಎದ್ದು ಕುಳಿತು ಬಕಪಕ್ಷಿಯಂತೆ ಈ ಹಾಡನ್ನು... Continue Reading →

Seventy Five Days

... since my last post.I feel guilty of forgetting to write, of not posting on Avalokana. It's not just two and half months, posting on Avalokana took a back seat since last October & was limping till Feb before coming for a halt. Reason are several. Though I was totally tied up at office during... Continue Reading →

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