Hi guys.. I took an unexpected break from blogging due to the following reasons: a) Tight work; b) Wanted to finish reading Ponniyin Selvan; c) To see whether or not I am addicted enough to not take a week off from blogging; and d) Why blogging?
Dont we Indians like chutter-puttering a little too much? Ram mentioned that his official and personal life took a little suffering due to blogging so he too took a week's break.. If the software professionals like most of you, who sit in front of pc almost the entire day, feel your work affected, then a synthetic chemist like me got more than affected.. so, my blogging would be during the weekend... may be 3 per week, I will try to stretch it to 4.. around the weekend.. but, do visit mid-week too.. if I could sneak out some time and if some interesting stuff is there to write about, I surely will..
Coming back to the topic, I have seen in the campus, most Indian guys always on fone, especially after 9 PM and during weekends.. Another similar class who roam talking on cell fone is that of American girls.. Not many American guys.... and relatively less for desi girls.. What is there so much to talk about, yaar?
My best period of academic success was during 1998-1999 during which period I worked like mad.. I hardly watched movies, hardly sat in front of pc and TV for pastime, hardly chatted for long.. I was near workalholic.. Didnt miss all the things really.. The satisfaction of work and the pouring resuls was there.. The reason for where I am now is mostly due to my hard work during those two years... The past few years havent been so good.. esp. the last year and half.. Gotta shrug off the cobwebs and back to full time work and work-outs..
If you do a google search for Padmanaban or G Padmanaban, "I am feeling lucky" would take you directly to the link in my PhD lab.. there is one more veteran G Padmanaban, who was the director of IISc and one of the most famous biochemists of our country. It is high time I pull my sox up and restart my journey towards greater heights..