Are you sad as well?

“Modern day Americans are often trapped in lousy, disappointing, soul crushing careers. If they are not divorced already, their marriages are on the rocks. They live far outside of their means, rack up thousands of dollars of debt, and then they work overtime to pay for the toys they never have time to play with. They dedicate their lives to pleasing ungrateful children who won’t amount to much more than they did. Hours of their downtime is spent in front of the television, switching from reality show to reality show, because it is easier to watch other people live life than it is to live their own. In a rare moment of creativity, they might write a secret out on a postcard and send it to a website because they don’t have a single person in real life that they trust enough to share their fears with. They feel all of this on top of the usual human maladies of sickness, death and grief.”

From: http://www.violentacres.com/archives/169/most-people-are-depressed-for-a-very-good-reason

How long before this is true about us Indians? or are we already there?

Comments, reflections, denials and proving me wrong most welcome…

First Guest

So when should a new house be considered lived in? cooking for the first time, sleeping for the first time? being locked out for the first time? No!

It is when you host your first guest and the first guest at our new house is someone whom we have been inviting to Nagpur ever since we met almost 8 years ago – Atul (yes as in Atul Chitnis :) ) Atul was in Ahmedabad and needs to be in Mumbai on Monday so he decided to hop over to Nagpur for the weekend.

Now that Atul is here we need wifi all over and we discovered that in trying to make the walls crack proof we have made ourselves a Faraday cage of sorts – even with enhanced output using dd-wrt we cannot cross floors very well :( – the garden though has got nice connectivity….