Tuesday, February 1, 2011

And...I am back!

A bout with an undetected lung infection festering for some three months meant that instead of reporting on our wonderful Bali vacation (followed by a stay in the beautiful and welcoming house of the Indian High Commissioner in Singapore (an old college friend)) I ended up in hospital for a month (without, as you might say, passing Go and without collecting 200) soon after our return to Chennai. Recuperation apparently will take a month or two more, but at least I can read and type and so on, so I decided to slowly heave myself into the blogosphere.

I thought of starting off writing the much delayed description of our Bali vacation but that will take some time. In the meantime the air waves are full of what's happening in Egypt on which there is hardly anything I can say that would be original. However, there is something quite hilarious in this, and that refers to my usual bug-bear -- the Chinese Government and it's absurd predilection in seeing threats everywhere to its existence. So here we are -- demonstrators half a world away clamouring for democratic rights, and the Chinese Government is losing sleep. It has started censoring the web and blocked keyword searches like 'Egypt'. After all, what if their citizens start getting ideas from all that is happening in Egypt? Read all about it here.

In the meantime I shall marshall my thoughts about our vacation which seems now a distant memory, and give you some snippets along with some pictures.


ramya sriram said...

Got here looking for some info on Tepenyaki.Am liking your blog! Hope you recover soon.

kontikki said...

Dear sir,

I am very happy to see you back active.

-Nirmal Thyagu

gaddeswarup said...

Welcome back. I hope that you will recover soon. Looking forward to your posts.

Anant said...

OLO: welcome back to the airwaves. Yhs

AmOK said...

No doubt further wisdom shall result and our learning accelerated now that we bask once again in your presence. Welcome back and think happy thoughts!

vbalki said...

Welcome back!

Re China, the customary way for empires to decline is by the spread of a virus called hubris. Maybe in the case of China it's going to be by the spread of a virus called paranoia. In any case, a consummation devoutly to be wished upon all empires.