Saturday, April 19, 2003

Read this in a jokes list :

At least wrinkles don't hurt (Graffiti: Gene Mora)

Wonder why that made it into a jokes list...It sounded like something serious to me. And it sounds wrong. Wrinkles *do* hurt. All the wrinkles that your experiences leave on your mind, on your face. Sometimes you try to separate the ones that hurt by calling them scars. But there's no teling when a harmless-feeling wrinkle turns into a scar, for no apparent reason.

Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Hearing some new music, after a very long time...This is Dr. Hook, the best of. Cute stuff...but somehow it feels small-minded...elements of jealousy, idleness, that sort of thing...But of course these guys are no Gulzar :)

BTW, Dinker's book is now available in for "Murmurs of the Dawn" on,, etc..

Finished typing in the subtitles for 'Aap Ke Saath', a cheesy 80's does most of the translation, I do the typing. So if you buy that movie and have a crib about the english subtitles, you know whom to blame :)

Monday, April 14, 2003

Pretty much done with the fifth story. But the funny thing is, I went back to the British Library and re-read that Iris Murdoch chapter I was going to base this on. And there are already many differences...I still liked her ending better, though.

And now, beginning to see the real direction in which this book is heading. The old "Hopeful young man" versus "Cynical old woman" did seem a bit artificial to me... We're almost where I want to start writing again....And right after the fifth is where 'Quiet Diary' fits in. That is the story I want to elaborate on, the one I've wanted to write on all this time.

Has all this time passing helped me decide where that story goes? Cant's only given me more pithy phrases to add to the core. But the suggestions I got from all the people who read it, atleast those that struck a chord, are what I'm trying to stem the tide of my own thoughts with.

Just so's I dont forget : here is the sequence as it stands : An Evening in Pune, Quiet Diary, Old man at Khajarana, Sadhu Baba who knows people are lost. We're already heading for the breakdown right there....