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Flux and uncertainity certainly do not seem to aid writing! Such has been my state in the past few weeks, and a result, Blogocenticity has remained unupdated.

 I was about to write that the past few weeks were interesting, as in the ancient Chinese proverb, but it seems that it is not ancient, not Chinese and not a proverb! Be that as it may, life has definitely been interesting.

On one front, a long-developing saga took me here, there and everywhere, and just when it seemed that the dragon had been slain, it seems to have grown a new head in quite an unexpected place. It is not time yet to put away the swords – the game is still on, and has to be played till some clear resolution is reached. read more

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Game 6 – Food Plan!

Okay, after seeing Cricket win Game 5, i have been galvanized into action. The fact that this one has to do with food has nothing to do with the galvanizing. Really!

It’s a quarter to one in the morning – so any food plans are only what I’m going to have till daybreak. I just finished off half a donut that Vidya had left from last night. I have rice and curds – usually considered a sedative by many, but somehow equivalent to coffee for me!

I also have a stock of Lays and Sprite, but I’m guessing I won’t go there unless I’m really desperate! read more

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Preparing for the Blogathon

The start of the Blogathon is now less than 24 hours away. It will be starting at 6:30 pm IST tomorrow. 48 posts in 24 straight hours. Wonder how that’ll turn out!

The past few days, I’ve been thinking of stuff to write about, though I’ve not actually jotted down any points. After thinking long and hard about it I decided not to tie myself up by giving my first Blogathon attempt any theme. Instead, I thought I’d write as many different things as possible – hopefully, I wont be snoring away after the first six hours! read more

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Pics of Chicks!

Heh heh!

Finally, I get to post pics of chicks on my blog. Just my luck – I get a chance to get some fantastic close ups of the two chicks who have been camping out on my balcony for the past few days, and then I realise that Magesh has borrowed my camera. So I have to make do with my pathetic little camera phone. Doesn’t matter, think I, I shall make the most of this opportunity. I go up to them and start clicking – they flinch a little at first, but are comfortable after that. The picture I liked best is a full frontal, and so, ladies and gentlemen, here is, for the first time on Blogocentricity, a picture of two chicks! read more

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The Fifth Exam Syndrome

Vidya has been working towards a deadline for the past couple of days, and this morning she was all keyed up as everything would be over. Over breakfast, I was telling her that things would go smoothly, and that she would be at her best today. This was the Fifth Exam Syndrome.

The fifth exam was the last exam, often preceded by about a week of sleepless nights. The fifth exam was the one before which one slept the least – not from studying too much, but from fear that one would not wake up in time for the exam! Coming as it usually did at the end of five or six totally sleep-deprived nights, the fifth exam was usually written purely on adrenalin. And, surprisingly, it would be the one on which we did the best, wrote the most and scored the maximum marks, akin to F1 cars running their fastest laps before pitting for fuel. For, in the feverish rush towards the undisturbed rest of the next few days, the fifth exam was a blur of perfection. Everything was remembered perfectly, nothing extra was written, everything was pared down to the bare essentials. read more

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I have been “unblogged” for the past few days. A quick post to break the impasse.

I got 149 spam comments today – looks like I was not alone!

Stumbled across Mailinator, an interesting way to beat spammers!

Unique wildlife has evolved on many Pacific Islands, and there is a drive to preserve them – which seems to be against the very change that drove them to evolve into what they are. More thoughts in this vein when I have the time to give them shape.

People spending a bomb on their cellphones are carrying their toys to the grave – literally! read more

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An Evening of Sports

Sunday was a fantastic day of sports – first the F1 race in Bahrain, then the biggest run chase in one-day cricket history!

Bahrain was a good race, and saw Schumacher returning to winning ways. Though Alonso took the first position, it was good to see the Ferrari team getting its act together. Things did not go so well for Massa, Barichello’s replacement, and a botched up pit stop saw him slip from a potential podium finish to ninth place. Alonso drove a dream race, giving Schumacher a taste of his own medicine, going tyre-to-tyre with him coming out of the pit. Raikkonnen took third, driving with an incredible one-stop strategy. Rookie Nico Rosberg made a dream debut, driving a fantastic race to overtake Coulthard and Klein in the last stages of the race to finish seventh, claiming two championship points in the bargain. Apparently the last person to take championship points on debut was Rosberg’s Williams-Cosworth team-mate, Mark Webber, who finished just ahead of him. read more

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