It was the last slot of long weekend holidays of the year. Diwali! During my childhood days, Diwali days were very active. My dad used to set the crackers around 4 am in the morning. After getting ready, I, my sister Girija, and my dad used to go for a long walk watching how people burst crackers. That was in Bhavani, Erode Dt. We used to buy all the 'Diwali malars' especially Vikatan Diwali malars.
As I grew, the 'Green' conscious bit me and I never encourage crackers in any form. But being a dad for an adamant kid is not easy - my kid has a peer-pressure to burn crackers; she gets some sparkling ones and my parents help her with it.
The Diwali special programmes on Tv
have become very common and nothing special. I went to my Raakhi sister's house and spent good time with her family.
Sunday morning was very boring without newspapers. I could get my car battery replaced. My wife won the 2nd prize for Rangoli competition. Late evening, we had an apartment dinner party which was very fun-filled and good networking.
Today morning, went to Landmark, bought some good books like 2 States by Chetan Bhagat, Tribes by Seth Godin, Code Name God, and A New Earth.
I also want to mention that I have an online books catalog: http://www.gurulib.com/diyasg
I activated my Mobile-Bluetooth headset usage. I want to make myself and my home more geeky with useful gadgets - so doing some research on it. My search for a bookshelf idea still haunts me.
I also updated my Twitter account so as to post my Tweets (what's a Tweet?) from my mobile. In India, only Airtel supports it. (How Airtel supports Twitter?)
Another surprise is Discovery Channel has now Tamil feed. I wish all the useful channels do so.
Long time back, I had bought two dumbbells for exercise purpose. Its time to put them to good use (no, not to the second shop:-) ) . There are a lot of good YouTube videos on how to do workouts with dumbbells. Please checkout. I will post my results in a future blog.