Spring 2013 in < 10000 Words
With the majority of us at home being involved in research largely of a theoretical nature, the closest we come to working in a lab is in our kitchen. Some of the more notable culinary experiments during this semester were Baingan Bharta (Mashed Eggplant, as wiki puts it), Onion Sambar (fast becoming a Valentine’s Day special in the house), Banana Bread and Date and Walnut Cake.
Weekend excursions in the last two months included a trip to a shooting range, skiing and a visit to the temple to play Holi. Being a full-fledged armchair critic, my aim during the shootout was to hit one clay pigeon. Hitting two (out of a possible 25) more than made my day. Falling down just once, albeit pretty nastily (comical, if you were not me), during skiing also served as a major ego boost. After avoiding celebrating Holi for the last twenty five years using the “I am South Indian” card, it was indeed ironic that this jinx was broken at a South Indian temple, where we congregated to play Holi.
I’ve also tried to set aside some time each week to read outside of coursework and research. None of the books (read in the last two months-photo below) could particularly be classified as unputdownable, but reading them was definitely a welcome distraction.
Finally, about the title of this post. They say a picture’s worth a thousand words.