# This morning, a reader posted a comment that she’s been waiting for two weeks for an update on what Maami’s doing in Palakkad. Am touched… for the three and a half readers I have… make that two and a half, since my friend Suzy Fontes has gone to India on vacation.
# Been sick for almost two weeks now. Pretty bad bout of viral that the son got and happily passed onto me… The day he got better, he went away on vacation to India.
# Amrit is sorely missed for his pointers on the Madisaar Maami series… That explains part of the writer’s block.
# Once in a year, comes a time when God disapproves the fact that I am abnormally healthy. Two courses of antibiotics, nebulisation, the works… but the cough is still there.
# Don’t know if my colleagues were concerned or irritated by my violent coughing fits… but everyday a new home remedy would be presented to me. Cinnamon with honey, pepper with honey, and ginger with honey – Honey was definitely a common denominator… No wonder I’m sickly sweet these days.
# In between all these, I was part of two events… The first one was a nightmare in terms of logistics, preparation and planning but thankfully, went as scheduled. The other was fun because it was a debate and as all debates go, electrifying! That Tim Sebastian (of Hard Talk and Doha Debates fame) was the moderator made it very interesting. We also tweeted the event live and it was like all those discussions on TV – we would get a question on Twitter, write it on a piece of paper, and someone would give it to Tim on stage and he’d go, “This one from Twitter…” Ah! The power of social media!
# Sometimes, I feel like giving it all up and crawl into the woodwork, no Facebooking , no blogging, no writing… But as the song goes, “It’s only words… and words are all I have…”
Dear three-and-a-half readers, thank you for your patience… Maami shall bounce back… and soon!