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Back after a vacation!!

Wish you all a very happy and prosperous New Year 2009!! Had taken a good long break during the last two weeks of December and extended into the first week of January 2009.  Now I dont feel like going to office tomorrow.  

I came back to Chennai after a short trip to a hill station, Yelagiri.  I will write about Yelagiri as a location later.  I think this is the first time in so many years, that I have not used a Computer for 4 days on a trot.  I think that is a phenomenal achievement for me.  Trying to be away from the wired world!! 

Overall the vacation was good and a big relief from the routine which I am used to.  Gave me lot of time and opportunities to introspect where I want to be in the next year, after 5 years and 10 years.  I am not still clear in this but getting some time to think about this itself is a good development.  I am also got to spend some time with my friends.  In one of those days, I was chatting with a friend for more than 8 hours continuously.. While I was talking I didnt feel that this is too much but in hindsight I think holding on somebody for 8 hours is not right.  I should have realised this while I was talking to him.  Sorry!!

I didnt actually follow markets during the last 2-3 weeks very closely.  I didnt even know that a second stimulus package has been annoucned by the Government.  At that time I was in Yelagiri and had no opportunity to get any papers easily.  I got to read a Tamil newspaper but they were covering more of Srilankan Ethnic issue rather than stimulus package.  I was completely deprived of TV during the trip to Yelagiri thanks to my son.  Whenever we stayed indoors, he took control of the TV and you end up watching Tom and Jerry, Ben 10 and Krishna Tales.  You cant crib watching Tom and Jerry as it is a anytime delight.  I dont deliberately watch Tom and Jerry when in Town else you get addicted!! What a relief from watching the news anchor on NDTV and Times NOW.      

Once again I wish that 2009 is better than 2008 in all respects.  

Let this year be a Terror-free year!!

Let there may be more economic prosperity for the common man!!

Let this year be free of wars and riots!!

Most of all, let this year be honk-free as well!!

3 comments:

Adwait said...

Venkat, wish you and all your readers a Very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous New Year !!

Well as night has to end, so has to the mayhem ! Will it be 2009 or 2010 or even 2011, God alone knows.

We need to rely on our prayers, age old wisdom and our genetic strength to survive whatever be the odds !!

Venkat Muthukrishnan said...

Dear Adwait,
Thanks for your new wishes!! I warmly reciprocate the same..
Yes, as you said rightly, just like all good things have to end even the bad phase has to end.. it is not forever.. we live on hope and I am sure the coming days and years are going to be better for all of us!!
with kind regards
Venkat

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