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What’s with travel blues anyways? Specially any kind of travel that involves India. Here I am – back – all round and rosy (not quite, as the son is running a severe case of flu), yet the first Monday I was looking forward to, turned out to be a hell of a sombre day. This is my first full work week in the USA, as an official entrepreneur. Yet, I just could not step out of the house for different reasons, most of which were not under my control.

The freedom and flexibility this presents sure is enticing but the risk and uncertainty this presents is fear sweeping. But I have many pioneers. Many successful for the optimistic me and many not so, for the not so optimistic me. And there are a plenty of unsuccessful ones for the real pessimistic me, that does not exist!

I finished reading “Five Point Someone” in pretty much one sitting. When this good college friend of mine recommended this book during my recent meeting, I picked it up without a second thought as the story was set in a college campus. The first part of the book did bring me many of my campus/hostel memories back and also a wonderful piece of fiction I, myself had written about 11 years ago in an online magazine. I wish I had the guts to have extended it to a 150 page novel, with some sort of a story line. Because, after reading Chetan Bhagat’s attempt, I think it certainly feels like, I could have beaten him by more than 11 years..and who knows a blockbuster movie could have been out by now.

Macbook Pro rocks – I am still exploring & after using Leopard, I can tell how much I would have hated Vista, had I gone the windows based route again – That’s the flexibility I am talking about in this new avatar.


Besides fantasizing about being a Peter Gibbons at least for a couple of days at my work, I think I have a long way to go to realize some of the other fantasies. But like any ambitious man out there, I will get there! Note: All views expressed in this blog are mine alone and have got nothing to do with my company Cogent IBS, Inc., its employees or any of its affiliates.

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