Monday, October 24, 2011

Birthday 27

This is a list of achievements, just to make myself feel a little better and focus on what I wish to do this year.


1) I bought a car - my own vandi. It is not new and it is not fancy, but it is mine and it is special because it is perhaps the biggest purchase I have made with my own money.  

2) My internship over the summer was very fruitful and gave me a quick glimpse into the maze of corporate research. It also got me some new awesome friends. 


1) Now that two half marathons have been completed, it is time for a full marathon.  Will be training for the one next October, on my birthday.

2) I am already getting better at badminton. I can feel more power to my smashes and a sprint to my step. I need to focus a little more on developing some of the muscles key to explosive power. This essentially means more sprinting and lesser long distance. This will perhaps also help my long distance speed.

3) Most importantly, I need to prelim by February. That is the only way Ill finish my PhD on time.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Indianapolis Half Marathon - 2

Whats that first half marathon medal? You found yourself a friend? Another half marathon medal? WOW !

Indy Half Marathon on October 15th completed. A nice pre-birthday present :)

PS: For the uninitiated, a half marathon is race for 13.2 miles which equates to 20.25 km roughly.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

An interesting conversation

An interesting conversation
walked up to me tonight.
I said,
"Hey! How are you doing?"
"Its been a while! "
She walked away.

-- Harish Suryanarayana

Monday, June 20, 2011


Crying for a sign
Crying for some foresight
Crying for a definition of what is
right and wrong
I am not strong, I am not
a pillar
to lean on.
There is no one to speak to
no one will understand
or will they, only too well.

I have only you
the darkness of the night
the quiet whirring of the fan
to keep me company
Do not leave me now
I need you to speak to
to scream at
to claw my way out of this delusion
a deluge of delusion
web after web, wave after wave
I create my own world
and soon it becomes true
It becomes life
and I sit content
on my rocking chair,
pulling at the threads
in the abysmal depths of night
one by one by one.

-- Harish Suryanarayana

Saturday, June 04, 2011


a gentle smile
a knowing look

-Harish Suryanarayana

Thursday, April 07, 2011

One more test.

This is interesting !

Verbally and mentally fluid, you are refreshing and illuminating to those around you. This is occasionally somewhat discounted by the obvious pleasure that you take in exercising your mental acuity. Although generally peaceful you can often take a verbally aggressive tact in relations with the world, which can often be misunderstood by those around you. Innovative in the extreme, you can often think yourself right out of the correct answer to a given problem. Many times you are referred to as your own worst enemy. You tire very quickly of routine and so make poor clerks or administrative help. You also have no respect for authority and little patience for those you regard as inferior, most especially those in charge. Experimentation is your watchword and can occasionally lead to experience for its own sake and shallow decadence. Your thought can sometimes be scattered and disconnected.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunday, January 02, 2011

New Year 2011

Dear blog,

I have neglected you over the last few months and have treated you very badly. I have been a very bad boy. I am sorry. I have however, forgotten completely, the art of writing things down. In a world obsessed with being connected to everyone else, I have lost a vital connection to my feelings. Writing it down, especially to you, dear blog, was one of my favorite activities. I will first of all, get back to writing and reclaim my connection with you. I shall now continue with my actual blog post.

2010 has been a very eventful year. I have learnt quite a bit. I have grown emotionally. I am much more patient that I ever used to be. I have learnt the meaning of responsibility. I have learnt the meaning of irresponsibility. I have grown lazier. I have started losing track of time and the harsh schedules that I decided to impose upon myself. I am back to a position where I am almost a sinking boat again. Why does man have such an affinity for self-destruction? Maybe it is programmed in us. We do not grow without struggling.

These are my aims for 2011.

1) Finish my Prelim before the next New Year.
2) Run a full marathon this year and train religiously for it (Indianapolis - October) .
3) Change my schedule ( MOrning 7:00 - Evening 5:00) No late nights/night outs. The fact that I am writing this at 3 AM at night, 2 days late is proof that this is vitally important for my life.

I will also talk to you more often. Wish me luck.