…is the new address for random jottings…, with a new (and probably more apt) tagline “procrastination with purpose” . I always thought it was pretty lame to have a personal blog on .org domain, and mahesh.poudyal.org did sound very lame to begin with, but somehow I stuck with it for a good few years, probably...

Work (annual reports) Work (paper revisions) Work (data analysis) Work (prepare for meetings) Work (writing up) … … … … … Complete draft blog posts Go out and take pictures Start using flickr again … … NOT check facebook every hour NOT check feeds everytime they are updated NOT start conversation every time a contact...

Your prof sends you a friend request in facebook, what would you do? I just got that and had no choice but to accept the request. First option would be to put her/him on the ‘limited profile’ list but sooner or later they’d ask you why they can only see your ‘distilled’ profile while they...

Azarbaizani salad, North-African couscous, and wines from Italy to Argentina, not to mention little snacks and nibbles from who knows where – new year’s eve mini-party in north-east England, and we are welcoming the year I turn THIRTY. I don’t know whether I should rejoice or repent – rejoice for the life I have had...