Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Last Monday, just before heading out to another week of work, I had remarked to my wife that this would be a killer week, and that if I came out smiling at the end of it, I would be surprised. This proved to be quite prophetic. But not quite in ways that I could have foreseen.
On Wednesday, I was supposed to fly down to Bangalore for a day. It so happened that I felt a bit (make that quite!) unwell on Tuesday, and following excellent advice from the better half, did the uncharacteristic - I went to the doctor. Once there, the fun and games began - turned out that I had acute febrile fever of north of 103F. I was immediately put on some kind of drip, packed up with medicines, and asked to get all kinds of blood tests done. Done and dusted, I had dengue fever!
The next 8 days were extremely painful, with fever yo-yoing between 100F and 103F, general weakness and an inability to do anything. The worst thing was that I had a very bitter taste on my tongue, and eating was a big pain. Not to mention the liters of blood that I had to get pricked out of me for the very frequent platelet and other tests. Even currently, I'm not recovered fully. I do not have any visibility on how and when I'm going to get better, and I'm sick to the gills with the illness.
So the week was quite bad. I've probably blown away any chances of a decent bonus this year end, have been snapping needlessly at my immensely patient and loving parents and wife, and been a general good-for-nothing.
The only silver lining from this entire bad affair has been a refocusing of priority into what is truly important and what is all chaff. I have realized that there are many things wrong with me mentally, and that I need to lighten up and loosen out a bit. Fundamental life changes are coming around!!
Friday, September 17, 2010
I posted a rant on the highly corrupt telecom minister of India a while ago. Feels good to hear that while I only ranted, someone else has gone ahead and done something about it!
A couple of organizations and a senior journalist have filed a public interest litigation in the Supreme Court, and the Court has sent notices to A. Raja, the Department of Telecom and a lot of affiliated parties. Kudos to these gentlemen.
The CBI has been 'investigating' this case for the last few million years, and I am sure they will keep 'investigating' it further till the culprit dies of very old age, or the Govt. is voted out of power or till the DMK and the Congress fall out. Long live the judiciary!