So the Friday began with a lexical  serendipity which later happened to be biological and then pathological and then quite logical. Ha! This happened while I was sitting with my GP and explaining to her my malady and she quipped,’ You seem to have Plantar Fasciitis. “And  I interjected with an air of palpable over-confidence,” No, doc, I don’t  have any such plant in my house…..”  She hurried to correct me.”No, I meant in your foot.”  I stood up with a startle thinking there is an insect in my foot with that name.” She was exasperated by now but putting her best self forward, she said,’Ri, you are inflammed in your right heel and medical term for that is PF. “ We both shared a smile and she genuinely went head over heels to advice  me on rehabilitation and healing of the affected heel.  

So I am supposed to be grounded for 6 weeks minimum and only walking allowed is to deal with matters of utmost necessity which you all know what they are.


With me being grounded, my lofty plan got grounded too. Ha! You see , my  newspaper last week reported how people at workplace are being encouraged to stand and work , it helps them not turn into office potatoes , a term coined by me.So, I was wondering how it is going to work with writers.

Can one stand and write? May be, we will have Writing kiosks in the future.  I was amused with the moniker of Mr Standie given to a person  when he was mostly seen standing at work.

I am supposed to rest my heal and not lament the lemons and instead make a lemonade. . So I surrounded myself with my unread  newspapers, magazines and decided to peruse them. Well-wishers suggested the option of watching TV but I am not longer into listening while seeing mode.

I am thinking of ways of saving me from turning into a  couch potato and then I thought of one of my dear friend’s  innovative start up with the name Couch Tomato. I loved the name. Healthier. Lycopene Rich. This website brings home entrepreneurs and households together . I downloaded their app and savoured some proud moments which come when someone known to you starts something so innovative and useful. And then I checked out their Wellness tab. It offered me a high that they have categorised content writing in wellness! I have got work. I am going to register on my friend’s webbie.

I played the ethereal music of Massan   on my laptop.  Varun Grover actually took a boat trip in Ganga in Benares to get inspired. Wow, Bollywood!  Sanity over vanity. Music bowled me over but  I landed safe and sound. tablas-1446408-m

I made  copious notes while sipping my adrak chai  and reading newspaper . Once in a way, I looked outside the window, the sky was  overcast but did not  translate into the rains which the month of  July is known for.It  seemed to me a case of infected bladder of the sky.Urge to pass but not coming full throttle.

And then I clicked a few selfies.image  Since the time our Prime Minister started the selfie campaign for daughters, I find taking a selfie more than a time pass. A simple act of self indulgence seems politically affected.And to add to it   this statement on selfie by Zine Jezenel -‘ Selfies are not empowering . They are a high tech reflection of the fucked up way society teaches women that  their most important quality is their physical attractiveness.”

with so much riding over selfie, I decided to spend some time on moment cam. Their is lightness in making your own cartoons!!

The newspapers  are always flush with articles on Marriage.    It was pleasure to read about weddingmoons. Yes, a holiday taken together by the couple before marriage to know each other !

Has it become so difficult to make a marriage success?

Some amusing pieces caught my eye. The humble salt is getting haughtier and hottier. Yes after being a bête noire of doctors, it has found a safe haven in salt spas.

The meditation world is getting fancier and fancier. Read about Gong Shower. The mention itself acts as a release. I reached out to my own gong which I use for my Buddhist  chanting and moved the stick over the brass urn. The vibrations released were beautiful. It was extremely therapeutic.

 UNDO SEND! Yes, Gmail has gone one step further in user friendliness. You can undo           send of your email which you sent by mistake or in a moment of desperation. You can call it back. It is no longer  kaman se nikla hua teer!

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