Steve Jobs made me think………again!!!

Posted October 6, 2011 by December Stud
Categories: Life

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First of all, rest in peace Steve Jobs. He is one of a kind and certainly one of the greatest visionaries of our time.

I have been reading about him all over again. His personal life seems as much fascinating as his professional life. Here is something very interesting about him:

Jobs said he was certain that his character had been formed from his experiences, not his birth parents or genes. He frequently referred to his adopted parents as “the only real parents” that he ever had.

And, this naturally reminded me of my post from 2007:

Genes and Environment

Now that I am reading so much about Jobs, I keep wondering if he should have responded to Abdulfattah Jandali‘s emails. Maybe, maybe not.


When do you restart a blog?

Posted September 1, 2011 by December Stud
Categories: Blogroll, Media

When one reader consistently keeps asking you about new content in your blog. It’s the persistence from that one reader which makes you start writing again. The zeal and the enthusiasm rushes back because now you have an answer to that reader. You suddenly realize that “Life in timelessness” is a farce and if there is will, there is certainly a way.

I have always believed that most of the poems I have written are because of my mother. Every time I call her, she would ask me if I wrote something new. She never got tired of asking and I couldn’t postpone writing forever.
This reader reminds me so much of my mother’s attitude towards writing and life in general. I am probably not the greatest blogger. I know I am not. Nowhere close, actually. But, this reader makes me feel like I am. And for that, I can’t thank him enough.

For all the good people from Singapore to Brussels, and New Delhi to San Francisco- good to see you peeking around, The blog is now officially re-opened 🙂

And to somebody out there, here’s your ode. Thank you.

It’s a girl!!!

Posted April 30, 2011 by December Stud
Categories: Uncategorized

Born on 29th April, 2011 at 1:54PM. 7.4lbs and 20.5 inches at birth.

Like Mother Like Daughter

Posted December 2, 2010 by December Stud
Categories: Home, Humor


Wife is a cleanliness freak. So, is the daughter 🙂 It’s all in the genes!!!

“Happy” Birthday Story

Posted December 3, 2009 by December Stud
Categories: Home

Long work day. Went home around 6PM. Wife wore the prettiest of black gowns. Kid in another new cute outfit. New car. Started a drive to a cozy restaurant. Clicked on the garage door remote. Dang, the door got stuck and wouldn’t close. Treid again, and again, and again! Got the tool box, nothing worked! Tried to close the door manually, not an inch down.

Past 8PM. Wife and kid in night dress. Me had a hopeless look. Called the handyman neighbor. Still no progress. Phoned up garage repair guy. 9:30PM. He said an hour. Dude came after 11PM. Tried everything and the door still didn’t come down. He decides to cut the cable. Both of us bring… down the garage door slowly. It’s midnight. I go to bed. Wife and kiddo were sleeping peacefully 🙂

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

Posted December 2, 2009 by December Stud
Categories: Home

When Do You Restart Blogging?

Posted October 28, 2009 by December Stud
Categories: Home

There are so many times you want to restart blogging, some of which include:

  • Seeing at least five photos of Shobha Karandlaje every evening in the local newspaper – Her cycling, running, lighting the lamp, getting on a bullock cart and several other skills are truly admirable.
  • Being the proud father of a darling daughter, whose picture was clicked by tens of cell phone camera owners, when roaming around Mysore palace during Dasara.
  • Watching cricket on TV, day and night, and realizing how much I miss this in America.
  • Completely getting frustrated by the traffic in Bangalore and cursing myself for being the ‘ohhh so sensitive’ NRI.
  • Celebrating Deepavali with fireworks after more than a decade.
  • Tracing Bendre‘s path which inspired him to write ‘mooDala maneya muttina nIrina’.
  • Getting a CD released, which has my poems, my mother’s music and the biggest contemporary singers.
  • Getting annoyed by the pathetic quality of Zee Kannada Sa Re Ga Ma Pa and especially getting irritated by immature comments from ‘judges’ such as Archana Udupa.

But, here’s the reason which finally made me write again:

  • Mother and son talking way past midnight; listening to Susan Boyle, Adam Lambert, S.Janaki, P.Susheela and others; reminiscing the old days; remembering so many old friends, wondering where they are now; talking about all the happy moments, and the not-so happy ones, and learning several new things in the process; nostalgia……

Life is beautiful…………..