Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Lost Post

A short, impulsive trip to Kerala has materialised into fond memories, a mild fever thanks to the freezing cold in the train, and a few CDs of Salil Chowdhury's music. The memories and the music are trying to overpower the fever and the aches as I write this.
I don't know what is it about Kerala that draws me there every now and then. In the past five years, I must have spent more number of days in the state than many of my Malayali colleagues have on their visits home. If I had my way, I would spend my retirement there, perhaps in a single-storeyed house in Alwaye or a cottage in Wayanad...
That's how I began a new post last night, and went on to write some thousand words -- on Kerala, Salil Chowdhury and, of course, myself -- before I lost the text while trying to format it. The first two paras could be retrieved because I had IM-ed them to a friend. The rest is gone. It was not meant to be published, I guess.

5 comments:

Prerona said...

:( I hate it when I lose a post!

Rim said...

The post is lost... n so are u while describin God's Own Country, i guess..which part of kerala did u visit? I'm in Kottayam, and it sure is a lazy, sleepy town!

Deepa said...

I have had this happen to me once. I hate it when it happens! Kerala is a good place. The govt knows how to promote tourism, a field where Karnataka is far, far behind

Anonymous said...

Akruti is leaving blogworld,Please,lets all stop her from going.we are going to very blog and asking them to stop her.

Bishwanath Ghosh said...

Prerona: Thanks for the sympathy :)

rim: I was in Trivandrum. Never been to Kottayam so far, but I will soon.

Deepa: Agree with you on Karnataka. Am thinking of making a trip sometime soon: to lesser-known places. Dom Moares and RK Narayan have written beautiful accounts.