Thursday, September 07, 2006


I am back for a small break I took. Nothing special, just visited my brother and his family in Jaipur. The real reason for me to be excited is that this was my first real break in nearly three years. To be honest, I did receive a few work related calls, and checked my email once (25 minutes only!) in these three days. But, for the most part, I played with my nephew and niece, painted with them, separated their fights, watched cartoons, went for a movie and a dinner with the family ("Lage Raho Munnabhai" Rrrrocks!!!) and generally had a timepass!

I really needed a break. I did not realise it so much before I took the break but more so after I have taken the break. When I had my own venture running, I had the luxury of setting up my schedule, and while the work did get very taxing at times, I had the option of taking a break when I wanted. But since I have joined back a full-time job, breaks have been a big luxury. My normal work day extends anywhere from 14 to 20 hours and this was beginning to take its toll. Mental fatigue aside, I started feeling physical exhaustion too!

The break forces me to contemplate a longer break - 15 days on a beach and 15 days on a mountain. No cellphone, no mail access. That is required!


  1. jo last para likha hai wo ekdum sahi likha hai, muje b lagta hai ki u shud take a break, ek saal se to mai hi dekh raha hu aapko non stop kaam karte hue :)

  2. finally ! a break eh !
    nice !! hope u had a great time and have many more such holidays !

    me also taking a break at home these days....yipppee !!

    take care