Chennai to Palaniyarpalayam

📅 to

🚗 Self (Swift Dzire): 555km in 9h 3m with 🚗 with 🛑 at Jude’s House @ Pollachi ☕, A2B @ Ariyanur 🚻, @ Salem Bypass 🍽️, and Manoj Bhavan @ Madhurantagam ☕.

Started later than the usual time and had to take a detour to Pollachi to drop a relative. Petrol was cheaper in Kerala and topped up the tank 😃. It was almost noon when we finally reached the Nilambur bypass outside Coimbatore. Since we had packed lunch, we did not have to stop at a restaurant for lunch. The decision to take the Thirupour route for the final stretch was a good one since there wasn’t much traffic on that route.

Book 11 of
Started Reading 📖 – February 10, 2021
Finished Reading 📘 – February 10, 2021
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

I listened to this in a post-prandial stupor. It was a short book.

Steven Pressfield tackles the problem that people face when they are struggling to create something. He calls it Resistance with a capital R. It’s a combination of self-doubt, deception, fear of change and success. Resistance is a negative force that opposes any creativity and keeps us from fulfilling our dreams.

Feb 01 – 07, 2021

Monday
– Ordered food delivery for dinner after a long long while.
Tuesday
– As bedtime procrastination, I caught up on the latest 📺 episodes of Batwoman and The Expanse.
Wednesday
– Missed score 9 against Southampton.
– Completed listening to 📚 The Organised Writer by Antony Johnston
– At a quiz held during the organization’s All Hands Meet, I managed to come in 5th. Questions about Hindi movies in quizzes always trip me up. 😢
Thursday
– I finally managed to show my team a demo of a chatbot for
– With Season 5 of the Expanse concluding with Nemesis Games, I think I’ll wait for the final season before I start book 6, Babylon’s Ashes.
– I started 📖 reading Economics of Small Things by Sudipta Sarangi.
Friday
– It was the last day to submit the yearly self-appraisal stuff at . Luckily, my Obsidian-based worklog helped me fill it up quickly.
– We went out shopping for silver and sarees before the weekend trip.
Saturday
– A rather lazy Saturday spent watching 📺 and reading Dark One. Max’s tab is great for reading comics. 😀
Sunday
Travelled to Palaniyarpalayam.

Chennai to Palaniyarpalayam

📅 to

🚗 Self (Swift Dzire): 523km in 8h 21m.

We started off early to attend Mahizko’s first birthday instead of travelling on Wednesday. This was an uneventful drive with lunch and coffee packed from home.

Book 10 of

Started Reading 📖 – January 18, 2021
Finished Reading 📘 – February 7, 2021
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

As always Stephen Fry is a joy to hear. Though I have come across all of these heroes and stories, hearing them again brought back memories of reading them as comics or books. I would have liked to hear a bit more about other heroes also in addition to the famous ones that we all know about.

Book 9 of

Started Reading 📖 – February 6, 2021
Finished Reading 📘 – February 6, 2021
My rating: ⭐⭐⭐

What if you are the person destined to be the villain, the destroyer of the world?