“After all, nothing can be as astounding as life. Except for writing. Yes, of course, except for writing, the sole consolation.”
– Orhan Pamuk (The Black Book) –


  1. Paresh said,

    September 10, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Welcome Back to Blogsphere! And, thanks for the inspiring quote!

  2. chekku said,

    September 10, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    nice quote….and glad to see a post here..
    and btw nice pen too…:-)

  3. Bindu said,

    September 10, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Gald to see you back after almost three months!
    Great quote and as Mathew said nice pen 🙂

  4. Dhanush Gopinath said,

    September 10, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Glad to see your post Alexis.

  5. S said,

    September 10, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    That’s 4 months and about time too!!!

  6. Alexis Leon said,

    September 10, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Paresh: Thanks Paresh. I was having too many irons in the fire. Anyway it is nice to be back.

    Chekku: Thanks Mats. It is all by the power of beer :-). Yes, it is a nice pen. It is a Montegrappa New Miya (Royal Blue Marble).

    Bindu: Thank you Bindu.

    Dhanush: Thanks Dhanush.

    S: Will keep that in mind 🙂

  7. mary cherian said,

    September 10, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    try to b regular we al wait 4 ur writings

  8. Thulasy Mary Elizabeth said,

    September 10, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Nice to see you back, Alexis.Hope to see you more often with writings in the blog.

  9. Paresh said,

    September 10, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    This quote rang a bell when I read it first; now I remember Mammootty says it in Kayioppu. 🙂

  10. Alexis Leon said,

    September 10, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Mary Cherian: I will …

    Thulasy Mary Elizabeth: Thanks… Will try to be more regular.

    Paresh: I always wanted to see that movie. Have seen the video of a song where Khusbhu sings a Hindi song and read a review. It is about a writer… right?

  11. Paresh said,

    September 10, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Here is my review of the film & the video of the Talat Mahmood classic from the film Sujata. 🙂 I think the film is out on CD/DVD. Will check & let you know.

  12. Dhanush Gopinath said,

    September 11, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    @Paresh and Alexis – The CD/DVD of Kaiyoppu is available. Its a must watch movie.

  13. Mary said,

    September 12, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Hi Alexis…
    It is wonderful to see you post again… I couldn’t send you mail because of the painting that was going on in my flat.
    Eager to see you post more… Warm wishes,Mary

  14. Alexis Leon said,

    September 13, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Dhanush: I got the DVD. Thanks.

    Mary: Thank you.

  15. Bindu said,

    September 14, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Where did you get the DVD from? I’ve been looking for this for some time now.

  16. Alexis Leon said,

    September 14, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Bindu: I bought it from Music World. Kochi. But you can buy it online from Moserbaer web site. The link is: http://moserbaerhomevideo.com/title-view.htm?titleid=5533

  17. Bindu said,

    September 15, 2009 at 12:31 pm

    Thanks Alexis. Will get it for sure this week. I am coming down to Kochi tomorrow 🙂