Our proxy firewall underscores its beta status and goes belly sideways alternating between normal, highly restricted and no surfing whatsoever during the day. And the guys that sold it to us are six hours train ride away in Chennai. Memories of 1993 when 650 bytes a second was really fast are rekindled.

Grace and Nish still on my case and the Miss India prelims are this evening. Saw group photo of contestants in paper. Don’t think India will produce Miss World this year if these are the hopefuls.

Bangalore’s cricket stadium will at last see some action on March 25 - a one day against Australia. Will see if I can extend stay accordingly.