Small body of water sitting in the bathroom indicates pipe under sink has bought a little pet hole which is doing its favourite thing - leaking. Plumber comes and diagnoses hole. Oh well done. New pipe tomorrow. Meantime, no shower or wash water.

Make unanimous decision to disconnect firewall from now totally cut off local network. Surprisingly easy considering the amount of fuss they took to install it. Ironically, our ISP’s mail server is genuinely down for maintenance. Spend rest of day fixing other problems around office—missing mail, several virus-y things and so on.

Am rather surprised to see a copy of Mission Kashmir on my desk when finished. Grace announces is time I watch a proper Hindi movie and none of the ‘crossover rubbish’ already seen. Am rather more surprised to find out that this Rambo-meets-Easter-Parade is a little over three hours long. Will watch in instalments over coming days - should stave off the vomiting I think.

Estimated death toll in Gujarat now beyond 60,000 on local television.