Monday, October 15, 2007

Bangalore Book Festival

Anton Chekov - Collected Works, Volume 1
Anton Chekov - Collected Works, Volume 2
Predator's Ball
Dress your Family in Corduroy and Denim by David Sedaris
Collected Works of TP Kailasam
Bulletsu Bombsu Bhagavadgeete by Beechi

The last 2 above are Kannada books.

The above 6 were acquired in an impulsive visit to the Bangalore Book Festival.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Run Dhammo Run

just when i had decided to skip my club's ONV meet to attend to other
business in life, while continuing to run, i caught doc online late
last night and we decided to run together at cubbon park.

and did we have fun?

doc
and me ran 13.25 miles (a little over a half marathon) in 1 hr 53
min, incl. our own water stops at doc's car. the run time was abt 1 hr
49 min.

highlights: 1 lap of 4.32 km in 20 mins 40 secs
10K in 51 mins

and then what?

doc treats me to breakfast at the oberoi :) can it get better? while
we savoured breakfast, extremely charming women flanked our table to
highlight our celeb status...

(actually, the same women decided to shift from the table on the right
to the one on our left - so if someone was on your right and left,
that's still flanking isn't it?! ;) )

doc wanted to do one more lap as my original target was 15 miles, but
i persuaded him to do otherwise.

see what all happen to you when you run with doc ;)

all of this is true. if you don't believe me, just run with doc and
check for yourself :-D

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

My first verse in Iambic pentameter and another book..

Goaded by Fry to try my hand at verse
I wonder if this is better or worse

That is what I cooked up while in an auto on my way to office. I suspect a few syllables up there are out of sync, but like Fry urges, one must not think too much when one is just starting to get the meter. Part of the credit for the above is to Seth who wrote an entire book in iambic pentameter, (kindling an interest in the meter, hastening my purchase of Fry's The Ode Less Travelled) telling a sweet tale.

As tribute to Fry, bought yet another work of his, Making History today for Rs. 100 from Blossom.