Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Monsoon Babies

My first books from my Bombay experience are here.

The Yacoubian Building by Alaa El Aswany
Netherland by Joseph O Neill
In Spite of the Gods by Edward Luce.

Welcome babies. Your presence brightens up my life with all my books in Bangalore as well as the book shelf that holds them!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

On Reading

" ... Reading, I had learned, was as creative a process as writing, sometimes more so. When we read of the dying rays of the setting sun or the boom and swish of the incoming tide, we should reserve as much praise for ourselves as for the author. After all, the reader is doing all the work—the writer might have died long ago..."

Ever thought like this?

The above lines are from Jasper Fforde's First Among Sequels. The author is incredibly well read and super funny to read. Might get a little predictably smart and self-indulgent sometimes, but I am hopelessly in love with his writing. The above is one of the heavier lines the author has written.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Russell on ruthlessness

And you thought he did only acting...

Check out this link

Scroll down to the 3rd video from the top and at about 6.5 min into the 9.5 min video, you will hear the voice of Maximus on Ozzie ruthlessness or the lack of it!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Free financial help for bright poor students

If you have come across any bright students coming from poor financial background who have finished their 10th standard this year (April 2009) and scored more than 80%, please ask them to contact the NGO-Prerana (supported by Infosys foundation).

The NGO is conducting a written test and those who clear the test will be eligible for financial help for their further studies.

Please ask the students to contact the people mentioned below to get the form
#580,shubhakar,44th cross,1st ‘A’ main road,jayanagar 7th block Bangalore

saraswati-9900906338
Mr.Shivkumar(9986630301)- Hanumanthnagar office
Ms.Bindu(9964534667)-Yeshwantpur office

Even if you dont know anyone, please pass on this info, some one might be in need of this help.

Roti, kapda, makaan and bandwidth!

Finally!
After 3 weeks in Bombay, I finally have my own broadband connectivity!