Monday, October 31, 2005

Airports and coffee shops are some of the best places for sitting quitely and reading a book. Some people might disagree with me and argue about presence of distractions at both the places. I would say that these guys go to coffee shops and sometimes to airport for the distractions only. Go there for reading and you will be able to enjoy your book. The best thing about these places are they are well-lit, definitely better lit than normal homes.

Coffee shops also make good place for playing cards (or patte peetna). At home you have to get tea,coffee and even water for yourself. At a coffee shop all these services are provided on your desk. That reminds me, I have to post a HOWTO for 250 (a game of cards).

Waiting at Mumbai airport, I finished reading The long dark tea-time of the soul by Douglas Adams. I think he wrote the book just to ridicule God(s). A fun read.

I have started re-reading Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov. That means catch-22 and HBP will have to wait.

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Friday, October 21, 2005

wo wo.. war of the words :-)

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

I finished reading Very Good Jeeves by Wodehouse. It is a collection of short stories and many of these incidents are narrated over and over in other stories to introduce character or to establish similarity of situation of Bertram's reaction.

Vivek, catch-22 is still pending, I have started reading it (halted for now) and it is quite 'interesting' :-)

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Friday, October 07, 2005

Finished reading The mating season by Wodehouse. Wodehouse always has a extraordinary way of telling a story that has 4 or 5 couples and these sundered hearts are combined by Bertie and Jeeves, in this process Bertie always makes a fool of himself.

I read an article about some currency getting an uplift. It had the words 'In god we trust' on the coin, I checked other coins and found some more government buildings with same slogan (Varun had posted one some time back on his photoblog).

Isn't this IGWT a rather hurting-the-sentiment-of-atheist-junta thing? Shouldn't governments claiming to be secular keep sentiments of this minority by refraining to put such slogans on official stationary / coins / buildings? Just a thought.. I haven't met anyone who actually felt hurt because of this.

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