Showing posts from September, 2008

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is the exact number of people that have rubbed in the failed (or shall we just say under-performing?) post-a-day initiative.
Let's see if we can try to rectify that a bit.:) Hey, but I have good excuses. Its the usual suspects (travel, peer review period at work and a lot of other writing related activities. )

I've wondered what it would be like to speak at a conference....

....instead of attending. Now I know

The Tina Fey-Sarah Palin resemblance....

......its scary, isn't it?:)

Reviews: Bachelor of Arts and Dorian Gray....and Jet Airways

The flight over and back allowed me to do something I hadn't done in a while: read a book!I finished two novels that I'd meant to get to for a while: R.K Narayan's Bachelor of Arts and Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray
But first a thumbs up for the airline on which I did majority of the reading: Jet Airways is now my favorite way to fly to India: great service, great leg-space and seats, and a great entertainment system (caught like 3 movies + 1 TV show+ 4 parts of movies on the two flights.) On to the books,

Bachelor of Arts
The last R.K. Narayan stories I'd read were quite a few years ago and most of my reading of his work was from when I was in school and this short stories were part of my English textbook. So I'd completely forgotten just how brilliant he really was, and was able to appreciate the novel in a very different way from when I read them as a child. Its hard for me to articulate, and perhaps its just me, but there's a directness to his …