Monday 31 March 2008

Return of the king

Bravo.

Jeffrey Archer returns to his best form in a modern day twist of an age old classic.

I spent the night reading this thriller that turns into a raging inferno and then suddenly reminds us that revenge is a dish best served cold. I'll say no more but just this.

The master is back. One of the quotes of the book: "Life is neither black nor white, simply different shades of Grey."

A Prisoner of Birth

Monday 24 March 2008

(Woah)man in the mirror

I am a fan of the self-portrait. Always have been.

Which is why I was thrilled to see this on wired today:-

Enjoy.

Friday 14 March 2008

Busy bee

Wow, its been one rough Friday for me.

All over the place and it promises to be a weekend without relaxation as well. So tired.

Wednesday 12 March 2008

Life of an adventuress

I don't know if there is a word called adventuress but I'm gonna run with it cause thats the only thing to describe my friend Stacey.

I met her through a cousin of mine who gave her my info just in case she needed some help in the other city that never sleeps (Mumbai) and oddly enough, she's never really needed it.

Anyway, I will be hard pressed to find anyone having more or as much fun anywhere as she does. From running marathons to hanging out with tigers to learning the sitar, she does it all. But today she topped it all in a crazy conversation.

Here is the gist:-

me: so, take part in any new marathons or learning any new instruments?

Stacey: hehe nope
nothing like that recently

me: what? nothing? not the answer I expected... I would have thought you would have been running around in Tibet playing with tigers right now

Stacey: well, next month i'm climbing everest
so i'm planning that now
this weekend i'm in delhi, tuesday i'm in bangalore, next friday i'm in goa
no time for instruments

Just insane. You rock. Cheers to more insane fun.

Quotes of the day

To all fathers and sons out there, courtesy of Qotd again.

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
- George Herbert, 1593 - 1633

It is impossible to please all the world and one's father.
- Jean de La Fontaine, 1621 - 1695

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.
- Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910

You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father's.
- Robert Frost, 1874 - 1963

You hear it said that fathers want their sons to be what they feel they cannot themselves be, but I tell you it also works the other way.
- Sherwood Anderson, 1876 - 1941

Monday 3 March 2008

Quotes of the day


Sometimes you just have to take the leap and build your
wings on the way down.

- Kobi Yamada

It's a good thing to have all the props pulled out from
under us occasionally. It gives us some sense of what is rock
under our feet, and what is sand.

- Madeleine L'Engle