Tuesday, 26 April 2011

A Book A Week # 1 - Wise and Otherwise

The first thing that got me into reading the book is its title " Wise and Otherwise" , the second is its author Sudha Murthy. Only when I saw this book in the stands of one of Chennai's popular bookstore few years ago did I know Sudha Murthy is the wife of the founder of Infosys (Mr.Narayana Murthy) and also that she is a writer and had authored half a dozen of books in the past years.

They say experience is the best teacher and the one who says that should have seen a lot in their life. Wise and Otherwise is a complimation of 51 short stories or real life experiences of Sudha's that are thought provoking in ways small and big. We all love listening to stories and experiences of others, reading through this book reminded me of listening to stories during my moral instruction or value education classes in school.

The reading is simple and light, each story is no longer the 4 - 5 pages. A must read and one of my favourite of Sudha Murthy's writing.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

A book a week series

For many months now I have been thinking about introducing a new weekly column like the Monday Morning Inspiration, from there was born the idea of A Book a Week series :) what better time to start this series than during the week in which we celebrate the world book day(on 23rd April) ...

Keep your views coming in, and watch this space out for reviews of interesting reads .. Going Readaholic !

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Birthday by the Sea

First and foremost இனிய தமிழ் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துகள் (wishing you a very happy tamil New year).

My tamil New year day happened to be super busy just like the wat it has been the last 4 years, as the day also happens to be the birthday of my friend D. This time over, we decided to surprise D by cutting cake in the sea and this is what followed ...

We started off from the Chennai harbour .. and went on a fun ride into the sea for an hour and D cut the cake in the back drop of a huge carrier ship, was one of a kind experience. Anybody who loves the sea (or even otherwise) should really try this out, a memory I would remember my whole life through .. I am not a great fan of venturing out into the sea but this experience makes me want to do more such stuff . This activity has been done as a part of the Royal Madras yatch club and you can also do fishing, which means more time in the sea .. will probably try out fishing the next time I am there :) :)

Monday, 11 April 2011

The IPL 4 Inaugration

After the much celebrated world cup series and the well deserved victory for the Indian team , the excitement in air cheering for your favourite player in the IPL was so much fun ..

One evening .. one location M.A.C stadium that hosted stage to the Badshah of Bollywood (Sharukh khan) dancing to not only Vijay songs, but also entertained the audience setting the stage on fire with Shriya Saran for a Vijay Antony number.. , to the God of Cricket Sachin Tendulkar , to the captain of the Indian cricket team (M.S.Dhoni) and to the many other cricketers without whom the world cup would have still been a dream ..

It was a fun evening with friends and colleagues :) :)