24 June 2007

After dark

"But why should you be interested in me?"
"Good question. i can't explain it myself right this second. But maybe--just maybe--if we start getting together and talking, after a while something like Francis Lai' soundtrack music will start playing in the back-ground, and a whole slew of concrete reasons why I'm interested in you will line up out of nowhere. With luck, it might even snow for us."

--Haruki Murakami

22 June 2007

Why !!!

Why do White Shirts attract disaster ???
For no reason at all , I splashed coffee on my white shirt.........urrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhhhh

20 June 2007

Excited about

this one..http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0419887/ .. I loved the book..hope the movie lives up to it..
Speaking of which http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0433416/ is one movie which has gone beyond the book...seriously !
Also enjoyed http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0976026/ recently..

13 June 2007

Nigerian author Chinua Achebe

has won the Man Booker International Prize in honour of his literary career.
His first work, Things Fall Apart, is regarded as a classic of world literature and has been translated into 40 languages.(which I read recently)
Achebe, was once described by Nelson Mandela as "the writer in whose presence prison walls fell down,"
Chinua Achebe
Margaret Atwood
John Banville
Michael Tournier
Peter Carey
Carlos Fuentes
Ian McEwan
Harry Mulisch
Doris Lessing
Alice Munro
Michael Ondaatje
Amos Oz
Philip Roth
Salman Rushdie
Don DeLillo

Who wouldve thunk

that orange + coffee aka Iced Orange Mocha would be such a delightful combination !
Come to think of it..Ive always loved orange...next step Orange Icecream !!

09 June 2007

Being Right

There is no more destructive force in human affairs -- not greed, not hatred -- than the desire to have been right. Non-attachment to possessions is trivial when compared with non-attachment to opinions.
- Mark Kleiman

08 June 2007

The Sopranos

is coming to an end this Sunday, and as much as it pains me to admit it , I will surely miss it.
I started watching it on my hubby's insistence as he is big mob-story-lover, but slowly and surely I got sucked in..
and now here I am scouring the net for all the Sopranos obituaries , savoring each last tidbit of the Soprano diet..
Salut !

Einstein on Freedom of Will

I do not believe in freedom of will. Schopenhauer's words, “Man can do what he wills but he cannot will what he wills,” have accompanied me throughout my life and console me in my dealings with others, even those which are truly painful to me. This recognition of the lack of freedom of will helps me avoid taking myself and my fellow men—both as actors and as individuals casting judgment—too seriously, just as it protects me from losing a sense of humor.

Albert Einstein

07 June 2007

Half a yellow sun

wins the Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction , a well deserved award for a well written book .
Congratulations to Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  who says "I suppose I was born with the story-telling gene." ..
Wish that could be found in me ..

06 June 2007

Added to reading request pile

  • East of Eden
  • The Grapes of Wrath (Pulitzer winning)
- John Steinbeck , One of the best American writers of 20th century
Winner of Nobel Prize of Literature in 1962

Literary Quote of the day

"Lord,how the day passes ! Its like a life, so quickly when we don't watch it, and so slowly if we do "
                                        - John Steinbeck (American Novelist)

Beauty and the Beast in Epcot , Orlando..