The weekend was back again to my quiet retro existence with no TV, courtesy non-payment of taxes by the cable guys to the Govt, though missed two fine hockey matches and some weekend Yankee tennis from Flushing Meadows, after ages could have seen some high quality hockey. Hopefully will get to see some of the Champions trophy action.
On Saturday went to see a Bharatnatyam programme in Nehru memorial hall wih my girlfriend Meghna and Mom. Was a unique experience not as boring as I had thought,seeing authentic classical performance for the first time, most of the dancers were quite young, but performed with a lot of grace and confidence. The recorded music was good. One devotional Anup Jalota song was the one I liked best "Jag mein sundar hain do naam, chahe Krishna kahon yaa Raam".
Reading two books simultaneously, have become used to parallel processing . Vikram Chandra's "Love and Longing in Bombay" a collection of five stories, a very earthy book no frills, the characters are life-like and complex, having shades of grey, the language and metaphors are unique, he uses some hindi words especially all possible profanities, he has portrayed a modern urban India , one can somewhat identify with most of the protagonists.
The other book is the "Celestine Prophecy" a philosophical book dealing with the discovery of a Ancient manuscript in Peru, which deals with 9 insights into life. An alternative spirituality book. It brings forth some new ideas, explains them lucidly, though most of them seem impractical and far-fetched.
Yet to complete it.. Next in line is Mostly Harmless . So gotta finish this one fast.