Corridor: a Graphic Novel by Sarnath Banerjee. Its been peeking out of the library book shelves for a long time now. Finally i picked it up yesterday. As part of my ongoing allergy towards big novels i have embraced the small short story types. Read a translation of Goan literature and now this.

In the heart of Lutyens’ Delhi sits Jehangir Rangoonwalla, enlightened dispenser of tea, wisdom and second-hand books. Among his customers are Brighu, a postmodern Ibn Batuta looking for obscure collectibles and a love life; Digital Dutta who lives mostly in his head, torn between Karl Marx and an H-1B visa; and the newly-married Shintu, looking for the ultimate aphrodisiac in the seedy by-lanes of old Delhi. Played out in the corridors of Connaught Place and Calcutta, the story captures the alienation and fragmented reality of urban life through an imaginative alchemy of text and image.

-extracted from Wikipedia.

I loved it but then graphic novels marries my two favorite interests 🙂  what more can i ask.
hope i get to read his second novel. BarnOwl’s wondrous Capers.

Red earth and Pouring rain

‘Ask him why there are hypocrites in the world.’
‘Because it is hard to bear the happiness of others.’
‘When are we happy?’
‘When we desire nothing and realize that possession is only momentary, and so are forever playing.’
‘What is regret?’
‘To realise that one has spent one’s life worrying about one’s future.’
‘What is sorrow?’
‘To long for the past.’
‘What is the highest pleasure?’
‘To hear a good story.’

the above excerpt was from the book i just finished reading 4 days back: Red earth and pouring rain.
its Vikram Chandra’s first novel.
the above conversation takes place between Saira, a little girl, and Hanuman, the Monkey God.

i liked this book very much. its theme being very unique, gently mixing history with fiction, stories intertwining,
thus making for an incredible read!

Adieu to Uniforms

well they are finally over.. Third sem is done with and hopefully behind me 🙂 with that also go the uniforms.. which is both good and bad. Good cause we can wear what we want. Bad cause deciding ‘what’ will only add to the morning rush. anyways that still a month away, ill worry about that later..

these exams were really something. a bunch of us got really creative with stuff from poems, rhymes and a very interesting parody of hotel california. hopefully the creative high continues.

logookay so holidays are here.. the plans are forming.. the first day was a wild day .. with a movie, lunch at food court and beach making up the killer combination. somehow we survived and reached home after a unfamiliar bus journey. what s ahead is pretty much unplanned except for The International Kite Festival on the 19th and 20th.. plus the Beach Utsav again. which just means more beach 🙂

lots of dreams, lots of plans

currently reading : The Devil wears Prada.

I finished “Skulduggery Pleasant” which i recommend if u like fantasy fiction and conversations overflowing with tongue in cheek retorts and sarcasm. its supposedly the first of a part 9 series. there’s a movie expected in 2010 too.. here s what wikipedia has to say. it gives away pretty much the entire story of the book.. so its a spoiler of sorts. i do recommend the official webpage which looks awesome. wanna know why the author Derek Landy wrote it?? see this. this book was one of those rare books that i read with really a lot of interest 🙂 and hope you enjoy it 🙂

thats him

Second year going

the results were out last sunday and it was official that i had passed the first year with flying colours!!! no surprise there..just thought i might get a bit lesser..thankfully my principle of never expecting ur results works wonders everytime.

as talked about last time..this time round there’s a new guy in class…a senior who rejected his 3 sem marks and ended up in our class..Man! is he irritating…he creeps everyone out!!!!! while talking to people he pokes them, catches their hands and pleads them for help…i feel that its a nice guy and almost the last one not to have yelled at him ” to Keep away!!” as a result he asks me a varied amount of things which is the reason why my friends used to call him my ” new best friend”. Into first month, he was the talk of the class and the next as well 😛 now things have cooled out and the topics have changed to better things like branch changes and section changes.

another thing about Second year…we are on the third floor of the old building!!!thats where the EC dept. is …its ok…nice vantage point and all 🙂 also for some reason our timetable isnt so packed as it was in the first year . we are gettin a whole lot of free hours and half days. i guess so far we might have had abut 5 full days till 4. All the better coz we laze around with lunch and then come home. The EC lecturers too have been taking a lot of holidays and so its good!!! we were supposed to have sunday class this week but we managed to shift all our classes or cancel them.The lecturers werent gonna come, why should we????

second year also means that we are gonna have to study our core subjects . here’s what i will be studying this sem.

  • Network Analysis
  • Electronic Circuits
  • Electronic instrumentation
  • Field Theory
  • logic design
  • and of course, math-3
  • Digital and analog lab are the two labs.

ive just got one eBook and a couple of solution manuals so far.. we also xeroxed the recommended texts , just so that it would be lighter on our pockets 🙂 we are still waiting for out VTU texts to be released. i only have Math for now.

going through the library i came across this book which i wanna read next!!!!! and my guitar playing has improved 🙂

ive been having some probs with my comp slowing down due to lack of RAM so havnt been active much this week. sorry for not commenting on ur blogs..i have read most of the posts. will comment soon.