Sunday, October 01, 2006

Happy Dasara

In India, today is the culmination of the 10 day festival of Navaratri (Nine nights). This festival marks the victory of good over evil. The 10th day is also called as Vijaya Dashami (The 10th day or the Hindu month Ashwin to celebrate this Vijay i.e. vicorty). On this day, people worship their tools. So a broker might worship his quote tracker, a student his books or a programmer his computer.

But before I celebrated Dasara by eating rasgullas and wishing my parents, I spent friday and saturday working on my guitar lessons and german lessons. My music notations books arrived from Delhi this week. I always wanted to work on some hindi songs. Now my problem is, I am learning guitar in American notations. So I have no clue about raag, taal and matra and any Indian notations. During my India trip this spring, I was searching for some music books in western notatins. Finally I found the books online and hence the story. I hope to get started with some simple songs without any sharp or flats. There are always complex things to follow. As my music teacher says "Music is patience"..

I reached about 1/3rd in my German book this weekend. Now that does not mean that I know and remember everything I have read so far. It only means that I am a fast reader :). So I hope to complete this book one time and then start all over again. In the meantime, I should write the words and phrases.

I also borrowed "The world is flat" from my public library. I just breezed through it and then returned it. When I have so many things to do, I need to prioritize my tasks. After all everyone has 24 hours. Also, I kind of know the jist of the book by quick reading.

I got to watch the BBC thriller series Wire in the Blood this weekend. Robson Green is quite cool as a clinical psychologist. But I must mention, the TV show is quite explicit and may not be suitable for all viewers.

I still have to read this month's issue of Fortune. I am so used to doing most of my reading online that reading a magazine has become a rarity.

So much for now. Lots of things to do the coming week.


At 1:03 PM, Blogger green-eyed goblin said...

yeah setting priorities is tough...but you know what .....we don't have time ever for anything...we gotta make time for everthing that book...The world is's a good read......


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