- As per last update, completed reading Raavan by Amish and enjoyed it. At the same time, was amazed to know that how even a cruel and shrewd person like Raavan had feelings for a lady whom he loved throughout his life. Also, his love for books (knowledge) and music was impeccable. I even liked the innocence and straightforwardness of Kumbhkarna and his love for dharma. However, there were times when he could not follow the path of righteousness due to coercion by his elder brother Raavan. Although many of the things might be fictional in the book, it was a good read. Would love to read the fourth book of the Ram Chandra series once it is released.
- People here in Bangalore are more possessive about their pets (dogs in general). As if they are like their kids. Just a few days ago, when we were having a stroll, Rivanshi stopped to say "hi" to a doggy (as she calls them). And the lady told the dog's name proudly, as if it was her kid. And we didn't ask the dogs name - nor we were interested in calling him by name - after all, dog is a dog and what's in a name? May be, we don't have pets so we were such indifferent to it. Also, we're amazed to see so many people here are having pet dogs.
- For those who are interested in reading some positive stuff in these times of depression and pandemic, here's a great post by Om Malik "Why every tech downturn has a silver lining".
- Next book to read: Krishnayan by Kajal Oza Vaidya
Assume that you're on the verge of dying. You've probably a few months to live. You're suffering from some notorious form of cancer wherein you've very less hope of surviving. And then you think that you've very less time for all the things you wanted to do, for all the things you wanted to say to your loved ones, to your children and to the world. How would you want your children to remember you? Of what you thought about them? Your feelings for them? A few days ago I read the book - The last lecture by Randy Pausch. Randy was a professor at Carnegie Melon University and the book and the lecture is about achieving your childhood dreams. But more than that, I found the book as a good resource on parenting. Here are a few points that I found worth sharing: 1. If I were a painter, I would have painted for them. If I were a musician, I would have composed music. But I am a lecturer. So I lectured. 2. Engineering isn’t about perfect solu