Bliss.

Bliss.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Clarity.

^. I Love the song ( By Zedd) and need the same in my life.

The sad truth is, to blog coherently, I need to be unconscious of the fact that people will read my blog.

So June 2nd was JSS Entrance Exam  and since then I've been obliged to do nothing whatsoever!

So I watched YJHD with Makshi on Monday. Well, the movie is longer than it should be and  it's formulaic to a large extent but it makes for a good one time watch. I got a few books from her too! :)

The next day, after a quick visit to Deeksha, I met my Lunch gang! (Minus Priyanka, Sonika and Lavanya :-/ ) As always, it was a lot of fun and we went bowling at Amoeba. 


Us @ Amoeba. :)

So I read Rozabal Line by Ashwin Sanghi and it made for a good read. Ashwin Sanghi is dubbed as the 'Indian Dan Brown' and reading his book, one feels that this title is well deserved. However, the huge number of unnecessary characters/elements/locations tend to bog you down mainly because they do not contribute significantly. Furthermore, halfway through the book, the plot fizzles out. Yet, It makes for an interesting read (probably because I'm partial towards Indian authors or because the author has done an extensive research for the book). Basically, the book explores the popular myth that Jesus Christ was buried in Kashmir. It involves a fair amount of terrorism and religious beliefs. 

Room on the Roof was typical Ruskin Bond and it was a pleasant read but nothing noteworthy. (I've read most of his books, so I guess it was a bit repetitive.)

Anyway, I'm currently reading Fountainhead by Ayn Rand. The blurb of the book reads:


When The Fountainhead was first published, Ayn Rand's daringly original literary vision and her groundbreaking philosophy, Objectivism, won immediate worldwide interest and acclaim. This instant classic is the story of an intransigent young architect, his violent battle against conventional standards, and his explosive love affair with a beautiful woman who struggles to defeat him. This edition contains a special afterword by Rand’s literary executor, Leonard Peikoff, which includes excerpts from Ayn Rand’s own notes on the making of The Fountainhead. As fresh today as it was then, here is a novel about a hero—and about those who try to destroy him.

I'm disappointed to inform that I'm STILL not done with it. Initially the book seemed to be 'promising' and I was eager to know more about 'Objectivism'. However, halfway through the book, I lost interest (Something that doesn't happen often) mainly because of the authors treatment of the female characters. Not to mention the abysmally long commentaries on mundane matters. The book has a fair amount of philosophy (which I detest) so I must be fair. I should refrain from denouncing the book any further. (I'll do that after I finish the book).

So you've heard about the mantis shrimp? Doesn't matter. Head here for the Cutest way to know about it: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/mantis_shrimp . I found this when I stumbled upon the UChicago essay topics for this year. :)

So long! :)