I need to meditate. I have very little patience, get angry and agitated fairly easily. All it takes for me to lose my mind is to be with another human. I dislike everyone.I need to meditate. It works for me. I know that because I've tried it before. But somehow I don't want to. I … Continue reading Day 13 – Patience
Made Masala Dosa for dinner today using store bought batter. Made two types of chutney and potato bhaji. Overall it was a success. Whenever someone asks me the question " What have you been reading?", I never seem to have the answer. I blank out even if I've completed a book a few hours before … Continue reading Day 12 – Masala Dosa and what have you been reading
I almost forgot to update today. I read three graphic novels since yesterday. I used to read a lot of comics as a kid. Got busy in college and did not read a lot. After graduating I picked up reading again but ended up ignoring comics and graphic novels. The only ones I remember reading … Continue reading Day 11 – Almost forgot
Done with All the Names by Jose Saramago. Going to share some of my favorite snippets: but it is well known that the human mind very often makes decisions for reasons it clearly does not know , presumably because it does so after having travelled the paths of the mind at such speed that , … Continue reading Day 10 – All the Names snippets
Still reading All The Names. It's so different from everything I've read so far. There are no chapters. Instead the book is one long essay, 250 pages long. It's pretty dense, so the reading is going slower than I want. I am forced to take a break because of the way it's written. It's really … Continue reading Day 9 – All the Names by José Saramago
New word learnt today courtesy of Indian Philosophy by Radhakrishnan: sacerdotalism Currently reading: All the Name by José Saramago Have you ever sat in someone else’s car, expecting nothing untoward, expecting them to be an average driver? Expecting that they would slowly accelerate? Or even fail to accelerate at all as you begin to wish … Continue reading Day 8 – Books and Reading
India turns 70 next month. Culturally, are we better off today than we were in 1947?Potato, tomato and red chili were introduced to India during the colonial period. Today they are ubiquitous in Indian cuisine. It is hard to believe they are not Indian.
Currently reading Indian Philosophy Vol I, Radhakrishnan On the origin of classes and caste during the Vedic Age: The system of caste is, in reality, neither Aryan nor Dravidian, but was introduced to meet the needs of the time when the different racial types had to live together in amity. It was then the salvation … Continue reading Day 6 – Indian Philosophy and the Origin of Caste
10am. Books: I started reading Every Day is for a Thief by Teju Cole. Reading one of his books has been on my list for a while. But I never got down to it. I have read his articles before and I know I like his writing style a lot. But this book is at … Continue reading Day 5 – Teju Cole
2017 has been a difficult year, don't you think? It seems to be the tipping point. Now everything is going backwards. Our thoughts, ideals. It's been a few months since I stopped reading the news. Because what is there to read, really?