Sunday, December 27, 2009

Books !

I'm back from a long exile, o books !

Reading is one of the most relaxing things ever. I've missed it thoroughly, been ashamed of going from 2-3 books a week to struggling through 1 for 2-3 months. I guess I have a new years' resolution taking shape... And three books down already this month (i.e. December) is making me feel proud of myself. I'm growing again.

Books I've been absorbed nose-first in:

~ Outliers, Malcom Gladwell
~ Smoke and Mirrors, Neil Gaiman
~ A Thousand Splendid Suns, Khaled Hosseini

~ And now - Multiple City; writings on Bangalore, edited by Aditi De. Something close to the heart :) (thanks for the gift!)

Perfect formula for the perfect long winter weekends - warm sweater, chai, bean bag, balcony and a book. If your dog's with you, have your feet tucked under his curled-up form (or have your cat snoozing on your lap) and keep the soft music playing in the background. Not kidding, you'll feel the tensions melt away as you're transported to different worlds by the words in them pages :)

ऐ हमसफ़र

दूर से मिलीं आँखें
मुस्कुराहट फैली दिल में
दूर... पास होती गई
आँखों की दूरियाँ नज़दीक |

दिल उछल-सी गई उन आँखों की पोहोंच से
जब टकरा गई मेरी आँखों की गहराई से
उछली-सी, मैं शर्मा गई
दिल मेरा घबरा-सी गई |

ये पल हमेशा मुझे याद रहेगी -
मेरे दिल की धड़कन और तेज़ भागेगी
जब इस अनोखी पल को मैं याद करूंगी
ये पल, जो मैं कभी नहीं भूलूंगी
ऐ हमसफ़र ||

A dedication :)

Nahiiiiiiiiii !

Worldspace is going off air in India, Dec 31st ! :( Damn, I wish I'd been a billionaire to help them out of this bankruptcy and keep the fabulous music going !

I'm sure Worldspace listeners and music addicts/lovers in the country will experience major withdrawal symptoms. And then mourn.

I know I will :(
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