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With so much talk of Twitter everywhere on the media and on the net, here is a funny look at the current rage. By the way, both Obama and McCain twitter. You can follow me on Twitter here.


Benefit of Twitter


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Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

Just finished reading this book. Another sublime Murakami book.

Cold wintry Monday mornings always get me down. I have this song stuck in my head today. Karen Carpenter had such a beautiful voice. May she RIP.  The lyrics…

Talkin’ to myself and feelin’ old
Sometimes I’d like to quit
Nothing ever seems to fit
Hangin’ around
Nothing to do but frown
Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

What I’ve got they used to call the blues
Nothin’ is really wrong
Feelin’ like I don’t belong
Walkin’ around
Some kind of lonely clown
Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

Funny but it seems I always wind up here with you
Nice to know somebody loves me
Funny but it seems that it’s the only thing to do
Run and find the one who loves me.

What I feel has come and gone before
No need to talk it out
We know what it’s all about
Hangin’ around
Nothing to do but frown
Rainy Days and Mondays always get me down.

The White Tiger by Arvind Adiga

With excitement I picked up this book over the weekend. There was so much hype about this 2008 Booker Prize winning novel and I was eager to read it. As soon as I read the first few pages, I realized this book was not targeted at the Indian reader.

This is the story of a rickshaw puller’s son from a Bihar village finally making it big in Bangalore. I finished the book in a single day. So no doubt , the book was gripping. But for all the hype surrounding the book, I did not see what was extraordinary about it. Maybe, I am looking at it as an Indian and so don’t see what impressed the Booker jury.

Do I recommend the book ? Yes, I do. But don’t read it because it won the Booker, read it because the book is a good read. Arvind Adiga is only 34, so one can expect much from him in the future. His simple narrative style in this book impressed me.

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