Friday, September 02, 2005

Bits and pieces

Feel relatively free after a long time. There have been innumerable deadlines in the middle. Fellowship applications, paper writing and all that. Hope at least some of it is accepted. In the meantime, the weather is wonderful, and I wish I was in Flushing watching US Open today. I have tickets for the quarterfinals, so that will be fun. Watched Sania Mirza's match on TV today. She hit some really good winners, and her shots are powerful and beautiful to watch. Just wish she would reduce her percentage of unforced errors and improve her serve. Its so amazing to see her confidence and poise, the way she has come up and feels so totally at ease in grand slam tournaments. Way to go.

One of my close friends is coming to NY next week, so I will spend sometime with her. We almost grew up together on JNU campus, and its been 4 years since I last saw her, so I am really looking forward to her trip here.

Have been following the news on Katrina, and the evacuation business in New Orleans. Its really sad that the situation is so chaotic. Innocent people have to wait for days without food, water, any form of communication, inside the superdome or convention center, while rescue operations are jeopardised by continous threats of violence. The fact that people can shoot buses or helicopters which come to take the stranded people to safer places is quite bizarre. One can only hope that the situation comes into control and that things get better soon.

Now comes the need to make a trip to Book Revue. Its the closest bookshop here, is an independent bookstore, and has a gorgeous collection. Not as huge as Strand, but still very good, plus they have the warehouse section, where you get those old books cheaper than Strand. So off I go, looking forward to spending a lazy afternoon after ages.

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At 8:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 6:20 AM, Blogger GREATBONG said...

Should not be the one to say this...but Sania needs to lose weight...honest she looked like Ramesh Krishnan in a skirt...her court coverage was so much inferior to Sharapova.

 
At 4:43 AM, Blogger Bidi-K said...

Agree with that, Arnab. She still has a lot of work to put in, but she does have the motivation to do it, which is more than I can say for so many sports people from our country!

 

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