I start teaching my first class today (and it is going to be three classes per week — Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings); we also shifted to a single bedroom transit accomodation; so, the weekend was spent on the move and in preparing for my classes. That is why, though I read and enjoyed Haroun and the sea of stories of Salman Rushdie (came with a very strong recommendation from Praj and did not disappoint me), and am reading and thoroughly enjoying Fritz Staal’s Discovering the Vedas and Peter Atkins’ Four laws that drive the universe, I did not get a chance to write detailed posts about these three books — but, some day, they will eventually get written. In the meanwhile, here are a few links from the Hindu: 10 popular books of Amartya Sen (of which, I read only one and it was, though enjoyable, not an easy read); John M Alexander’s tribute to Amartya Sen on his 75th birthday; and, the latest literary review with plenty of stuff to read (of which, Pradeep Sebastian’s Endpaper column, as usual, needs a special mention). Now, it is time for me to get going!
An update and a few links!