Archive for July, 2014

A great engineer

July 27, 2014

Who can dismantle and put back a blast furnace!

I remember walking along Jubilee Park when a man in a bowtie greeted us. He was walking a hysterical-looking poodle. I laughed at the sight. My father reprimanded me, “Don’t get carried away by appearances. That man is a great engineer. He can roll up his sleeves and dismantle and put back a blast furnace.” All his examples were anecdotes or parables; one learnt by example.

That is Shiv Visvanathan remembering his metallurgist father. Take a look!

Singing without accompaniments

July 25, 2014

Singing without any accompaniment has a particular charm which we do not get to enjoy often. I heard Dr. Sriram Parasuram on Raagaa: a design principle yesterday and  the demonstration pieces he sang were very nice. The talk was very interesting too!

Few good reads

July 8, 2014

[1] The silkworm by Robert Galbraith

[2] The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

[3] The collected works of A J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

All three are great. I have finished 1 and 2 and am about to complete 3.  If I have to order the books by my preference, it would be 3, 1, and 2.