Archive for February, 2016

A nice piece

February 29, 2016

30 Pandara Road: AM on Hiten Bhaya and the gang that used to gather and discuss at 30 Pandara road. Dharma Kumar also appears along with others.

Ram Guha’s Gandhi before India

February 27, 2016

I finally managed to read through Ram Guha’s Gandhi before India. For such a lengthy book, I did not find the interest even slightly waning throughout the read. Strongly recommended.

Weekend of music

February 21, 2016

Attended Sanjay’s concert on Friday at Chembur Fine Arts; loved the Anandabhairavi, Kambhoji and Sindubhairavi especially. Today, from morning 6 am till about 5 pm we listened to Hariprasad Chaurasia, Rashid Khan, Rajam, Jayatheerth Mevundi, Satish Vyas, Ulhas Kashalkar, Devaki Pandit, Dilshad Khan and Gundecha Brothers at Shanmukhananda. Good weekend with plenty of good music. Mevundi’s Lakshmi Baramma and Rajam’s Vaishnava Janato will be remembered for a very long time!

RIP: Eco and Lee

February 20, 2016

Harper Lee passed away; and so also, Umberto Eco. I have to reread To Kill a Mocking Bird and The Name of the Rose. At some point, I should also read Eco’s book on writing thesis.

Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan: RIP

February 18, 2016

Hindu reports on the passing away of Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan; I have heard him once on Doordarshan and enjoyed it too!

To or Not-to: Co-author

February 12, 2016

A very nice piece from Geoffrey Pullum in the Chronicle of Higher Education:

Yes, I know that many lab directors in the physical and biological sciences add their name to the byline of every paper, even those to which that have contributed nothing but lab space and a grant number. That doesn’t mean it’s right.

Next time when I am teaching the communication course in our Institute, I will make this piece a must-read for the students.