Saturday, 12 January 2008

A quick update.

Just dropping in a few lines....
Finally finished 'Robinson Crusoe'. On the whole, well written- but the majority of the book is extremely boring- how long can one continue to read about a man trapped on an island? I didn't like the character much- he seems to get real pleasure from rampant deforestation, he kills cats (!!!!) - and where's the need to convert Friday to Christianity? Talk about arrogance... But yes, the book does have some rather good parts.
Went to Landmark yesterday. Bought two books- 'Dracula', and 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame'. Have already started the former. Brilliant so far. I quite like Gothic novels- 'Frankenstein' being another favourite.
So far, have been successful with my promise of reading more books this year. :)
Made myself some pasta this evening.
Oh, and my article on Chef Hartnett's temporary stint at the ITC Sonar Bangla was carried in the January 16 issue of Femina. And for all those who are interested, check out my article on Animation:
College is great fun- we have good courses this semester! The three Core courses are Post Colonial (we've done 'Robinson Crusoe' so far), Literature and the Other Arts (we're going to watch Tim Supple's production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' next week- woohoo!) , and Rhetoric and Composition (mainly fun with Rimi-di.) The Extra Departmental is compulsory for all English students- 'Classical Christian Background', and we are currently studying 'The Iliad'.
When we are not having classes, we hang out near Milon-da's, talking about the queer disappearance of stray dogs from the JU campus, and on the same note- wonder what ingredients go into Moni-da's Momos.
Fascinating life, I tell you! :P

8 comments:

Shreya said...

ah but really,despite all the pondering over the momos,i sort of love them!and yes this semester will be a whole load of "phun" and more!:D

Elendil said...

:) 2nd sem is probably the best one. Enjoy!

little boxes said...

good that you're enjoying...
nice article!

Fishy! said...

@ Shreya: Yeah, I do so love the momos.. It's like, despite everything that's said about puchkas (about them having sweat and whatnot), we still love them!

@ Elendil: Thank you- I am!

@ Little Boxes: Thank you.

Doubletake, Doublethink. said...

i loved robinson crusoe. first novel i ever read.

maybe because it was abridged. =)

Fishy! said...

@ Doubletake, Doublethink: Read the unabridged one, then tell me what you think. :P

beyond the realms of the rational mind said...

thats a very-well written article!Keep at it

Fishy! said...

@ Beyond The Realms Of The Rational Mind: Thank you! :)