Thursday, October 16, 2008

The Reader in me

Probably the silence in me, has pushed me towards books and off late i have started reading quite a few books. I had only read a few articles about Sudha Murthy but this time around i got few books for my self.  Right now i have completed 2 of Sudha Murthy's works " The Old Man & His God" in English and "Manada Matu" in Kannada. I liked both of these books as i felt its very realistic and you can see these things happening around every individual, it just needs a bit of observation and curiosity to sense and feel it. Few of the experiences even had great values its all about what we learn from the experiences we go through.

Few quotes which i liked from the book:

  1.  Attitude may not let you progress fast, but after a certain period in life its required.
  2. Some people talk freely about their feelings and hence forget fast too.
  3. No one can solve your problem, you have to do it yourself.
  4. In India people are usually enthusiastic about building temples,mosques and gurudwaras, but no one thinks it is important to build something as essential as a toilet. Perhaps because there is no punya attached to it.
  5. Money is one thing which rarely unites and mostly divides people.
  6. Earth is full of mud and dust, if you want to keep your feet clean in this world there are only two solutions, either cover the entire earth or wear a pair of sandals.
  7. I was born with relatives, but at least i can choose my friends.
  8. Anything given away for free looses its value and is not treated with the respect it deserves.
Right now i am reading the 3rd book "Wise and Otherwise". But my latest craze has been the kaggas from D.V.Gundappa (DVG) one of the best books i have ever read in my life. I will try to read most this and would try to explain as much as i can according to my understanding in my future blogs :-).


1 comment:

SHRADHA MUDALIAR said...

True. Reading is the most educative process. I know u disagree with me on lot of issues but atleast on this we agree..
I liked the first two anecdotes. I belive in them too.