Today’s Anandabazaar Patrika (আনন্দবাজার পত্রিকা) contained a picture of a group of party workers from one of the allies of the ruling party blocking the way of an ambulance in the name of a “bandh”. Sad times indeed in the city where I was born.
Life is the name given to a few moments, and
In but one of those fleeting moments
Two eyes meet eloquently
Looking up from a cup of tea, and
Enter the heart piercingly
– A Moment in Time by Kaifi Azmi (Translated by Pavan K Varma)
[Young Wife/Girlfriend]: I think we should get the dining table today
[Young Husband/BoyFriend]: Umm… I was thinking about buying the drill set
From our stroll yesterday.
Seriously. Don’t they sell study tables any more ? and me went to Ishanya today with the intention of purchasing a study table. Not a single one that can be called a study table and not a computer table. Umm… don’t folks have study tables any more ?
And since we were there, we went to the Croma store as well to check out the Asus Eee PC. The lovely looking unit in black was on display but strangely the person attending to it was telling everybody that “you can install XP on this as well” – he wasn’t to be blamed though since the manual has an extensive section on how to install XP on it. It is light on the hands, the keyboard is a bit cramped, it seems to heat up fairly fast and I did not like the battery bulge. At 18,000 INR, it is a bit too pricey as well given the usage model it aims to address. Asus has in a way put its sights on a category which generally does not get to use a full fledged desktop PC due to purchasing power disparity but it would be interesting to see which is the segment which ends up buying the unit.