Is Steve Jobs a Konkani?

He certainly sounds like a Konkani in this article in The Economist.

Mr Jobs, a pescatarian (ie, a vegetarian who eats fish) … . (you want more?)

… he proclaims his belief in karma and in love. … love of one's ideals. Always do only what you love, and never settle, he advised … . His brush with cancer, in particular, seems to have focused his mind. “Death is very likely the single best invention in life,” Mr Jobs told his young audience. “All external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”

Overall, an excellent article!

Pia Awal and Tim Dutta: A touching story

A very touching story in today's New York Times

Pia Awal and Tim Dutta grew closer after the bride underwent chemotherapy for leukemia. They were married on July 30 in a Hindu ceremony.

Read the rest of the story here. *You may need free registration*

Movie Meme!

1. Total number of movies I own:
VHS = >50 (this is after I donated about 80 VHS tapes to a local library)
DVD = 66 [57 Bollywood; 9 non-Indian)

2. The last film (DVD) I bought:
Buena Vista Social Club – This was about a year ago. Stopped buying movies – joined Netflix.

3. The last movie I watched:
In theater: Matrix III – yeah, a long time ago.
On DVD: Cinema Paradiso (Italian)
On TV: Sorry, don't watch TV at all!
On video: Pulled out the “Brother Cadfael” Series from my collection. Set in 12th century England. Derek Jacobi acts as a Benedictine Monk. With some Crusader experience he is the local healer, as well as the detective. Beautifully done series! Check with your local library. The Episode “Virgin in the Ice” is my favorites. I recently downloaded and listened to the related Audiobook by Peter Ellis. The video series is one of my all time bests! If I buy another DVD set, it will be this one.

4. Movies that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me:
– Casablanca (Humphrey Bogart & Ingrid Bergman) All time favorite!
– A Walk in the Clouds (Keanu Reeves & Aitana Sanchez-Gijon)
– When Harry Met Sally (Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan)
– Matrix (Keanu Reeves& Laurence Fishburne)
– Broken Arrow (John Travolta and Christian Slater)
– Albela (Bhagwan & Geeta Bali 1950's)

5. Pick others to include in their journal:
– Whoever has not done one yet

Libertarian! and proud of it

I knew it even before I took the quiz!

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LIBERTARIANS support maximum liberty in both personal and economic matters. They advocate a much smaller government; one that is limited to protecting individuals from coercion and violence. Libertarians tend to embrace individual responsibility, oppose government bureaucracy and taxes, promote private charity, tolerate diverse lifestyles, support the free market, and defend civil liberties.

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