Mere Yaar ki Shaadi Hai
Rakesh got married to Seema on 8th at his native place Palojori, Madhupur, Jharkhand. I with Vidit, Khare and Madhukar reached there. Nir also reached from home. More details are in Khare’s blog. Was a long long journey by train. Hyd - Kolkata - Madhupur and Madhupur - Asansol - Bardhaman - Howrah - Hyd. Yes, we ditched single reserved train and changed 3 trains from Madhupur to Howrah to accompany Khare as he had missed his 4 hrs late train. How can someone miss a 4 hrs late train? That you must ask Khare only. And Nir didn’t get down from train at right station ‘coz he was sleeping.
First marriage of a close friend. So it was surely a special marriage, which i didn’t want to miss. First marriage of college mate, that I attended. I surely had a great time at the marriage. Rakesh disappointed me though, didn’t allow me to give bumps.
Added few more states - Orrisa, West Bengal and Jharkhand to my visited list and visited the last metro - Kolkata.
Cards @ journey
Got a satisfying dose of cards all along, especially in the trains. Played mostly 29. There weren’t enough people who knew my favorite game - sweep. Sweep is a very popular game in my native place, which I found surprisingly unfamiliar at many other places. It is similar to casino, and probably is pahari derivative of it. Will consider writing this sometime.
Pics from the journey are here. None are from marriage. They are on Khare’s and Nir’s camera.
Reading @ journey
Also finally got time to finish iWoz which I’ve been reading once in a while for more than 6 months now. A really nice book. He does share lots of thoughts with me. Clears lots of misconceptions about history of Apple. He does show an ugly face of Jobs many times, which wasn’t really required; I believe it to be true though. His stand on engineer vs manager was cool. This books gives a nice definition to engineering and innovation. He will remain an inspirational figure for me. I wonder if I will ever be able to pull pranks of the order he did. A must read for engineers.
Also got time to read In Spite of the Gods, a book Vidit was carrying along. It was ‘a fine introduction (of Indian politics) for unacquainted outsiders’ (in one of the reviewer’s words) to me. Definitely a nice read, but of not much values to me.