links for 2009-08-20

20 Aug
  • Why is it in the “wider public interest” for the book to be banned rather than debated and, if it deserves to be, dismissed? And why is the media, a firm believer that the best yardstick to measure “news” is the decibel count, reluctant to do more than mention the ban?
    “The day we start banning books, we are banning thinking,” said Singh.
    Yes well — Singh, now angst-ridden over the ban of his book on the heels of his expulsion from the party, has been a founder-member of a party that has done its fair share of banning in the past, without expressing similar sentiments.
    And therein lies the problem: each time this happens, the affected party…expresses outrage to a lesser or greater degree, forums and blogs raise some dust…but the political class remains unmoved, the judiciary rubber stamps the ban, and we quickly forget and move on. Till the next book is banned at which point, rinse, repeat.
  • Ashmit reads another book…err narrates 🙂
  • This life is a marathon, not a sprint. Most of us don't go to work for 20 minutes a day, run as fast as we can, and then rest until the next race. We go to work early in the morning, run as fast as we can for 8, 10, 12 hours a day, then come home and run hard again with personal obligations and sometimes more work, before getting some sleep and doing it all over again.
    That's why I'm such a fanatic about doing work you love. But even if you love it, that kind of schedule is deeply draining. Not an athlete in the world could sustain that schedule without rest. Most athletes have off-seasons.
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