16 December 2012

Tasha goes to DC

Thursday evening? Check! At the airport? Check. Here is the weird part. I am not flying. My daughter is. All those planes pulling away without me there… I feel deprived… like somebody took candy away from me. On second thoughts, it’s okay – I had too many of them last night anyways 🙂

16 December 2012

Music session

Music session

Can’t remember the last time that I stayed up till 2 am. Something terrible must have happened or it must have been one of the most enjoyable evenings. Fortunately, today was of the latter variety. And if anybody recognizes the people in the picture can probably also guess why… — with Atashi Mukherjee and 4 others.

16 December 2012

Aye husn…

Some ghazals are best appreciated in a much delayed flight at 31,000 feet after a couple of red wines…

“Aye husn-e-lala-fam zara
Aankh to mila, zara aankh to mila
Khali pade hai jaam zara 
Aankh to mila,
Saqi mujhe bhi chahiye ek jaam-e-arzoo
Kitne lagenge daam zara 
Aankh to mila”

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16 December 2012

Frost epitaph

“I hold your doctrine of Memento Mori 
And were an epitaph to be my story, 
I’d have a short one ready for my own. 
I would have written of me on my stone: 
I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.” 
– Robert Frost

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16 December 2012

Tire wear and tear

I got this puzzle from my brother-in-law today (all your jokes about troubles created by inlaws to be inserted here 🙂 ). I believe I have arrived at the right answer but since he does not know the answer himself, would like to see if others can prove or disprove me.
A car’s wear and tear pattern is such that any new tire put in the front can last 40,000 miles and the ones in the rear can last 60,000 miles. You are given four new tires to begin with and you can interchange the tires between front and rear as many times as you want. What is the maximum distance you can drive?

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