Sunday, November 21, 2010


Some of you commented about sudden spike in my blog posts.

What happened, you asked? How come all this activity after a few months of lull?

Well, looks like I have been reading far more than I used to. Read a lot. Did not take much time to reflect, distill and write.

Blame it on Kindle. So much easy to read. So much easy to so many books around. Happy to have read so much in one last year. Thanks to kindle for that.

An excellent quote from Einstein was a nice kick to get back to writing from time to time.

"Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking." - Albert Einstein.

Not sure what to make out of this.

Gandhi said - "Live as though you will die tomorrow. Learn as though you are going to live forever."

Einstein and Gandhi need not be contradictory. Although Gandhi said you should learn a lot. He did not say learn only from reading. Probably life's experiences are better teachers than bookish knowledge.

One piece of probably useless trivia - Einstein was one of the founding members of my alma mater - Brandeis University. The quarrel he got in with others on the future of Brandeis and left it is a different story .:)


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