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Posted: 11 March 2010 at 3:43pm | IP Logged
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How old is this group and what all books have u discussed till date, so that I can update myself... I need to know my ancestral history... Tongue

We are very young... We've just done the Alchemist, and you're in time for the second book: A LONG WAY DOWN... Big smile





will start reading it tonight.... Smile

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Posted: 11 March 2010 at 3:44pm | IP Logged
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How old is this group and what all books have u discussed till date, so that I can update myself... I need to know my ancestral history... Tongue

We are just one book old.
Parampara ..anushasan.. hamare do stambh hain.

ok... we are still in ice age then.... i can catch up soon
what about theesri stambh; Prathista???? Tongue

TeesrA stambh, Nitzy ji... Stambh is a boy (masculine!) Tongue


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Posted: 11 March 2010 at 3:45pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by immunoblot

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Originally posted by Veritas

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How old is this group and what all books have u discussed till date, so that I can update myself... I need to know my ancestral history... Tongue

We are just one book old.
Parampara ..anushasan.. hamare do stambh hain.



ok... we are still in ice age then.... i can catch up soon

what about theesri stambh; Prathista???? Tongue

TeesrA stambh, Nitzy ji... Stambh is a boy (masculine!) Tongue


LOL... thanks... my hindi sucks Big smile

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Posted: 11 March 2010 at 3:50pm | IP Logged
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LOL... thanks... my hindi sucks Big smile

Nope... I was only trying my level best to irritate... Anyhoo...
I'm off for the night... Ciao-ciao! Tongue

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Posted: 11 March 2010 at 3:53pm | IP Logged
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LOL... thanks... my hindi sucks Big smile

Nope... I was only trying my level best to irritate... Anyhoo...
I'm off for the night... Ciao-ciao! Tongue



Blot ji, I knew i might be wrong but took my chance Tongue


Me too leaving... cooking time Unhappy will catch up later
Ciao




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Posted: 11 March 2010 at 5:19pm | IP Logged
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My first question for discussion is about political correctness. The book begins with a monologue by Martin, who explains his reasons for committing suicide; and likens it to going away to Sydney. He says: "Suicide was my Sydney. And I say that with no offence to the good people of Sydney intended."

A. Do you think, people of Sydney will be offended by such a statement. I think not! (Had it been, "Suicide was my new Delhi", I would not have sufficiently enraged.)
B. Does this seem like a routine approach that you'd follow... Say something, and then suggest that no offence was intended? Is this a universal trait, or is this something typically British (which is what the book stereotypes!)
C. Would a desi protagonist do the same (care about political correctness)?


A. hmm maybe it could be offensive since suicide isn't a good thing and him comparing it to Sydney makes the city seem like a bad place. But the no offense part tells the people to take no offense. :))

B. I do that at times, but just so I don't make people mad and to let them know it's my personal opinion.

C. I think even a desi would do that:) Why not?

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Posted: 12 March 2010 at 2:42am | IP Logged
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Originally posted by immunoblot

My first question for discussion is about political correctness. The book begins with a monologue by Martin, who explains his reasons for committing suicide; and likens it to going away to Sydney. He says: "Suicide was my Sydney. And I say that with no offence to the good people of Sydney intended."

A. Do you think, people of Sydney will be offended by such a statement. I think not! (Had it been, "Suicide was my new Delhi", I would not have sufficiently enraged.)
B. Does this seem like a routine approach that you'd follow... Say something, and then suggest that no offence was intended? Is this a universal trait, or is this something typically British (which is what the book stereotypes!)
C. Would a desi protagonist do the same (care about political correctness)?


A. hmm maybe it could be offensive since suicide isn't a good thing and him comparing it to Sydney makes the city seem like a bad place. But the no offense part tells the people to take no offense. :))

B. I do that at times, but just so I don't make people mad and to let them know it's my personal opinion.

C. I think even a desi would do that:) Why not?


Well, suicide isn't a good thing; but in the place this sentence comes, he is saying that committing suicide is just like moving to another place. Sydney was just an example of the other place that he could move to; and honestly, if I were to write that passage, as a desi, I'd not bother about causing offense to anybody in Sydney.

Besides, I am certain that most desis are not politically correct... it is just our character to bristle at any percieved slights; but as a social system, we are totally non-PC...
For instance, there was an Indian postdoc in the neighbouring lab... they also had an African grad student in their lab; and while talking to me, this postdoc would often call this grad student "kaali"... and I know that many desis wouldn't think twice before doing something like this... that is the hallmark of our non-PC character...

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Posted: 12 March 2010 at 4:24am | IP Logged
Wow the 2nd CC...Congrats guys Hug

I am not sure if I would read it though, but I'll try to eavesdrop on the conversations Wink

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