Meet this Creature

I have wondered how one word descriptions would go for certain people. Let’s start with easy ones:

A footballer is a person who plays football A fisherman is a person who catches fish A comedian is a person who acts comically And…. Arun Ravindran is a person who always keeps reading

Well, this profound insight can be easily proven if you know my daily routine. The moment my mecum covered eyes crack open late morning, I fumble for my mobile phone to read the time. At the station, I read the next available train timing. I read Metro while traveling in the tube. Once I’m at office, I spend almost all my time reading numerous documents either on my PC or printouts. As a persistent hangover from my days on bench (a term for no project assigned), I read/browse hundreds of web pages for news and trivia. Thanks to the huge void in my life brought by the absence of a TV (fondly referred to as telly in the UK), I spend my time creatively reading books or Sunday supplements.

Now that you know what kind of creature I am, it must come as no surprise to you that I have managed to get a library membership in London. Jason Goode, a really friendly guy in my office, managed to lead me into the maze called Barbican Center. The membership was free and one can take up to 12 books for 3 weeks. You can reissue by phone up to 3 times. Though lacking in the technology section, it was well stacked in varied fields of art. I spend many delightful moments discovering sections unheard of such as Paranormal Studies, Videography etc. I managed to find 2 books on photography. Owing to their picture-book format, I have lapped them up in no time. As a strange consequence, I now find myself reading more information in every photograph I put my eyes on. Seems some creatures never change, they just evolve ;)

Hi! Welcome to ArunRocks, an odd collection of writeups on programming, travel, gadgets and practically anything under the sun. This state of affairs could be blamed on the ecelectic interests of your host, Arun Ravindran. He loves programming in several languages especially Python.

Posted on:Tue, Jan 18, 2005

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