:: Reading

I am glad I have gotten back to reading. The list on the left is currently being served. The one on the right is the list of my favorites. Both lists are likely to change soon :)

Playing catch up. Yes, I should have read these a long time back.

  1. The Catcher in the Rye by Salinger *
  2. The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
  3. A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle
  4. The Stranger by Albert Camus
  5. The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch

These are my favorites from a while back. I am sure you will enjoy reading them as much as I did.

  1. Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco
  2. The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand
  3. Roots by Alex Haley
  4. The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien
  5. Tracking Jim: A Hunt in Corbett Country by Prosenjit Das Gupta

In case you are wondering, I am also a sucker for popular fiction. I have read most novels by the following authors : Jeffery Archer, John Grisham, Ken Follett, Michael Crichton, Dean Koontz, Wilbur Smith and a few others.

:: Tennis

I am very passionate about tennis. I practically lived and breathed tennis as a kid. I miss playing competitive tennis these days, but I sure hope I can continue to pursue this passion for ever. In the past, I have been a state champion and a university (BITS, Pilani) gold medalist in tennis.

I played several tournaments when I lived in California and was ranked no.1 in SoCal in the 5.5 category back in 2001-02. Winning the singles event at the CHOC tennis tournament in 2001 and being awarded the winner's trophy by Roy Emerson, was definitely a very memorable experience. Yes, I did win CHOC again in 2003. Check out some pictures of my final match with Robb Gallegos. Winning my first doubles title (The Irvine Winter Classic) with Derek Martin (Big-D) was also special. I also won the Evening Tennis Classic at the Palisades tennis club (Newport Beach) in 2003 and the Moonlight Classic at Whittier Narrows in 2004.

Recently (2013), I played doubles at the Walt Herrick Sr. Men'S Open Tournament and lost in the first round. Two things, I need match practice and I am getting old.

:: Upcoming Travel

  • Boston, MA - Feb 18-22, 2013
  • Oslo, Norway - Feb 25 - Mar 4, 2013

:: Inspirations

:: Pictures

Some pictures from the past.