Why is January always such a busy month of the year? It is as if everyone stirs from the deep holiday slumber and then wants everything done yesterday. And I am trying to introduce myself to Milan Kundera through Identity and Immortality. Apparently it is a bad month to do such fresh associations as my head feels thicker than usual :)
I was at the Chennai Book Fair (from Jan 6 - 17 I guess) one Sunday and added a few need-to-have-these classics to our home library. The Book Fair had several stalls for Tamil literature and given my proficiency in that language, I did not venture to pick any book from those stalls. The book that I picked up at the Asian Educational Services stall and that I am waiting to read is Manava Dharma Sastra (The Institutes of Manu). For long, I have been under the impression that Manu was not at all fair to women in his laws and since this impression was handed to me as a child, I want to read for myself and make an informed opinion.
Other than that, I really want to know what sort of Egyptian music has a quick beat. Helpful suggestions are eagerly looked forward to.