Cerebral Shangrila

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Environmental Performance Index (EPI) Ranking

With " Green" being the cool thing now, the Yale University's EPI ranking of countries throws some light on who is Green.

Unsurprisingly, the European nations ( Scandinavia in particular) bag most of the top spots. 8 of the top 10 countries are in Europe. The Greenest APAC country is NZ . US is at 39, India is at 120.

If I assume a highly positive correlation between EPI Ranking and tourist potential, then we need to brace ourselves for Latvia which is a surprise in the Top 10.

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Dubai Photos - The Arabian Desert

It was mid-afternoon. The sun was beating down on us . But what an effect it created on the sands ! The sands glistened like gold and created some memorable "photographic" moments. Here is the first in the series of photos that took during the recent Dubai trip.
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Friday, January 25, 2008

Thyagaraja Aradhana - Sunday, 27th January,2008 - Glass Hall, Singapore art Museum

Mailer from Alapana.

It is both duty & honour for every carnatic musician to pay homage on this day to the great composer, who has left behind an invaluable wealth of music for us. As in the past, alapana will organise this important event in a befitting manner.

Event : Thyagaraja Aradhana
Date & Time : Sunday, 27th January,2008 from 9.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m
Venue : Glass Hall, Singapore art Museum, 71, Bras Basah Road, Singapore

Musical homage will be in the form of rendering Thyagaraja's immortal Kritis.
The programme will end with a congregational singing of the Gana raga
Pancharatna Kritis.

All are welcome to participate in Pancharatna rendering.

Please feel free to forward this message to music minded friends in Singapore.

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Thursday, January 24, 2008

Looooong Break

Yeah, I admit. This break from blogging was much longer than even my most pessimistic calculations. So here is what I did last winter :

First half of December was spent , often cursing myself, at the office corridors burning midnight oil.

Second half of December - Went to Chennai. Battled back aches, listened to some splendid carnatic music concerts and I even performed at one of the " mini sabhas" as part of an ensemble.

Jan 1st week - Visited Dubai. Had a rollicking time there. Great fun.

2nd,3rd week Jan - Battling post-vacation work syndrome and doing more work.

Will soon post the Dubai travel diary and also let me see if I can be regular from now on.


Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Happy new year !

May 2008 bring Cheer, happiness and peace to all.

P.S : Hectic work and lot of travel made me disappear for the last 45 days. Will write about it later.