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Genthu Personal

Yippieeeeee!!

Did two online transactions over the last two days to complete my transformation to an e-shopper.

1. Booked air tickets for a trip home (first use of my new credit card) 🙂

2. Booked a railway ticket for a friend from IRCTC (a government e-comm site and it works surprisingly well) 🙂

Things are so much easier thanks to the internet. No more standing in line to book a railway ticket. No more sweat. No more paying the stupid middle-man. I must say this is one place Lalu Prasad Yadav has done well (Maybe he did nothing for it, but he should get some credit).

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Books Quotes

Best Opening Lines

Here is a link to 100 Best First Lines from Novels. I havent read much but here are my favourites.

Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. —Gabriel García Márquez, One Hundred Years of Solitude

Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. —Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish. —Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea

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Personal

Who am I??

Perhaps this will give you a slight idea 🙂