While getting to Tucson yesterday there was a strange nostalgia. Only 2 months back I had been there as also 3-4 times in the last few years. But this was different. I was going to Tucson to go to Kitt Peak. Tucson was the first place I had been to in the US and that was because I was to observe Sersic-Pastoriza galaxies at a 1-m class telescope. I had encountered many surprises there. Taxi-drivers discussing law; being given the keys to the dome and asked to observe all alone; the variety filled dishes etc. As it happened I was fogged out then.
Hell is full of musical amateurs
-George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950)
The Nobel winner Shaw was a critic and dramatist (not necessarily in that order) among other things. He was not a musician of note, but he did criticize, or favour, certain musicians in his column. His view of hell would be a good indication of what he treated as good music.
12 July 2007
The rupee climbed towards a nine-year high on Thursday, but suspected RBI intervention and dollar buying by oil refiners halted its ascent, traders said.
At 10:25 am (0455 GMT), the partially convertible rupee was at 40.36/37 per dollar - near a nine-year peak of 40.28 it hit in May. It closed on Wednesday at 40.40/41. "There was some decent (dollar) buying by state-run banks around 40.36 and it may be on behalf of the RBI.
Can't wait to see at 35 level. Is it even possibale? when?