One. I am a bit obsessed with questionnaires – send me a questionnaire and I will most likely answer it. But I promise you this is a very different kind. What starts as a seemingly inoffensive survey on music turns into something completely unexpected. Welcome to the age of the literary questionnaire. And one that talks back. Won’t say more – don’t want to spoil it for you.
Two. Have you ever sent a text and wished you could retract it? As much as I Iove my iPhone I can’t claim to know all about it there is to know on how to use it. Here is very useful advice, unearthed, somewhere, by our friend Manu.
Three. I really wanted to learn English because of Lennon and McCartney. I wanted to know what their songs were all about. It was only later, once I was out of my teens, that the beauty and depth of their music sank in. If you love to know how songs are written, how they morph and change as they go through the recording process, you will love this. Which is also a great testament to the gifts of Sir George Martin. Follow this New York Times link: :http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/10/arts/music/george-martin-and-the-beatles-a-producers-impact-in-five-songs.html?_r=0
Four. I read about Michelle Obama’s initiative to give girls the education they deserve, no matter their circumstances, right before I read this story and looked at the pictures: a 15-year-old girl in Bangladesh getting ready to be married off to a man twice her age. Aware, resigned and accepting – at least that is the way she comes across through the pictures of photo reporter Allison Joyce who happened on the wedding by chance. The girl’s name is Nasoin and how different would her life have been had she had an education? And a choice?
Five. Just because I love penguins. And here is one more reason.