Friday, December 30, 2005

Anne Frank

Hi all..
I finished reading "Anne Frank:The diary of a young girl". For more info visit this site.
Oh my God, what was that feeling I got when I read that book,it was just a diary of a
young girl, but when it hits you that this was the diary of a girl who was gonna die a horrible death shortly, before even turning 16, it was different.
And I used to hate Hitler, before too. Bu the hatred has intensified after reading the book, especially the afterword of the book. What non-sense, anti-semitism, holocaust and all.
Next I've started the book Autobiography of Lee Iacocca.
The project is going on well. As a chill out, we had fun at Rama's party yesterday at The Residency.Shall post pics of the party, I got a few of them already, but I dont look good in any of them(Ahem, the lighting is not good in those pics u see, so lemme wait for other pics to come)
By the way, I've put up a new poll.Do check out.
What are the advantages or plus points of Windows Longhorn over XP..any idea?
Ok then ..wish u all a happy new year. Let all your dreams come true.(just in case, a post doesn't come on new year or tomorrow:-))

Buh Byee

23 comments:

Sujit said...

Happy new year!.. Ithink you should take a break from biographs... one after another.. !!!

:: The Protector :: said...

Wish you a very happy and prosperous new year which brings you good health and more peace!

Cheers!
:)

The optimist from utopia said...

Yes, its quite sad. I've read it too.. found it too sick and depressing in the middle, but just cudnt put the book down. Try watching WW-II movies if u really wanna hate hitler. Like Pianist, Schindlers list or Untergang der. Beautiful movies.
Wishing you and your family a very Happy New year.. what? Another post?? Your blogging frequency is increasing exponentially :P Good good.. for vettis like me, its nice timepass.. :D Have a blast! And keep blogging.

The optimist from utopia said...

almost forgot.. Also dont go for longhorn now itself. I think only the beta version has been released. Also most of the softwares might not be compatible with Longhorn. One can never say. XP rocx.. else go for linux.. mandrake 9.0 or Fedora Core 4.

A Confused Soul said...

@ Iacocca - just one word - Fabulous. One of the best modern day managers you can get. I love him better than Jack Neutron Welch even!!!

@ Hitler - don't you ever admire the guts of the man, no matter how atrocious it may seem, no matter what harm he did, just how he managed to move the masses behind him - his wonderful oratorial skills and the amazing persona and awe that he held in the masses and not to mention the fanatics who followed his words to the death....

just can't help admiring these positives in him - if only, his cause was just. Remains a big IF.

A Confused Soul said...

Just forgot to add -

Heil Hitler

Chez said...

I've read Anne Frank almost 10 years back. Definitely one of the best books i've ever read. No wonder it moves all our heart. After all, arent they true words from a true diary and not a fiction?!

Ok. So you hate Hitler? Try reading Mein Kampf. Hitler's story is a story of how an ordinary person goes on to become the most powerful man on earth. He is a war veteran, a great elocutionist, an artist and an architect. Lemme me ask u this, do u have the power to start a world war??
Even thought ppl say he killed people, in fact poisoned people, imagine his power... imagine that kind of command, which can be put to good use in modern world. I hate what he brought to this world, but i admire his personality, nevertheless!

sathya said...

hi divvs,

hey kewl project party n all...already seem to be in one of those tech companies mould ( team parties etc ? :D )

i dont think LH is out i guess its only the LH transformational packk...

Lee Iacocca is kewl na? currently I am reading Talking Straight by Lee Ia.....

Its his second book after his autobiog....

n Happy Neew Year to u too.... Wish all ur dreams come true


sathya

Vivek said...

Hey
had been wanting to read anne frank but after wotchin a movie like schindler's list, well i decided not to wotch or read any WW2 related stuff bcos it makes u feel so depressed :( ....n party for orkutting durin lab time eh?? ;) lucky u :X
reg Iaccoca, hmm..not on my fav's list..found it too sentimental
Wishin u a happy n prosperous new year :)

Ghost Particle said...

Have a Happy 2006 Divya. May God bless you and your family for a wonderful and safe new year.

Gangadhar said...

Divya,
Wishing you a very happy and prosperous new year...

nridude said...

Lee Iacocca - one of the best bio's I have ever read...actually it senses more of a thriller than a bio..am sure you will enjoy consuming it..

Happy New Year too.

Saran

TJ said...

Just this august holiday, i had visited Amsterdam and went to Anne Frank house. Every room, the walls, the tree which she saw for 2 years are all being preserved, and believe me it is such a soul stirring experience.
In my september 2005 archives, have got 3 travlogue posts on the Netherlands visit.

and a very happy new year!!

Ram said...

I had a respect for Hitler in the sense that he was very much courageous stubborn and had guts as you said, but after watching Schindler's List i changed my mind Hitler is not a human being he is a demon in human form....

Divya.B said...

Sujit>>Hey yeah..perhaps i shd take a break into fiction from biogrPHIES...but these are more interesting...N wish u a happy new
year too..

Vishnu>Thanks a lot and wish u a very happy new year too

Divya.B said...

Gokul>>One of my friends suggested exactly these movies to me..and gues i gota watch these...
Ok..am not goin for longhorn right now..lets wait for sometime....


Anand&Narasimhan>>Ya, I've read a concise version of his autobiography in RD, ever since wanted to read the book..
HItler....the IF is not just a big IF...a tremendously gigantic IF, that meant life or death for millions of human beings just like us.... How ever great he was, and whatever his vision was, the path that he took to reach der, atleast the holocaust part of it, is definitely barbaric...How can a guy hate a whole bunch of people so much? he was simply a man without balance in his values..and i sincerely hope he's serving lucifer in hell....
Power is not THE only thing...

Divya.B said...

Sathya>>yeah man..last week was a week of parties...3 in all...cool na..."talking straight" ..waz dat abt actualy...

Vivek>>tooo depressing...The next movie i watch is gonna be Schindler's list or pianist...

Divya.B said...

GP and gangadhar>>Wish u both a great year ahead....have fun...


saran>>Ya..as far as i've read, it is like that...am enjoyin it too..

Divya.B said...

tj>>yeah, read abt her secret annexe being a museum ....I would read your posts too..guess this is ur first time here..welcome to my blog..

ram>>Well said...guess ur first time here too..Welcome to my blog..

Trinity Teal™ said...

hey,
I've not read the book, but bored as hell when it comes to autobiographies ... anyways happy new yr :)

Jagan said...

lighting seri illai , athunale u dont look gud in foto sollurathu ellam overu . eppadi iirrukiyo appadi thaane foto le theriyum ;) ...neways, happy new year

Divya.B said...

TRINITY teal>>Happy new year to u...autobiographies well written are good, otherwise, as u say they'd be too boring...try Papillon by Henri Charriere...

Jagan>>:):)
and Happy new year to u too..

Known Stranger said...

total book i bought from landmark for new year was 12 and only two books completed. Seriously wan to complet davanci code before may 19 as movie is getting released wann to go to movie after reading the book