The Notebook: Issue 01

Hi there,
I have taken this decision to write a monthly email to all my friends and acquaintances.
The email is a list of books, movies, blog posts, interviews, video clips and other stuff I found interesting and feel worth sharing.
I am not very active in social media platforms like Twitter or Facebook ( I find those addictive and distracting ).
I think, email is the perfect medium of personal communication.
And this is my way of keeping in touch with all my friends and acquaintances.
I hope you’ll like some of the stuff I am sharing.
Please don’t hesitate to give me your feedback.
Okay! Here it goes…
A Book Worth Sharing –
I am a fan of Keigo Higashino for a long time.
A Movie Worth Sharing –
‘The Handmaiden’. I really enjoyed watching this erotic thriller from ‘Oldboy’ director Park Chan-wook.
It’s a must viewing for all movie buffs.
Two lines from Mark Kermode’s review
‘Park’s film takes great delight in wrong-footing its audience, peeling away layers of mesmerizing misdirection with delicious cinematic sleight of hand. As the serpentine narrative spirals back and forth upon itself, we witness the same events from multiple perspectives, each one more revealing than the last.’
An Idea Worth Sharing – 
‘Someone says, “Write me a piece of music. Anything. No restrictions. Go!”
You’re stumped. The blank page syndrome.
Instead, someone says, “Write me a piece of music using only a flute, saw, and this broken toy piano. You can only use the notes D, E, and B – but never all three at the same time. It has to be in 3/4 time, start quiet, get loud, then get quiet by the end. Go!”
Aha! Now you’re cookin’!
For creative inspiration, give yourself restrictions’.
A Quote Worth Sharing –
“To simply wait and be bored has become a novel experience in modern life” – Cal Newport
Random Stuff –
I like reading Seth Godin’s Blog. Here’s one of his blog titled ‘The Middle Of Everywhere’
‘If the railroad didn’t make it to your town, or if the highway didn’t have an exit, or if you were somehow off the beaten path, we wrote you off. Your town was in the middle of nowhere.
Now, of course, if wireless signal can reach you, you’re now in the middle of everywhere, aren’t you?’
Thanks for reading.
Krishnendu

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