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July 23, 2007

My weekend and some thoughts on the press

Filed under: My Life,My Thoughts — Suramya @ 10:01 AM

This weekend was a particularly fun weekend. Surabhi was in town for a couple of days so I got the enjoy her company with my parents. It was nice to be together as a family after such a long time. It had been a while since we all got together and just relaxed. We spent most of the weekend just talking.

Today was mom’s birthday but since Surabhi was leaving on the 22nd we decided to celebrate it on the 21st with a dinner at the Golf course. We decided to have Chinese food I ordered some spicy garlic noodles and something Manchurian and I really liked it. I like the Indian version of the Chinese food as they put a lot of spices and stuff in it but I don’t like the way they make Chinese food in the US ’cause it tastes like they just boil a bunch of vegetables together and serve it. (Yuck…)

Then on Sunday we had a little surprise birthday ‘party’ for mom. We got cake and candles and decorated it in my room without telling mom, when we were ready papa called her into the room and we surprised her. It was great.

I also bought the latest harry potter for Surabhi. Its an expensive book (Probably because it is a hardcover book). But you have to see the hype over here. This is the first time I have seen so much excitement over a book in India.

That brings me to another topic, the Times of India and Aaj Tak network have no clue on how to promote books. My mom told me that she was watching the news to hear more about the presidential election that were going on and right in the middle of it there was a banner floating at the bottom of the screen giving away a major plot point. The worse part was that this was before the book was officially released. They found out about it by reading the leaked version of the book and decided to share it.

Even Times of India did the same thing, they had this photo of two kids posing next to a Harry Potter cutout and the caption read “In the epilogue of the book …..” (They gave away the ending but I am not ’cause I don’t want to spoil it for fans)

I mean come on, don’t you have any common sense? This is a book that people have been waiting for ages for. Would they do the same for a mystery movie that came out? No right? (At least I hope so) so why are they spoiling the ending of a good book? Anyways, I still haven’t read the book yet.

Well this is all for now. Will post more later.

– Suramya

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