Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
My nica friend (ivo) and I made friends with this guy we met through our friend from college when we to the beach. He is doing his PhD in elec (will be done soon) at Harvard Faculty of Arts and Science! So we asked him for a tour and he agreed. But we are all busy people. Busy. Busy.
So we finally made it on Thursday (which also happens to be ivo's birthday!!!)
We were late by an hour before we turned up at Harvard T stop. And then our tour began when we started walking through the Harvard Yard where all the dorms were. There was this old building (massachuesettes hall) that is out of use and then there was the first dorm to have flowing water (before which people had to use the handpump in the yard).
And then were was a statue. The plaque says "John Harvard, founder, 1638". But actually it is not John Harvard and it some early grad and John Harvard was a benefactor and not a founder and it was founded in 1636. So! The statue is called (nicked) the statue of three lies.
Then, we went to the Harry Elkins Widener Memorial Library built by Eleanor Elkins Widener (Harry's mother) in his memory after he died on the Titanic! It was beautiful! It had stuff about Titanic and this grad student Harry.
Then we went to Memorial Church for the alumnae and students of Harvard who gave their lives in WW I & II.
We saw the Sever Hall, and this one has an awesome thing about it. At the entrance, the archway, it was acoustically designed such that if you stand to the one side and whisper you would be heard brilliantly clear and amplified on the other side (Which is just a few feet away, yet) it is AWESOME!
We took a look at the theatre but could not go inside since rehearsals were on, and we also saw a couple more buildings.
We were then joined by our friend and went to the Harvard Business School. But since we did not know anyone there, we jsut walked around the campus, peeped into the library, sat out in the lawns and had cookies and cupcake.
And then we went to this little cafe (the name I will find out) which is famous for it's hot chocolate. When we walked in and were waiting for a table, we saw a famour string theorist Lisa Randall. We got her table and enjoyed hot dark chocolate!
PS: I know my post looks like a wiki page :P
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Four Stanzas. Each Stanza Has Four Lines. Each Stanza Begins – “I am from…”
Fourth Stanza: Friends
And here is mine (since it's not really a poem, I did not put it in my poetry blog):
I am from the rainbows lair
Of bright and bold sprinkled everywhere
A billion throng loud with laughter
Rain soaked earth with a mixed mutter
I am from the land of spices
Pickles and masala chai form our vices
A spread of color on your plate
A spread of tastes for your palate
I am from a culture rich of hyperbole
Praise less subtle in humor relay
Of theatre and politics bearing the name
For the games that they play all the same
I am from a circle of trust
Differences lie only on the crust
Share a laugh about the bad times
Share it till everyone joins and rhymes
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
But I attended a little bit of the Opening Our Doors by The Fenway Alliance (of which my school is a part). I wanted to do a lot of things, like listening to music concerts or look through art galleries or watch some short films or some plays. But I didn't do most of it.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Friday, October 08, 2010
Our mission is to return a sense of self, confidence and normalcy to children suffering from hair loss by utilizing donated ponytails to provide the highest quality hair prosthetics to financially disadvantaged children. The children receive hair prostheses free of charge or on a sliding scale, based on financial need.
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
We went to the popular Pittsburgh Sri Venkateswara Temple. It was beautiful. We had traditional South Indian food and filter coffee as well.
We then went to a Catholic Church. And then to a Catholic Cathedral where I paid respects to a good friend who passed away a few weeks ago.
We then went to a Scare House and got really really scared!
Then we made our way to Hofbrauhaus in Pittsburgh modelled after the legendary Hofbrauhaus in Munchen (and not Munich). There was also a man dressed in Bavarian clothes who played nice Bavarian music who looked to me like a German version of Santa Claus.
A lot for a single day!