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I had an interesting weekend for a change, went to a ice skating show and played some cricket after many moons.

Sat – The better half insisted that we go on this ‘highly touted’ show entitled ‘Swan Lake on Ice’ based on my parents feedback. I weakly complied without checking for myself. So after shelling out a pretty penny for the decent seats we went downtown to catch the matinee show.  In a nutshell, the show is a love story gone awry set to Tchaikovsky enchanting music.  I am not a big fan of ice skating, whether it be artistic, athletic or any other form. Consequently, I wasn’t particularly enthused over the long show. It certainly had impressive ice skating and nice sets and costumes but on the whole was one of the lesser artistic endeavors I have witnessed (in my opinion anyways).

Sunday – After many aborted attempts I finally got out to practice a little bit with a group of guys I connected with online (the Internet is wonderful!). The practice itself wasnt bad and the weather was awesome making for a nice summer day out. I now have to decide whether I want to play in a league over the summer. As much as I love cricket, the damn sport takes a very long time and consequently eats an entire day by the end of it. More debate needed prior to making that call.

Now that I have basically taken a full week off from GMAT. I need to get back on track and start preparing and move that score upwards!

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I have just finished reading this marvelous book by Ramachandra Guha. I know I should only be focusing my energies on the GMAT, but I find it hard to resist a good book at any time.

Back to the book. This is a marvelous effort which kept me enraptured over the last couple of days. I have not read too many books on cricket’s rich history prior to this. I certainly intend on picking up the slack over the next several months. I am hardly a gifted enough writer to author an appropriate book review for such a lucidly written and thought provoking history. But if people are interested I am happy to give it an honest attempt over the next couple of days.

For others who may be interested in these subjects (Cricket, India, Cricket History) I point you to Chandrahas Choudhury’s recommendations. In my opinion, his blog is a must read for those interested in meaningful literature and non-fiction, especially for those with interest in Indian subjects (cricket or otherwise!).

If any of you have any other suggestions on great books on cricket history, I would be happy to hear about them.

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