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Pakistani Kite Flying Competition Disaster

PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2005 8:41 pm
by OliverG
[web]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3491057.stm[/web]

PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:58 am
by bhsu24
Wow thats crazy!!!!!

PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2005 4:14 pm
by wilzone
Interesting co-incidence, as my girlfriend just finished reading and gave to me a novel called "Kite Runner" about 2 Pakistani boys growing up focused around this tradition. Seeing this news article really makes the book seem that much more poignient.

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Nutty

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:53 am
by Jack Straw
Great story, Ollie, thanks for sharing...puts a busy delta weekend day into perspective.

Can't wait for those warm winds to blow

"going where the wind don't blow so strange,
maybe up on a hightop mountain range....
my old body you're moving much too slow"

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:20 pm
by OliverG
wilzone wrote:Interesting co-incidence, as my girlfriend just finished reading and gave to me a novel called "Kite Runner" about 2 Pakistani boys growing up focused around this tradition. Seeing this news article really makes the book seem that much more poignient.

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Is it a good book that you'd recommend?

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:01 pm
by wilzone
So far I would say yes, though it has fairly little to do with kites.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:10 pm
by OliverG
wilzone wrote:So far I would say yes, though it has fairly little to do with kites.


O:) That's OK, every book I read usually has little to do with kites, I just like to hear what other people are reading...

PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:16 pm
by wilzone
So far it's an extremely well written, very sad story about growing up in Afghanistan.

Good books

PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:42 pm
by Shakedown Man
Ollie - some good books I've read recently:
1. Blink - a book about our minds, how decisions are made.
2. Life of Pi - great book, about survival in the ocean.

Good wind + waves, Zeev

PostPosted: Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:55 am
by OliverG
Zeev,

Excellent. I've seen both of those around lately. I just finished A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson and starting one called In Praise of Slowness, How a Worldwide Movement is Challenging the Cult of Speed, a book about, you guessed it, slowing down in life.