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Pakistani Kite Flying Competition Disaster

Postby OliverG » Mon Feb 07, 2005 8:41 pm

[web]http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/3491057.stm[/web]
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Postby bhsu24 » Tue Feb 08, 2005 12:58 am

Wow thats crazy!!!!!
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Postby wilzone » Sat Feb 12, 2005 4:14 pm

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

Postby Jack Straw » Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:53 am

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"
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Postby OliverG » Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:20 pm

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?
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Postby wilzone » Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:01 pm

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

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...
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Postby wilzone » Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:16 pm

So far it's an extremely well written, very sad story about growing up in Afghanistan.
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Good books

Postby Shakedown Man » Thu Feb 17, 2005 1:42 pm

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.

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Postby OliverG » Fri Feb 18, 2005 11:55 am

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.
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