Most of my reading nowadays is on the internet, as finding time to snuggle up with a good book is often a luxury. A luxury I am enjoying right now for a few days in Pondicherry. Among the books I am reading are The 7 habits of highly effective people - Stephen Covey(again!), Rich Dad, Poor Dad - Robert Kiyosaki, Desmond Tutu - Steven Gish and The Road to Daybreak - Henri Nouwen. And for comic relief, there are a whole lot of the books of my younger days here at home which I can leaf through at speed, reliving the many happy hours I spent with them. I am also conducting a series of interviews with my parents to hear the details of their amazing lives - something I have been hoping to do for a long time and am glad I have finally found the time for. In my spare time(!), I am catching up on my internet reading as well! Here are today's links!
INDIANS ARE GETTING THINNER: A study from Lancet which compared the body mass index of men around the world concluded that obesity was a rich-world phenomenon in 1980. By 2008 the rich world had itself expanded, bringing obesity to groups within countries that were previously considered poor. However, interestingly, for all its dynamism since India opened up its economy in 1990, its men have on average become even thinner. Maybe it's thanks to all the running around we have to do to get the money!!
EPIDEMIC OF MARITAL LAZINESS: A short excerpt from a book by Paul Tripp which talks about the danger of marital passivity. Quote of the day - a good marriage is not a mysterious gift. No, it is, rather, a set of commit- ments that forges itself into a moment-by-moment lifestyle.
WEDDING MARCH: I came across this video when planning my brother's wedding. Wish I had seen it before mine - though my bride may have changed her mind had I suggested doing it!! It was a spur-of-the-moment thing according to the couple and after it went viral 2 years ago, they have used the popularity for some charity work. Check out their website here.
AND WHILE ON THE TOPIC OF UNFORGETTABLE WEDDINGS: A fun cartoon to close with! Click on the cartoon to enlarge (HT: Doghouse)