Chandni tagged me for this one.
Eight things I am passionate about:
Eight things I want to do before I die (In no particular order):
Lose a significant amount of weight- the pall bearers will suffer too much if I don't!
Live in my own house and not have shifted residence for several years.
Get all my stuff in order, after which I'll happily die in peace from sheer exhaustion.
Tune in properly to my inner self, learn to meditate.
Be a well loved M-I-L and grandmother.
Write something worth publishing, and get it published!
Learn to live with zero guilt.
Eight things I say often:
Are you listening?
C'est la vie
Eight books I’ve read recently:
The Music Room by Namita Devidayal
Delhi Metropolitan-The Making of an Unlikely City by Ranjana Sengupta
A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka
Chowringhee by Shankar
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
Home Products by Amitava Kumar
The Assassin's Song by MG Vassanji
Just in case you're interested, on my shelf just now are Jahajin by Peggy Mohan, The Age of Shiva by Manil Suri, A Year in Green Tea and Tuk-Tuks By Rory Spowers, and Mark Tully's India's Unending Journey.
Eight songs I could listen to, over and over:
Madhuban mein Radhika Naachi Re (film: Kohinoor)
Laaga chunri mein daag ( the Manna Dey original)
Do you love me? ( from Fiddler on the Roof)
If I were a Rich Man ( " " " "" ")
Baat Chalat Nai chunari rang daari ( Film: Rani Roopmati)
Pandit Jasraj's Adana- Mata Kaalika
Channula Misra's Krishna CD, esp. the last Meera bhajan
'Sir dhare matakiya dole re
koi Shyam Manohar lo re
dahi ko naam bisar gaye gwaalan,
Hari lo hari lo boley re
Koi Shyam Manohar lo re.'
Channu Lal's Kabir Bhajan in Raga Hamsadhwani-
Amarpur le chalo ho sajna
Eight things that attract me to my best friends:
The ability to listen
Some passion in common
Having time for me
The good food they feed me
Eight people I think should do this tag:
Aanchal, Sur, Sue, Choxbox, The Mad Momma, Sundar, Neha, Gauri