It’s Pi Day Today

I read Life of Pi the book in 2003 and was blown away by it. It was one of the first books I read in English, when I was just a student in a foreign country struggling with adopting a second language. It set me up to read hundreds of books in English since then. It is a book very close to my heart.

Who would’ve guessed it would come up to this in 2013? The beautiful movie adaptation won Oscar for best visual effects but the company who worked on majority of the effects filed for bankruptcy. My FB feed was filled with friends being concerned about the state of the vfx industry. Hundreds of vfx artists were protesting on the street leading to the Oscar, claiming they would also like “a piece of the Pi”.

Always funny how life turns out. Some books play a role in your life more than others.

life of pi

ps: Today on Pi day, meetings are held to address the troubled visual effects industry

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