October 25, 2007

Quite a while!!

Hello friends, Been a while wasnt it.??!!
Got kinda busy in life buddies...!!
Hell...to break the shackles and come out of the stereo-typic life itself takes something, isn't it?
Anyway couple of updates from my side
1) I have done absolutely nothing all these days!!
2) As a result i have put in a lot of weight!!

No more lamenting...Will elaboRATE SOON!!

June 14, 2007

India's First!!

If there would have been a moment that makes Mahatma Gandhi proud and embarrassing at the same time, that happened yesterday.
I am not a political observer, but at the hindsight it looked like the Congress could not dictate its Presidental Candidate from its own party (It even had to struggle for the PM Candidate) and the communists party dictated something else, when it came to the job of selecting the first citizen of the country, such street fights should have been avoided.
Mahatma would surely have been embarassed!!

Not everything though were as farcier as it were..The congress-communists duo then announced a decision, that overturned the whole history of the Indian politics and made the world sit up and look up..We already have the chairman of the ruling coalition, who is literally controlling the union government, how far is something we wont want to discuss...
Now, when they announced Rajasthan governor her Highness Mrs. Pratibha Patil for the post of the President it obviously was the best you can extract out of a farce!!!
Mahatma would have sensed half his dream is already true...and the progress is certainly in the righteous direction...
Rajasthan, a state with high female infanticide and child marriage ratio has its governor becoming the President, who incidentally is a female!

Mahatma would have been proud!
And for people who wanted an Abdul Kalam or a Narayana Murthy or Amitabh B, all I can say is wake up and realise politics isnt fantasy!
And as far as the post of president goes, 60 years into it we already did what America or a France could not.
boy!! wouldn't Mahatma be happy!!!

March 23, 2007

A wood and leather game..

My heart goes out to Mr. Robert Woolmer and his bereaved family and hope god gives them the courage and strength to manage this huge loss.

Long long ago, there was a sport played by men who wanted to bake out in the sun for full 6 days. An awesome game which attracted people so so much that, even when there was a lot of sun, they preferred to play for 5 days. Then they played it for a day!
the game became so popular that in one day you can witness exquisite batting, exceptional bowling, thrilling run chases, dives, jumping, flow of adrenaline in the veins, i loved it! everyone loved it!
It's players weren't prodigies of the game! there were demi-gods!!
Wristy shots, Straight drives, Cuts, pulls were sights to see and Yorkers were weapons of mass destruction!
Then came a match-fixing-saga which told me, they are faking at it. It's all drama!!
One denied..one accepted and many found guilty.
World asked, " am i watching them play or watching a play?"
My demigods again told me that we would fight this and salvage the pride of this game, back into its glory. for years it looked it!
Come WC 2007, Cricket world witnessed some of the most heinous crimes in the history of any game,
two players were protected by Cricket board fearing "Nandroline" in their blood by avoiding them to the squad...
One player was in touch with a bookie in a Nagpur match
The game of cricket was no more a game of wood and leather
it was about players and coaches
it was about sledging
it was about racism
it was about ticket sales
it was about drugs
it was everything except Cricket
Winning a game was guessed on odds to one and talk about advertisement revenues
losing it meant burning effigies breaking houses and presidential discussions...

then...a group of prodigies emerged from a small country called Ireland and dictated to the world, this game is called cricket and its a game which anyone can win on any day!
I loved it again!
The loyals of cricket and cricket businessmen were told a fact and they found it surprising...
So much surprising that the coach of a losing country might have been actually killed due to this!
Purist, probably he was, saw this game still as a one with willow and leather!
Losing to a group of nothing might have just hurted him,
but it probably bankrupt some,
Who saw everything but sport in it!
then the coach is killed(yeah killed!)
A death under these circumstances might lead to a serious allegations that someone who already had killed this game, might now had killed him..

If cricket could be fatal....why play?

If leather and willow are used for money...i would rather be watching a cobbler at work!

I am still hoping that Bob died due to non-cricketing reasons, else my next post would be an obituary for this seriously injured game....

Homage to bob!

Get well soon cricket!!

Smiles Lost,