Archive for January 2008

Music And Moods

January 27, 2008

My wife and I had a romantic dinner. We came back home and started listening to melodious hits from ‘Gupt’, ‘Dil Se’, ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gam’, ‘Kabhi Haa Kabhi Naa’, ‘Rampur Ki Lakshman’, ‘1947:Earth’, ‘Suraj Ka Sathwa Ghoda’, ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram’, ‘Aa Gale Lag Ja’ and others.

Needless to say, it was a beautiful evening and I enjoyed every minute of it.  Music is so powerful. It can create the perfect atmosphere.

My wife is sleeping now. And being a night owl, I continued listening to more songs. I clicked on “Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle” from ‘Aa Gale Lag Ja’. That suddenly turned the wheel in a different direction. After that I went onto listen to “Tumse Milke” from ‘Pyaar Jhukta Nahin’. And then, yes you guessed it right, “Nee Meetida Nenapellavu” from ‘Nee Bareda Kadambari’. And, now I am back listening to “Tera Mujhse Hai Pehle”.

Music is so powerful. I always knew that. But being super romantic to downright hurt within a few hours is not something which I experience everyday. I have realized that writing is the best medicine I can ever get. Even if it is the form of a dumb post!

And Somehow Tendulkar Is Still The Holy Cow

January 20, 2008

So, you don’t see Kumble, Dravid, Ganguly and Laxman’s names in the one-day squad for the upcoming triangular series in Australia. The smart selectors have decided to give chance to the youngsters. Certainly a commendable decision, and considering that it’s the Indian team, quite a bold decision too.

But wait, somehow the selectors (read management) are convinced that Tendulkar is still a teenager. Mr. Pawar, high stakes, huh? What a pity!!!

While Australia Cried Aloud

January 19, 2008

….the last frontier was conquered.

Perth – you are no longer a dream!!!

It’s Official, I Am A Teenager

January 14, 2008

My wife and I went to a movie over the weekend. I went to the ticket kiosk and announced that I needed two tickets for Charlie Wilson’s War. The middle aged lady at the counter looked at me and said “Charlie?”. I nodded my head and said “Yes”.

And, instantly she asked “Can I see your ID please?”

I am like, “What?” and I had a big surprise on my face.

She looked up again and stared at my face for a few seconds. She then had a slightly shy smile and said “Well, you look very young”.

Newest Word In English Language

January 6, 2008

Ponting

-verb:
To falsify or mislead on cricket ground.
To deceive and cheat in the game of cricket.
To lie and claim innocence.

-noun:
A person who claims that the opposite team’s batsman is out in the game of cricket, even though he is fully aware that the batsman was not out.
A cricket captain who lack integrity.
A person who makes mockery out of the gentleman’s game.

An Open Letter To BCCI

January 6, 2008

To
The Powerful People at BCCI
India

Dear All,

I am sure you have witnessed the horror in SCG. I am sure your blood is boiling at the same temperature as mine. But, there is a key difference between you and me. You can make decisions which alter the future of this series. You can make decisions which will heal millions of injured hearts. You have the power to stop the nonsense. You have the tools to right the wrong. Do it. Do it now!!! What I can do is just blurt out different options. You have the liberty to choose the best one. But, you have to choose one, if you have an iota of pride.

Lodge a formal complaint against all three umpires in the Sydney test. Specifically, make sure ICC unceremoniously fires Steve Bucknor from his job. If Bucknor decides to relinquish the job on his own (if that will ever happen!), ICC should not accept it. BCCI should insist on ICC removing Bucknor.

Call back Indian cricket team from Australia. If the other cricketing nations think BCCI whines, so be it. If they remind you of Gandhi and his principle of showing the other cheek when one cheek is slapped, you need to educate them on bhagavadgIta and Krishna, who famously said that a thorn should always be removed using another thorn.

On the other hand, if you are greedy and are afraid of losing a lot of money by pulling back the Indian team, here is another idea. My friend thinks that you should call all the current members of Indian cricket team back and send an India ‘B’ team or even an India ‘C’ team. Yes, send a new bunch of sixteen players who have never played international cricket. At least that way, you are making a statement.

Sledging was invented by Australians, I am sure you are well aware of that. Defend Harbhajan Singh. Threaten ICC that you will pull out of key tournaments. ICC needs you. They know you have money. Without India, World cricket is dead. You are a cricketing super power. For once, act like one!!!

Regards,
One more injured soldier!!!