Wednesday, 31 December 2008
Monday, 11 August 2008
Year 24 was the year I took up my first job, it was also the year I had my first job shift. A year that saw me, surprisingly, being rather strong through losses and a year that got me a few treasured gains. New friendships formed and old friendships grew stronger. Some relationships forayed new paths, pleasantly surprising me.
The year began with a lot of promise, in a new job... and the year ended with me living alone in a new city, in another job, with misplaced pride in facial hair and ending where it began... with a lot of promise.
Living by yourself and surviving does give you a sense of satisfaction, of course its a lot easier when you are surrounded by good people. Its also nice in a way to have something to miss and when you are away from family and friends you tend to have something to miss.
Regrets... there were many. To learn from regrets and to not repeat them will be a challenge for the coming year because year 25 has begun, and it promises to be filled with the only constant in life - change!
To the coming year, with all its challenges, with all the defeats that will make all the victories mean that much more, with all its joys and all its separations, I stand awaiting.
Getting fodder for this blog is the first challenge!
Friday, 25 July 2008
At this point of time Bengaluru is not so fine... it is tense. The city has had 9 low intensity blasts across different parts and the atmosphere is understandably tense. People in the streets are constantly on their mobiles, informing their loved ones that they would be home for dinner so keep it warm.
Thursday, 17 July 2008
A teenager was left in shock after realizing a bat had been curled up inside her bra for five hours while she was wearing it. She thought her cell phone was going off when she felt vibrations. The bat was unharmed and released outside. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/2266900/Teenager-finds-baby-bat-in-her-bra.html
Found that news item really funny... how can anyone possibly not see a bat in his/her underwear...and how could they not feel it being there? - sure case of breast implants....
and how could they mistake it for a cell phone vibrator... who carries a mobile phone in her bra? these teenagers are crazy I say...
Thursday, 3 July 2008
History will be re-written in some ways.
The previous man to win 5 in a trot at SW19 was one Bjorn Borg. The year he won his 5th title, 1980, he faced up the man called John McEnroe and the rest they say is history. In a classic final that featured unarguably the most famous tie-break of all time, Borg bt Mac in 5 tense sets... with the tiebreak 18-16 in the 4th and the 5th being won 8-6.
The next year the same two people met in the finals and this time Mac came through in 4 closely fought sets.
Last year, Federer won his 5th straight Wimbledon after outlasting and outplaying Rafa in 5 close sets. So....
If Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer face off in sunday's Wimbledon finals and if Rafa goes on to beat Roger and win his first Wimbledon title, history will be re-written.
The other coincidence will also be how Rafa and Mac were lefties and how Fed and Borg are renowned for the calm demeanour on the courts...
My personal take on all this... SCREW HISTORY... rooting for Marat Safin ;-)
Friday, 13 June 2008
In spite of my belief it is a bit of a surprise that Gandhiji's statue is missing. In this day and age, Ambedkar's and Gandhi's statue are the bare essentials considering India's politics. Why is Mahatma Gandhi not present at the Vidhan Soudha?
Wednesday, 11 June 2008
Tuesday, 26 February 2008
While I was watching the movie, one of my friends made a bemusing observation. He wondered if Akbar had 6 fingers on one of his hands (I forget whether it was left or right). Hrithik's congenital defect was mistaken to be Akbar's.
Could the extra finger have changed the course of history? What if congenital defects like an extra finger were considered to be unbecoming of a king. What if Akbar would never have been made King due to this out of the ordinary growth. What if the real Jodha Bai (if she ever existed) had detested extra fingers.
Wont this then be a blatant distortion of history. No wonder everyone is protesting.
Thursday, 24 January 2008
How could Shriya have the audacity to wear that dress to a awards function? That too in a function where the CM of Tamil Nadu (a staunch atheist) was the guest of honour. How unholy! Complete blasphemy. I completely understand why Hindu Makkal Katchi protested against the dress. Its completely against our scriptures and against Hinduism.
I empathise with the HMK. The dress spites the Vedas, it insults the Gita, its against all Hindu traditions and spits on every value that Hinduism extols.
To get an idea of how a true, pious Hindu should dress please refer to the picture given below.