Posts

Showing posts from February, 2010
You're a lover, I'm a lover
you are willing, I am willing
then who are mummy or daddy?
its only you who is capable of love
the entire society is useless

you need a friend like me
i need a friend like you
those who burn, burn them more, dance dance dance

what happens when two of us meet has happened
I in you and you got lost in me
seeing you I too melt, like light melts
JP Duminy has got another first-ball duck. It's never easy walking to the middle with your side five down for just over 100 chasing 402, but Duminy's identical dismissal as during the Eden Gardens Test last week begs the question: is he really that good?

His first couple Test innings were undoubtedly crucial contributions, and they got Ian Chappell purring about Duminy being a future great. Sure his debut Test innings was a nerveless gem and his follow-up century in the next game a match-turning knock, but if you look closer to that ton at the MCG you'll notice that the Australians didn't attack him and were more content to let Dale Steyn at the other a lot of time at the crease. Brett Lee only bowled 12 balls to Duminy; the combined threat of Hussey, Clarke and Symonds bowled over 20% of the balls Duminy faced. There were loads of runs to be had to fine leg and third man. And, most keenly overlooked by those eager to praise Duminy, was the fact that he was nowhere n…
"Langeveldt to Tendulkar, 1 run, 137.6 kph, single to reach the first double-hundred in ODIs, streered behind point, takes off his helmet and waves to the crowd, which is on its feet, so are his team-mates in the dressing room, a fan's blowing a conch, Tendulkar's soaking all the adulation and after a brief moment, gets back to his crease to face the next delivery"

Forget the typo; those could be the most read words written so far this decade.

Sachin Tendulkar, 36 years and 306 days old, went became the first man to cross the 200-run barrier in ODIs. Salaam.
It is fundamentally human to want to socialize and stay connected to other people. But the internet’s greatest achievement is not the ability to connect or educate or allow business to effectively advertise and market their products or services. No, it is the massive platform it has provided, with the security blanket of anonymity, for people to bash each other. As the pace of the wired revolution continues to expand, showing every sign of tightening its grip on the way we communicate and consume,it is not hard to see how pessimism and trivial-mindedness have become the edifying currency of our generation. Look around you. These two features drive page views, sell magazines, and give people the opportunity to deride and degrade and insult others and their own without worrying about direct retribution. Look at that ugly phenomenon called the “comment” box, whose allure allows posters to say what they could never dare say to another’s face. Shockingly, online content is now responsible …
They meet almost each evening like true and old friends do. They don't talk a lot, but what they talk about is good. They shut out the faff of the outside world. There's a mutual appreciation of each other. They are my friends too, Mr Monk and soda.
Random Films I Liked: Its time Toby Maguire burns that damned Spiderman suit. His role in Jim Sheridan's Brothers - the first war movie I enjoyed in a while, mostly because it showed the aftereffects of war - is by far his best role. Well supported by the dependable Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhal, Maguire gives Brothers its soul and by that I mean he pumps everything he's got into it without hardly uttering a word for the second half of the film. His traumatized veteran, haunted eyes and hollow cheeks et al, chillingly captures the horror he's been through. How his inner demons simmer to the top - now that is a superb scene at the dinner table - and then lurch out - I'm not telling - makes for compelling viewing.

The film, directed by the man who gave us gems like My Left Foot, In the Name of the Father, The Boxer and In America, is a remake of a Danish film. It has a good script, great acting - you can't really go wrong with Sam Shepard, and the kid who plays…
My trusted pair of dark blue Old Navy chappals passed away over the weekend. I’d had them since the summer of 2003, borrowed in a moment of desperation from Anshuman Bagharia and never returned. They were good to me. They got me through that I.S. summer, through many house shifts and job searches, from Ohio to Boston to Bombay, Bangalore, London and Colombo. They ran from Armington to Kauke Hall and Gault Library, strolled down Beacon Street and Comm Ave, creaked under the weight of lifting cartons while unpacking in Shrewsbury and Brookline, and in their latter years, though battered and thinning, stood their ground when the Bangalore monsoons lashed across my balcony. They were the oldest piece of footwear I've owned. Thanks for all the memories. RIP.Be good up there in chappal heaven.
Yusuf Pathan after his superb centuries in the Duleep final.
Image
Groundhog Day. February 2. Stirred some nostalgic memories of Punxsutawney, PA. Sleepy little town town not too far from the Ohio border. Got my first car from there, a 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera. ECT 4072. What memories, Shabbo. Yearly drives to Punxy for the vehicle registration. Remember the first time I drove into town, and realized this was the Groundhog Day place. Saw the big statue of Punxsutawney Phil in the town square. The little gas station store waiting for the work on the car to be done. Columbian coffee. Hot dogs. Chilling with Kirtiman in the meantime. The Beatles and Springsteen and Pink Floyd on the radio. Freezing cold mornings. Speedway replenishment. Dozing off behind the wheel. Good times, good memories. RIP, Shabbo.
Here for public consumption is my definitive play list for long drives, doing absolutely nothing and/or dozing off at night. Strongly suggested. Good results guaranteed. Happy downloading.

1. All My Days - Alexi Murdoch
2. Whatever It Is - Ben Lee
3. World Spins Madly On - The Weepies
4. Speed of Sound - Chris Bell
5. Chicago - Sufjan Stevens
6. One of These Things First - Nick Drake
7. When You Notice the Stripes - The Shins
8. My Winding Wheel - Ryan Adams
9. You Belong To Me - The 88
10. Spit On A Stranger - Pavement
11. Nine Words - Oppenheimer
12. Save It For A Rainy Day - The Jayhawks
13. Eastern Glow - The Album Leaf
14. Dice - Finley Quaye
15. Little Round Mirrors - Harvey Danger
16. Carry Me Ohio - Sun Kil Moon
17. Metropol 47 - Mark Kozelek