Thursday, May 12, 2011

T20 Fever...

I am back!!! I realized I was troubling a few people in my free time by cracking senseless and 'fatal' jokes... So I thought... well... I should start writing again... that way I can reach a wider audience... :)

Anyways, a lot has happened since my last post... A whole chapter of my life unfolded during these past 2 years... Journey to the US... Masters'... Research... Coursework... Teaching... Cricket... TITANS... All-nighters... Toppers... Road-trips... MAFIA... Badgers... Packers.... the list is endless... infact its not even a list... its something different... something that I can't put into words with my limited vocabulary (part of which was boosted due to GRE preparation...)...

The title of the post suggests I will end up writing about cricket... people who know me will not be surprised with this.... But this ain't about cricket... this is just a light post to get me back to writing...
The title actually has different interpretations.... the most obvious being the current IPL 4 and the buzz and excitement around it.. Another one is just a play of words... it could be T20 fewer... just hinting people are bored of T20 now.. cricket in general.. and there should be fewer of those matches... I guess after the WC triumph, the emotions of the Indian cricket fans would be maxed-out... The next occasion I feel these emotions are going to take over the entire cricket world is when GOD decides to retire.. (if at all...)

The reason I have this title is a little different .... its more to do with the attitude... Everything around me is moving at a break-neck speed... My MS was completed in record time.. I returned home from US before anyone even noticed I was gone... started working again... got a car... started playing cricket again... and then.. the most important event of my life... getting engaged... on a 10 day notice....
Like they say, every sport evolves with time... so did cricket... from the traditional longer format played in whites.. to the shortest one involving lots of colors, music, dancing, glamor, money... and more importantly, speed... The one thing about T20 is that its quick... it gets over before you even realize... It makes players take decisions fast... think on their feet... plan.. implement.. or improvise... Likewise, I feel we need to play the innings of our lives the same way... very fast.... that's whats happening to me..... thats why I decided to name the post this way...

Anyways, I'll end this here.. more to follow....

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Shitty Post.....

Excellent poems by not so famous poets... found on toilet doors and walls...

A budding poet trying his best...

Here I lie in stinky vapor,
Because some bastard stole the toilet paper,
Shall I lie, or shall I linger,
Or shall I be forced to use my finger.

Before he graduated to be a poet, he wrote this...

Here I sit
Broken hearted
Tried to shit
But only farted

Someone who had a different experience wrote

You're lucky
You had your chance
I tried to fart,
And shit my pants!

Perhaps it's true that people find inspiration in toilets.

I came here
To shit and stink,
But all I do
Is sit and think.

There are also people who come in for a different purpose...

Some come here to sit and think,
Some come here to shit and stink,
But I come here to scratch my balls,
And read the bullshit on the walls...

Toilets walls also double as job advertisement space...

(written high upon the wall)
If you can piss above this line, the Singapore Fire
Department wants you.

Ministry of Environment advertisement.

We aim to please!
You aim too! Please

On the inside of a toilet door:

Patrons are requested to remain seated throughout the
entire performance.

And finally, this should teach some a lesson...
Sign seen at a restaurant:

The hands that clean these toilets also make your
food...please aim properly.

Friday, October 17, 2008

12K and still counting.....

Congratulations: Take a bow Sir!!! A career spanning 2 decades, (bat)tling the expectations, the pressure and the criticism. And when you consider the rate at which children are born in India, the number of people expecting him to perform everytime, increases every second. For someone who has gone through all this pressure and more, numbers seem to be insignificant but nonetheless they just testify the class of Sachin Tendulkar, God to his fans, terror for the opponents, role-model of many a youngsters, motivator in the dressing room and yet a quintessential boy next door. Congratulations Sachin Tendulkar

Postcards from Mohali - 17th October 2008.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I thought I should do what people say I am good at....No...I aint gonna play cricket here....i m gonna start putting some Deshpandisms (Arshat named them) out here....
So here goes....

The War (Deewar)
Vijay (Amitabh): Mere paas bangla hai, gaadi hai, bank balance hai, naukar hai chakar
hai...tumhare paas kya hai???

Ravi (Sashi Kapoor) : Mere paas bhi bangla hai, gaadi hai, bank balance hai, naukar hai chakar

Vijay: Abe fir Maa kiske paas hai?????

Fantastic 4:
4 mitra hotel madhe jataat..

waiter yeto ani sagle order detaat..
1st: 1 masala dosa

2nd: ajun 1 masala dosa

3rd: ajun 1 masala dosa