Saturday, January 19, 2008

Crying Babies

Street cricket was one of my favourite game a decade back. A truly interesting game with out slight respect for the rules . A flat stick and a plastic ball or a rubber one was enough. The way in which the game was played is the most interesting part. Balls were thrown at full speed to break the stumps or if possible the players leg. Whether catch is taken or not, the wicket is never given without arguments. Even the stumps are broken into two pieces batsmen refuse to leave the field hoping the umpire may do miracle. At times umpires help them also. Run outs and stumpings were the worst part of the game. Remember matches getting abondoned unable to reach a decision whether the player reached the crease before the ball or not. If there was no way out for a team to win, the last possible attempt was to put the blame on the opposite team player that he used a really really bad word during the game and would usually end in omeone running behind someone to thrash him. They were the crying babies. One thing about the crying babies is that they usually win the match.

The reason why i am talking about this is that i could see all these in the australia-india second test match. After seeing the second test between Australia and India i was convinced that there are crying babies in international cricket arena too ;) And to see that the world champions crying was really funny. Still clueless why Ponting men resorted to a new technique, may be to continue the winning streak. Indians are always a big PITA for the aussies. Whether they win or lose, they make sure that aussies record is broken. Good to see that Indians have done it once again.  Hats off to Indians.  If you have any doubts why i have posted this without after the whole issues has subsided, the reason is i do not want to miss the opportunity to belittle aussies at any chance.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Trip to Shivasamudra, Bandipur and Mysore

Atlast found some time to blog about few notable things that happened few weeks back.  Should be the second trip where we ventured out of bangalore with a reasonably good crowd we decided to spend the weekend with a short trip to Shivasamudra, Bandhipur and Mysore. Started at 6, and after a swift journey through the smooth Mysore highway, reached Gangana Chukki at around 10. Not much water so the view was not so pleasing there. Next it was time to drench our bodies in the cool waters of Cauvery at Bharachukki. This was the second visit to Bharachukki, this time there was very little water and we used the opportunity to take a nice bath in the cool waters. After the bath and after a little struggle through the rough roads without brakes for the back wheels, managed to reached Bandipur Sanctuary near Tamilnadu border. The forest looked treacherous and trepidation was increasing as the Van moved deeper and deeper  into the forest. But once the safari started in the morning one thing was obvious, only animal that we could sight is spotted deer. During the return journey we stopped at Mysore to explore the architectural beauty of the Mysore palace and at Tipu's museum to revise a bit of history. Few names in history like Haidar Ali and Mysore War lingered for a while during the short visit.

Check out these links for few shots from seniors.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Bye to 2007

Had been trying to blog about this for a very long time.It was about the year 2007. 2007 was the year i  was introduced to two walks of life, totally different from each other. One was the last semester in college where i enjoyed a lot and then the corporate life which i have not adapted fully yet. Not too much expectation for the year 2008 except for few  which i thought of listing it here.

1) India should win atleast a match against Australia.

2) The never ending serial "Kolangal" should end atleast this week.

3) Should find some innovative method to reduce the total number of
serials seen by Mom.

4) Tamil actresses should start learning tamil so that atleast during
the next year they start talking in tamil in tamil programmes.

5) During festivals, Tamil TV channels should telecast atleast one
programme related to that festival.

6) Expecting to see GNU/Linux growing at a faster rate.

7) ARR should produce few more hits.

8) Expecting JKR to release the eighth harry potter book or atleast some news about that.

9) Should try to break the record of seeing 5 movies in one night.

10) Should try to learn at the least one new language.

11) Should try to talk less. Though i take this resolution every new year, never was able to accomplish    this. Should try to hold on to this resolution atleast this time.