March 2, 2010 § 12 Comments
So in full charade of the optimism bug, I think it is time to do a tag. Remember tags? You know where in some ‘tags’ you to write about something/answer some questions? The poor thing sure has been buried for a while now, but time to pull it back up 🙂
So this one is from Aarti and is called the 8-tag 🙂
8 TV shows I like to watch:
Premier league 🙂
Football(including La Liga,which Unfortunately they aren’t showing now and of course excludes whatever I have mentioned above)
Tennis, F1 etc etc..I love watching sports..
I don’t watch much tele 😛
8 favourite places to eat (and drink)
Anywhere where there is ice cream(whole loads of them)
Gangothri/Ajnabee/shree Mithai/good chaat places..
The place needs to be clean..I have this habit of trying to peek into the kitchen before I order..
8 things I look forward to
Growing a loooong beard.
Finishing my CA inter.
Eating and sleeping.
8 things that happened yesterday
Tusnami waves reached Japan(so I heard).
Was jobless enough to bug her in formspring 😛
Got an haircut.
Saw bones for the first time, guess I liked it.
Studied company law.
Jobless discussion on NDTV about Hussain.
Just see wiki, if you really care what happened yesterday 😛
The sun grew a Earth day older 😛
8 things I love about winter
8 things on my wishlist
Oh! so some can buy it for me? Anyway
-Want to Go places.
-A car for sure
8 things I am passionate about
-too many things, so another etc.
8 words or phrases I use often
-the fact is
-I have no clue.
8 things I learnt from the past
-Wasting time is fun.
-wasting time is easy.
-people will be people.
-there is no reason why you can’t smile through problems.
-your happiness is in your hands.
-there are too many idiots in this world.
-people are jobless.
-People are too confused.
8 places I would love to go visit or see
-North madras- haven’t seen much of that side of the city.
-Can I have a time machine?
-Swiss..for the chocolates/cheese and diamond studded watches…
-Length and breadth of India.
-South pole(actually want to move there).
-inside your head.
8 things I currently need or want
-I am quite happy at the moment, so don’t get me started.
-anyway, maybe a fun project?
-new speakers and headphones for the comp..
And now I have to Tag 8 ppl…hmm…well guess anyone can take it up..
Was what Thierry Henry did right?
November 20, 2009 § 15 Comments
There is a update at the end, make sure you read it, before commenting.
France is one of the power houses of Football. But well with a crazy coach with even crazier ideas, they have been struggling to win matches. But Wednesday night saw them qualify for the world.
And in process one of the games best players, Thierry Henry did the unthinkable- deep into extra time, he pushed the ball with his hand, on to his foot and then crossed for William Gallas to head the ball in. Controversy sparked, now the entire world is debating on the issue. (you can watch the video below).
It is quite shocking that he did it. Yes we all know(irrespective of whether you a football fan or not) about the most famous handball, the ‘Hand of God’ by one Diego Armando Maradona. But then there is a lot of difference between the two.
Maradona has the notorious reputation and had it even before then. But Henry was known to be one of the finest footballers in the world. But all of a sudden, he is the villain. This is what he had to say-
What can he do anyway? Yes, it was wrong, but at least he admits his mistake, that should tell you something about the man. But then what he did cannot be undone and the Irish are furious. You have school teachers’ associations condemning him and well basically everyone is crying foul(quite literally).
But all the pundits, are now made to answer questions such as “would you have done it to get your country to the world cup?” and it is piquant to say the least to watch them answer, because some where we all know how it is. At 32, this would be his last chance to win the world cup(he of course has the winner’s medal from 1998). As a captain, with media pressure etc, things might have forced him to do it.
Was it a conscious decision? No one plans these things. And what should he have done, gone to the ref. and said that he had handled the ball? What if it had been a reflex or a reaction out of desperation?
I am not trying to defend his act here, but then people should take a step and try to think about it. He is a hero, an icon and an ambassador of the game, surely they might be some explanation?
What he has achieved till date, is quite remarkable(if you want to know more, see here). This one moment will taint his reputation and many will hear about him as the one who cheated, rather than the wonderful person he is.
Personally, I have a huge fan of his(that’s why this post). And well, when you like someone, you don’t want to see them as someone who cheats etc. Maybe that is why I am thinking about the probabilities, maybe that is why this is a debate, this why many wish to see otherwise.
Many things happen, but if he were to lift the world cup coming summer, I will be jumping up and down for sure. But who knows, the only real justice is poetic after all. And well, still it was only an assist and not a goal, someone else, still had to knock it in.
Anyway this might go on forever and we will surely not hear an end to this any time soon. Should FIFA introduced video evidence, yes. IF you know that you will be caught anyway, you might not abstain from things. It is understandable that FIFA doesn’t want to have it, because it will slow the game down. But there is enough tech. out there right now to have it all done pretty fast.
Maybe like in tennis, we can have a certain number of appeals. The manager/captain of the team can decide to do it. There will be confusion of course, because, the game pretty fast and by the time someone decides if they should appeal, the ball might be in their goal. But for such freakish moments, well video evidence will surely help.
Well to conclude, well he did celebrate after that. We all have our own view as to what is right and wrong, but the majority of us(yes even me) feel it is wrong. Should he write to FIFA and say the game should be replayed? Apologies are well, carrying coal to Newcastle( even if they are in the championship 😛 ).
Once a murderer you are always a murderer. But are all murders committed for the same reason? Do we have a mens rea here?
Update:- Just read over here and after reading it, I think it is wrong of him to make such statements. Of course laws have loopholes, but then isn’t it about the intent behind the law? To me if a person think about exploiting a law and not trying to understand the basis(and well if the basis is wrong, in my view it can be broken), there surely is some bad intent there.
P.S:- I have two posts ready in my draft(Felt that I had to post this before them). One of them is a tag, any takers? 😛
queen of cards,chelsea manager,orange-green and thinking cap-cartoons
February 10, 2009 § 14 Comments
Don’t these two colours look good together?
Sambar magic(the tale of thondiraja)-part 2!(spoof)
January 4, 2009 § 8 Comments
The king once informed,was elated.He gave his wonderful ministers a treat in the Taj,near the Gateway of Thondi.While eating an exotic fifty course meal,he was informed,that the lady in question was angry and was planning to sue the king of thondi in the international court of justice,for using her name.Confused and perplexed,the king,had a second helping of each dish.
The great Thondiraja,returned to his court.He knew the only way to help cool a person who lived in the artic(almost),was to send a “hot” gift.The singer Himesh would have been useful,but unfortunately he was in England.The sight of the latest AK 74,caught his eyes.What better gift,to give a person? After all the cold might get to her head and she might need something to help.He would send her some wine from his vineyards in France and a few guns.
The minister was summoned and told to write a letter,intricately describing,the beauty of American culture and their wonderful screaming music.The minister being a financial genius,praised the wall street businessmen and their slyly tactics.The letter was then sprayed with the latest deo from axe.The wine and the letter were shipped to the Arctic.A couple of days later,he received a mail from the lady and that she was impressed.
The king didn’t not like this at all.The queen should be more terrifying,so terrifying that the devil’s of interviews should cry and wish to be exported to some country.The king sent her a CD of Suprabatham and wished her long life.
After all the hullabaloo the king,was tired and wanted some real romance.So before parading his fleet of concords to another country and hunting a lady,he wrote a post on his blog condemning the air strikes by one country on another.This way the ministers would be kept on their toes and they would not eat too much,get a heart attack and die forcing him to return early.
At the airport,while he was about to board his plane,in a rather filmy style,an old man with a long beard and a sitar appeared.It would be blasphemy not to give a full account of what happened,so the actual conversation which took place:-
King Thondi:-Who are you? I am off to find a wife,so unless you have a daughter,you can talk.Since that is unlikely,move out of way of I shall crush you.
The man with the bread:- Oh wise one,my name would not be needed here.But I am the man who can offer you solace.
King Thondi:-Solace,Quantum of Solace? I didn’t like the movie.That fellow looked older than you,old man.And i would have been a better hero.I don’t talk to people without names,so be fast,i don’t want to waste the tax payer’s money by keeping the planes running!
The man with the beard:-
My father’s name is Bhrama
and my fav line is Narayana.
Krishna’s best friend was Sudhama,
from the Himalaya to Kumari,
From Ganga to Kaveri,
I am the sage who has fun
All the while on the run-
I am Narada.
Or at least,i played the part in Doordarshan.So call me that.Anyway I too pay taxes,so follow me oh! great king,who can eat the enitre universe,please follow me,I shall get you a wife.
King thondi:-Ha interesting,now I can Identify you,the bread has changed you.A queen? Who is she? Is she hotter than Shakira? Can she dance? Can she sing? Oh! you great Narada?
The man with the bread:-By the merc your father gave me,yes she is way way better,follow me.
And so the king ordered the planes to be shut.He wouldn’t have lost,after all the fuel prices ha come down.He then followed the man with the beard.
They entered the forests,the king held his gun ready,there were rumors that a pink panther was moving about.But the man with the bread,motioned him to put the gun down.And then,like Ronaldo,measuring a free kick,the man with the bread,measured 5 steps talked to a tree,complained that the bushes had grown too fast and ran and smacked a near by stone.The stone bounced of another tree,enraged,he took it on the volley and this time hit went over the tree and landed some distance away in a small pond.
The scenery changed.There in the middle of what seemed to be a heaven in earth,was a river.But instead of water,sambar flowed.The king was stunned,why he didn’t know the Sambar river went through Thondi,he thought it was only a myth.
He then realized it was another world,a world with a world.And at that moment his phone rang.The Sambar magic began.
TO BE CONTINUED…
Croc-a-turtle-doooo!(chat with a croc and a turtle)
September 20, 2008 § 20 Comments
I was going through my photos 🙂 This pic,is super cool,just look at the turtle and the croc,they seem to enjoying each others company 😛 And i caught up with them too..they refused to shut their mouths up and those teeth look pretty scary,so i lt them do all the talking 😀
Lol,sorry for the scribbling,they yap , pretty fast,apparently,the croc guy is dating the princess of croc land.And ya don’t lend him money,he has lied to the lady,that he is rich 😉 And he doesn’t have many stocks either,he is a damn good lier.But if you feel sad for him throw him a few meat pieces.And ya,don’t tell it to senor croc,but the turtle,is actually a secret agent,who is keeping a watch on the croc.He told the croc guy,that he owns an insurance company.He forces the croc,to pay a very large premium, and he uses that money to pay,the crocs debtors.And you can meet the two at crocodile bank on the ECR,near chennai.(if they still reside there,it is beeen a couple of years you know).