tagged!!!!

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 🙂

Bundesliga

Champions league

Football(including La Liga,which Unfortunately they aren’t showing now and of course excludes whatever I have mentioned above)

FRIENDS

Tennis, F1 etc etc..I love watching sports..

NEWS

I don’t watch much tele 😛

8 favourite places to eat (and drink)

home

Anywhere where there is ice cream(whole loads of them)

Kebab factory

Cream center

Little Italy

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..

Home.

8 things I look forward to

Growing a loooong beard.

Finishing my CA inter.

Secret

Secret

Secret

No clue

No clue

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

What

is

winter?

Chennai

is

always

damn

hooooooot!!

8 things on my wishlist

Oh! so some can buy it for me? Anyway

-A DSLR

-Want to Go places.

-secret

-can’t disclose.

-A car for sure

-secret

-secret

-etc.

8 things I am passionate about

-writing

-blogging

-twitter

-driving

-music

-football

-etc.

-too many things, so another etc.

8 words or phrases I use often

-dude

-damn

-the fact is

-Hello

-boring/am bored.

-I have no clue.

-can’t disclose

-can’t disclose.

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.

-hmm…

-etc.

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?

-A party..

-A ferrari..

-new speakers and headphones for the comp..

-extra time.

-etc.

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?

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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.

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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

 

 

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Sambar magic(the tale of thondiraja)-part 3!(spoof)

January 9, 2009 § 9 Comments

And the voice on the other end,chirped,”yeeeeyaaa!Thondi raja!You have been selceted to perform in the Thondi Idol!”.The king,went ablaze,he jumped and he danced and started to sing,” Oh,want to have a thondi just  like this? Just eat all you have…oh! want to have a thondi just like this…”,The old man with the beard,gave a “I told you so” smile,whitened,by a secret formula,approved by the shamen and the head priest of thondi.

Ops,if you haven’t read part 2 yet then read it here.

 

The king replied to the voice,”Sure,I am honoured and since I sent away our star singer,Himesh,there is no competition for me,though there is this blogger called Vimal,ha did he qualify?”.

“Yes he did and we would be honoured,if you as the king do the thondi dance,to the song,”thondis don’t lie” “.

Even more delighted,”wow,now I need a partner..,when is it? “.And replied the voice ,all earnest and young ” You have plenty of time,oh!the world record holder for eating the most number of bhadushas(bhadushas are Indian donout,though it should be the other way about.),to put on some weight and get ready for the dance.All the best your highness,TC.”

 

As the call ended,the king turned around and thanked the smiling man with the beard.The man with the beard responded,” This is the secret of  Bush to get elected for the second term,the secret of Paris Hilton,to be so slim and Tony Blair,to lie so much and oh! your highness,this will always keep you fat! You are indeed the pride of thondi! Now I think you should go back,take a pack of Sambar with you.

“I will  also teach you the code to return here,but remember this is not web 2.0,no twitter,no stumble,no orkut,no facebook,just keep it to yourself,keep saying it until,you know it like the moves of your favorite heroine or like a kid who watched DD in the 90s,knows the dialogues of Mahabaratha and Ramayana”.

“OH! my fine old man,I understand.I will not give it to anyway,least of all NTTV and I will keep the travelling charges out of my books ,my accountant doesn’t know accounts anyway,he learned the trade at PWC and gets a hefty salary,anyway he is busy, he is appearing as a market analyst in one of those channels called NTTV Loss.And some how,the KTIAA(Kingdom of Thondi Accountants Association) don’t know what to do with him.I could have him thrown to the lions,but unfortunately,the lions,seem to be influenced by our Health minister,maybe,I should make the Rambodoc,from the wonderful blogging world,as the health minsiter.”

“Oh!king whatever.It is time to go.” The man with the beard, then again placed a stone,measured his steps,compained and hit the Ronaldo style free kick.The stone feel into the Magical Sambar river and they were back.

And as they came out of the forest,a guard came running,” Breaking news oh! king,Sathyam boss,just quit.It seems he had doctored the books.”

 “Ha,you fine young man”,the king patted the man on his shoulder,”it is late news,if you want the full story,start blogging,as it is ,you don’t do any work,except,taking bribes from the beggars,to keep the big guards away.I tell you go,I will give you some money,eat ,get a thondi,don’t cheat and read blogs all day long.Otherwise,I will soon start being the “sources within” for the NEWS channels.”

“Oh!king,I am sorry,no,I do blog,but the feeds arrived a little late.Rather I was watching videos on youtube and forgot all about blogging.”

“Ha ,I am feeling hungry,run along”. The king turned to the minsiter who had arrived.”What happened to the Israel bombings?” 

The minister hesitated and confessed,”My brain was struck!”.

The king laughed out loud and beamed,” LOL,now that is a good minister.What a country,no wonder,we have pertol workers going on a strike etc.If we have such wonderful ministers!Now,you are going to get stuck,I am going to send you to the rehab,no comupters for five months.And remember to shave your hair.Of course we will give you a chalk.”

And so the king walked along,majestic as always.He took out his PDA(again gifted).And grunted,”Ha,this Microsoft,it is always getting hung.I thought they didn’t have capital punishments.”And at that moment,an apple,feel from the sky..

Sambar magic(the tale of thondiraja)-part 2!(spoof)

January 4, 2009 § 8 Comments

Read part one here.

 

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,

Narayana Narayana,

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…

The absurd list(its not just another list)

January 2, 2009 § 19 Comments

I have never been made any new year resolutions,after all isn’t it better to get to the solution at the first attempt then the re-solution? Hmm..does sound like a whole bunch of nonsense,but the title gurantees abusrdity,to the Nth degree of an indefinite line(whatever that is).So let me make this wonderful list,which made a sally and haunted me,till I resolved to write this post.

And since this is absurd,don’t factor in time here.The probability of these things,is perfectly elasitic (or inelastic) ,i.e.,one/all of the thing mentioned in the list might  happen within the next second(it hasn’t) or when I am senile old man,with false teeth,asking my grandson/great great grand daughter,how to use some new machine,which probably would be made by a guy who flunked LKG.So lets get to this wonderful list.

+- Publish a book.Until recently this found a place in the to do list.I moved it out (into this list) ,after reading a few famous books.While it is possible for any Ramaswami/Sighania/Tom who happens to write about some “teeny” love story to sell,what i write will never sell,unless,I grow a beard and have a six pack or a big belly.

+- Play football for Arsenal/Barca/Wolfsburg.Not that I would turn down an offer from some other club.But these are my favs in the respective leagues.But considering the fact that 16 years in the age at which most Arsenal player’s start their carrer,I am too old.So that leaves Barca and Wolfsburg.One has too many good players and the other,hmm…I just don’t speak German(nor Spanish).So there ends my football millions before my first Nike deal(please buy the shirt with my name and #7 or #9 on it).

+-Make a movie with Jonny Depp,Amir Khan and Kamal Hassan with Heath Ledger as the villian( Jack Sparrow shall take us to world’s end to bring back the villain!).The ladies shall be Deepika and Priyanka and for the sake of my wonderful friends Jessica Beil.You will not be able to guess who is Amir,Jonny and Kamal,until the last scene(they will be look alike triplets).So that leaves a female lead short,no there shall be no Pandava style sharing,one of them will find a lady drowning and rescue her(the lady shall be Kamal and the man shall be Kamal,a double roll,he does deserve,after all he did manage to do 10!).

+-Create world peace.If only master card could by world peace.But apparently,they too are going to go bankrupt soon,people came to the conclusion that buying priceless things was the best way to utilize their unlimited credit facility.And of course,thanks to too much of inflation,peas costs are high,that’s why countries use nukes.Or we can use the bottled chemicals aka soft drinks,the only thing soft about them might be that they use soft water,which 5 star hotels sell above the MRP.

+-Come first in something(except being first to reach school).This is something which has evaded me.I never manage to come first in anything(or rather,I forgot the last time,I came first in something).So time to get the aces-4 aces and a joker,will ensure I win.Though the probability is pretty low.

+-Go and visit,every square millimeter of earth.Going on a world tour,has become too common and journey to center of the earth,has already been done.So before Guinness runs out of records,let me create this one.I shall start soon.(Apparently,my great grandfather used to walk everywhere and I want to add to that,no joking, I am serious about this,though this is in the absurd list.)

+-Become the PM/president of the country.I think being a president would be more fun.You know,going on a holiday,when the country is getting bombed,how romantic.PM means,you can get kicked out of office anytime,but no one cares about the president,the roadies wouldn’t know your name nor would the people watching it.

+-Listen to all of Beethoven,Tchaikovsky,Rachmaninoff and other classics.

+- Compose some music.

+- Write an anthem,which would be more popular that another brick in the wall.

+- Build the world’s largest ,tallest,biggest and the best building.I am searching for some land,so if any of you are selling,hold on,let me make some money and i will buy it from you soon.

+- Invent something,anything.Let it be some weird theorem or something super useful like orkut(please don’t tell me you don’t get this one).

+- Make everyone in the world think.By far the most absurd.As long as MTV is what people watch,there is no hope.

+-Make this blog the most read.Hmm…thanks for contributing to this,by reading this far 😀 

+- Write something short.(  🙂  ) 

+- Create a new language.

+- Or at least a world and make it more widely used that fuck.

+- Finish writing takes of thondiraja.

+- Try to remember all the absurd things.

So now I am going to add tags.I am not entirely happy nor are my ardent readers,at me writing such nonsense.But unlike my senselessness grapevine( wouldn’t you all prefer wine?) stories,there is more of heart and thought in this.It should actually be longer,but considering the fact,that I want to eat something,I cut this short.

Now all those of you came here,through a search engine,keep visiting me.I am not capable of cashing in,on the vogue,day in and day out.After all,before pink returns,we might have more people with pink slips and Indians talking without a an American accent(ya,we all know its fake,unless you were born there).

I like this word- macabre.And funnily enough the wordpress spell check,is pointing out that the word blog doesn’t exist,that shouldn’t be happening right,Mark?

And since,this is long enough,to not welcome comments,the post ends here.I shall respond to the comments,on the older posts soon,so don’t leave without commenting!

Just a thought,why do we never begin conversation with good night,like with good morning and good afternoon?

the seven cardinals of living

November 23, 2008 § 15 Comments

Understanding:-Without understanding something you cannot think, act or do anything about it.While most creatures exist ,without attempting understand anything around them,understanding is the most important first step in life.Maturity comes with better understanding of your surroundings,you know how to act and how to respond.Without this humans beings are just another specie among many which we discover every other day.Understanding includes listening ,seeing,feeling etc i.e.,what we acquire through our senses.Our senses as we all know,are the receptors through which we get input.

 

Dreaming:-A canvas’s beauty lies in the perception of the viewer.Life is the canvas and we are the ones,who paint it.While our body is the brush,our thoughts are the painter.And the thoughts always reflect upon our dreams-our goals,our aspirations and most of all,the place where we think,we belong.

 

Thinking:-The quintessence of an human being.While a many(few?) claim that it just disappoints and they prefer the pragmatic,they fail to see that to get the practical straight you need conclusions,theories and most of all belief.Thinking gives you one thing -confidence,which nothing can else can give.Thoughts are the bricks or the recogonisable form of your painting ,which together when painted will  make your painting real.

Playing:-The reason while this figures here simple, “all work and no play ,makes Jack a dull boy”, (which by the way Indian school’s don’t agree with) is a conclusion drawn by someone and it is quite true.It is not just about giving your muscles exercise,it is more about letting your creativity flow.Games like Football,work not only for the body,but also causes you to express your thoughts.Also we need to play along with various theories and put to the lab test while we play.

 

Meditating:-Nope,not sitting on the bank of some holy river.Meditating,is simply letting your mind flow.In this respect playing is meditating too and dreaming is also meditation.While we are always bound by the chains of belonging, meditating,is the way we can escape and be ourselves.When we belong,we tend to reflect what others think.We all are influenced,always,by something or the other.So it is important to see what exactly has affected us and to understand why and also see ourselves as what we really are.Again i repeat,meditating is letting your mind flow.It is just amazing to see,how we acquire information and draw conclusions.Once we understand that,the whole universe is within our reach.

 

Creating:-The 6th cardinal of living.Every step we take,we create and destroy.It is very important,to understand and know,what we are creating and what we  are destroying.Destruction in itself is inevitable.We should destroy the old buildings and erect new and stronger ones.But burning buildings which are strong and serve their purpose,is malice ,terrorism.We terrorize our very existence and its purpose.Creation is something which humans essentially are, by nature supposed to  be indulging in.Creation is the way of pleasure and existing for us. We can create when we have done all of the above-understanding,dreaming,thinking,playing and meditating.true creation is an expression of our belief.Creation is the end result of the choices we have made in life.

 

Preserving:-Preserving includes two things,one is to preserve and the other is to build upon.While we can split this cardinal into two,it functions as one.For what we have created is truly preserved only when we build upon it.A simple example,is once we create a business,we need to build upon it to preserve it.And to preserve,we need to follow the the first six cardinals again.It is very important to preserve-we need to learn what we have done.We need to make sure our base remains strong and lasts long,if it becomes weak,we need to remove the whole structure.

 

Conclusion:-While i have not gone into details,these seven-Understanding,dreaming,thinking,playing,meditating,creating and preserving are something which we all go through.I haven’t included “working” for the simple fact,work just sounds too labored and thought less.These are not really conclusions,these are thoughts which have struck me and I am merely experimenting,playing with them to test their feasibility.As you can see,these are not religious thoughts,but if you reduce the teachings of  various religions you will find these are what you will arrive at.Discipline is something  which arises naturally.You cannot violate your own consciousness ,if you are aware of it.

I exist because I think.

the light shines the brightest

maths marks

October 28, 2008 § 15 Comments

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Croc-a-turtle-doooo!(chat with a croc and a turtle)

September 20, 2008 § 20 Comments

From root

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 😀

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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).

tagged!

August 3, 2008 § 10 Comments

This time its from Aneesh!

its quick quirks and quirky i am 🙂 and 6 quirks are:-

1)I have the tendency to sleep as soon as i encounter a problem(well not all,the big ones and the really big ones) and wake up with a solution.

2) I like to use my left foot more while playing football.

3) I have the habit of seeing left a lot,in a car,i sit on the left side and look out of the window,in class i keep turning left.

4) I talk a lot ! yet can suddenly go quite and i can become mute for as long as i wish.

5) A lot of people fail to perceive what i am talking about a lot of times.

6)If i get nervous i start telling a lot of whatever,bite my lips,swear and well even bite the skin off my thumb.

now i tag:-

1) Hasit

2)Sameera.

3)Priya(priceless junk!)

4)Priya(Joyce)

5)Joel

6)Xylene

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