Thursday, July 22, 2010

Bend it like Murali

10 and odd years back, with my narrow views, and unflinching support for nation's cricket team, i strongly disagreed each and every show of talent against our cricketers. I didn't accept Murali either, So did thousand others and prominents of the cricketing fraternity . Well, was he bogged down by those criticisms, no !or did he lose his enthusiasm.? no! no!. His focus coupled with dignity and grace is a thing to be learnt by the sportsmen of the generations to come.

800th in his final test is a fitting end to this man's illustrious career. Still ,there could be people criticizing this man, while i changed my views, and I am in full of admiration for this man, more for the way he carried himself all throught his 18 year career.There are less chances for anybody to break his record for at least say 20 years ,or more!!

Murali tussi great ho !!!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


The mind begs for coherence, the heart longs for that youthful effervescence , the persona gets disoriented, while the fighting continues to reason out and prevent the impending chaos. Nothing concrete happens, the buzz continues , it continues...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Addicts of aftermath!

The recent events of mishaps and accidents is really disturbing. The proposals of agencies and parastatals are reigning the aftermath of such incidents , and the debate regarding the efficacy and legality of the proposals is staged and altogether the core issue is side stepped .

182 , 54 ,74, 56 . though the number of casualties of various accidents varies, the response more or less remains the same. foresight and sound infrastructure combined with monitoring mechanisms, could have avoided , at the least could have minimised the casualties in the recent incidents.Safety concerns crop up , only after the barrier of safety is breached. The barrier obviously a product of lackadaisical effort of god knows who.

The charred remains of the bodies , the lifeless battered remains of juveniles, gives sad picture of how fragile a human life is. The state has a major role to play in avoiding such incidents.Considering the things after these accidents , blaming the pilot or spinning the mystery factor , can save the government , but the immediate role of the state to safe-guard the lives of innocent civilians would largley remain unaddressed .

Welcome to national unsafety aboard!

Sunday, April 25, 2010


I, PHEW and YELL!!! ,for ?.. phew for the controverisies. Yell for CSK's victory!. But, it was rather colourless .The presentation ceremony was one of the boringestestest!. Ravi shasthri's age is showing, he lost his charming self. If not for Harsha bhogle, the commentary box would 've made the television, really look like an idiot box!.

Dhoni,was saying about how well he loved being with the team members and getting to know each of them.Hope the re-auctions doesn't ruin the team's chirpiness and combinations, one of the best teams without any intra-team peskiness , cudos for the captain and team management.

Modi, is yet to churn out more controversies for us to consume and enjoy, Lets look forward to that too.The rest of the year without IPL is the most difficult part.Couple of tournaments to follow, but none can have the flavor of this league.

WHISTLE PODUAAAAAAAAY!!!!! Great going guys, Hope CSK has a victory march in Chennai.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


It is quite uneasy and curious for me, when people say they miss Chennai badly, For, i have never been out of this city for more than ten days. I have come across many social networking sites, displaying words in bold caps ,conveying how badly they miss this city and the thrill it offers, the grumblings of my friends in their sojourns outside Chennai , In addition to it, I am seeing the foriegn players of CSK ( and non-sporting foreign brethren too ) have endless deliberations with the media of the city's charm.What makes this city so damn special. Does a Mumbaikar feel the same when he ventures out of his city too? Or for that matter it could be anyone , who had their lives entwined with a particular place ( I hear a donkey bray at this sound analysis , or friends would politely ask "Are you Mr Socrates's blood relation ?).

But, What charm does Chennai has for its citizens? I am planning to discover these aspects, and of course, post it along.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Saving public ryan

With the disinvestment threats looming large, the PSUs are on the verge of being wiped from our social landscape. PSUs are the evidence of state's presence, and in the past the welfare state is identified with the number of product and services it offered to its citizen. All was well!, we were able to do justice to our NAM (non-alignment movement ), we could say that we 'the socialists' in spirit and theory (constitution ) ,We stood alone amidst hostilities from western corners of the globe .The west grew! it engulfed the smaller states infected them with its privates ( not with STDs ), it had its say, bullied the naysayers, It continued till we were forced to surrender due to external pressures.

Economics replaced the social commitments during the liberalisation era, The PSUs were seen as failed organisations and many changes were brought reduced their number . The present state is pretty confused , whether to comply or not comply. if complied what is the meaning of the presence of the word Socialist democratic republic in our preamble ?. ok now that we had tasted the so called 8% growth , we are bound to show-off to the world. So disinvestment and like measures may follow to contain the deficits .

The recent crisis showed even the so called Pvt Corps, are vulnerable and if they fail , the result is more nastier than when the PSUs fail. The thing about private corps is that, they are saved , nursed back to their exploiting best , at the cost of tax-payers. The same crisis when looms on PSUs the matter is dealt with iron hand, and bullying . The moral obligation of social service and liabilities are largely missing in the services of Pvt corps, and when events such as BHOPAL gas tragedy , Deep horizon oil spill happens, we search for laws and sub -clauses to punish them.

A re-think is needed for reviving the PSUs or bringing the spirit of service morals to Pvt corp.The latter if happens, then Sahara would blossom. The good old PSUs now parnering with the Pvt is another viable option in this present irreversible globalisation era. It adds the 'moral servicing' factor to the pvt and also has the whip when the Pvt ,errs.

The increasing interdependency between nations ,especially between the Developed and under-developed can be used to tie their national organisations through technology transfers for global and local service deliveries, this could minimise the complexities that frequently crops up in WTO issues , will also smoothen the regional integration processes, and totally eliminates the Pvt corp intermediaries.

Now,The great Indian perestroika awaits increasing public character in service delivery to wipe the ills of poverty , malnutrition and exploitation. Innovation and bright minds , can bring about drastic changes in publics, altogether going private gives room for future problems , especially for a country like India.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

IPL appeal

Whoa ! not even half way through, the revenue meters for this 3 year old tournament , have already shot up. Seems this is not enough!.Kochittes and Punaittes have registered themselves to this tournament for the next year. The number of matches to be played next year is gonna be around 94! (why not a century here?? ).

This year was no less fun !.Mandira Bedi was missing (should i call that fun or loss) , Lanky Gaurav and few good boys have joined to anchor the tournament . This year Cuttack was under attack of the IPL's entertainment bandwagon , so was Ahmedabadh and Shimla (no match was played there yet) .

The advertisements!. Innovative ways were found to insert the advertisemnets here and there.

1. In one match a ball was lofted to the boundary , The ball was about to meet the head of a policeman near the boundary, the policeman avoids the meet .The commentators , announced that it is definitely a' citi 'moment of success. citi here is citi bank i think. similarly many such successful moments were tagged with citi.

2. Karbonn catches. letting some people who lack the required amount of dexterity to catch the ball. who at times do disappoint and catch the ball , to snatch the karbon mobiles.

3. Blessed are the advertisers , when the bowler takes a long run-up. in that 15 seconds , couple of ads are gingerly inserted.

4. DLF maximum sixes .Karbon Kamal catches!

5. Tactical time outs.! wonder how much one could stratergise in the given 2 and a half minutes. Unmistakably thats for the benefit of the advertisers .

6. Not to forget that MRF blimp hovering over the stadium! and frequent thrust from the camera men and commentators to show a close up of it, on the pretext of admiring it (for each and every game)

What was missing in this IPL ?

The camera that hovers over the pitch , controlled remotely . Quite a good innovation, but cant really dodge the blitkreigians of the IPL, perhaps thats the reason it was removed.

The gender equity in cheer-leading was done away with. Only ladies this time!

Sharukh has limited presence, So KKRS are feeling good about their presence at top of the points- table (superstition is that, Sharukh present = game lost).

IPL has definitely brought extra- appeal ,that cricket already had . This had done lots of good for the welfare of the domestic players , Who now have additional space to showcase their talents and get into the 'national team' . IPL is here to stay!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Being human

Tracing our origins back to 10k years.We were A lonely ,unsociable , sky-clad race benefited from the evolution , stood erect , chin up , from then on never looked down and never failed to look down upon the fellow beings. . This race defied the common rules,turned a workaholic to stand-out among other races , among themselves. The race divided, fought for supremacy , ran after fame, shattered the earthly rules, the other earthlings revered and feared this race's lunacy . The race did not have the slightest regard for the environment, while the nature stood watching in silence .

The nature showed some signs of protest, in form of calamities. Then the race's race slowed down ,It stood and watched the mess it had created. The nature's determinism grew (growing ), the race protested against this injustice, cursed the rain god , sun god, the remaining elements, but, never failed to correct itself. The fellow earthlings continue to pay the heavy price for the human race's folly. The protests(nature's )came in form of climate change, This race didn't budge . the protests continued in form of calamities , this race didn't bother.Luxury became a basic necessity for one part of this race, while basic necessities are at the farthest for another part of this race, A determined group of this race tries to correct this anomaly, but ends up far from the faintest form of success, as a result the 'unfortunates' of this race had lost the race (the race for mere existence).

So strange are the ways of this race.The nudity then (pre-historic times ), was seen as obscene and uncharacteristic of the race possessing the 'sixth sense' , the nudity now is seen as a creative expression .This race is a vociferous proponent of peace , and struggles to arrive at it by waging war!. Every aspect is now subjected to economics (it's favourite subject), be it a life threatening disease , a war, the under-lying motive would be money and more money.On the pretext of working up the economics , it works up selfishness , greed, creed, arrogance and what not!.

The bond between mother and child is determined by whether we use 'j & J ' soap or some other XXvita nourishing drink . The friendship is determined by , bands ,greeting cards. love is determined by V-days, so on for the other remaining relationships and emotions. At the backdrop , is, a determined group of money-making goons, who , undoubtedly belong to this race.

This race (for nothing ) will end , only when the materialism ends and a wave of humanism begins. Warming up the earth and living in an air-conditioned room is not the answer for the present condition of the earth nor the nuclear tests ,the weapon for peace. The harmony with nature is the way ahead for a sustainable future. Being human , and not being humane is the cause for all this disorderliness. Ample usage of the sixth sense , in-sync with the nature's laws , for the benefit of all is an immediate necessity .

Any effort to correct the faults ends up in political,social , economical mangle . Going by the present trends, this race is heading for a finish , which may not be a good one, though.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Things came as a shocker to me.. not cleared the mains exams this time.Dont know what went wrong.

The dream of being a civil servant exists in a distance . My rhetoric was not accepted by the examiners. A lakh other desperadoes are going to appear this year along with me ,wonder how things going to shape up. What did success really mean to me?Is it a product of hardwork or just random probability of one's lethargy ? well i did my hard work , cant blame my dedication to get through this exam.

The next step , is again a big step .courage and efficiency are crucial for ending this butchery . I am sitting now lost for words , ideas and sleep. Things would 've been really easy , if i had opted for an easier career. Now easiness or uneasiness is really out of question , considering the hopes of well wishers and my parents in particular. From now on i shall make a point to drop in a word or two in this virtual space .

Monday, February 22, 2010

The north east

The north-eastern part of India, unlike any other part of any other country is totally unique. The demographics , terrain, resources, social problems constitute the uniqueness. I used to wonder why such uniqueness still maintained .

I had been to Sikkim during the last november.What i noticed is, the people of Sikkim are a educated lot, honest and hardworking! And also well informed about other parts of India.I was taken aback when one taxi driver essayed his view-points on Mr karunanidhi's arrest.. and also had strong views on politics. I found it strange when all had similar views.

Further going east we have Assam, Arunachal pradesh (yet to be explored by me ).Smitten by insurgency , terrorism , violence political instability and what not..
and the other sisters also share similar stories. The reasons for their obscured and disintegrated presence in the country's development process is largely because of geographical separation < and this cannot be a acceptable reason considering the fact that India is going to occupy the top slot in the world's "power-map" which houses one of the most sophisticated technical expertise in the world. these technologies can be used to reintegrate or rather integrate with the main land.

The integration can be made through various ways . Before exploring the ways the loop holes in the governance of the country should be patched up, namely the bureaucratic overreach, corruption , etc etc. The development shud be the top criteria , but on the pretext of development, the rich biodiversity in the north east should not be compromised..

a year and a half

Not many changes since i last posted.. the very thought of treading a uncertain path is scary.Nevertheless here am cocooned , awaiting the results due next week..

I was just wondering how the things going to shape up from next week ..Last one and a half ., had been busy preparing for exams, charting out weekly tasks and goals. These three months have got the impatience out of me.But, anyways it is part of this endeavor. Hoping for right things to happen for me.

Well this post is basically to say that this blog is alive!!