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May 26, 2009

One for the IPL '09

After every lost cricket match that I support, there is an enormous sense of depression that starts setting in, especially if it’s a match where the Indian team is involved.  Now for some reason(s) I did not feel the same thing yesterday when Royal Challengers Bangalore lost the match against Deccan Chargers that they so deserved to win.  

Thinking about it today, I recollected some of the brilliant innings played by guys like Rohit Sharma, Ross Taylor, Gilly, Dravid, Pandey etc in various stages of the tourney. Point is there is neutrality that has set in viewing IPL cricket. 

It’s no longer the same kind of support that would increase the demand for whisky or crates of beer depending on the match's outcome. I observed yesterday with my friends that a few of them ordered for pitchers of beer, some whisky, while a few others were content to try out the various mock-tails on offer in the pub we went. Well one could always say that in a pub one ought to buy something to drink, but come on, that's not what I'm coming to. The tourney is so beautifully packaged that everybody looks for the entertainment they derive from the whole experience. And of course the pub priced the event so optimally that it kept everyone interested. With so much in it for various stakeholders no wonder Mr. Mallya was so expressionless!!!

Coming back to the other reason which I think contributed to the state of my mind post the match, is the hope that Eddie Grant tried to give to the RCB during the fantastic closing ceremony of the IPL.

Talking about listening to songs that can uplift spirits, this for me, is definitely one such song.
Give me hope Joanna, Give me hope Joanna...........

Cheers for all the good times!!!

May 20, 2009

Of late I have been experiencing a mix of routinized, intensive, pensive, tense, light and stressful times.  My posts of late have all been about what to write rather than what not to, with thoughts that seem to have got struck in the cellar of my mind. I think i'll just list few thoughts on top of my head:
  • Whatever happened to my friends, everyone seems to be slimming down, making me look as if i'm growing fatter?
  • Why does that sick nail on the road always show its pointed side to the wheels of my bike? And to the back wheel most often.
  • Why does the traffic cop find something missing everytime, that he can charge me for?
  • Why are the results always delayed at a crucial time?
  • Why does that stupid pimple always leave behind a blemish?
  • Why have I lined up so many books, waiting to be read?
  • How many more weddings will i have to attend, wishing 'how the heck can it possible without me'?
  • Why does being a hopeless romantic feel so hopeless?
  • For how many days/months/years can i go so dry ?
  • When will i ever do something that I feel really happy about self?
I can go on and on and on with framing questions, but how would that help but for filling up this boring post. It's time to churn some soul for the much needed answers.

Till then,