Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Not Cricket

Before I blow my head off, screaming "more controversy!" here's what I want to say for the CricketWar.

Trouble couldn't have come easier for Greg Chapell. I guess he just didn't think twice before saying "Either Ganguly goes or I do". He just didn't taste Indian politics, the media before that.
And after he was done saying these words, the press splashed it all over.
Well, there goes the "reputed" position of India's coach.
It wasn't until the next day when he realised he wasn't the only one in a mess. The Indian population, who is led by cricket, also burst forth. Some came fighting for Ganguly's stay, and some waiting for him to leave.

Now, for the Indian Cricket Team. Our team was already sinking with the ship. Issues revolving around us for match fixing, being a sore loser, and what not. Sourav Ganguly finally got the taste of a bitter truth -- we were going nowhere. People were angered by this fact, too, so now, they want to fight, and kick Ganguly out.

And all of you will be waiting to ask me what you have asked others-- "whose side are you on ?"
Well, let me tell you, I'm on nobody's side.
I'm just not intrested in cricket.

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Another cause for celebration !

Today is that special day, that special time, that doesn't come very often. In fact, it just comes once in a year.
What's so special about today, you ask? Well, it's September 27. But September 27 is no ordinary day. Today is Miss Rakshanda Khan's birthday! So here's wishing her the very best on this great day.
Why do I care, you ask? Well, she's my favorite actress. I always reserve time for TV when she's on. And she's my favorite actress! what more do you ask??
Now there's not many people on TV who I like, but she's not one of them, she's the greatest, so say again, "Happy Birthday Miss Khan!!"

Another exciting and completely coincidencial thing is that today is's birthday, too!
Things couldn't get much better...

Monday, September 26, 2005

State of emergency

Things couldn't get much worse for the USA.
Hurricane Katrina came and conquered, while New Orleans watched. It was a shame to see such a powerful nation fall on its knees, and succumb to the fury of a natural disaster. Could anyone be less prepared for oncoming events like these ?
And before anything in this scenario could change, Hurricane Rita came in. There's millions now lost in disaster management. People are still looking for signs of relief.
Mr.President? You here?

Talking about the President, George W. Bush couldn't have had it worse.
Ever since he was thrown into presidency, he has been going through hell. Al Qaeda, Saddam Hussein, the Iraq war, 11 September 2001, Osama Bin Laden, and there's more to come.
The toughest situation came at hand with the fall of The Twin Towers. That led to a chain reaction. The Afganistan part soon followed, the search of Osama.
History was being created, and it was being created fast. We were running out of pages, even.

And the Iraq war continued in the background. This event led to the loss of billions of dollars, thousands of lives, and on top of that -- over half of America's population lost trust in Bush, and they began to think about who they voted President.
Is Bush still living the Gulf War? Maybe. Maybe not.

So, what's it going to be next time. Votes; will there be "More for Gore or the son of a drug lord"? or should we wait for the "coup 'd etat"?

Friday, September 23, 2005

Some Poetry...

Here's a poem on my class.
Ahem... mic check,1..2..3..

Walk a mile down the empty mall,
you'll come across a block with red-brick walls,
go inside, check those dim-lit halls,
then you'll wonder why the place is small,
come here, it's what I call,
Welcome to my school,
please stand tall.
Once you come in,
don't forget to see my class,
it's full of trash, made of brass,
kids; you'll see some kind,
some are going, leading the blind
and others are just, outta their mind,
going ahead, what's behind ?
some kids with their short attention span,
up in physics, what's the 'Big Bang' ?
[Is it what happens when I leave my parking stand ?]
listening to stupid rock bands,
"Linkin Park" ? Not what I planned.
A lot of thoughts in my mind...Crammed!
My mind isn't much heavier than a dime,
here, I'll describe it in the following rhyme:
do da dum dum dim dyme,
chappa chappa Calvin Klein ?
& I'm not the only one commiting this crime,
everyone in this class is full of grime.
The best they can do, is climb the ladder 'o time,
and burn the bridges behind,
You know why ? 'Cause this is Tenth-B,
The best you can find...

Thursday, September 22, 2005

What to wear?

Have you noticed all this controversy circiling Sania Mirza on what to wear and what not to wear?
Well I have, and it seems to be an interesting topic for me to write on.
Maybe I'm a fan, maybe not. But I still have a point to make.

Hey, for all I know, Sania has a lot of championship titles to her credit, wears funky shirts, and she's been framed into an *ahem* MMS(it's a good thing she decided to ignore those idiots)... and now this?
Seems like if anyone can handle all these hurdles, it's her.
I understand the religion fact, but are we all missing the point here?

It would be wrong to go against her religion, but then again, you can't go for a swimming tournament wearing a pair of jeans can you?
The same way, every sport has its uniform, a cloth code that everyone follows. So making her wear something else is not an option at all. And if it still appears so "wrong", then maybe we can put her out of the game (and put India back down to nowhere in female tennis) or we can have her play the way she does (like everyone does...). And if we do decide to stop her, then don't forget to put a ban on Zeenat Aman and Katrina Kaif.

What's there to be ashamed of? If there's anything wrong, it's the society. Cure it.

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

CBSE still planning?

I remember, back when I was in eighth grade, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) started talks on going for grades (for academic performance...) rather than the traditional marking system.
Well, now 3 years later, I'm in tenth, and I'm still being marked by numbers.
The CBSE seems to have forgotten its statement, because now the grading system seems to be nowhere in sight. And on the other hand, CBSE has started some more thinking.
A few months ago, CBSE decided to 'lessen' our burdens by cutting down on the school syllabus.
And now it seems to be talking about terminating the feared "Board Examination".

Well, the school syllabus hasn't changed for half a century now, and the way it's going, I doubt anything is going to happen, let alone ending the "Board" exams.

The CBSE may still be "planning", and we are still waiting.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Power to the masses

How many times has this happend to you?

You are sitting in front of your computer screen, for you don't know how many hours. You have been trying to do this for a few months now. You have finally come sooooo close to achieving creative glory. You have created something that Da Vinci will envy, or maybe you just cracked the "Da Vinci Code"...
BUT, you remember now, you forgot to save your work.
"Ah... good thing I remembered..." you say to yourself. And just as you move your cursor to "Save As", the screen blacks out.The CPU's out...

"This can't be happening!" You are worried. "NO!" your pupils are dilating... "It's another blackout..." (surprise, surprise!).

All your work gone.
Lost into cyberspace.

Well it happened to me a few days ago, and surely, I was annoyed.
Now, without looking for someone to blame, I'm gonna say "You are not getting away with this MCD!!".

The next day I read the paper and I found that, even though I lost electricity for about half an hour, other areas in the city were powerless for about 4 hours, without any backup!
And that wasn't the only problem in those areas; they were also NOT getting "sufficient"(as the government calls it) water.
What's next? will they also be denied air?

Poor work for a country that's still developing...

A cause for celebration!

Today has to be the greatest day of my life.
Well, not actually the greatest, but still a great day.

So the point is, after around 3 years now, I get to see Seinfeld on air (again!).
Back when I was in the U.S. of A. ~4 years ago (somewhere in 2001) I witnessed my first show of Seinfeld. And that, too was a great day.But the sad day came when I came back to India (sometime in 2003) only to find they hadn't even heard about that show. And after a few months of looking at the night sky and hoping to see that show again, I gave up.

But now the darkest hour before dawn is gone and dawn is here, so let's have the good times rollin'.

Seinfeld-- is a show, best described by comidian Jerry Seinfeld himself, that is about nothing.It dedicates entire 30 minutes to situations like sitting in a cafe, waiting for food or looking for their car in a mall parking lot, and still gets away with being the funniest show ever. Be it Jerry's love for comparing life with superman, or Kramer's way of sliding through Jerry's apartment door, this show is a world apart from those other "funnies".

Thank you Star World for airing Seinfeld.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

Hello World!

Helloooo people!
This is my very first post on my very first blog! (no wonder I'm so exited!)

um....did I miss out on anything?