Thursday, June 16, 2011

Raat baaaki......

And i have nothing to do, as my net connection stopped workin.... Thank god for my Vodafone and Nokia combo!!!

Anyone ever had an experience which would give you an idea how something else will feel?? As in, kind of a test drive? Not exactly that, more like ...... You know, how i got to get an SUV kind of experience with my Woodland shoes?? :) yeah, true. For the first time in a 1000 years i have shoes where my feet just go in, no struggle, no fight, ample space, like a SUV. Then they are all terrain. I have walked on gravel, mud, slush everything, gripping on to each of it perfectly. Some days back, i came home drenched after being out in the rain for an hour, take off my shoes, and the socks are dry. D-R-Y, dry. Ever seen a kid who got an unexpected gift??? SUV feeling, aint it, whatever happens out, you are safe inside. And like SUVs, they are heavy, expensive, difficult to move around with, especially in a crowd. But what the heck?!!

What came first?? Anna or Ramdev?? Most people say Ramdev hijacked Anna's agenda, i say Anna spoilt Ramdev's plans of announcing himself on the political stage. Our government first made him a hero by trying flattery, then whacked him and then ignored him. His brand of yoga took a beating and he may have shelved all political dreams. The Congress will get vindictive and go after his ashram, so he has ample on his hands.

Speaking of vindictivness, i liked it that in Chennai, one still sees posters of Karunanidhi and his son Stalin. In UP, Mayawati behenji has gone all out to erase opposition parties from political landscape.

UDRS : it helps, especially with the Hot Spot as a part of it, in checking for errors and rectification. Why would BCCI oppose it then? Maybe it will help if the onfield decision review process takes about a minute and some advert revenue can be earned then???

What description fits Chennai airport better : glorified bus stand or fish market?

My bike has gome on its yearly hibernation, nicely covered and all. In 2 minds to sell it off. Or maybe not..... Maybe when we are all 45 and free to make our own decisions, TA will go cross country on our bikes, like in the movie Wild Hogs.

I have become a family man. Not really choice, just that all my friends are away/busy due to work marriage or ego! So i spend weekends with my parents. Weekend before last we went on a drive to Lonavla ( which i may go again next week :) ) and last weekend we went for movie : Ready. And guess whom i saw post that - Katrina Kaif!!!!! Kaisa katila naach kiya hain dekho to hiya :
you got to say one thing about Hrithik Roshan, he is a rock star. Born to perform kinda guy. And it was nice to see Abhay Deol getting some adulation. May not be a star, but a very good actor.

Horny Dog gave me a nice lecture on sleeping minimum 8 hours a day. Else you gain weight. He is maybe 2 inches shorter and just couple of kilos lighter than i am. But as consultants, giving advice come easy to us.

Which reminds me, i need to sleep! Or atleast try to.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Lonavala trip....

If all these snaps are seen clearly means experiment successful......

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Never in the wrong.....

"Not take the correct step at the the correct time. Will not accept they made a mistake, will not apologise and instead blame the other party, nit pick anything, gade murde ukhadenge and create a diversion from the main issue. You end up in the wrong, they come out smelling of roses. They do this everytime. The Congress acted in the Ramdev issue in such a womanly manner, dont you agree?" said the fellow traveler, to his friend.

He nodded.

I also nodded, couldnt agree more. Know atleast 2 women like that, no, make that 3.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Same thought, different situations...

Tomorrow morning, me and my dad will wake with the same thought : what am i going to do about my life??

Ok, what all can you think happened between 1st June 1977 and 31st May 2011?

9 cricket world cups
amitabh bacchan - before and after
sunil gavaskar - cricketer, retired and commentator, active
tendulkar's 22 year and going career
cold war
berlin wall fell
kargil war happened
Osama created, Osama irritated, 9/11, Osama killed
babri masjid case, opening of locks, demolition, ensuing conflicts
lokpal bill drafts
womens reservation bill drafts
small world
mobile phones
T20 cricket
Rekha aged (or, did she???)
Liberalisation, Globalisation, Privatisation
CPI ruled in west bengal
Jayalalitha and Karunanidhi ruled TN in turns
lalu prasad went but the aloo in samosa stayed
Inclusive growth
small town cricketers
regional parties
page 3
maruti car
IT fueled growth
and such many more things. These are top of the mind.

In the same period, through all the above things, dad worked in the same company, with same focus, same dedication, same sincerity. Felicitations galore, across all the departments he worked in all those years.

I am in the 6th year of my proffesional career and in my 4th company. Lets not talk about focus, dedication, sincerity.

I already wish to retire. Just that i dont know i'll do what after that?

(Well, i can try and sleep during day time)