Sunday, August 22, 2010


I always hate a hypocrite.For the naive one,a hypocrite is a two faced person ,one who criticises others for some mistake and commits the same one.
Take for example ,one of my friend always says he is very sincere and honest in his work and hates others who are not.But when I asked him whether he will indulge in
office politics for getting a promotion,he answered positively.My argument is simple: you go to office for work and hence there should be no office politics.
If you indulge in office politics for your own promotion,then you are dishonest like others.Another example,Ajay Devgan recently said in an interview that he
does not promote his films like Aamir,shouting on roof tops.But I saw him the same day in an advertisement promoting his own film.There are also other
type of hypocrites like vegetarians wearing pure-leather shoes,or a dishonest sportsman criticising the opponent of cheating.Truth is ,Nobody is perfect
and we all have our flaws and we all are hypocrites in our own little way.Because let's face it ,we like to point out the mistakes,flaws, or accuse
and thus completely ignoring our own flaws.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


You must be wondering what SAS stands for .It's an acronym for Short Attention Span.In today's modern world ,everybody has lesser attention spans than the previous generation.The current generation,including me has little patience and want everything in an instant.You want to search anything,there's Google,you want to watch cricket,there's 20-20,you want to send sms or chat,there's SMS or chat lingo.Nobody wants to watch a 3 hour movie or 5 days of Test cricket or read a 400 page book. Nobody wants to use full words ,every word has an acronym or short form.With such short attention spans,my guess is we may see another Sachin,Sehwag,or Dhoni but we may not see another Dravid.Thank you for your time.Even you must be losing patience reading this piece.After all ,it's SAS that you have.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Year Resolution

To be honest,I don’t believe in New Year Resolution but I think there are some people who seriously need to give some thought about it.
1)Jury for Nobel Peace Prize:
We will give Nobel to someone who actually deserves it or someone who actually follows Gandhian principles rather using Gandhi for PR stuff.
2)Members of DDCA:
We will make a pitch that is playable for atleast 40 overs(Keyword here is playable)
3)Salman Khan:
I will speak English in an accent that is neither American nor Australian.
I will accept the fact tbat I am the worst coach that Argentina ever had.
I will quit acting altogether and concentrate on my singing.
6)Bombay Times:
We will report news on actors other than Shah Rukh Khan and we will try to accept the fact that he isn't the greatest actor in the world.
7)Sania Mirza:
I will stop blaming my injuries for my losses and I will retire from singles tennis since it isn't my cup of tea .
8)Ashish Nehra:
I will try to improve my fielding by atleast 1%(Highly unrealistic ,I say!!!)
We will enhance our capability to hold national level exams,ensure a fiasco free CAT next year and ensure that we aren't the butt of all jokes when CAT is held next year.
10)Tiger Woods:
.......................................................................(I guess we all know his New Year

Monday, November 9, 2009


A Sunday usually is a good day for all sports fans.But in the last few weeks,it has turned into a disaster for all of us.India lost both its matches which were on Sunday in the recent Ind-Aus series.The 2nd ODI loss on sunday eventually cost India the series loss.Big EPL matches are always on Sunday.There is always Super Sunday package on ESPN.But as a die hard Manu fan,last few Sundays havnt been good for me.First ,the liverpool loss and now Chelsea loss.These matches always create a sense of anticipation throughout the week and hence the loss in these matches almost makes you depressed.I am also a Ferrarri fan in F-1,and F-1 races are always on Sunday.This season,Ferrarri havent done anything exceptional except for a few podium finishes.This has further added to the glamour of Sunday Blues.I am in dire need of some great win for India or Manu on a Sunday to cure this fever.
PS:The only good thing this sunday on TV was Roadies' audition.

Friday, October 9, 2009


For the past 2 months,I have been thinking about what to write for my next blog.I asked some of my friends for advice and they came up many suggestions,none of whichstruck a chord with me.Finally out of sheer frustration and urge to keep this blog alive and kicking,the title “BLANK” came up.I guess now I can loosely relate to the term “writer’s block”(Not saying that I am a writer).I always love to write on topics that are debatable and evoke strong opinions.In the last 2 months there weren’t any incidents that would excite me with the few exceptions of India’s exit from Champions trophy or Manu’s win over ManCity.To put it simply,life around the globe is pretty much boring, as I see it.That’s it!!!Couldn’t find more words to express.BLANK again!!!
PS:Frost/Nixon is best movie of last year beating Slumdog Millionaire by a country mile.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Since watching movies(and any movie for that mattter) is one of my favourite past time,I decided to remember as many Indian films that were copied or taken "inspiration" from since 2000.Kaante started it in early 2002.Kaante was a stylised version of Reservoir Dogs with songs.The most blatant copy was perhaps Chocolate with Anil kapoor in the lead which was a complete rip off of The Usual Suspects.David Dhawan copied Hitch with Salman and Govinda in Partner.Aziz Mirza copied Two weeks Notice with Kismat Konnection.Zeher is a scene to scene copy of Out of time.The fact that I cant understand is that whether there is any dearth of stories in country of 1 billion.There are hundreds of books written in many local languages in India.But nobody either reads them or considers them sub standard.Most or almost all Indian directors think that Indian audience doesnt watch any english movies or they think we are dumb.I guess if they want to copy atleast they should buy the rights of the film they are going to copy.This brings us to Kaminey .Yes you must be wondering whether even Kaminey is a rip-off.It is similar to Catejan Boy's story which is based on a Kenyan national.However this is where Vishal Bharadwaj is good.He has bought the rights and also credits Catejan Boy at the beginning of the film.Btw watch Kaminey if you havent yet.Totally worth it!!!
PS:While watching Kaminey ,I watched the trailer of Dil Bole Haddipa.It took me a second to realise that the "inspiration" for the film is She's the Man.

Monday, July 6, 2009


When Wimbledon started 2 weeks ago there were murmurs that Federer would face tough fight from Andy Murray.He was in great form and had The Queen’s title to prove it.The murmurs turned into a reality yesterday except that it was Andy Roddick and not Andy Murray.Since it was assumed that Murray would make it to the final,the prices of final soared as high as 20000 pounds per ticket.But anybody who sold their ticket after Murray's loss in semis was biggest idiot in this world,because he would have witnessed one of the greatest matches in this era.Roddick was always known for his serve,but yesterday he showed another facet of his game,his determination.Yesterday he was determined not to let Federer win his 15th Slam and was doing everything in he can to delay it.Finally when Roger broke Roddick's serve for the only time in the match and the time when it mattered most, Andy faltered and Roger wrote his name in history books in front of his idol and my favourite player,Sampras.So anybody who watched it either by being in the court or watching it on TV for 4 hrs,was your money or time worth it?