Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Here and there again
I delayed my food in the morning for a "domestic" issue, why do I not merit news space? 1) Its just domestic or 2) it wasn’t 6.5 hours?
Twitter does not give you that many words but that is my status message as of now. Actually this was the story of yesterday when I was upset over something and ate late, I thought it was no big deal but then I realized had I stretched to 6.5 hours I may have eaten up so much airtime on the news channels. But I had two things against me 1) you need to fast for an international issue; old issues like water don’t wash any more 2) you need to be a celebrity political or otherwise. And hey D ensures that I never go out of food always and I love her for that also.
I was actually oblivious to the soap that unfolded yesterday till I heard from dad that there were some miscreants expressing their feelings for their fasting leader by hurling a few stones around in Coimbatore. By the time I checked the online news, the opera ended. I guess this fast has belittled the latter part of my earlier post.
Since I have decided to blog on the IPL let me say that I’m having a lot of fun reading fake IPL player than the action on the field which at times gets very boring. Honestly the matches are getting wearisome and most of the little magic out there is being dished out by the veterans and the pensioners.
The divas are smiling again with their teams winning and it is a better sight though strangely both of them are without their men. The King is finding his dreams go up in his cigarette fumes, maybe he should kick both. CSK my favourite team and one of the better balanced team is shooting itself in the foot. Albie is at times bowling the team out of winning positions because he bowls to the batsmen’s strengths, at their legs. The Think tank has to wake up to the power of slow bowling and try out Ashwin, if Raina can, surely he must have a hope. And Dhoni can try bowling, right now anything and everything must be explored.
The commentary as already mentioned hurts and often I think its better to mute the TV at all times and not just when the ads run. Couldn’t help noticing that the camera pans at the legs and often from below each time the cheer leaders come on. I’m not sure if that is to boost flagging TRP’s. I have a sneaky suspicion that this series will implode soon, because it is lacking something and everything that comes on TV looks very farcical. It just looks like a large scale reality show that is stage managed.
This morning I had the good fortune of seeing Captain (now you understand the picture) spouting his lines in chaste Hindi in a dubbed flick on Set Max. Not a bad idea in itself considering the fact that Captain had inaugurated the Delhi branch of his party a few months earlier, he may work his magic there too. After all he is a national treasure and after so many movies trying to save the country he may actually have something there.
Before I sign off, elections are on and another phase is happening tomorrow. Don’t forget to vote, its our right and our duty. Jaago Re!