Sunday, February 28, 2010

Friday, February 26, 2010

The National Sport !

It is rather embarassing for me to say this, but I have been a quiz enthusiast for a while now. But there was a little bit of a tale with regard to my debut.


It was the "prestigious" Maggi Quiz. I was in class 3. Like all other Indian kids, I loved cricket. So when I saw the question - What is India's national sport ? I promptly wrote down C R I C K E T.

That probably puts across the predicament Hockey faces in our great country. There were probably 2 peaks in the world of Indian hockey as far as popularity were concerned.

1. The very well marketed Premier Hockey League, with yours truly rooting for the Hyderabad Sultans.

2. Chak De India. Yes, it took something Bollywood to actually make people realise that this game actually had something to offer.


Now with some heavy duty advertising and the likes of Priyanka Chopra and Viru Sehwag associating themselves with the FIH Hockey World Cup, let us hope that their viewership and popularity goes in the right direction. Up.

So don't forget to catch all the action starting Feb 28 in New Delhi.


PS: Watch our for Prabhjot !

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The heavens aren't going to fall if that happens.

Modi also said that he was not overly concerned by the possibility of overseas players withdrawing from the event. "The heavens aren't going to fall if that happens. This is an Indian tournament; we have the key Indian players and only a few international players."

After such a statement, I might actually follow IPL this season.

Modi saab, in spite of the pure evil that he might seem, will manage to prove something if such a thing happens - that, the game is bigger than the sportsman. (Now, whether the game being refered to here is the sport itself, is another matter.)

Btw, anyone called the Bullying Helpline there yet, KP?

Monday, February 22, 2010

1st ODI, Jaipur

So, I am just wondering if the SA press is lamenting the umpiring and calling for the end of the world, coz SA lost the 1st ODI due to some contentious calls from the umpires, after that remarkable fight-back ala Jumbo (and the super dive on the boundary line in the 100th over by a certain man *grin*). #Hello-Indian-press-!

Or do they just care less? #Probable.

Also, wtf Hindustan Times!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Now..

isn't that a beautiful sight.. to see those three colours (in general)?

J.H. =)

Monday, February 8, 2010

In the "unlikely" event that you'd be disgusted at the conclusion of the 1st Test in Nagpur..

.. here's eight and a half minutes of nostalgia, to remind you why cricket is still worth a watch..



..even though at times it's too much of a bitter-sweet thing. =)