• Ganguly announces in the press-meet that Chappell asked him to step down from captaincy!
  • Then, BCCI tries to patch it up.
  • Chappell says "that was to motivate Ganguly".
  • Ganguly and Chappell play pool together and pose for the media.
And now, Chappell writes to BCCI that "Ganguly is mentally and physically unfit to lead the team."

So much in just 1 week!!!

It is now very clear that the we-are-friends-now played by Chappell and Ganguly was not real! Chappell would have been forced by BCCI to do that!

It is pretty puzzling that the contents of a "confidential" e-mail leaked to the press! The mail was sent to the BCCI President! How on earth did the press know of the contents? No privacy even at such high levels?
By Aravind on Friday, September 23, 2005 at 10:26 PM Post Categories:
Surya's next flick Ghajini is all set to release next weekend... Going by the movie-stills and the story-line (Surya suffering from 15-minute-amnesia), it is sure that the movie is inspired from Guy Pierce starrer Memento. Some of the tatoos on Surya's body are ditto from Memento (Find him, Kill him is one). The placement of Tatoo's on Surya's body, the fonts used etc., are also similar to the that of the original movie!

The original movie had a wonderful screenplay - very very different but very difficult to understand! Hope Director Murugadoss has just taken the theme and proceeded with his own screenplay - else the movie will face the same fate as 12-B - the audience won't understand and the movie will have a tuff time at Box Office!
By Aravind on Thursday, September 22, 2005 at 10:18 PM Post Categories:
Cheese Pizza

Traditional and comforting.
You focus on living a quality life.
You're not easily impressed with novelty.
Yet, you easily impress others.
By Aravind on Wednesday, September 21, 2005 at 12:02 AM Post Categories:
Crossed the 1000-hit count! I know this is not a big number, but considering that I started bloggin not so long ago, and I dont update my blog frequently, I think this is significant :)
By Aravind on Tuesday, September 20, 2005 at 1:27 AM Post Categories:

The moon presented a wonderful sight yesterday - there was a huge halo around the full moon! I have seen halos like this before, but this one was really really huge. There was a great hue and cry about this all over the hostel blocks in the campus. And of course, just like any rare happening, rumours started spreading about this one too:
- this event occurs only once in 4500 years (!!!)
- this is going to be the end of the world (this of course, is a cliche)
- this is because of a big hole in ozone layer (still cant understand how a hole in the ozone layer will lead to this)
There was also one person on campus who thought that some UFO was about to land (this is the consequence of watching movies like Independence Day and Close Encounters!!)

By Aravind on Monday, September 19, 2005 at 6:44 AM Post Categories:
Let me clear one thing first - I am not anti-Ganguly (you might get such an impression seeing my back-2-back posts bashing him) .

Ganguly often quotes statistics to his defence - but how "true" are they? are they to be taken in the face value? Should we probe deeper in to those stats to find out the real truth?

Excerpts from a Cricinfo article, which analyses the Ganguly's stats:
A cursory look at the stats don't reveal the rot that has set in - in his last 14 Tests, starting with the second Test of that series in Australia, Ganguly stats read 681 runs at 35.84, with one century and five fifties. Not outstanding figures, but quite acceptable, you might think. The problem is that many of those runs have been against soft opposition and bowling attacks: Ganguly has had his share of the easy runs against the minnows, but he hasn't done much of note against the tougher teams.

Read the full article here.
By Aravind on Sunday, September 18, 2005 at 10:55 PM Post Categories:
I was so surprised that someone actually had the guts to say this to Dada... Dada has the full support of Dalmiya and many feel that Dada is still there in the team only because of Dalmiya.
Ganguly himself has told the press that he was asked to step down before the first test against Zimbabwe, which is on now... Though he has not mentioned who that "courageous" person was, articles quote that there were enough indications that it was coach Greg Chappel!


The interesting thing now, is that Ganguly has scored a century in this match (after he himself dismissed Laxman, by a stupid run-out). Now, he will stay on and on forever in the team basking in the glory of this century against a great(???) bowling attack of a top (???) team!!!!
By Aravind on Friday, September 16, 2005 at 9:04 AM Post Categories:
Sun Microsystems are following innovative advertising strategies to publicise their new x64 Server - most of these are attacking or kind of, warning their competitors - DELL...
Sun actually flew a plane above DELL headquarters (the kind of planes that carry ads with them - actually behind them pulled by ropes - flag like) saying "SUN's GOT AN X64 SERVER. WATCH OUT DELL", and it seems the plane was circling over the DELL HQ for well over an hour!!!
By Aravind on Thursday, September 15, 2005 at 11:15 PM Post Categories:

Came across this (slightly old) news.. any way it is interesting!!

Tata Indicom have launched Signature Series Phones - the handsets with autographs of Celebrities. And there are two versions as of now:
Sania Fone
Sourav Fone
What's interesting is that Sania Fone is priced at 4999, and Sourav Fone at 2499!!!


I have nothing more to say :)) !!!!
By Aravind on Wednesday, September 14, 2005 at 10:16 AM Post Categories:

Thanx to Kaps for the pic!!
By Aravind on Saturday, September 10, 2005 at 11:26 AM Post Categories:
An Indian-American group has stepped up efforts to get a Diwali stamp issued, on the lines of the ones commemorating Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and Eid.

The Indian American Citizen Council's Committee for Diwali Postage Stamp put out a petition inviting signatures for the cause.

The online petition addressed to Dr. Virginia Noelke, Chairperson, Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, United States Postal Service, points out the festival's significance. 'Diwali symbolizes our incessant prayers and endeavor to be led from darkness (ignorance) to light (knowledge),' it says.

Visit the following link to sign the petition.
By Aravind on Sunday, September 04, 2005 at 11:46 PM Post Categories: