RETROSPECTION

Looks like i have been blogging too much, very evident from the fact that i post too often. However the frequency of posts will eventually come down once i set foot in India purely because i do not possess a personal PC (kinda dumb!!!). But I’ll try my level best to blog occasionally when i get time.

This week’s been a ripper with all sorts of news filling the news channels, sports being the major part of it, Gracias to the Olympics. And the week for me was good enough personally too with me laying hands finally on an N73 and its for me to keep. Yup i have upgraded my 6230i for an N73 ME and it rocks big time!!!

POLITICAL LIMBO

Prez. Musharraf has resigned. Oh!!! it was never a hot news except for the news channels going gaa gaa goo goo all over it. It was inevitable given the fact the PM and Co. had already planned to impeach him. And Musharraf was like a kid complaining to the teacher sitting in front of the TV cameras for a record 70 minutes (i thought records were being broken only in Beijing!!!) and busy telling the world how good he was (oh!!! what lies) and blah, blah!!! blah!!!. Just minutes after he was quoted telling “i have decided to resign for my country” (no…no…it wasn’t a comedy show), celebrations were sparked across the nation which seemed to thoroughly enjoy his ouster. Just goes to show how good a man he was!!!(LOL!!!). Looks like “DEMOCRACY” is the new buzz word in Pakistan…finally!!!

OLYMPICS TIME

The Beijing Olympics has already seen loads of world records being broken. Going for the Gold was the USP of many a player and even the Indians have a gold medal at this years Olympics to boast about. Let’s check out some top performers at this years Olympics. The names that have made a mark at BEIJING 2008.

MICHAEL “WATERBOY” PHELPS

Touted to be the fastest human on water this young lad has carved a niche for himself at this Olympics. Thrashing record after record has become a habit for this lad from the USA that he has earned himself a spot in the Olympic hall of fame. 8 medals to his name in this edition of the Olympics equaling Mark Spitz record and a record for being 15 time gold medalist at the Olympics. Want more, he also holds the WR for 6/7 swims in Beijing 2008 and he is just 23.

USAIN “LIGHTNING” BOLT

If Phelps was the fastest man on water, Usain Bolt(ed) his way to become the fastest human on earth sending the WR for the 100m down for a walk. 9.69 secs – and he didn’t even try. The bigger names felt the heat. Tyson Gay gave away at the heats and didn’t qualify for the 100m final. Asafa Powell could only finish the race a sorry 5th and could just watch his WR record tumble to his fellow Jamaican and competitor Bolt. Now that’s what i call a “Sprinted” victory.

ABHINAV “SHOOTING STAR” BINDRA

If ever a whole nation was relieved by someone winning a medal, it was INDIA and thanks mainly to shooting heroics of Abhinav Bindra. This medal made Abhinav a household name across the nation and he will be remembered in the history books forever.

ELENA “JUMPING JACK” ISINBEYEVA

If ever a human was made to break record after record, it is Isinbeyeva. Man, what a lady. My Favourite athelete. Breaking her own world records have become a cup of tea for this beautiful damsel from Russia. 5.05m, the WR and OR to her name and still going strong, her records will be hard to catch up.

RAFAEL “NO.1” NADAL

Winning gold was his only ambition coming into the Olympics and he did it in style. Along with the gold he ended Fedderer’s reing as No.1 in the world. Tennis has got a new World Champion in Rafael Nadal and he’s here to stay for the world to see. Vamos Rafa!!!

Enough of Olympics let’s move on…

“CRICKET”AINMENT

After a pathetic batting show by the Indians in the test series in SL, losing 2-1 to the home side. The ODI batters promised of a good show. But, as it turned out indian viewers (me..me) were eventually robbed 7 of their precious hours watching the dumb show put up by the Indians in the first ODI. The batsmen proved that they bat really well with their mouths than their bats. Mendis couldn’t have asked for a better team against to showcase his talents. If the Indians repeat the same in the following 4 ODI’s im hoping they don’t..let’s wait for the best…

IT’s SHOWTIME

Last week i had watched “SUBRAMANIAPURAM” and would like to recommend it for all those original movie buffs. An excellent movie with awesome performances and retro settings taking us back to the 1980’s. Akshay Kumar has been officially selected new king of bollywood after his SINGH IS KING broke records all over the world. And after eternity i had a chance to watch THE DARK KNIGHT and would like to watch it at least twice in theaters again.

AH!!! i just remembered that i have to go shopping for my trip back to India…Sign off…

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2 thoughts on “RETROSPECTION

  1. There is this hilarious show that comes on CNN-IBN ‘The Week that Wasn’t’ hosted by Cyrus Broacha. When I read your post, I got reminded of the way he mocked at the Indian Sports Federation Head on Abhinav’s Olympic Gold. On My !!! That was like top-class !!! And he also touched upon the rivalry between USA and China in the growing medals tally. If I am not wrong, the US has some 15 and odd gold out of which 8 were by Micheal Phelps. It was coined this way MIKE P(HELP)US. I can’t stop admiring the way the name was coined.

    Cricket !!! There was this really satirical cartoon that I came across a couple of days back. I will paste the link here
    http://cartoonistsatish.blogspot.com/2008/08/how-our-cricketers-got-away.html
    Though a bit demeaning, I would rate it a good one (conditions apply) for a cartoon

    Tennis !!! I was never ever disappointed about anything in my life ! It was so shocking to see Federer meekly surrender to Blake. Sometimes, it makes me feel like this is the end of an era ! But I wish he regains his No 1 position and then proudly retire. Right now, he is almost 770 points away from Nadal. His only hope is the US open. He should be thirsty for cups and I am sure he would come back strong in the forthcoming games. And it also looks like Nadal is not unbeatable. He was beaten by Djokovic in Cincinatti Masters’ Semifinals. So I definitely wouldn’t call Nadal the reigning champion ! Not until Federer and Djokovic are in the fray !

  2. Hi Sivapriya,

    I never miss Cyrus’s show while i was back home and was a big fan of it, now since m abroad i don’t get the channel here. As for the cartoon it’s a really good one, i liked it very much(maybe our test cricketers sneaked in just like this without being noticed. Hmmn, makes one think!!!). Tennis , well Nadal deserves praise for dethroning Federrer in the first place. He might be beatable, but he will give any player a run for their money while he’s on court.

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