Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Only the mediocre are always at their best.
- Jean Giraudoux
This is so true. Everyone wants to be above average but do not understand that for the term "average" to exist there should be equal number of people below it. No one is at their best all the time.
Let is take things as we find them; let us not distort them into what they are not. We cannot make facts. All our wishing cannot change them. We must use them.
- John Henry Cardinal Newman
Now I liked this one. I have been listening to people say shit about what should be ideal and that the ideal solution is only the ideal solution without accounting for reality. This quote just reflects and emphasizes what I want to say.
And this one is just too cool:-
The governments view of the economy can be summed up in few short phrases; If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, regulate it.
- Ronald Reagan
Saturday, November 14, 2009
What is similar and should be noted that these men, inspite of knowing the perils to their life, put the country at the highest priority.
And also that people like Vaidya are forever remembered by people who know the value of his contribution, by acknowledging him 23 years down the line in some country other than his own.
- General Sarath Fonseka (CDS of Sri-Lankan defence forces and a beloved war hero for the Lankans)
General Fonseka , in my opinion truly resembles the ultra nationalist who is one of the rare few who have a vision for their country. Even if this statement clearly displays his racial bias against the Tamils, he looks like the person who knows what should be done and has the power to do whatever should be done to lead his country into being a successful one; one with equality and justuce for people of all races.
Fonseka wants to quit the army and serve the nation in some other capacity, that of the president. May he become that and may we have everlasting peace in atleast one of our neighbouring country
Friday, November 13, 2009
Rediff posed this question to people and I decided to dig deep into the answers 3 men came up with.
Man 1 says(name withheld to protect privacy although you can google this article up and find who the fuck he is)
1. I shall travel all the world by plane.
2. I shall date as many girls as I can.
3. I want to kiss Aishwarya Rai.
4. I want to taste non-vegetarian food to see how it feels, because I am vegetarian.
5. I shall leave my job and go home to live with my family in my village.
6. I shall stop doing everything else and give all my time to my wife and daughter.
7. I shall go to gambling bars and play upto such a time that I have either nothing left to lose or win so much that I go to sleep right there.
8. I shall attend the marriages of all my relatives, which I used to miss when I had my job.
9. I shall buy a car and drive it for as long as I can.
10. I shall play cartoon games so as to remain happy upto the end of life.
See the order of the highlighted answers.
Also see Man 2:
1. Keep reducing my extra weight and get slim before I die.
2. Have sex for 1-2 weeks.
3. Resign from my job and spend time with my parents.
4. Spend time with disabled children.
5. Fly a fighter jet (getting permission to do so somehow).
6. Roam extensively around India to all religious places.
7. Visit the most haunted place in India.
8. Tell the girl I love how I feel and ask for a date.
9. Eat the most exotic vegetarian delicacies in India.
Again he got the order wrong.
Man 3 is a little less pervert
1. Spend most of the time with my wife and kids.
2. Visit America's Las Vegas.
3. Liquidate all my investments.
4. Slap all my foes.
5. Fall in love.
6. Throw a party and invite everybody in town.
7. Fly a fighter plane.
8. Stop going to work.
9. Dance will all good-looking girls.
10. Die near water, holding my kids' hands.
You can clearly see that men love sex more than anything else!!!!!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
- William Wirt
I have come to believe in this statement in my pre-final year of engineering. And I enjoy doing this. I wish I had known this earlier.
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
I do not to agree with his decision to leave Mumbai. His argument that playing for Assam will help reinvent himself as a batsman and captain seems inadequate. In Ranji Trophy cricket, earning a Mumbai call up is equivalent to earning the baggy green in Australia. I believe any player if given the option would like to be the 12th man wearing the baggy green than be the captain of minnow side. There is surely more to this than meets the eye.
As an ardent Mumbai cricket fan, I am deeply saddened by the prospect of not seeing Mazumdar in the starting line up this next time when Mumbai step out on Wankhede to defend their title and to earn their record 39th title. Although batsmen like Jaffer, Rahane and Sharma will ensure that batting department is looked after well, the abscence of Mazumdar is bound to be felt. He was the Prodigal son of Mumbai cricket and we fans have always looked upon him to deliver the goods when the time had come.
Although his role in the lineup was similar to Dravid's role in the Indian team, I will not call him as 'The Wall' or 'Dravid'of Mumbai. It was due to sheer luck that out of Dravid and Muzumdar, both batsmen of immensely great talent, Dravid got the call ahead of Muzumdar. Dravid capitalised on his goods and Muzumdar never got a look in later. God knows had Muzumdar got a call before Dravid, he would have ended up being the Wall. He is probably the best example of the abundance of talent in Mumbai cricket. He was the batsman who sat padded up for 3 days continuously in the dressing room because Tendulkar and Kambli were out there scoring a record 350 partnership in the school league (they all were schoolmates and played for the team). He is probably one of the few players in the world who could have warranted a place in any international side in the world. Ironically he is also one of the rare few of them who did not get to represent any.
He is 31 runs away from being the all times highest run scorer in Ranji Trophy history. I pray that he achieves this record at the earliest and hopefully sometime in the future retrns to play one last time for his home - Mumbai
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Monday, June 01, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
It would be possible to describe everything scientifically, but it would make no sense; it would be without meaning, as if you described a Beethoven symphony as a variation of wave pressure.
As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain; as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.
This is a more famous one -
If A equals success, then the formula is A = X + Y + Z. X is work. Y is play. Z is keep your mouth shut.
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
And this is the last one for which I endeavoured to find all this.
If you are out to describe the truth, leave elegance to the tailor.
Was watching a documentary where the narrator quoted Einstein. I liked this one pretty much. To get the exact context in which this was used by the narrator, see this.
Monday, February 02, 2009
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
This is very demeaning to the nation of India, and also can be considered as a diplomatic failure that a rogue state like Pakistan makes such hostile statements, harbours hostile attitude, plans the disintegration of this great country (albeit with a lot of failure) and is allowed to go scot-free everytime.
When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn't work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me.
- Emo Phillips
The second one is real funny and and also demands thought from the reader. Isn't this quite an explanation to why most criminals come from poor and illiterate families???
Don't stay in bed, unless you can make money in bed.
First you forget names, then you forget faces. Next you forget to pull your zipper up and finally, you forget to pull it down.
- George Burns
Here also the second quote is rather a very true and a canny description of things which should treated with great sensitivity.