CSK- Stroke of luck or triumphant struck?

‘Oh, the matches are fixed yaar!’, ‘ That player was dropped. I wonder for how much?’, ‘If the finals are in Chennai? then Chennai will surely win. What nonsense!’. OK! Like, SERIOUSLY!

No, I am not whining and yes, my dormant site had to be revived sooner or later but this grouse that has started doing its absurd rounds lately on every platform possible has got me thinking, the other eight teams win, they call it their knack but when CSK does the same, they literally get a whip crack. Agreed, we did have a gnarled, bumpy set of league matches but hey, we did score and we SO did win a few crucial matches like bosses! Now, where did you give your grand entry Miss. Kismet? If only you had a mouth to explain stuff. Luck favoured CSK by letting DC win, MSD has all the luck in the world and luck is the sole term that CSK swears by, yea..yea, apparently you think we are a bunch of bloopers randomly picked and formed into a group in the name of cricket who just happened to be a part of all the five qualifier tables, been in one semi-final by accident, chanced upon 4 finals and it was just a simple case of wheel-of-fortune that we ended up with the trophies…oh wait, twice in a row, right? Some credit please, amigos? If we fixed stuff we wouldn’t be hanging by a thread in the play-offs table’s last spot now, would we? If we dealt, others would have been dealing too. Simple as a dot. And the whole ruck muck of us being unfair contenders in the play-offs. Ok, now, you leave me no choice but to demand some credit here! How come you don’t target your ever so favourite EPLs the same way? Ok, I wouldn’t want to go there. Really. But, if prediction becomes the game, a whole world known as co-incidence would be non-existent. Supporters gonna support, haters gonna hate but loyalists remain. One track minds and their ill-timed pessimistic juice oozes, I have to say, are very unbecoming and why bring the spirit of the game into it?

No fair, letting Lady Luck have all the gravy and leave us with mere morsels. Common, she has a say when she’s full as a python. Why thrust obesity on her? And yes, it is obvious I am on Chennai’s side, being a true-blue Madrasi growing up in a town where a cricket match was witnessed with rapt attention regardless of the teams and hell, the SUN, where the family’s boys would rather watch a repeat telecast of a 1994 match and still clap hands for a sixer they knew was due in the next two minutes and where her dad would emotionally choke with an unfeigned childlike smile being a spectator of an ecstatic national win, my heart and every part that it pumps blood into are fastened to this land and everything about it. Concrete to commitment and unswerving in love. It gives me not only joy to talk proud of my team’s achievements on a Facebook page or a twit turf but something beyond that, a sense of being truly exultant, kind of like that moment you just WANT to be animated on purpose to tick your friend/neighbour off.

Being expressive is one, not caring about the effect it particularly brings on a person or people as a whole is something else. I may think it is sad to see a good portion of people doing exactly that but on the other hand, freedom of expression deserves its due respect. Every team has done its utmost best, in attempting to beat the odds to tread victory and I must say, all the teams put together have done the game proud, superlative. Hence, the credit, equally divided among all would go to every single team, a true winner in spirit and soul. I do not put any team down nor can you find me giving up on mine, I am an Indian after all and what do us brothers and sisters traditionally do most of the time? Well, I’d like to call it Jolly Fisticuffs.It would justifiably be forgotten in time for the next to crop up keeping the balance good to go. Sigh, who would like an everyday dosage of idli anyway?

Chennai, it thumps its way to glory. Luck on our side? Now, who is going to have to complain about that anyway?! No luck? Well, it just keeps thumping, and if necessary, harder but never to stall and never to deter, accepting and respecting the due ramifications. Yes, we are aggressive. Yes, we are high-spirited. Oh yes, we so totally are a bunch of fire balls. Never to cease, never to flicker, we roar our way transcending boundaries, stimulated, leaving its spark. Not because we aspire to but we deserve to.

CSK, well, Chennai, truly a way of life. My de facto way of life, thankyouverymuch.


SUPERSTAR yaaru nu kettaa…

A saga.

Happy birthday 62 to a man who gave Wayfarers the due credit it deserved, revolutionized smoking trends and quite simply changed the course of film history with nothing but just a simple flick of his hair.
Here’s to him celebrating many many more to come, the true Rockstar way. 🙂

Flickr Tag Trail

Found this on FreakSpace and completely fell in love with it. These tag thingys can be super duper fun some times. Before you try it out, there are a few rules to follow:

1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search.

2. Using only the first page, pick an image.

3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

I shall let the pic-grid speak for itself. So here goes…


1. What is your first name?

Vandhana. Eight letters long and distorted in eight hundred different ways.

2. What is your favourite food? Right now?

Dim sum. Particularly the shrimp dumplings with soy, fried red chilli and Worcestershire sauces.  Yummo!

3. What high school did you go to?

School hopping exploitation-Big time! The best of the lot that I went to belongs to him.

4. What is your favourite colour?

Love the colour of wine. Burgundy (Thanks Su)

5. Who is your celebrity crush?

Si! Si! Patrick Dempsey 😀

6. Favourite drink?

Pepsi addict.

7. Dream vacation?

Roma! 😀

8. Favourtie dessert?

Hot walnut brownie with vanilla ice-cream, roasted cashews…the works.

9. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Always smiling. Eeee! 😀

10. What do you love most in life?

Vibrant colours and Pandas.

11. One word to describe you:

The round-the-clock thing I like, do and get lost into the most. Dreamer.

12. Your Flickr name:


Photo Credits:

1.Van 2. Shrimp dumplings 3. CV 4. Colour wine 5. Patrick Dempsey 6. Pepsi 7. Rome 8. Brownie 9. Smile 10. Panda 11. Dreamer 12. Biriyani

Get tagging! 🙂

Hiatus Broken

Almost four months. That is exactly the thing a blogger should not follow. Its not like my blog pulls in rapt traffic but solely for me to improve my writing/communication skills which is slowly beginning to attain super reek stage and to write stuff the way I want to and the way my eyes see it. I honestly do not know what to write at the moment that can spell sense in some way but I just wanted to make sure I write something which takes off from where I left on March 14. So much has happened and I’ll make sure every detail is covered in the bestest mode possible. Officially, I’m in blog-louve now, every second relished! 😀

Economics Simplified

International economics classified with cows and milk.Interesting read.

Court:Mala Raj

You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none.
You feel guilty for being successful.

You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none.

You have two cows.
The government takes one and
gives it to your neighbor.
You form a cooperative to tell
him how to manage his cow.

You have two cows.
The government seizes both and
provides you with milk.
You wait in line for hours to get it.
It is expensive and sour.

You have two cows.
You sell one, buy a bull, and
build a herd of cows.

Read more

My A-Z tag registry

Tagged by Suraksha. Stuff 26 I love best! 😀

A-Available? :Sure,for a nice gourmet meal at Pier 66.Also for rummy with coke,lays and a comforter. 😀

B-Best friend: My soul sister EI.Knows me inside-out,upside-down.

C-Cake or Pie:Cake.Hot walnut brownie cake topped with hot chocolate fudge combined with two scoops vanilla ice-cream with choco-chip cookie sprinkle,preferably with a good dose of whipped cream and ofcourse,solitude.*I sure know how 24-carat bliss works out* Slurpp! 😀

D-Drink of choice: Pepsi.I’m addicted.

E-Essential thing used everyday: Kohl,moisturiser and occasionally my mind.

F-Favorite color: Rich plum/Burgundy.

G-Gummi bears or worms: Gummy worms.Peach flavored gummy yummy worms.

Hometown: MADras.

I-Indulgence: Shoes.Shopping.Sushi.

J-January or February:January.Marked my entry into the world and blogdom.

K-Kids and names:Kids…Oh yes,lots! Names…Oh no,I’m lost!

L-Life is incomplete without: First love, girl talk and three unexecuted dreams.

M-Marriage date:Errrr….

N-Number of siblings:Zilch.Only child.Pretty much louving it!

O-Oranges or apples: Apples.

P-Phobias: Horror movies.

Q-Quote(s): Its not true that I had nothing on.I had the radio on.-Marilyn Monroe

R-Reason to smile: I really don’t have any.I follow the CV motto. 🙂

S-Season: Summer.I love the sun.

T-Tag three people: Su,San,Sne.

U-Unknown fact about me: I experiment with make-up during deranged hours.

V-Vegetable you do not like: Bittergourd.Blergh!

W-Worst habit:Procrastination.

X-rays you have had: Abdomen(Keeping in mind what I consume…Duh!)

Y-Your favourite food:Waikiki shrimp bowl.

Z-Zodiac: Capricorn