A Quote for life!

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Specialization is for Insects

Robert A Heinlein
(American science-fiction writer,1907-1988)

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Goodbye 2011

Out of site is out of mind. This is a saying from the yester years. How far is it true?

Well, it is true a lot!

The year 2011 is about to end and a brand new 2012 is peeping out of the womb of time, which passes by with each moment, and unless you have a time machine with you, 2011 will be gone forever.

This has been a good year; however, this year has brought many changes in to my life, like all the other years did. Both professionally and personally, there are so many things that happened in 2011 AD. If one opens the internet and searches for top happenings in the year, the browser will be flooded with those incidents – from Anna Hazare’s fight against corruption to Tsunami in Japan; from revolts in Libya and Egypt to Indian Win in 10th ODI Cricket World Cup.

Will we remember all these events in the coming years?

Hard to confirm that we will remember these happenings around the world which shook us when they took place! We never remembered the happenings, which were equally important and marvelous from the yester years; then, why should we remember the events that took place in 2011? What is special about this year?

We will not remember all of them, while some of them will reappear in front of our eyes and we will be coerced to pull references of these events in the future too. But, that would not reduce the importance of any of those events, will that?

Similarly, there are lots of my friends, who once were my heart beats, but are not around now – they are not near me, or in front of my eyes. They were not contacted in 2011, well, many were not! But that does not mean their importance has just disappeared! No!

In these late days into the year 2011, I remember each of my friends and recollect those wonderful moments that we passed together, that went down the memory lanes, but are still vibrant enough. I hope we will meet once, once again!

With this, let me bid goodbye to 2011. Hope we will have a better world and a ‘better me’ in the forthcoming 2012 AD. Let us welcome 2012 with all heart! Good luck to all of you, reading this and to those who could not. The world population has reached 7 Billion this year and I do hope that all of them would read what I am writing here, but it seems not plausible…

Thank you for reading me. Do not forget to share too, for we grow when we share and sharing is always caring.



Friday, December 9, 2011

Supreme Knock by Virendra Sehwag

The Man, the Machine – the Virendra Sehwag! Herculean Effort! Sehwag today, playing against West Indies, scored 219 runs in the 4th match in the ongoing ODI Series. He broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 200* runs with some mind blowing and Sehwag-like shots which sent the West Indian bowlers all over the park. There are lots of records associated with that inning of the master Indian opening batsman, which you can get in the internet. I would just like to bow down to the destroyer of any bowling attack and wish him all the best with whatever he does in the future for India, for us and for me, as a fan of cricket and the Indian Cricket Team.

This is what he said right after his memorable inning of 219 which came in just 149 balls:

I was telling Gambhir that if we are patient, we can get big runs here. The wicket was good, the outfield was fast and the boundaries were short. True batting wicket, you just have to spend some time and carry on with the shots. I picked the gaps and when I hit it straight, it went for sixes. Thanks to my family and friends. Our top order was not contributing and we needed starts. I never changed my style of play, I played my shots throughout, I just wanted to score runs in the batting powerplay and knew I would get there if I stay on the wicket. When Sammy dropped that catch, I thought god was with me and I just wanted to stay till the 45th over. I am 33 years now, I am an old man and my back is stiff, I will have an ice bath and try to get back on the field.

Sachin Tendulkar said that he is happy that an Indian broke his record. Dave Warner was up till late night to watch that inning; tomorrow he has got a test match to play! Chris Gayle called it a 'Child Abuse!' Click here to see what others have said in the very first few moments on Sehwag’s inning.

Well Done, Viru! We are, and we will always be proud of you.

PS: This is my 201st Post…


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