Sachin, Scorsese and Sunday

Cricketing greats choose Lara over Sachin as the greatest of our era. While agree that Lara is definitely the more stylish of the two, I rate Sachin much higher for just one reason. Lara (or any other great) never had to carry the hopes of a billion people alone. There was time people used to say “Lets go home and cry. We cannot win from here on.” (actually happened in Sarjah, when Sachin mauled the Aussies) when Tendulkar was dismissed.So say all you can and rate all you can, Sachin remains there alone, head and shoulders above all greats (probably just a tad bit below the Don though.) Here is something that explains it all, from JaiArjun Singh,

But Tendulkar is a batsman in a sport that thrives on them. Even his worst critics, even those who denounce him in the final analysis as being a false god, will – if only years after his retirement – find it somewhere in their embittered hearts to acknowledge that there was a time, however brief, when he brightened their gloomiest hours like no one else could.

I might probably watch The Departed (#62 on IMDB Top 250) today. It has been rated as the greatest Scorsese movie after the Goodfellas (#22 on IMDB Top 250). Review after I am done with it. Even if it is half as good, it would be worth the money I spend on it.

Last but not the least. Ending it with a quote for the day from the movie Good Will Hunting.

Lambeau: Sometimes I wish I had never met you. Because then I could go to sleep at night not knowing there was someone like you out there.

Laughing so hard – no net acronym!!

Check out this website. Sure to waste loads of your valuable time everyday. Check the sample below.

<Mak> Aimee, well that’s your opinion, and I have my opinion about you. I don’t bring my opinion up, so I’d love it if in return you’d do the same, if only for common courtesy 🙂
<Aimee> I’d love to hear your opinion about me hon.
<Aimee> Perhaps you could write a book?
<Aimee> and name it “Things Aimee doesn’t care about, by Makat”
<Mak> Chapter 1: Other people

November – What a month!!

I just started thinking in the evening and arrived at the conclusion that November is a damn important month of the year for me. And I am trying to list down the reasons.

  • November 3rd – Birthday of the person I love the most in this world, my brother. Incidentally, also the birthday of a good buddy Anoop Sankar.
  • November 4th – For a very personal reason.
  • November 6th – Shailesh Bhai ka B’Day .
  • November 7th – I complete my one year at my present job.
  • November 17th – Birthday of two of my closest friends, Jeete and TK.
  • November 24th – Birthday of another on of my closest friends, Misra.
  • November 25th – Wedding anniversary of a cousin, Manoj. Now the wedding of another good friend, Joy.
  • November 26th – Birthday of a cousin, Nisha.

Also, November is the part of “November Rain” – my favourite song 🙂

Six word story


Ernest Hemingway was once prodded to compose a complete story in six words. His answer, personally felt to be his best prose ever, was “For sale: baby shoes, never used.” Some people say it was to settle a bar bet. Others say it was a personal challenge directed at other famous authors.

Wired magazine did a take of its own here.

My tries:

He turned, and walked. She stood.

And they stared at the sun.