Quote of the day

From “The Wrestler“:

I just want to say to you all tonight I’m very grateful to be here. A lot of people told me that I’d never wrestle again and that’s all I do. You know, if you live hard and play hard and you burn the candle at both ends, you pay the price for it. You know in this life you can loose everything you love, everything that loves you. Now I don’t hear as good as I used to and I forget stuff and I aint as pretty as I used to be but god damn it I’m still standing here and I’m The Ram. As times goes by, as times goes by, they say “he’s washed up”, “he’s finished” , “he’s a loser”, “he’s all through”. You know what? The only one that’s going to tell me when I’m through doing my thing is you people here.

The more I think about the movie, the more I love it. Also, the theme song, “The Wrestler” by Bruce Springsteen (lyrics) is just amazing. Must watch.

Cricket Genthu Movies Review

Random Notes

Some random notes from the extended weekend I am enjoying.

  1. Andrew Symonds is an idiot. Why would you call another player a “lump of shit”? That too on air. That too when you take offense at someone calling you a monkey. And that comment about Hayden’s wife. Funny, but not done!!
  2. Slumdog Millionaire is a good movie. But it does not deserve to be in the Top 250. And 10 Oscar nominations. Are you kidding me?? Frieda Pinto looks good 🙂
  3. The Wrestler is another good movie. Bottom line – you need someone to talk to. The scene where he is getting a lap dance, but is clearly not interested in it, is very real.
  4. The Big Lebowski is as random movie as any. For me, it is the one that comes closest to Cool Hand Luke. Must Watch.
  5. Will also be watching Milk. 

So there. 3 movies down. A couple more to go. Now that time well spent.


Ten Random Things

Rules of the game: Check if your name is at the end of this blog post. If so, type out a similar blog copy-pasting these rules. After that, list down 10 random things about yourself (that many do not know) and then tag 5 more people who have to do the same.

My List:

  1. I love doing nothing, and I mean nothing. Not even thinking. Just sit down and do nothing.
  2. I love walking. Also, I almost walk like Morpheus does in The Matrix – supremely aware of the people around me.
  3. Unlike Parul, I love being barefeet. In fact, I take off shoes at office in evenings. Once I almost got caught by our COO walking barefeet in office while he was showing clients around.
  4. I still can’t explain to my dad what I do for a living.
  5. I have a very short attention span. I can not work on something for very long.
  6. I am very bad with names – they just don’t stick.
  7. I love good music, but I hate musicals.
  8. I am a very light sleeper, and wake up to cellphones on vibration modes, and snores.
  9. I don’t understand why “Big Daddy” or “Independence Day” aren’t on the IMDB Top 250. For that matter I don’t understand why “A Clockwork Orange” is on it.
  10. I am a very biased person when it comes to liking sportspersons. I hate the Australian cricket team other than Warne and Lee. I like Schumi and hate Alonso. And I worship Tendulkar.

My Tags: Ojas



This guy is awesome. Actually, he is beyond awesome. He is the only other cricketer of the current bunch, after the God of course, I would pay to watch play. He wields the willow like no one, and scores his at will.

He is one off the old block. Days when cricket was not entertainment (no T20 tamasha), even though his game is very entertaining. Days when people loathed getting their clothes dirty. Days when saving a single was not too essential. When people did not want to slide across the field.

Now don’t get me wrong – I am not against fit players, I am huge Jonty fan – but then, he did save more runs every innings than some middle order score. I have always believed that though fitness is essential, it should not be the focus. Boon proved it. Arvinda De Silva proved it. Ranatunga walked singles. Inzy bhai did not care about single. Actually he did not need to. Why run singles when you can easily score boundaries. Even though Sehwag ain’t built the same way, he plays in a similar fashion. He isn’t too enthued about running, or warm-ups, or too much of fitness nonsense. He sees the ball, he knows he needs to score, and does exactly that.

As for me, as long as he keeps playing like he did during his 195 at the MCG or the 83 at Chennai against the Poms, I don’t care. He is, without doubt, the most entertaining batsman in cricket today.

Inspired by this post.

Crib MBA Apping

Piece of advice…

… to all you BSchools out there. If you have just denied me a place on your program, in all probablity I am not interested in joining some social network for applicants! Please, it hurts.

Oh, and just so that you know, it cannot be approximately 324 people. It can be approximately 320, or 330. Not 324 – from where did you round off, 323.69 applicants??