balls of steel…

7 Jan
2007

no no no no no….busy….heck no….

ummm…yeah…vacationing…and hence lazy….more like it…!! not that life stopped…so hv a lot to share…so much that i hv forgotten most of it…

Solstice

Cudnt have asked for more….it was jst perfect. everything abt it…! meeting everyone again..walking down those roads again…as if you had never left…spending time doing just about nothing…! it was bliss all over. i guess the only thing that i like about work is the fact that i can now afford to fly kingfisher frm hyd to delh…instead of air deccan. its another case that i flew indigo…! but u get the point..!! student life…no matter what said and done…and no matter how many friggin assignments…is still far better…! and i hv been saying this right from my MSU days…!

the following month seems to be ISB travel month. Will (hope to atleast) visit it atleast 3 times before the final placements. A is getting married this 28th…so plannin to attend that too…!! wuuuhuuuu

New Years

Now…dont get me wrong here. Its not always that a consultant will get 10 days off…in the middle of an engagement. but things worked out. for the better. yes…i was working…frm home…so things werent as tight as they are once in Dubai. so had an awesomely chilled time. wonderful…! and yeah…the NY party was great…and i hvnt seen as much fog as i did tht night..!! it was crazy…..my left hand kept shouting….where the f is my right hand man…!!!

Misc.

Yesterday I met the weirdest guy in the history of mankind. in some loose sense i would also call him the man with balls of the hardest steel

so its airplane waiting time at the airport lounge. and the test is placed sexy. with another 70 runs to win and 4 wickets in hand…it could have gone any way. and kumble was bowling like god…so everyone was hooked on. there is this sweet 32 inch LCD screen…with all the sofas in front. however…there is one which is right below the LCD…facing all other sofas.

now i do understand that some people dont like cricket. or lets say dont enjoy it as much. and thats fine…seriously. i think they should just change their nationality if they are indians…or continue to live with a foreign passport…and they will do just fine.

but no…this gentleman…indian…in his 50s maybe…decides to show the world his mind. so when some 50 odd souls are watching the screen…following the match…he enters the lounge…and sit on the sofa right below the screen. so now…he is facing the entire crowd…!!!

dont miss this historic moment in history people…! there is a screen with decent volume…and almost everyone is wathcing that. and there is this dude…who is facing everyone…and looking right into their eyes…

and then he does it…the act that will catapult him to the hall of fame. he shakes his head….left to right…and goes….tsk tsk tsk tsk tsk….for almost 20 odd seconds.

HE WAS FRIGGIN PITYING US…

one half of my brain was giving his a standing ovation…the other was imagining the plight of his kids at the loss of their father…!!

crazy….

and surely balls of steel….

but what was he thinkin…???

~a

12 Responses to balls of steel…

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Suresh S

January 10th, 2007 at 6:07 am

Hi ankur, Gr8 to c bck. I hope u had a rocking time @ solstice!!!
Happy New Year! Have a gr8 year ahead!!!

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Ram

January 10th, 2007 at 9:52 am

waaarrrrikkkkoooooo,

give me a buzz when u r in India next. I am never able to reach you on your cell even on weekends.

ram

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ankur

January 10th, 2007 at 12:00 pm

Suresh
Loved it dude…loved it..!!!

Ram:
Abbe saale…same here. tera phone kabhi bhi nahi miltaaa..! will try again this weekend…

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svety

January 10th, 2007 at 4:47 pm

this has to be one of the most engaging anecdotes I have ever read…and what a climax man…keep writing

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ankur

January 10th, 2007 at 4:51 pm

Svety
Thanks so much. Will surely keep writing…

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Anonymous

January 13th, 2007 at 6:53 pm

Man…am i a fan or what..great anecdotes….

-a regular reader

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ankur

January 15th, 2007 at 2:33 am

-regular reader…
thank god u didnt tell me who u were…cause i usually not appreciate of people randomly telling me their names and all tht…!! (sarcasm…!)

and thanks for readin dude…will continue to serve u…

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Kapil

January 20th, 2007 at 11:43 am

dude…even i do find hard to understand the indian fascination for ‘watchin cricket’…especially whn our team is a such a lousy one…

It reminds me of Ed Woods the American film maker who was voted the ‘worst ever director’….thrz a movie on him made by tim burton, with Johnny Depp reprising the role .. do check it out..
Maybe v shud adopt the Aussie cricketers..Im sure our cricket board can afford it..

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Kapil

January 20th, 2007 at 11:51 am

And dude… I dnt think one shld equate Indianness with fascination for watching cricket.. its as screwed as watchin porn to prove ur virility ???

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ankur

January 22nd, 2007 at 1:30 am

Kapil:
Its hard not to do so. especially after today’s rocking match..!! too bad…i read the comment on the wrong day..! :)

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Kapil

January 22nd, 2007 at 2:46 pm

too bad..waise dada’s made a rocky baloa’ish comeback…nonetheless u saw how we almost snatched defeat frm victory…dude might strt supporting golf or chess..atleast v r somewhr thr

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ankur

January 22nd, 2007 at 3:06 pm

its too much into the system now dude…!! cant help it…! :(

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