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Hey everybody! Welcome!
There's a lot to life and there're a dozen million ways and more to discover it!
This is where I share all of my experiences and views.

A myriad of hues which blend into perfection, or well almost there about, that's life ... No wait, i've got to change that definition!!!... Now that's life!!! ;P... Es mi vida!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Picture 2- THE ABODE OF SPIRITUALITY

This picture was clicked in the April of '10, high up amidst the hills in the temple town of Tirumala-Tirupathi.

As the night sky spread across the spiritual centre, one can see tiny speckles of light which lit the sky that night... and with a keen eye, one can spot the 'Gopuram' of this erstwhile abode of Lord Venkateshwara.
Frequented by hundreds of thousands each year, and a place where I myself have been to many times over the years, this picture seemingly captures the spiritual calm while the tiny dots of light represent the guidance it gives to many a yearning mind and heart.
Yet, it belies the frenzy that lies within and beneath the cover of dark.
The many steps as you make the 14 km journey upto the summit, the scores of eager devotees that throng the santum sanctorum, and the peace one can appreciate right in the midst of all of this.

For anyone, who's been to this temple, the experience is unforgettable! 

Picture 1- ANTONYMS

This picture was clicked early on a February morning in '07!
The place 'Ghosai Ghat', near Srirangapattina!
The reason I'm compelled to include this picture is the fact that this flowing stream fascinated me.

If you notice one the far end, the stream is calm, snaking it's tranquil course through maze-like islands of rocks, in no particular hurry to reach it's eventual destination.  And yet, as it nears the camera, one can notice the elements of turbulence, roused from it's slumbers, it roars past, challenging any one who dares to near it.

This depiction of a quaint stream compels me to consider the striking similarity it bears to the human mind.
 One the one hand, we lay about, languishing in the dark alleys of our past; soaking in the melancholy, falling in and out of the realms of reality, and even as time beseeches us, the mind drifts...

And yet there are times, the mind races ahead of the body at a frighteningly frantic pace, ideas hurtle off every ticking millisecond, you're racing, yet you're trapped by your own speed! And as you run the race, you notice that you're the only one running it! Does that make you it's winner?
The mind in all it's complexity is home to some irreconcilable contradictions!

Which of the two is better, I know not, all I know is that I need both!

Friday, April 22, 2011

NEW ACTIVITY!

Hey guys,
this is a writing exercise... for me:)
And since we all know that a picture speaks a thousand words, I'll be sharing my thoughts 'bout these pics of mine!
As for the writing, it's called 'Flash Writing', and basically comprises of all I have to say in 12 sentences!It's a form I'm still discovering, but enjoying it all the same!
Thanks Kav, for introducing me to it!


NEW POST_RCB! :)

http://www.royalchallengers.com/fan-club/rain-rain...-whatre-you-doing-anyway-
Read it guys!!!:)

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Heya ppl,
planning on entering a short story contest....
need suggestion for genre to writ on...
pleezz helps!!! :)

Friday, April 08, 2011

Hey, just started blogging as a fantic Fan for RCB... frankly overwhelmed to see i've had 31 comments so far!!! whohoooo!!!!
Cheers, Nive!!!

Thursday, April 07, 2011

NEW ACTIVITY!

Hi all,
Now on I shall also be blogging for the Royal Challengers Bangalore!
So do follow me there as well, shall be giving regular updates right here!
My 1st post, titled:RCB-Prospects for IPL IV ... http://www.royalchallengers.com/fan-club/rcb-prospects-for-ipl-iv1
Check it out, and as ever any feedback is welcome!!!
Cheers,
Nive :D


Monday, April 04, 2011

THE MAESTRO

22 years, 453 ODIs and 18,111 runs and the prize is finally his!
Sachin- 'The Cricketing God'- Tendulkar stands tall amidst the shower of confetti, on home soil, proudly holding aloft the cup...- a sight no Indian fan can ever erase from memory!
Every time Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar walked out to bat this series, the reception was thunderous, but the man himself too seemed to be on a mission, to annex the elusive crown, the 6th attempt just had to get him there! And get him there it did! Finishing as the tournament's 2nd highest run getter, destiny couldn't have written a better script.
As one of the lucky few ones who witnessed the Maestro at his best (during the tied match against England @ the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in B'lore), trust me when I describe it as 'exhilarating'! The man has an insatiable quest for the game and the game itself seems to have anointed him her favourite son... Why else would fate hand him so many lives, as in the match against Pakistan?!
Nevertheless, she couldn't have chosen a better person, for Sachin's -'white as chalk'- record for over 2 decades stands testimony to the spirit with which he has played the game, a true ambassador for sport as at large!
Now, sitting at the foot of yet another peak (the 100th ton), Sachin is most definitely in a league of his own! But, such seems to be the calibre of this man that even at this juncture, he remains just as grounded as he was at 16!
India couldn't have asked for a better icon! Throwing himself around the field like a teenager, eagerly jogging up to to bowl and lethal as ever with the bat, SRT defies all logic, which is why I choose to call him an enigma!
Virat Kohli summed up a nation's emotions after the final when he said," Sachin has carried the burden of the entire nation so far, now it's for us to carry him!"... But. Sachin being who is never probably saw it as a 'burden' and so all we can say is 'Little Master, Jai Ho!!!'

Sunday, April 03, 2011

THE CAPTAIN’S CALL

Amidst the thunderous applause that reverberated through the Wankhede on the night of 2nd, April, 2011, Mahendra Singh Dhoni emerged to hold aloft the object of a million prayers, the World Cup Trophy!

Having silenced every wagging tongue, with a Captains innings of 91*, the Indian skipper not only sealed his place amongst the greatest ever captains, but also won a billion hearts!

Over a 7 year period, the boy from Ranchi has come a long way from the swaggering long haired youngster to the new (bald!) but extremely self assured individual carrying the (thankless) mantle of the ‘Captain of the Indian Cricket Team’. The T20 World Cup victory, Victories galore with the CSK IPL team (both, the IPL as well as the CL-T20) and now the World Cup itself, and with numero uno annexed in both Tests and ODIs, Dhoni has taken Indian Cricket to the pinnacle of success!

… And so everyone wants a piece of Dhoni! (Just look at the no. of ads he features in right now: Reebok, Sonata, Pepsi, Aircel… and the list goes on!)

Dhoni has proven to be a great strategist, a Captain who thinks on his feet, be it gambling with Joginder Sharma in the last over of the T20 final against Pakistan or sticking his neck and picking Ashish Nehra in the semi final, Dhoni’s calls have shown to be refreshing and inspired at most times! Apart from Captaincy, Dhoni also continues as India’s premier keeper as well as a premier batsman.

For someone who believes that Dhoni’s always had a good degree of luck going for him, I admit that I’ve been made to swallow my words. After all, what’s luck without talent and hard work eh!?!

So, the inevitable question, ‘Is Dhoni the greatest ever Indian Captain?... Ahead of Kapil Dev and Saurav Ganguly?...’ That’s still a difficult comparison to make. As for Kapil, I’ve no opinion (as I haven’t seen him during his playing days), but in my book he ties with Ganguly for the top spot!

The reason is: Ganguly had to build the team; Dhoni consolidated and took it forward. Ultimately, whatever one may say, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has indeligibly etched his name in the history book!

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!!!

... Feels amazing to finally be able to say this!
A gritty performance by a gritty team, guided by a gritty coach/mentor and backed by a gritty fan following running into millions!!!
India's 2nd CWC victory on the 2nd of April, 2011 couldn't have been scripted any better... coming as it did against co- hosts (and one of the teams of the tournament) Sri Lanka... at the original 'Mecca' of Indian cricket, Mumbai, a tailor made finale for the Maestro's last swansong in World Cups!!!
... And so when MSD rose to the occasion and slogged the ball for a 6 in the penultimate over, pandemonium resulted! The much hyped golden geese had finally gotten their hand around the Golden Cup!
But the victory was never as easy as one would have liked it to be! Jayawardene's classic knock under pressure, Pereira's flash in the pan heroics in the last couple of overs, and Malinga delivering those initial blows meant it required a whole lot of strategising and a lot more composure ( add a million prayers) , but as Sangakkara himself admitted, the 'better team won'!!!
A word about the opposition, Mahela and Sanga...RESPECT!!! And Murali, a genius, a bitter end to a stunning career, but nevertheless, he has a medal from '96 to keep him going!
... And so for a country obsessed with numbers and stats, this is indeed an ironic victory, no centuries scored, no fifers or hatricks taken and no hundredth century amassed, yet the victory was sweeeeet!!!
Dhoni, now having lifted the elusive cup, has finally cemented his place as the greatest ever captain! And as for the nation... Bleed Blue! The Cup has truly COME HOME! :D

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