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What are the English gloating about? July 25, 2013

Posted by Ankit Poddar in Cricket Rant, Humor Rant.
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No seriously, what are they gloating about?

That they have a new prince? That they have won in rugby? That they have  a Brit Wimbledon champ after so long? That they have the Aussies on the mat in The Ashes?

You would read all the questions listed above and if you are an Englishman, respond with a resounding “Yeah!” So for the Englishmen, this is my response.

    1. You have  a new prince, in prince George Louis. Well, good for the namesake royalty. But really, is that really worth gloating about? That the father of the child had the balls to father a child? I belong to a country of over 120 cr. in population. Seriously, birthing a child is no big deal for us Indians, we bring a new life in this world almost every second.
    2. Rugby. Well, really who cares about that sport in India. Sachin Tendulkar doesn’t play rugby.
    3. Brit Wimbledon champ. Well, for one, it is just one of the Slams held every year and it shows the lack of depth in the English tennis lines that you did not have a champ in a slam held in your country for so many years. And for second, weren’t we reminded every year of Andy Murray’s Scottish background until this one? Suddenly, he is all Brit?
    4. The Ashes. Australia have lost only 2 of the first 2 tests in the 5 test match series and boy, they have every chance in hell to make a fightback happen and win the Ashes urn this time around. Well, may not every chance in hell, but a mathematical / statistical chance nevertheless. So why don’t you first ensure that the series is indeed won and the urn is locked in your cupboards for the next 15 4 months.

No seriously, what are they gloating about?

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3 Changes in Life – Or Why my mum is a worried woman July 13, 2013

Posted by Ankit Poddar in Featured, Humor Rant, JAR-gon.
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You need a certain amount of passion, a good laptop and a lot of time to maintain a blog regularly and post every now and then. But then, I don’t have all of that. Definitely not a good laptop (Rajesh from IT, sun raha hai na tu, ro raha hun mein!). But then, I read @ofnosurnamefame and I was so floored by it, that I decided that I should be back on this page and write something.

So what has changed for me in the last 11 months? Now, that I put it up here, I realize how much I have missed writing. And while this is not an attempt to write the best comeback post, it is only an attempt to get my mojo flowing again. Yeah baby, I just wanted to use an Austin Powers, and look I have used three. Two, you point out? Oh baby, Behave!

So what has changed for me in the last 11 months?

  1. Well, for one, I didn’t write on this page. I attempted to revive All Padded Up,with a bunch of friends and all of the king’s men couldn’t put up Humpty Dumpty together again.

  2. Friends have moved on with their lives. Trying to find better jobs, better opportunities, to study or simply on their way. My job, you ask, well it couldn’t have been better. Well, it could be. It could be paying more, giving more time off, but then to tell you the truth, I love every bit of it and I wouldn’t want to exchange it for anything.

  3. Fell in love. Crazy about that somebody and excited about the possibilities that this relationship might bring. My mum is sensing changes (improvements as most women in my life would want to term it – women = mum and her) and she is worried as to what is making these changes happen. I think I will let her be worried a little more.

Well, frankly, that’s all that is to me. What about you? Let me know. Or not. I am just trying to get my mojo back, yeah baby, behave!