September 30, 2005

Jha(k-ass) in danger of losing his job

September 30, 2005 Posted by Vijay , 3 comments
Jha(k-ass) going to lose his job
By a bloggespondent
Bangalore, September 30, 2005

Sanjay Jha, the editor in chief of cricketnext.com will have to shut down his website according to latest reports. According to a leading national daily, The Gangulygraph, Sanjay will be facing near bankruptcy amidst reports of the falling fortunes of floating captain Sourav Ganguly. As a last ditched effort to revive the falling fortunes of Sourav, Sanjay has pleaded on his website to readers in his column - An open letter to Sourav Ganguly to re-consider Ganguly in the playing eleven atleast as a err.. captain ??!! The daily also mentioned how, Sanjay has accused the best all rounder in the world, Andrew Flintoff, as a liar, after the excerpts from Flintoff's autobiography were published. It might sound strange though, that the autoboigraphy was written well before even this controversy started. According to typical Indian emotional mentality, Jha has tried his best to fight against all those who fight Ganguly, the news report says.Sanjay Jha has openly supported Ganguly on his site, with polls, which cannot but, give a result in favor of Ganguly. And thus, he has proved on his website that Ganguly is what India needs, and Ganguly did the right thing, the report said.(CricketNext had voted for Sourav Ganguly and stands by it. )

Sources said, that Ganguly funds cricketnext.com and Jha is wary of Ganguly's future. Sources said, if Ganguly were to lose his captaincy, it will automatically mean his ouster from the cricket team. The report also says that, to keep Ganguly's flag flying high, Harbhajan Singh has agreed to write a column on how Chappell creates rift in the team and how HARD Ganguly trains in the gym, but has not revealed under what name Bhajji will write the column. Reliable sources say, the name Bhajji will use to write these columns could be Chaddi.

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September 29, 2005

Genesis of my blog url

September 29, 2005 Posted by Vijay , 2 comments
Well well well, some confusion people. I love cartoons, Tom & Jerry, and Looney Tunes. Bugs Bunny is my favorite. I know, I sound now like a 2nd grade student writing an essay on the topic "What do you like ?". But when it comes to cartoons, I bet no one can hide their excitement, least of all me :)

Coming to the crux of the matter, I created this url, (look at the addressbar please, do I have to type it again ??!!) and another yahoo id of mine, after I heard the character Sylvester in the Looney Tunes strip say - "Suffering Socrates". Well, that's what I HEARD , while watching it on television. And , being impulsive, I found such a thing funny, and promptly went ahead and created a yahoo id on those lines and now the url for this blog. Well, guess what ? Apparently, Suffering Socrates is NOT the dialogue that Sylvester says in the Tweety Bird mysteries and the Looney Tunes cartoons. It goes like - "Sufferin' succotash.". Sigghhh, now, that's what I call hearing impaired. But I want to justify my url name for the simple reason that, the accent of Sylvester was not quite tangible. Hence the mistake, but I really don't regret. I think sufferingsocrates sounds more funny :) ..

And FYI .. succotash means - fresh corn and lima beans with butter or cream Really, I don't see any resemblance at all with Socrates !!!

September 28, 2005

Jhakas nahi, Jack-ass

September 28, 2005 Posted by Vijay No comments
The title for the post couldn't have been more appropriate, with the disgusting way in which the Managing editor of cricketnext.com, Sanjay Jha writes his articles. He has a column named, JHAkas, (For the Jha and the Kas), so for a more elaborate expression of my disgust , I have named this post accordingly as Jackass. Again, on the news channel yesterday, he was going hammer and tongs at Greg Chappell. He started getting all senti, saying "sob sob, why a foreign coach, can't India have an Indian coach , sob sob". What does Jha have against Greg Chappell. Look at his website, the first 4 headlines today are trying to tarnish Greg's name in India. What a wonderful day for Jackass oops, sorry JhaKASS(much better) to pounce yesterday. BCCI, didn't even mention a word about Greg's email, and buried it, and Sourav was given a clean chit. So, Greg's credibilty is in question now. Well, I must confess, this was expected from Dalmiya, oops, Ranbir Singh Mahindra, to vie for Ganguly.

And thence pounces our man, JHAKASS !! Have a look at his site, this guy, doesn't have Indian cricket in mind I say. He works for a group, the Dalmiya, the Gangulys, I don't know who ! But he sure does work for them. I still can't post a feedback to JHAKASS on his articles. Boy, what a website. Oye Jhakass, pehle apna site theek kar, uske baad, Indian cricket ko theek banaane ki koshish kar.Hey everyone, if you have genuine Indian cricket's goodwill in mind DONT VISIT CRICKETNEXT.COM. Read my previous post for more details on JHAKASS.

September 27, 2005

Cowering for Cover

September 27, 2005 Posted by Vijay 2 comments
This, in response to an article written by Sanjay Jha, editor of cricketnext.com.

Hi Sanjay,

I read your article and I have also seen you express your views on this whole spat on a news channel. I regret to say, that you are swaying far too much on Sourav's side, for whatever inexplicable reasons.

First and foremost, the whole thing got started with Sourav's revelation on a television channel that he'd been asked to step down. And, quite predictably, and happily for people like you, Chappell made a note of clarification to the media. Strangely(or maybe not !), I didn't find a mention of such a gentlemanly gesture from Chappell on your site, while you should have been condemning the immature and kiddish behaviour of Sourav, for disclosing what happened in the dressing room.

I would not take a second opinion regarding the fitness of the prince of Kolkata, who is the worst fielder in the Indian team alongside, Ashish Nehra. And, the pressure which has been plaguing him, has definitely, gotten to him and he is taking shelter behind the fast disappearing stature of Mr. Dalmiya, like a kid, who does a mistake and cowers behind it's parent. And Dalmiya, contrary to your reports, of winning another election, is going to badly be ripped apart in this one, what with revelations of his advise to Sourav. I hope cricketnext.com doesn't fund people in Kolkata, to take out a strike against Chappell, to get the life out of a dead career that is Sourav's.

- Vijay

And of all things, the website doesn't work, when I try to post a feedback to Mr Sanjay Jha. What a site !!!

September 16, 2005

Media is going way too far ..

September 16, 2005 Posted by Vijay 2 comments
What is dogging Indian cricket ? What is the inside story ? Why is Ganguly under pressure ? Well, the Indian media, has it's way when it comes to creating divides in the Indian team. It will publish the story in the front page , then on the 15th page and then on its website. They will conclude VERY logically, that if Indian skipper was asked to step down, it was said so by the coach himself. Then what does the media do ? It takes it the next step forward, dig the skipper more AND more and brainwash the reader into believing that the skipper was indeed asked to step down by the coach himself. Any proof for the reader ? naah, believe the media dammit.

I believe whatever issues have been raised about Ganguly's captaincy, have been blown out of proportion by the media, and the spicy news is always what can keep the media groups shining on and on. And then, they conduct polls, and come out saying, India indeed needs a change of captaincy. I am not here to justify Ganguly's stance as a skipper. It is a known fact that he has not been performing well in the past year or so. So there can be no compromise on that count. But, to poke into the dressing room, get news which never might have existed and turn it into a big story, that's what the Indian media is upto. Then they get views from people like Wasim Akram, who will unfazingly agree that Ganguly needs to step down. Dammit, who needs to be captain or not can be decided by the BCCI , why the f#@k do outsiders have to bother ? This is where media is acting irresponsibly. For God's sake, there are more news stories to cover. Cover Sania, cover Bhupathi, cover Anju Bobby George, there seems to be no controversy surrounding them. Why seed controversies and blow issues out of proportions ?

September 5, 2005

Just Remember THAT !!

September 05, 2005 Posted by Vijay 3 comments
The heading of the post is a dialogue from the movie, Bharathchandran IPS(read BIPS), which I saw yesterday with my friends. Yep, it's a mallu movie, with Suresh Gopi in the lead. It's supposed to be a sequel to the superhit movie, Commissioner which rocketed Suresh Gopi into superstardom in the mid ninties in malayalam movies. What set apart Suresh Gopi has been his explosive dialogues and of course this one too !! - "Just Remember THAT".

The sequel BIPS, had Suresh Gopi speaking explosive, saliva spitting dialogues. But the storyline is weak and so was the acting. The movie seemed an attempt to revitalise and reinvigorate some failing careers. Beats me how the movie became a hit though .. Only respite was the absence of any songs, unusual for an Indian Commercial Movie.

September 1, 2005

Groaning Young Man (GYM)

September 01, 2005 Posted by Vijay , 2 comments
Ever had a chance to experience what other parts are there in your body ? Well, one way is to get pain in those parts and realise that hey, I didn't know something like that existed in my body. Well, if you are really keen to experience it, I would advise you to join a GYM, i.e. if you are not a regular or a fitness freak. And 2 days at the GYM will enlighten you with all the parts that exist in your body. And I have been reduced to one Groaning Young Man(GYM). Phew, such pain, you turn you get pain, you bend down you have pain, you sit, err.. may not be much pain !

On a more serious and sensible note, fitness is something one needs to maintain throughout life. There is nothing like a good exercise and a strict diet regimen to keep oneself fit and healthy for all your life.For me, it's of double purpose. It helps me wake up early in the morning. What also keeps me sleepless through the night is the pain that I'll end up having after the gym(mming). But I guess, to gain something you gotta lose something. And besides, when learning begins it has it's own stumbling blocks and pains. This is more of physical pain. But once you get used to it, it's but just another of your daily routines. So, next time I blog on the GYM, I hope the expansion of GYM reads - "Glowing Young Man" !!