May 30, 2009

Way to go, Hyderabad!!

The IPL win...I write a little late after the event, having been busy with the one hundred and sixty one things I need to juggle through the summer vacation. We watched the final between Royal Challengers and Deccan Chargers with a bunch of 15-16 year olds, munching chips, screaming loudly and dancing/rolling on the floor each time Deccan Chargers took scored fours or took wickets! It was super fun, and ended with a mad dance when DC finally won!

Once the match was over, we heard fireworks outside, and people did go about in cars and scooters shouting and screaming. But the rejoicing was nothing compared to the time India won against Pakistan....that of course, takes the cake.

I think the idea of IPL is just sinking in, and people have a problem of deciding on their loyalties. But I bet IPL will be a huge success in the future...I personally think the format is a very clever one, and it will work. Once the cricket-loving masses get the hang of it, there will be no looking back. I like the idea of a mixed team...at least it gives everyone a fair chance to win.

And yes, I want to say something to Mandira Bedi and the other snooty male compere (what's his name?) who said nasty things about Deccan Chargers; and to people like Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Katrina Kaif who boasted about their teams...

BOOOOOOOOO!

May 18, 2009

A good picture...

of Malini, by Ragini...taken on the Durgam Cheruvu rocks. I love the colours and the silhoutte.

May 11, 2009

Defeat

Defeated, they feel, as I do.
Lost, overpowered, dominated, engulfed...

The buildings...they are coming closer.


Photo: Sadhana Ramchander

The answer

I am supposed to write the answer to the riddle in my last post upside down, but don't know how to do that. So, here it is, rightside up.
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You ask a door, "If I were to ask the other door which door leads to the City of Truth, what would it say?" Pick the door that's the opposite of the answer.
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This makes you somewhat dizzy, but it works!

May 07, 2009

Busy busy busy...

No time for blogging yaar, what to do. But, so I don't break continuity here's a quick question... something I read somewhere.

You approach two talking doors. One leads to the City of Truth, the other to the City of Liars. You are allowed one question to find out which door leads to which city. The door leading to the City of Liars always lies, the is other truthful. What question do you ask, to find the door to the City of Truth.

Answer in next blog. Till then, those of you who still visit, happy thinking! Cheers.

An apology to Africans

We have had a professional connect with Africa for a long time. While at ICRISAT during the eighties, we met and were friends with sever...