a gaze above
brews more hope
in my sun dried soul
my yearning has been endless
persistent and patient
dark and heavy
full to the brim
slowly but surely
a stillness comes about
a flaky drop of moisture
on my forehead
it is time…
and so begins our season of sweet nothings
I will also leave you people with this song I love a lot
No matter how much we try, we do end up judging don’t we?
Some common judgements are these :
That is a bad movie.. just how difficult is it to instead remark – I didn’t enjoy the movie at all…
Horrible Song.. instead if we say – I can’t stand that song…
Those lines are quite different no? Talking about our opinion without really casting a judgement on the subject is not easily done, is it? I fail at it too, many times, although I always try to correct myself whenever I am passing my verdict on something. I should rather should be talking about what I felt rather than cast a judgement.
More often than not I have found that everything has takers, more so when someone judges people I believe that is the biggest mistake he/she could make, for we are not that one moment or our behaviour in those particular circumstances is not what we really can be. Plus can you actually judge a person? Doesn’t a human always evolve, learn, change…??
Some pretty severe and insane judgemental statements could sound even like these :
That boy(14years) is hopeless, prepare to make a grocery store for his future… he will be no good…
He has no future…
I have an uncle and he is pretty influential in the family and he would always judge people, more often that not, from the most improbable things he would reach a conclusion and tag that person. I feel actually its naive actually to brand or tag a person, for if anything I have understood that I can behave in completely opposite manners in the same circumstances at different times.
Its actually a problem with most of us and I don’t blame anyone that we cannot help but conclude or judge, however, the effort always must be made to actually opine without judging… is that so tough? Is Judging so so necessary always? We humans can’t help it can we?
Whats your take on this?
is the word that comes to mind watching India field. I mean for all Indian cricket followers what could be a bigger reason to celebrate than to see an Indian fielding side outfield the mighty Proteas? India in the first group match against the men who were favourite to win this tournament came in batting like champions, they treated the mediocre and thoughtless short pitch stuff with what it deserved, by dismissing it to the boundary. For long a lot of teams use the tactic of bouncing the Indians, they reckon even if they might not get us out, the short stuff is difficult to score for our blokes, after a lot of hard work by Sachin, Rahul, Sourav, Laxman it was sad to see we Indians were getting our reputation back as blokes who must be bounced and our true character came out. It was refreshing to see so many horizontal bat shots racing to the boundary and it was the fearlessness and the aplomb with which they were attempted that South Africa were shell shocked so badly they could not try any plan B throughout the innings even after they were being pulverized on the short stuff. Frankly without Steyn and then Morkel injured the South African bowling looked nothing of the threatening kind. How Philander & De Lange sit home I do not know?
After having scored so well, India’s weakest link, its bowling didn’t really inspire as much confidence, but with dry English wickets the spinners might come into their own as the tournament progresses. The spinners kept the run rate under check and then with brilliant fielding and South Africa’s tendency to shiver at crucial juncture’s it was a convincing win in the end.
For a change the Indian team had begun well in a tournament. After South African came the West Indies with some really good limited over players in their team. However, after Gayle was picked up by Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, who looks impressive with each outing, remember the ball is still not swinging as much for him in England yet, the rest of the batting barring from Charles Johnson caved in to pretty simple straight bowling by Jadeja, infact they played as if Jadeja was throwing hand grenades. A late flourish by Sammy gave their score some respectability and also showed that India’s death bowling might be an area of concern.
When India came out to bat, the weather was quite cold and I was pretty keen to see how we go against Roach and Rampaul, to say that our openers thrashed some ordinary short and wide stuff would be an understatement. At no stage did the two batsman look worried or allowed even an iota of fear to enter their supporters. Yes, Dhawan will be bounced more after that drop catch, maybe there is something around his right shoulder, but then the bouncer will have to be good or else Dhawan will make the bowlers pay. I love the fearlessness and the supreme confidence he goes out with. He has 3 centuries in 3 outings for India. Touchwood, I say, I don’t want to jinx his run, but let him make the most of it before the bowlers work on him.
Rohit Sharma had talent for all to see, we, including yours truly has always been very frustrated with his failures, perhaps sometimes wanting him to be dropped as he just failed to deliver all the time. However, things look quite different this time round with two fifties under his belt he looks quite authoritative, apart from the back foot shots he has the front foot game and a lazy elegance that his batting possesses makes him such a treat to watch.
So far the way the team has performed has make them look as the most daunting batting line up in the tournament. Imagine that Virat Kohli and M S Dhoni have hardly had to do a lot and they were being considered our main batsmen in the tournament before it began tells you how well the tournament has gone for its batting. Its fielding looks equally efficient. If the bowlers can keep churning up decent performances, India will be a hard team to stop.
For once they look like the team to beat… Irrepressible like this moustache
Admist all the hullabaloo that the media has created and all ruckus the BCCI is creating, please remember one thing, that only 3 cricketers were involved. They are jailed, banned from the sport.
The police had tapped phones of the bookies for 2 months and come up with this, the whole game is not corrupt nor are all players corrupt. Infact more and more people are being caught for betting, not fixing… they are two different things.
Agreed, in the mad splurge of money, the BCCI has compromised the code of conduct somewhere and this will be a serious wake up call to clean up things and set strict rules for club owners.While Sreesanth, Ankeet and Ajit’s cricket career’s are over the sport will survive for there are players who play the sport for the sheer joy of it and for the pride of representing their respective countries.
There are idiots and criminal minds everywhere, humans are like that, to conclude that all of the sport is an eye wash is the loss of the fan.
How I wish to retort to all those who doubt the game and players so much to just get busy with other things in life.
That is such a difficult thing to explain actually. Why do we always need to have reasons? I hated the reasons in Science even in school and here I have to give a reason for what some might consider art, that is if my random ramble qualifies for literature, and yet I must try to reply to this question as I want to kick start my writing back to life again. Actually I have been away from this beleaguered blog of mine for a while, the writing has gone away, maybe I put in pictures and a few captions on this blog but my ability to randomly ramble and put my thoughts into words was on a hiatus, perhaps still is, we will only get to know if its back or not once we put this typing exercise into post and actually publish it, beyond this word file.
Coming to seriously think of it, I have always had a lot of thoughts which never quite got converted into speech, perhaps when talking to someone or debating or simply conversing or explaining myself I am not able to actually convey the real essence of what I want to say. Perhaps I have always felt that I was able to formulate and shape my thoughts better once I wrote, you might say that is obvious as we can always delete what we type… but can’t take back what we once uttered. Also so many views on so many random things that I didn’t know who to share with. I did try to write a diary a few times, but always was scared someone might read my thoughts. As I grew up I guess I did understand that thoughts were thoughts and that was it and it became clear to me as I began writing that it helped me get a perspective. However, it was all random and I really do not have a record of things. Many times I used to write in a letter pad and then tear off the letter.
Eventually one friend, one fine day introduced me to the world of blogging. Tentatively I began writing about my first love, cricket, I have a view there almost all the time and I love the sport so much and get so emotionally attached you would not believe if I ever told you. As I got more familiar to the blogging scene and started reading other people I started to actually believe that so many thoughts I had so many times and was so shy or scared to share were actually okay. Others had such thoughts too and seriously the fact that I was able to read what was in the minds of so many other people triggered a lot of freedom than I had earlier thought I would have on my blog.
So what started as a cricket blog became a place where I shared my personal things, thoughts, memories and views and then as people started visiting I loved the fact that there was interaction. I will admit that I loved blogging and being on my blog the most when the interaction was at its peak. I many times used to feel my comment section was more interesting than the post in itself. It told me about how much warmth there was in the blogging world. But like all good things, even that stopped and so my writing also became err.. lets say less regular.
At most times I prefer to write only when some thought comes to my mind. I do not write for the sake of writing, I didn’t think it was great, but, over time I think I was wrong, the more I bring myself to a keyboard or a scribble pad the more likely I was to acknowledge so many thoughts of mine that just go away. Opening a word document and just staring in it all of a sudden the thoughts start to pour in and there are so many things I actually want to write.
I guess by now you would have realised Why I write?
I don’t have any reason really.. Most of the time I write nothing actually, even that nothing though, has to be written.
Written in response to a prompt that I read about on Corinne’s blog : The Writer’s Post Thursday Blog Hop # 80
Yea well I wrote it on a friday but how does that matter eh, discipline is just not my cup of tea. I would also take this opportunity to thank Corinne as this post actually is about to be published. I think she is a wonderful motivator and has got me back to writing
With unwanted and unfair expectations being pressured on the team, the team is doing well by just letting the cricket talk. Cannot even imagine the sort of pressure and state of mind they might be in surely it won’t be good, however, so far the cricket is not showing any signs of it. The cricket is talking…
The real deal though.. begins tomorrow against the Proteas.
I am a cricket fan, I am an Indian cricket fan and guys, understand one thing, I expect players playing for India to score runs for India, take wickets for India and field well for India. I want them to give their 100% there and try their damn hardest to win matches for India. That is what is my expectation from them.
I do not expect them to speak out or explain why a colleague went the wrong way, why their board’s president’s son in law was betting, or to appease you folk and give you more headlines.
If you really are after the truth, then, investigate, find out the truth and bring it out in the open, don’t expect others to do your job.
What a player might feel of the current situation is his own view and he is well within his rights to air them or keep quiet. Stop blackmailing the players by quoting headlines that the fan’s deserve to know what is going on in their minds. We fans only want them to focus and play well for India. That is solely my expectation from them.
Let them play, there is an important tournament to be won.