Monday, August 18, 2008

Gazetted Software Yakshikal

I was seriously thinking about what should be my next post in the blog till a few hours back. At that time I could hear my mobile indicating that one sms has somehow reached out of that heavy traffic flow. Expecting it to be a forward, I opened it and was surprised to see a message from someone, who was very "special" to me at some part of life.

"I still remember that day when I sent you an sms saying:

Sender is cool &
Reader is fool.

You got angry & replied

Sender is fool &
Reader is cool.....!!!"

ahem ahem... "Did I?"

"Oh! Jesus, its just another forward..." I thanked Jesus for not letting me send her a reply, "Did I?"

So, I do have a good forward with me, which someone could easily be made a fool of. The next was to select someone, whom it would definitely work. Since national sms is free, I had a variety of options.

Again, Charile's Angels was my first preference. If you don't know them , please proceed after reading my previous post.

Hereafter the three will be referred as A1,A2 and A3.

I decided to try it out on A1.
I forwarded that message to A1 with my fingers crossed.

Within three minutes, my cell beeped. I rushed and opened it. 

A1: "Sweet Memories of life, right? :)"

Oh... God.. Never be so rude and cruel.
I could hardly stop laughing.
So thought of adding it in the blog as I havent updated much for the last week.

Now A2 and A3 is online, right now in gtalk.
Just before posting, had a small chat with A2.
I told her that I was about to write a blog about A1. Since she had appreciated me a lot, for my previous post, she was very much interested and her interest grew when i told her that it was about A1. She wanted to know stuff in detail, so I asked her to check the cell and I forwarded the same message to her also.

Now, the window looks idle. I am not receiving any chat from other part. I just buzzed her, still no reply from the other end. Cell started beeping.
Oh God...! What's next?
I anxiously took the cell and opened the message.

A2: "Did I? When?"

Oh! Jesus! These girls are making me crazy.

I didnt reply anything and restarted my blogging. In between an IM window opens up. None other than A3.
"Hi, Wassup?"
"just updating my blog"
"can I have a look?"

Without completing, I copy-pasted the stuff till now.
Four or five minutes passed. No reply from the other end.
At last the IM window flashed.
"I cant agree with this."
"Why? What happened?"
"I am A1"
"No, You are not"
"In the previous post, I was given importance. So I was A1. Change A1's  name to A3 or something else."
"Its just a name. Its not in any sequential order"
"Whatever happens, She should not be named A1, cozI'm A1."

I had no idea on what to do. Then I took my trump card.
"In my blog, A1 is treated as the most foolish and stupid girl of recent times. Do you want to be A1"

Silence at the other end.

"Do you want to be A1 or not?"

"Not necessary, I think I can manage it with A3 also."

Good. Then just go and visit Gazetted Software Yakshikal

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Three Charming Girls and a Cricket Match

2008 April 26

The whole nation had been caught with the IPL fever, so was I. As I was a great admirer of Sourav Chandidas Ganguly, thought of sticking with Kolkata Knight Riders (hereafter, noted as KKR). I checked the schedule completely and as it’s a home-away system, the only match of KKR in Chennai was against CSK on 26th April 2008. Thank Almighty, that’s a Saturday. So can watch the match and no need of taking a leave….!

The next thing is to get a good company to go for the match. I started the hunt one week back and since the tickets were priced high and since it was month-end, couldn’t get any guys. So as usual, I presented the topic to those four gorgeous girls whom I know from my college days. Three of them agreed and the fourth couldn’t as she was leaving to her hometown. I wanted to take Rs.1000 tickets, but I remained quiet. Instead explained them that the fares are from 200 to 5000 and which one they preferred. They agreed to buy tickets for ‘A’ stand where per seat cost 1K. I was relieved, coz I would have cancelled my plan if they opted anything higher than that. 


So finally we got the tickets and all four were very excited as none of us have seen a live match from stadium before that. The biggest blunder that happened in the whole excitement was that we forgot the heat of Chennai. The match was at 4pm and we had occupied the seats before 3pm. We didn’t carry a cap or an umbrella and started drenching in sweat. But four of us were busy watching the warm-up sessions. We were seated just behind the fence of midwicket/third man region and could clearly have a view. The first big chap we got was Stephen Fleming, as he ran some full rounds along the fence. We were carefully watching the guys in the ground and one of us saw a giant and cried out, “Hayden……!”

The two captains walked out for toss and Dada won the toss, and asked Dhoni and his side to field first. The team members list was flashing in the giant screen.

Chennai Super Kings: 1 Matthew Hayden, 2 Parthiv Patel, 3 Suresh Raina, 4 Michael Hussey, 5 MS Dhoni (capt, wk), 6 Jacob Oram, 7 S Badrinath, 8 Joginder Sharma, 9 P Amarnath, 10 Muttiah Muralitharan, 11 MS Gony.

Kolkata Knight Riders: 1 Brendon McCullum, 2 Sourav Ganguly (capt), 3 Ricky Ponting, 4 David Hussey, 5 Mohammad Hafiz, 6 Laxmi Ratan Shukla, 7 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 8 Ajit Agarkar, 9 Murali Kartik, 10 Ashok Dinda, 11 Ishant Sharma.

Ganguly opened the innings with McCullum. The bowling was opened by Jacob Oram.
The first over was completed and KKR had scored about 8 runs.

“Hey, Look at that. What the hell is happening?” One of the Charlie’s Angels screamed. “What happened?” I was a bit surprised. “See they have changed the ends. They are playing in the wrong ends.”

Now that was a shock for me. Since it was the end of the over, the end will be switched. That principle has been followed for centuries. But the one beside me, who has spent one grant for this ticket, didn’t even know that? I was surprisingly shocked.

“Haven’t you watched cricket before in TV?”
The reply was a “YES” with a look as if I have asked something highly offensive.
“Haven’t you noticed the ends being switched at the end of every over?”
The answer was now a “NO” with an innocent look.
The third one was anxiously looking at both of us.
“I believe at least you know that.”
The reply was a simple horizontal nod.
Since the fourth one knew the least about cricket, I didn’t dare to ask her.

Now that was the popularity IPL had in India. I do believe, not only these three, millions would have been attracted to this stuff just because of its dynamic and spontaneous actions and the effect brought by IPL in India was terrific.


There are some things which money can’t buy.


There are some people who don’t know why they buy 