July 24, 2010

Late. Who?

The Congress says:

The resignation of Gujarat Minister Amit Shah has come too late.

I say:

Telescam Raja has still not put in his resignation!

July 12, 2010

Octopussy !

Ok, so the 'bigest' carnival for foot-faulters is done and dusted with. Now, Facebook can breath easy! Too much has been written about the enchanting Octopus, so be rest-assured you won't get a penny worth about the same here. The post title was just to lure you here. And since you are here, bear with the tirade.

Well, the annual Le Tour de France, the biggest cycling race spread over 3 weeks is on across the plains of France, the hills forming the Pyrenees and the mountainous Alps. Big Lance wants get his eighth Maillot Jaune (or the leader's Yellow Jersey!) in his new Brunyeel-coached Radioshack team, but Andy Schleck and Alberto Contador seem to have other ideas, Alexandre Vinoukourov not withstanding!

The Formula 1 season is heading for a superb second half. The first was dominated by the Red Bulls and the McLarens, but Ferrari, Mercedes and Renault all seem to having their armouries well-stocked and might explode anytime. It has been extremely heartening to see the progress made by the Force India team. They have been consistently scoring points this season, and who knows, might even fight for podiums and win as they did so well at Spa las year.

On the personal front, Vidip's started playschool last month, but just a week on, he promptly caught up some viral fever was holidaying home for two weeks. Today, he's back to biz!

Ok, I need to rant about our politicians. They need to do something about the Naxals. They have started to get completely unacceptable. The Sri Lankan government might have earned the world's wrath for the trouble to a few civilians, but in the process they removed the biggest weed which hampered the country. A few citizens of India are willing to be martyred if that helps in chucking the entire naxal issue. We cannot have our own countrymen, eating our own grown food, fighting for God-alone-knows-what. As if those bastards across the border were not enough. And along with the Naxals, even those politicians who support them MUST be weeded out. Na rahega baans, na bajegi baansuri. Its seriously high time someone acted. 

And yes, just to end it up nicely for all the crazy sports fans who were busy in June and July supporting Spain...

Kudos! Spain won.. Rafael Nadal conquered SW19 !!

July 09, 2010

Exercise for your non-existant brain

Exercise of the brain is as important as exercise of the muscles. As we grow
older, it's important that we keep mentally alert. The saying: "If you don't
use it, you will lose it" also applies to the brain, so......... Below is a
very private way to gage your loss or non-loss of intelligence. So take the
following test presented here and determine if you are losing it. OK, relax,
clear your mind and....... begin.

1. What do you put in a toaster?

> > The answer is bread. If you said "toast", then give up now and go do
something else. Try not to hurt yourself. If you said, "bread", go to
question 2.

2. Say "silk" five times. Now spell "silk". What do cows drink?

> > Answer: Cows drink water. If you said "milk", please do not attempt the
next question. Your brain is obviously overstressed and may even overheat.
It may be that you need to content yourself with reading something more
appropriate such as "Children's World". If you said, "water" then proceed to
question three.

3. If a red house is made from red bricks and a blue house is made from blue
bricks and a pink house is made from pink bricks and a black house is made
from black bricks, what is a greenhouse made from?

> > Answer: Greenhouses are made from glass. If you said "green bricks",
what the heck are you still doing here reading these questions?????
Dang..... If you said "glass", then go on to question four.

4. Twenty years ago, a plane is flying at 20,000 feet over Germany. If you
will recall, Germany at the time was politically divided into West Germany
and East Germany. Anyway, during the flight, TWO of the engines fail. The
pilot, realizing that the last remaining engine is also failing, decides on
a crash landing procedure. Unfortunately the engine fails before he has time
and the plane crashes smack in the middle of "no man's land" between East
Germany and West Germany. Where would you bury the survivors - East Germany
or West Germany or in "no man's land"?

> > Answer: You don't, of course, bury survivors. If you said ANYTHING
else, you are a real dunce and you must NEVER try to rescue anyone from a
plane crash. Your efforts would not be appreciated. ...... If you said,
"Don't bury the survivors" then proceed to the next question.

5. If the hour hand on a clock moves 1/60th of a degree every minute then
how many degrees will the hour hand move in one hour?

> > Answer: One degree. If you said "360 degrees" or anything other than
"one degree", you are to be congratulated on getting this far, but you are
obviously out of your league. Turn your pencil in and exit the room.
Everyone else proceed to the final question.

6. Without using a calculator - You are driving a bus from London to Milford
Haven in Wales. In London, 17 people get on the bus. In Reading, six people
get off the bus and nine people get on. In Swindon, two people get off and
four get on. In Cardiff, 11 people get off and 16 people get on. In Swansea,
three people get off and five people get on. In Carmathen, six people get
off and three get on. You then arrive at Milford Haven. What was the name of
the bus driver?

> > Answer: Oh, for heaven sake! It was YOU ! Read the first line again!

So, how many did you get right??? BE HONEST!!!

July 01, 2010

Chuk-Chuk Videos

Folks, here are a few videos from a trip I made to Mumbai almost a month back!

And yep, Today July 1 heralds the introduction of the new railway time table. So, as always, here's the disclaimer. A lot of trains have minor adjustments made to their timings. So if you are travelling anytime soon, confirm the train schedule HERE before hand!