Oct 29, 2009

A never-ending Tornado, not a rollercoaster ride...


Hello all!

First of all, a big thank you for the great feedback I've been getting on my blog. Keep the comments coming!


Well, for those who don't understand the title, I'm talking of Life. People call it a 'rollercoaster ride', and I agree. But for me, it's been wilder than that! It has become as I call it a 'wildly-spinning Tornado'. Things keep revolving around me... sometimes in a good way, sometimes in a bad one.

I firmly believe in the fact that 99% of your Life is in YOUR hands. The remaining 1% is the outer factors. Some call it Luck, some call it Destiny... some say it's God's Helping Hand. I believe in them all! Best example is flipping a coin or tossing a dice. You can't control their outcome, can you? Well, that's Life... you just can't control all that happens around you... The worst external factor is the dependence to other people, and that is often very omnipresent in Life. (Example: you reach at an appointment right on time, but your friend reaches late... so now it is delayed because of your friend and not you!)

Personally, I've not been having lots of luck in the past few weeks of my life... but I don't really care, since I know I did my part of the job, and now if God wants to curse me with a negative outcome, I can't do much but try harder every time. It's not easy, but one should never give up. And living 18 years (and a very stressful period during last 3 and a half years of my life!) has taught me that this is LIFE.

This principal can be applied in anything that requires hard work and motivation. Losing weight, or getting a good mark at your French exam... these are included in both the sectors; the 99% of Your Efforts and the 1% of God's Hand in it (or Luck or Destiny or whatever you call it). Because it is said that if you give in your best efforts, God will do His Job and give you a result.

Hope this post gives you motivation as much as it has given me some after writing it! :)

Ok, enough serious talk, now time for the BCFQC!

B - Bolly Videos of the Week

Chance Pe Dance theatrical trailer, starring the Superstar-In-The-Making, Shahid Kapoor, and Genelia D'Souza... MINDBLOWING WATCH :D



Tu Jaane Na (Remix) - Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahaani ... isn't Katrina just so Beautiful? :)




C - Cricket Info for the Week

Oh yes, it's my favorite season in cricket... INDIA v AUSTRALIA SERIES! :D yaaaaay!

Well well, we are 2-1, thanks to our back-on-track youngsters' bowling, sensible batting, and improved fielding... Ishant Sharma is finally performing better than before, Praveen Kumar is doing wonders, and Ashish Nehra is BACK, and how! Jadeja's bowling is great too, but the analysts should stop emphasizing on his batting and call him an all-rounder...

And don't even get me started on our batting line-up! It's the best in the world, and the world should know it by now. Because with the likes of a Sachin Tendulkar, or a Yuvraj Singh, or Mahendra Singh Dhoni (my favorite :D), a ENTIRE Bowling line-up's figures can be DESTROYED! And that's not all! We also have the Chennai Superking, Suresh Raina, plus the Delhi Daredevils Duo, Gambhir and Sehwag. In the words of George Clooney: What else?

So my bets are that we will win this contest fair and square, and that's what Oz' needs to chillax and not get the Champions Trophy victory get to their head...

To finish off, let me put the link of one of my favorite article of Cricinfo, and very recent one, describing the victorious partnership of Yuvraj and Dhoni:



A partnership made in batting heaven - http://www.cricinfo.com/indvaus2009/content/current/story/432379.html

F - Funny Stuff for the Week

Sorry for those who don't understand Hindi, but I just couldn't resist feeling Nostalgic and putting a video of the movie I'm DYING to watch... called Andaz Apna Apna! This movie released at the very beginning of Aamir Khan and Salman Khan's career... directed by Rajkumar Santoshi, this comedy flick is one of the most sold DVDs in India! I think I might also buy one ;)





Q - Quote of the Week

"Sometimes you think you deserve something very badly, and never got it... but it's not a question of 'deserving or not', it's rather a question of Destiny... The only reason why Destiny snatches something from you, it's because there's something better waiting somewhere out there... so go look for it, rather than crying out your losses to the world!"

-Santhosh Muraleedharan


C - Concluding Note

Sorry for the Serious philosophical talks, next posts will be more light, no worries :)
Till then, thanks for reading my post, cheerios, take care and most importantly:
KEEP SMILING!

Happy November to All,
Santhosh

Oct 16, 2009

Happy October!

Well well well.. looks like October is eventful and looking to be even more eventful for some people around this world... and since it's a Friday, you know what it means on this blog: NEW BLOG POST! :D

Contents of the post:
  1. my trip to Corfu
  2. The INFERNAL Return from Heaven
  3. Champions League T20 2009
  4. Hindi Movies
  5. the usual BCFQC to end up this LOOONG post (= BOLLY VIDEOS OF WEEK+ CRICKET INFO FOR THE WEEK+ FUNNY STUFF OF THE WEEK+ QUOTE OF THE WEEK+Concluding note)


So much happened to me in such little time... but the main highlight of my LIFE was my trip to Corfu. Trust me, it can be Life-changing! The most interesting was when I was on top Pantokrator... now that was DEFINITELY life-changing for me! Because I was above the clouds, and the most interesting was to witness such a moment in the day, where on your left, you see the moon, and on the right, you see the sun setting. I never believed in astrology, because I personally never thought that planets can emit vibrations to people, but I think this trip to Greece changed my entire concept of the word Astrology. It's a very interesting topic, and now I'm a believer! I was at my highest intellect when on top of the mountain... the proof: I spent 4 hours of pure maths (and I wanted to... yes, I know, I AM a workaholic, and I finally admit it!) to develop a 100% win-ratio at Roulette! (For those who don't gamble [ironically, like me!] it's this game where you bet on numbers, and you spin a wheel, and when the number you chose comes, you win a lot of 'cashola'!)

What was even more interesting was the Greek people... they know so much about everything in General, and especially India! I happened to befriend this super-friendly elderly crew member of the Cruise I went on (we'll come to that later, lol!), and HE was telling ME about various Indian cultures... and I was so impressed! I was getting a feeling that I was talking to an Indian! Ok, so maybe I'm exagerating, but this guy happened to know about Ayurveda, Deepak Chopra, Sai Baba and etc. So it was really fun for me to interact with ALL (now, im not exagerating!) the Greek people I came across in Greece!

Now, the cruise. What more to say than those 2 words? It was A-MA-ZING! And funnily, it was not a 5-star hot-shot cruise, but a very basic one, and that itself was also very fun, especially if you are on it with a bunch of 40 awesome college mates! There was a disco, 2-3 bars/restaurant, Internet (I was lucky to NOT have it, because it wasn't working!), a mini-casino (where I tested my knowledge on Roulette!), and best of all, an A-WE-SOME View! For more details, Google for Minoan Lines, and you will know all. Actually I went on this thing called a ferry, because it was a cruise that took cars and other vehicles. But I simply call it a cruise, because it had everything that a modest cruise needs!

And once we reached there, the fun had just begun. We lived in "Bungalows" at a place called 'Karda Beach', and it was superb! Once again, the people were super friendly and I loved it! And once in Corfu, some people went to the city, we all went to the beach once (yup, I finally found back my love for swimming over there!), some went for paragliding, etc. but we ALL HAD FUN! And that was the essential.

The cherry on the cake was October 2 2009, Gandhi Jayanti. Celebrated in my own way on the boat by fasting and renouncing to ANY sorts of Violence! And it was the best October 2 of my life.. never was so contemplative in my life... just couldn't stop thinking that day... and thinking, and thinking, and thinking... about LIFE in General... about Violence... about Friends and Family... practically all my human values were put to the test that day. And I'm sure Mr.Mohandas must be smiling up there from the heavens. Lolz!

But as all trips to "Heavenly places" must end, mine ended in a BRUTAL manner... went through so much stress that my return was actually Hell... but the essential is that I'm fine now, no more stress, and I'm as cooool as I always was... (even though some people think that I'm not cool... lol! I don't really care, I always was a huge auto-critic, so now I'm glad I can find SOME positives in me, hahaha, lol!)

And when one is not doing well, he should be thankful to cricket if that pushes up the mood! Especially with a tournament like the Champions League! How cool is that? I mean, I never thought Modi would pull out such a HUGE tournament after the IPL... but he just keeps surpassing himself, all the time! And that impresses me so much!

Will mention my favorite 4 teams so far in the BCFQC at the end... so keep hanging since we're nearly there!

Last to mention is movies...
hmm, so what if What's Your Rashee failed to many people's expectations... I dont really care, since I'm 10000% sure I will enjoy it! I hate critics who just bash movies without analyzing. I'm not saying Rajeev Masand was wrong, but on the contrary, he was right and harsh in criticizing the movie. I still say HATS OFF to Priyanka, Priyanka, Priyanka, Priyanka, Priyanka, Priyanka, Priyanka, Priyanka, Priyanka, Priyanka, Priyanka and Priyanka! Also a huge bravo to Harman Baweja, he is surely going to impress me, and I know my intuition! But the biggest bravo goes to the chief in question, Mr. Ashutosh Gowariker. All the best to him, I hope this movie rakes in SOME collections at least...

Now BLUE... the movie looks interesting... hoping I will enjoy it, can't be so sure about it, since the opinions are quite divided as usual.

And now, time for the BCFQC! *applause*... LOL!
BCFQC (= BOLLY VIDEOS OF WEEK+ CRICKET INFO FOR THE WEEK+ FUNNY STUFF OF THE WEEK+ QUOTE OF THE WEEK+Concluding note)

Bolly videos of the week: Mann Ka Radio - Radio


Qurbaan - theatrical trailer




Main Tera Dhadkan Teri - Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahaani



Barsoon Yaaron - London Dreams



Cric info for the week: Champions League = Two Words all club cricket lovers will understand... my 4 teams: Bangalore, Trinidad&Tobago, Cape Cobras, New South Wale Blues



Funny stuff for the week:

hmm, how may I make thee laugh this time... I know! check this out:



Quote of the Week: "Life can a roller-coaster ride, or a mug of beer, you choose... but whatever it is, just live it out! So if it is a marshmallow, eat it out... if it is a cricket match, make a double-hundred... and live it fully, with Passion and Consideration, because your Soul is Immortal!" - Santhosh Muraleedharan

Concluding note: Happy Diwali to all!