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January 9, 2017

Happy Birthday Kalyan

Its my friend Kalyan’s birthday on 8th of January. This guy is different from others with whom I studied. He has the best way of writing the notes which I follow even as of today. He is jovial yet serious, he is friendly with everyone yet has his own secrets, he is very talkative yet an introvert, overall he is an amazing guy and I am happy I am friends with him. I wish him many more such wonderful birthdays.

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January 2, 2014

2013 in review for my blog

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,600 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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January 2, 2014

Happy New Year 2014

 

 

 

 

 

For the consecutive year, we went to Universal Studios for new year celebrations and had a wonderful time. This time it was with my regular SG Gang and my cousins along with my family. So it was a dhamakedar enjoyment all the way. I wish everyone a very happy and joyful new year.

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November 1, 2013

Sardar Patel’s Statue

The hot news going around the political circle is about Sardar Vallabhai Patel’s Statue that is to be built on one of the island near Gujarat. Modi laid the foundation stone in the presence of huge media coverage along with the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. When I first saw the news that the statue would be 182 mts and twice as big as Statue of Liberty I was awestruck by the size that they are planning. But the when I saw the cost as whopping Rs 2,074 crore, the first question that came into my mind was, “Can we afford it?”

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The statue is being built as a symbol of unity. But who in India would remember our first Home Minister or the next would be Prime Minister as a symbol for unity. Both have a notorious background of going against Muslims. So is this really about symbolizing unity or it is yet another political gimmick which would cost the common man yet another  humongous amount of tax money.

There is a website and a youtube video which has been prepared to justify their act and decision about this statue. Being a supporter of Modi or may be being against Congress, I personally feel that this kind of amount could be used to resolve much better purposes which are plaguing India right now.

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November 1, 2013

Should I be happy for India’s run chase

Yesterday India has won yet another high scoring game while chasing. I have to feel happy about it but rather I am feeling really sad. If we look at the series so far below are the match results:

1st ODI: Australia 304/8 (50/50 ov); India 232 (49.4/50 ov) Run Rate: 5.4 Wickets: 18
2nd ODI: Australia 359/5 (50/50 ov); India 362/1 (43.3/50 ov) Run Rate: 7.73 Wickets: 6
3rd ODI: India 303/9 (50/50 ov); Australia 304/6 (49.3/50 ov) Run Rate: 6.11 Wickets: 15
4th ODI: Australia 295/8 (50/50 ov); India 27/0 (4.1/50 ov) Run Rate: 5.95 Wickets: 8
5th ODI: Match abandoned without a ball bowled
6th ODI: Australia 350/6 (50/50 ov); India 351/4 (49.3/50 ov) Run Rate: 7.05 Wickets: 10

Its been a batsmen paradise through out the series. As mentioned in commentary yesterday, bowling in this series would be most hazardous job someone can do. If we look at the statistics batsmen from both sides have scored heavily while the bowlers have been on the receiving end.

Top 5 batsmen in the series
Player         Inn  Runs Avg       100s 50s
GJ Bailey     5     474  118.50  1       3
V Kohli        4     344  172.00  2       2
RG Sharma 5     282  94.00    1       1
S Dhawan   5     224  56.00    1       1
GJ Maxwell 5    188  37.60     0       2

Top 5 Bowlers in the series
Player                Inns  Wkts  Ave      Econ
MG Johnson     5        7        33.42  5.68
R Vinay Kumar 4        7        34.71  7.04
R Ashwin          5        7        40.57  6.17
JP Faulkner       4        6        40.83  7.10
RA Jadeja          5        5        52.40  5.24

A batsmen scoring at an average of 40 in a series would be considered as a good bet. Similarly, a bowler who bowls at an average of less than 25 in a series would be a better bowler. But from the above stats it is very evident that batsmen has performed superlatively while bowlers have under performed.

If we look at the current Indian side, it is having a formidable opening pair, a very strong middle order, an amazing batsmen who can chase mammoth scores, a cool match winning captain who can play lower middle order and a much better tail end compared to any other Indian cricket team before. By saying this I can boldly say we are having one of the best batting side ever even with the absence of ODI greats like Sachin, Sehwag & Ganguly. In contrast, India is currently having one of the worst, inconsistent bowling line up with an exception of Bhuvaneswar Kumar.

Dhoni has to look out for more bowling options rather than sticking to the same set of losers. I guess BCCI should go beyond Ishant, Vinay, Shami & Unadkat and give chances to more and more good bowlers who are performing well in domestic cricket. This would help out in rotating players and getting the bench strength before World Cup 2015. If the same continues and no measures are taken, there will be stage where every youth in India would want to become a batsmen and there will be no good bowlers.

I hope to see a day when India would be the best in both bowling and batting departments like Australia and South Africa.

October 22, 2013

7 Month Old

Time flies. Sharvani is already 7 month old. Life has changed drastically after her arrival. I have started a blog specific to her and couldn’t update due to my laziness. Hope to keep my blogs going and grow along with her.

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October 22, 2013

Is it time to Quit my Job

22nd October 2007, I joined Credit Suisse as a Business Objects consultant. Its been 6 years and it takes no genius to confirm that its time to hang my boots here. But before I do that I wanted to think about the genuine reasons as why I want to quit.

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Every morning I wake up and think twice to go to office.

I really dislike my boss and his boss attitude towards me.

My skills are not being tapped since long time.

I have been doing the same stuff for 6 years and I do not see any more challenges

I feel I am doing more work than what I am being paid for

Apart from the above reasons, the most important is that I am living in a comfort zone and I feel I am stuck in this place. A feeling of complacency has creeped in.

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October 22, 2013

6 Years & Counting!!!

Today is the day when I first left my parents. Today is the day when I first started living independently. Today is the day when I landed in a foreign land. Today is the day 6 years ago that I first came to Singapore.

 

When I first came here, I never thought I would be spending so many long years here. Just wanted it to be a small stint and leave to another country. Everyone asked me if I am settling here and if I liked it. The answer is NO. Definitely I would not settle in Singapore and the only reason I liked it is for the proximity to India and many other travel destinations.

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Now the next question would be what made me stay for so long. I do not have a definitive answer for that. I have been surrounded by very good people which made my stay comfortable. Travel bug has bit me and wanted to cover Southeast Asia before I leave Singapore. Also most important changes in my life has happened here which needed some time to settle in. Got married and now have a baby because of which I couldn’t really take a bold step to go to a new place.

 

So How long do I stay in Singapore? I have no clue. It could be a month a year or may be another 6 years. I would like to thank all my friends who have made my stay in Singapore comfortable and happy.

February 14, 2013

Happy Anniversary Swetha

Our anniversary reminds me That there is someone who
Loves me, Support me, Understands me, Caress me, Take care of me, Stand by me
364 days in a year!
How lucky can I get?
Another 365 days is coming up!
Brace yourself, wifey!
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January 1, 2013

2012 review of my blog

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 23,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 5 Film Festivals

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