Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sunday, February 17, 2008

How to eat a veggie supreme pizza

First, pluck out the olives.


Then, chew down the baby corn cobs one by one.


Then, bite on the mushroom bits.


Then, feel the tomatoes in your mouth, one juicy explosion at a time.


Now, lift the cheese topping and slip down in your mouth, one inch at a time.


Then, finish off the slice with a sprinkling of oregano and ketchup.


And wash it all down with some cola.


I repeat.


Thursday, February 14, 2008

St. Valentine's

I am not so much into festivals and celebrations, but if people want to celebrate, it is no skin off my nose.

To be honest I find most people who celebrate Valentine's Day a bit dense, a trait only bettered by the silliness of those who say "Oh, I don't need Feb 14 - for me every day is Valentine's Day."

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Sub Terrain — Eye Test For Sub-Editors ©


Do your eyes hurt from making pages on Quark Express?

Do your eyes water when you sub public-sandaas dirty copies from stringers?

Do you mistake cyan for blue, red for pink and lemon for green while choosing those godforsaken colours on the stylesheet?

Fear not!

The simple Sub Terrain — Eye Test For Sub-Editors © will tell you if you need to get your eyes checked or not!

Just refer to the image above: do you see the word "champ" written on it?


You need to see an eye doctor, my friend!


Tell your other sub-editor friends if they need to see the doc.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

I've been had tagged

Australopithecus has tagged me. Goddammit, Arjun! Here I go.

Instructions: Post 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5 key words given (family, friend, yourself, your love, anything you like). Tag 5 other friends to do this meme. Try to tag at least 2 new acquaintances (if not, your current blog buddies will do) so that you get to know them each a little bit better.

Since there's not much to talk about on this blog, I'll add some links from Neurotica, my previous blog.

Family: This one features mom, and her concern upon finding out that my ten-people college picnic party had six girls.

Friends: 'Magaj ka underwear utaarna' is as original an expression I've ever come across.

Yourself: Titled 'Close Call - one of my own favourites.

My lau: Hopeless excuse for flirting with the woman who would be my wife.

Anything I like: This post from Sub Terrain when I was celebrating Stupid Questions Week.

I need to tag five people. I have just three:

- Gaurav at Holi Kab Hai
- Venkat at Cricket Journal
- The crazy woman at Sewn Together

Monday, February 04, 2008

Friday, February 01, 2008

Niranjan Shah on Tehelka

This is priceless.
Q: For the sake of argument, what is the more important criterion for selection: performance or rotation policy? Would you drop the best performing players for rotation policy?
Shah: Rahul's performance is not there. Lakshman's performance is not there.

I am talking about Ganguly. He has done well.
Shah: Lakshman has done well too.
The last answer even more so:
Q: But why is this rotation policy is not applicable to test cricket?
Shah: Why look at tests, there are domestic tournaments like Ranji Trophy. One day cricket requires a lot of energy, so fielding capability has to be seen, everything has to be seen. But the tests are a real test for cricket players. The tests are very important for every country. We like to be a test winning country and not a one-day winning country. Youngsters need lot of cricketing abilities to stay there for five days. In ODI you may just go in and slog couple of overs, here you have to play for five days. After all, they get to play the long form of cricket in domestic cricket.