“Sometimes I wish that I was the weather, you'd bring me up in conversation forever. And when it rained, I'd be the talk of the day.”-John Mayer.

Thursday, March 31, 2011


Cricket is something that is a part of every individual's life, irrespective to weather your playing it or watching it. The game has this interesting factor, a suspense which is only revealed in the end. I'm finally done with my board exams and I thought I'd be over-loaded with stuff to do all summer but it surely doesn't seem that way! World Cup is the only thing thats got me going apart from time to time hang outs with friends. 
Sachin Tendulkar-Man of the match.
World Cup 2011, India. There are two matches that I'll never forget. The first one was on 27th February 2011. Yes, One day before the mighty board exams started. England vs India. The match was just intense. The odds of the winner kept changing every second. Finally, the match ended in a draw. The game of cricket was so perfectly played there.. I couldn't get it off my head. My brother wasn't that happy but I really enjoyed that game. A good game of cricket is like watching a happy movie! Yes, I'm a movie buff too but we'll come back to that a little later! The second historic match in my opinion was 30th March, 2011-India vs Pakistan. Craziest match ever! The score was less but the fielding was done so beautifully. I was watching it with my friends first and then, the second innings with my dad at home, wearing my lucky T-shirt. Trust me! I wasn't the only one who was being all superstitious then. EVERYONE was praying! And then, we won.

It was like Diwali all again. Celebrations all over! India's now in the finals! I wasn't this happy on my birthday also. Its one of the most beautiful feeling ever. India hasn't won a world cup since 1983 and thats a very long time and now, we're just ONE step away! Sachin Tendulkar-Man of the match. He's amazing and we all know that.

Soo, 2nd April, 2011 is the most important day in every Indian and a cricket lover's life. Sri Lanka's quite good too.. So make sure you're out there supporting the team. I'm gonna wear my lucky T-shirt and the men in blue are gonna do it, just have faith in them.
And I know I'm gonna proudly say one day, "I was alive when India won the world cup!"

Friday, March 25, 2011

26,500 dead so far and thousands more missing..

25,600 dead so far, thousands more missing. A few days ago, Japan was hit was hit by one of the most destructive tsunamis the world has ever witnessed. Most of the island has been utterly wrecked and what little remains now serves as a refugee camp to the few who still survive. The remnants of the affected areas is simply horrifying. Where mere days ago stood magnificent, towering structures and a scenic beauty to boot, there now lies a mere shadow, stripped of nigh on everything, an unimaginable, unrecognizable wasteland.

So the question now on everyone's mind is " Will they ever come back from this?" , "Is there any hope of recovery?" Perhaps, behind all the pain this country has been put through, there still lies a glimmer of hope. So for those of you who are reading this, please, do your part, even if its just a little. Donate what little you can, help where you can, or just pray for the poor souls trapped out there waiting, hoping for someone, anyone to rescue them from the living hell they're in right now.

-Ashwin Kola
His view on the japanese tsunami. Writes great doesn't he? :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Success is counted sweetest- Emily Dickinson. One of my favorite poems by her! :)

Success is counted sweetest 
By those who ne'er succeed.
To comprehend a nectar
Requires sorest need.
Not one of all the purple host
Who took the flag to-day
Can tell the definition,
So clear, of victory!

As he, defeated, dying,
On whose forbidden ear
The distant strains of triumph
Burst agonized and clear!

This poem explains how success is appreciated by people who don't normally achieve it. People who do always, don't seem to understand the importance.In order to truly understand the importance of victory, one has to understand the pain of failure. The poem states, Not one of all the purple host /Who took the flag to-day /Can tell the definition,/So clear, of victory. This is referring to the victors, who won the battle and took the flag. However, none of them really appreciate their victory. It is the defeated, dying man who, as he listens to the winners celebrating, truly understands the glory of winning. Now that he knows he can never win, he craves victory even more. This is because he knows how important failure is as well..

This poem explains the importance of success in one's life but also tells us that it shouldn't be taken for granted.
Emily Dickinson has written many beautiful and inspiring poems but this one's definitely a message carrier.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Is it you or me?

About two to three days ago nature showed all its anger at once! Well, thats how it looked like. A massive 8.9 magnitude earthquake was struck in Japan which also resulted in a Tsunami. It looked like one of those disaster movies, 2012-Best example! But depressingly, it was not. So what do we do about it? What does our nation do about it? Do we just sit and watch people die? Many countries have offered help. Why isn't our government? Most of the time we really blame the system in our country! It is messed up, no doubt about it.. but there is something called individual contribution.What would YOU do as an individual? As an individual we must learn.. We must know that next time it can be us. We should understand that what we read in books and news-paper about how we're killing the earth is not to make you sleep! We must take initiative! We must save OUR earth. It's already too late.

As an individual, I also offer my prayers to Japan. 
Please don't lose faith.

A Japanese man surrounded by destruction.

Jai Japaan!