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June 1, 2008

It’s been more than a month since I finished my graduation, and exactly one more month for me to become an employee. The funny thing about holidays is that when you are not given a holiday you long for having one. But when you are given holidays, you want to run away from them. Strange!! All this previous month I’ve been trying very hard to kill boredom and keep myself sane. I’ve been thinking from a long time to update this space but didn’t want to confuse readers with all the nonsense that’s been running on my mind lately.. so here I am after about a month writing something meaningful( I guess).

* One thing that has helped me kill the monotony of holidays is the much hyped IPL_ Indian Premiers League). Though it was started just to give a competition to the ICL, it proved to be a big hit right from the word go. The IPL covered the headlines all the time. Be it because of the money that’s being invested, or be it because of the cheerleaders, or be it controversies created by it, and ya not to forget the cricket played here.

In the initial days it put the audience in a dilemma as to which team they should be supporting: their home city team or the one in which their favorite players are a part of. But as the days rolled on, it became interesting. The IPL was no less than a typical Indian film, it had all the aspects: suspense, emotion (remember the bhajji-sreesanth issue), thrill and masala (it obviously had masala, with all the controversies being created one after the other all throughout the tournament). In spite of all the controversies, it proved to be a great entertainer. Though most of the matches played were interesting, the semi final turned out to be a dud and with the final taking place today, I just hope it turns out to be exciting and not one-sided.

Though it was a pleasure for the audience to watch matches daily, I don’t think it’s good for the players to play in such tournaments frequently as it will wear them out. And it will eventually lead to faster retirements. Even though many of he former players criticized the T20format, I personally liked the format because there will be many who do not want to sit hours together sitting before the television and watching a single match( be it one days or tests). What ever be the reason it was started, the IPL left the BCCI in crores of rupees and the audience with some good matches.

* The next thing to cricket which I’m sure every Indian is interested in, is movies. I’m no exception. I have been seeing almost all movies being released and am not liking even one. Be it my bad luck or the inability of the film makers to make a good film al most all movies released in the past 1 or 2 months were bombed at the box office( this is not just my personal view, check it out with others if u wish).

I don’t understand whether it’s my illusion or real, but one thing I’ve observed is that all the good programs in television come at a time when I have exams( not that I study that much, but I can’t even enjoy the program thoroughly at that time). And now when I’m completely free I find nothing sensible to see in the idiot box.

* College days are the best part of a student life. And since the moment I finished my college, I’ve been missing those days badly. All through the last days of college I didn’t feel bad and was convincing myself that we all would be meeting again and all that.. but the reality is that we can’t meet all times and even though all our friends will be meeting again it’s never gonna be the same. 😦

* To while away the time, I’ve been reading old copies of the reader’s digest which one of my friends gave. And I have been thoroughly enjoying reading them. It’s a great magazine which covers almost all topic right from health tips, jokes, real life struggles, daring achievements, and what not.. Apart from whiling away the time, I’m also increasing my general knowledge levels by reading these books..

* I got my election identity card a month ago and as the by elections are taking place in the constituency I reside, I got a chance to cast a vote. When I first thought of it, I was very excited. And when I went in the polling booth I was a bit tensed as there was no one except for me and the staff who do the election duty. I showed my id card, one person put the indelible ink (that man put so much on my ink on my finger coz he thought I would easily wipe it away coz of the nail polish on my fingers), and then I pressed the button on the Electronic Voting Machine and it was done. I voted for the 1st time. I had been dying since I turned 18 to vote but finally got a chance to vote now. I was a bit disappointed to learn from the news channels that only a mere 37% of voting was registered in my constituency. Any ways I can’t do anything about it.

That’s all for now. I hope my next post will be better than me babbling this and that. Ciao.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. CH RAG MAYUR permalink
    June 1, 2008 6:59 PM

    Reg movies:Jannat was a good one…which did nt bomb at box office
    reg friends: tamaru mari pedda event unte kaani raaru kalavtaanki
    reg election: evarki vote vesaav?..

  2. Mystery permalink
    June 2, 2008 9:51 AM

    @mayur
    movies: i dint quite like jannat.
    frnds: ya nenu mari pedda event unte tappa illu kadalanu.. i’m lazy..
    elections: got to know that nenu vesina party ke nuvvu vote vesavu.

  3. stari permalink
    June 2, 2008 9:09 PM

    well i agree… that when we want holz we dont hav them but hav them a lot wen we dont want them…

  4. vishnu permalink
    June 3, 2008 8:54 AM

    so as thought in car while goin to trip to UL [:P] finally a post on IPL.. cool.. ya it created interest.. I never used 2 watch cricket.. but 1st time i too sat & saw these matches.. probably bcoz of the hype.. well it was nice. Now movies.. me not watchin much.. tat doesnt mean im watchin tv.. playin games.. hehe 😀 And Elections.. I still didnot get a chance 2 vote.. 😦 waitin eagerly 4 my ID card.. dont know when ll it come.. And readers digest.. I never read it re.. but I know its a good book.. huh.. so blogged everything in ur mind.. nice.. cool topic 4 time pass 2 write & read.. 😛

  5. Gautam Ghosh permalink
    June 9, 2008 2:24 PM

    Hi Misstery,

    Thanks for adding me on your blogroll!
    Hope your first job is great!

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