exploring spontaneity and nostalgia via libran sarcasm and anglophilic self-ridicule

Cricket, religion, Sachin and God

In Sporadic on November 20, 2013 at 12:53 am

In the name of Sachin Tendulkar, the Most Gracious Strokeplayer, the Least Merciful to good length deliveries in the corridor.

We’ve heard it before, we’ll hear it again: Cricket is a religion, they say, and Sachin is God.

Every time someone calls Sachin God, I die a little.

The remark worries me. Can one truly call cricket a religion, or refer to Sachin as God? Exaggerated, I thought, until I decided to carry on a more detailed analysis on the similarities and the differences. Here are interim findings of my assessment, and I must stress that it is strictly work in progress.


So Numb Kapoor

In Sporadic on June 23, 2013 at 2:31 am

Alert: Much ranting of Sonam Kapoor lies ahead. Unwarranted, believe me. She is *way* better in Raanjhana than anything she’s done so far. Well, after Players, she can only go uphill anyway.

But in the past, I’ve insisted that Sonam Kapoor is to acting what Anil Kapoor is to waxing.

I still maintain that.


In Sporadic on June 2, 2013 at 11:27 pm

import in.bcci.*
import in.bcci.ipl.*

public class BCCI {

  private President currentPresident = null;

  public BCCI() {
    currentPresident = new President(“Srinivasan”);

  public void replacePresident(President old, President new) throws PublicKoChutiyaBanayaException {
    // Do nothing

  public President getPresident() {
    return currentPresident;

  // Auto-generated by Eclipse
  public static void main(String args[]) {
    BCCI b = new BCCI();
    b.replacePresident(b.getPresident() , new President(“Dalmiya”);