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On what was going on in her mind

When building with her lego blocks, the little-one sometimes gets bored of building similar things. When that happens, she requests me to build something for her, perhaps looking for something new. A new perspective, maybe.

Today, she diligently waited until I finished my dinner. I was a bit surprised. She sat right there waiting. When there were some phone calls I had to answer right after that, she waited further with patience - pacing back and forth with me whilst I spoke on phone. This followed with the usual questions by her - "Who did you speak with?", "What did they ask?".

Ten years on the web

Watching Cricket today was like the old times. Whether or not India wins, the World Cup sure has taken me back to Cricket nostalgia. Somewhere between all this, I just remembered how my own website started as a blog to write about Cricket back then - around 10 years back. It had started out as a little set of HTML pages on Geocities (a service that was provided by yahoo). I had this huge fan page just about Jammy (Rahul Dravid) and much of the website was mainly about Cricket. It was those Cricket crazy days.

Overconfidence did them in?

When much was said about Malya's Royal Challengers team being a test team, there could have been some immediate damage control. Instead the team composition sailed half way through the tournament tasting flops with the likes of Joshi (!!), AnilKumble (!) and Kallis. They might be classy cricketers, but the lack of aggression in a T20 scenario is conspicuous. Was it Dravid's overconfidence that did them in?

Ads are good

We keep hearing that Cricket telecast elsewhere in the world have less ads than in India. Ads between every over might sound crazy, but this might just be good in a way. Watching TV without breaks might strain the eyes, but telecast with commercial breaks every over? you might be keeping the remote at your hands reach pressing the mute button every now and then (which is good exercise, btw), and taking your eyes and mind away for something else that lessens the strain while also giving you a chance to get out of the addiction and switch off the TV set!

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