Now Shahrukh Khan too blogs

Amir Khan started a new craze in the so called bollywood.. Blogging. Then came Amitabh Bachchan with the help of the Ambanis. And now there is a new kid on the block - SRK. Looks like our film industry is finally catching up with the technology.

What I thought was wrong with SRK's blog was that he tries to be too patriarchal, almost sounding condescending. And when he writes, he becomes too philosophical. His posts, sans his amusing wit and humor, are a bit dry and heavy. Looks like he is taking the Kolkata losses very heavily. Who won't after spending millions of dollars?

I think he should open up a bit more and show his karishma in his posts. He has got an amazing gift of gab and he should use it here. Anyways, that's what I think and who gives two hoots for me!

Fake IPL Player : A new star is born

IPL has finally got its moment of ignominy... a Watergate scandal which is threatening to bring down the mighty Kolkata Knight Riders. Someone who claims to be an insider, a player who can "bowl a bit, bat a bit, and field like a maniac" and who is excellent at serving drinks, is supposedly trying to bring the house down with his witty but scandalous blog.

Now, I am no big Cricket fanatic and I don't have the posters of all the Cricket demi-gods at my home, but what he writes on his blog about the cricketers do demean them. The posts, if by a real player from the team, do show the dark side of the Gentleman's game; where the players try to score not on the field but in their beds, where there are bets about who would be the first to bed a fellow commentator, where jealousy runs so deep that the players undermine their teams position to gain some personal brownie points. I dunno about you guys but I for sure wouldn't like to be a part of any of this. Oh my Lord! Thank you for leading me away from the vices ;) .

And upon the authenticity of the blogger, I am not sure. Although he throws some juicy stories about the discos and pubs but he doesn't give anything concrete. All the time I have been reading his blogs, I have never seen any concrete news about the players. The blog is filled with all kinds of gossips and rumours which can be garnered by reading any of the glossy magazines out there. Any zealous journo can very well gather these details and wrap them up with his own imagination and serve it HOT!.

Maybe if I let my imaginations run wild, I can see that this is a coordinated effort from a professional PR agency hired by maybe SRK or Buchannan to get the required media glare. What they lack in cricketing skills can be helped with a few extra eyeballs on this blog and get them more TRPs when they play. After all, in the end, its all about the money honey!

Whatever and whoever it is, one thing is for sure. IPL has its share of Paparazzi now. Three Cheers for Mr. Modi!!

I code for iPhone

I have started a new blog wherein I will write tutorials for iPhone Apps Programming. Check it out if you want to.

Some useless musings

A lot of things have been going on in my head for the last few days. Its seems as if I have gone from being a normal, hardworking software engineer to a daydreaming loafer. Not a bad proposition, huh!! Wanted to be one all my life.

Anyways, I have been thinking a lot of stuff, stuff about the IPL and the obscene amount of money involved in what is essentially a game we played as kids with the prize amount never going northwards of Rs. 11(or Re 1 per head which ever be the smaller). Stuff about the elections where in some 1000 Crores are to be spent on choosing a bunch of idiots who will scheme of loosing some 100,000 Crores a year. Stuff about Infosys chucking out 2100 employees because they don't have demand for them. If every company starts throwing out people like this then I wonder where will the demand come from. Stuff about a bumbling RJ sitting somewhere in the United States of Asses and royally declaring that slumdogs in India will never give the Asses their jobs back. I ask who gave him his job!!

Soemtimes I wonder who governs this World? Is it a very intricate system of money and power or just simple-rustic-plain-old neolithic instinct of survival? If you see closely, you can't make out the difference. To understand the difference, you need to get out of the box, literally fly high up into the sky and see the buffoonery everyone is so dedicatedly engaged in. I try to let my mind do that from time to time (Yes! I know I am mad) and what I found out is that its all a play on our mind, our emotions by a select few who know the trick and they are the ones who are running the show.

They play on our fears, show us the devastations in Afganistan, in Pakistan, in Mumbai, in Delhi, in New York; and ask us to give them more power in order to defeat the dark forces. Who knows may be they all have an underhand dealing where in the handlers sitting in Langley or North Block are orchastrating these jokers (who BTW think they are fighting for Jehad). Whooo... what a scary scenario!! Why go into the terrible scenarios where men loose life, take the case of IPL, maybe the Ambanis and Vijay Mallayas of the IPL sit together cozily with their chilled beers (KF of course) and decide the wins and losses before even the games begin. As Mr Royalton says in Speedracer "Its not about the game kid. Its all about business".

I know I am going mad... I know I think too much. But what to do, I have not much else to do.