Saturday, May 24, 2008

IPL League - Has lived up to its reputation!

Planned and launched amidst fanfare; the IPL season 1 has captured the imagination of viewers, spectators and i dare say even the cynics (me included) are a converted lot!!

Being a 'purist'; who swears by Test Cricket is mighty impressed with this form of bikini cricket; the tamasha, the about 3 hour entertainer has had some nail biting finishes and coupled with some on / off - skirmishes has added the extra dimension. King of Good Times - public lashing of his subjects; Badshah of Bollywood - being warned by the ICC Anti-corruption wing; SLAPGATE; Racial slurs, etc etc.

Early prediction of Warney's team being the underdogs who could spring a suprise; has certainly met its mark - inspirational & innovative captaincy (getting Yusuf Pathan to open bowling!!); seems reminiscent of Martin Crowe using Dipak Patel in the World Cup series about a decade ago!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Jeffery Oh Jeffery

I just finished reading the latest from Mr. Archer and can i least say that i was a tad dissapointed. What looked like an interesting back cover plot, turned out to be a 'drawn inspiration' from Count of Monte Cristo!!!

Jeffery's prison term perhaps has given him the inside view of prsion life and maybe he was the librarian there; wherein he re-read the great Monte Cristo and then mixed various other plots to turn out a poor 'B' grade plot.

Perhaps, the only thing missing was the 'vamp' and few melodies; if he can add them, prior to his departure from India, he could line up to meet the stars and produces to sell his 'novel' idea.

After the suspenseful - Shall We Tell The President; delightful - Kane & Abel; brilliant - Not A Penny More; so much was expected, but it was a serious letdown!