Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New England Patriots = Indian Cricket team ???

I finally found few minutes to articulate something that has been on my mind for quite a while! 

Why does the New England Patriots team remind me of the Indian cricket team (and therefore adds one more reason why I am a die-hard fan of them)?

 
Here you go - BOOMM! Enjoy the reading with a pinch of salt ;)!
  • The New England Patriots Offense characteristics resemble that of an Indian batting line up, while their Defense of the Indian bowling line up
  • The day the Indian cricket team fails to put up a score of 300+, they will probably lose (due to their sub par bowling); The day New England Offense fails to spark (let's say doesn't score > 25 points, chances are they'll lose due to the sucky defense)
  • That being said, as the Indian batting line up is one of the best in the world, as is the New England Offense in the NFL
  • Indian batting line up revolves around a key star (it was SRT in his era to now a Dhoni or Kohli); Patriots center around Brady
  • Against India, any team could fancy a close game (be it the world class Australians or a team such as Bangladesh or Kenya). It is almost never a comprehensive victory. Such are the games of the Patriots (Even a Jacksonville Jaguars team will create a close match against the Patriots)
  • Most games are decided in the final few seconds. Like the Indian cricket team's close finisher Dhoni who will only wait until the last over to hit sixes and finish the game, most Patriots game will have heart numbing close finishes in the last 30 seconds

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Simplistic view/impact of the US Debt crisis

Not sure if I completely buy the "you cannot raise the taxes" logic here - my take is that you don't need to cover the entire gap with the tax hike, but a slight burden increase on certain strata of the society (you know whom I am referring here ;)) / certain actions on the tax side of things can certainly help!



Wednesday, February 23, 2011

"No One attacked Mumbai on 26/11"


One more outrage from my side on the 26/11 terrorist attacks on Mumbai. I recently watched "No One killed Jessica" based on a true story of Jessica Lal, who was shot dead in 1999. I am not going to dwell into that movie here, but I want to share my thoughts on what I read today in the news. It's another of such cases.

Today's news:
Kasab (the only terrorist captured alive from the deadly Mumbai attacks in 2008) to appeal to Supreme Court against death verdict. The defense lawyer commented: "In my brief meeting with Kasab, I told him that he can file appeal to the Supreme Court challenging the death sentence awarded to him."

This is absolutely f*#ked up. Why? The judicial system is making a joke out of this. The "process" here is taking over the obvious reality and facts.

- This attack killed 166 people
- He was found guilty of 80 offences, including waging war against the nation. This by law is punishably with the death penalty


But hold on. Let's follow the process. Few months after the attack still went into proving whether he was a Pakistani. Despite so many evidences, Pakistani officials, including President Asif Ali Zardari, initially denied the assertion that Ajmal Kasab was Pakistani. Then it was a story of whether he was a minor or not. Month after month, new complications were brought in, when you see the god damn photo put here and the video captured that he shot people! What kind of a judicial system would let this run like this when its a matter of a national terrorist attack?

I also remember reading an article a year or so ago where the Indian investigators filed a 11,000 page chargesheet against Kasab (why would you spent so much time creating this when things were so obvious?). This was in Marathi and English. On this, Kasab asked translation into Urdu (later actually he confessed that he understood Marathi). Surreal.

That douchebag still has the authority to appeal and how is the defense lawyer supporting this? Can we take 1000 A3 copies of the photo above and paint the walls of the Indian court? Is that enough evidence?

Enough said. My faith in Indian judicial system is similar to my faith for a country like Kenya to win the 2011 cricket world cup. I sincerely hope I do not have to wait 10 years for another movie to be released: "No One attacked Mumbai on 26/11"

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Interesting exercise!

This is a cool tool to get a top down view of how Obama's world looks like when it comes to managing the budget and solving the deficit question.

Enjoy fixing the US budget :) - http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/13/weekinreview/deficits-graphic.html

Monday, November 08, 2010

Exciting!


Looking forward to knowing more about the MENSA world and meet fellow Mensans :)