Saturday, March 24, 2007

My new Indian Cricket team (a message to Mr Pawar and Vengsarkar)

After the debacle with Srilanka (everyone has it once a while), Indian cricket team needs a makeover.

Even if they make it to Super 8, thanks to Bermuda on Sunday, Sachin, Dhoni and Harbhajan gets the axe in all matches.

First thing

Sack Rahul Dravid as captain (but retain in team, The Wall) and re-instate Sourav Ganguly as Captain. Good for India for next 2 years.

Send out Sachin Tendulkar, even God needs retirement. (my son handles the bat well, just kidding ;-) ). No wonder his son says Dhoni is best, Wow!

Dhoni gets the boot. Let us give him a break, back for Australian trip.

Now Harbhajan magic is over after finger injury, with 5 runs plus an over and 36 plus a wicket in 50 balls, Ramesh Powar is the best bet. Anil Kumble should have played the Srilanka match than clicking pictures. Swansong in one-day cricket for him. Bye bye, owner of Candlelight software.

Robin Uthappa needs some more match practice so he stays.

Dinesh Kaarthick should be no 1 wicketkeeper, it was sad to see him cry when India lost.

Vengsarkar and team have done his best (taking care of state/caste/religion quotas, personal interests (Abhijit Khale was right!)), but he should have had Suresh Raina and Mohd. Kaif in the team. He did for Sehwag, but he needs a break too! Let him come back for Australian trip.

What is Pathan doing? Get his brother too!

Also Badrinath and Venugopal Rao should be given a serious try, they are very good fielders too!

Where the heck is Ishant Sharma? he will play soon.... I want that Abid Ali from Kashmir on the trip to England.

God Bless All!

So others stay around with all the salary and incentives, clubbed with performance.

Finally, no more individual advertisement contracts, only team contracts..... Good for team India.

South Africa Versus Australia today (March 24th 2007)

Looks like Australia would walk away with honors. I call this class match.

The time is favourable for them, while inserting South Africa to bat, and chase it comfortably.

Lets wait and watch.

Will Bermuda win against Bangladesh?

Bermuda versus Bangladesh on 25th March 2007

Will Bermuda win against Bangladesh?

No 6 at 10.13 AM  - Chennai

Moon with a connection of Venus in 12th, favourite pastime/game result.

Also Sun in the Lagna says that it is something of a challenge to intelligence, and the outcome may be just based on planets.

Asc and 11th sublords are Jupiter, which says YES.

Looking at Asc, 6th and 11th, there is Ju and Ve connection reflecting the question in mind, along with Moon.

Outcome timings....

Venus in transit in 12th. Victory for team in question, with help of Saturn which is in 3rd, with a connection of Jupiter and Venus. Clearly shows that some miracle or help is to happen.

Venus is in full swing under Jupiter influence from 18.01 PM to 1.18 AM.

Sun is in action till 3.30 AM, which clearly says that intelligence prevails.

So what I can deduce is match should be over by 1.18AM.

Bermuda should win the toss and bowl first and restrict Bangladesh to less than 150 under 40 overs, and chase the target before 1.18 AM, in 35 overs.

Yesterday I looked at the RPs of the toss at 6.30 PM IST and could deduce...

India would win and bowl against Srilanka, restrict to 250 of the opposition (still finding matches and scores with RPs)

Match will be over by 2.50AM next day, which says either India looses chasing or target is met.

Moon was in action will 10 PM only, clearly shows that the initial benefit gained is lost.

Saturn was in action which clearly showed that there was malicious intent to favour opposition.

India beaten by SriLanka on March 23rd, 2007

Let us hope more contracts come in for Dhoni, Sachin and Ganguly.

Hats off India.

Bookies love India.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Few Definitions

School:  A place where Papa pays and Son plays.
Life Insurance:  A contract that keeps you poor all your life so that
you can make your family Rich after your death.
Nurse:  A person who wakes u up to give you sleeping pills.
Marriage: It's an agreement in which a man loses his bachelor degree
and a woman gains her masters.
Divorce: Future tense of Marriage.
Tears: The hydraulic force by which masculine willpower is defeated by
feminine waterpower.
Lecture: An art of transferring information from the notes of  the
Lecturer to the notes of the students without passing through "the minds of
Conference: The confusion of one man multiplied by the number present.
Compromise: The art of dividing a cake in such a way that  everybody
believes he got the biggest piece.
Dictionary : A place where success comes before work.
Conference Room : A place where everybody talks, nobody listens and
everybody disagrees later on.
Father: A banker provided by nature.
Criminal: A guy no different from the rest....except that he got
Boss : Someone who is early when you are late and late when you are
Politician : One who shakes your hand before elections and your
Confidence after.
Doctor : A person who kills your ills by pills, and kills you by bills.
Classic: Books, which people praise, but do not read.
Smile: A curve that can set a lot of things straight.
Office:  A place where you can relax after your strenuous home life.
Yawn: The only time some married men ever get to open their mouth.
Etc.: A sign to make others believe that you know more than you
actually do.
Committee : Individuals who can do nothing individually and sit to
decide that nothing can be done together.
Experience : The name men give to their mistakes.
Atom Bomb: An invention to end all inventions.
Philosopher : A fool who torments himself during life, to be spoken of  when

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

On Accepting Offer and Joining

Life cannot be very easy as to get an offer, other than to convince on the job to be done and the value.

Negotiation is one part. Very tough, so you end up compromising on what you expected and other offers in hand.

Without sign on bonus (at least 2 months gross salary), no one would join very fast, in short notice, than finish the notice period (or else you end up paying right?). The person would use his balance vacation, and pay for the rest of the period. Still that is lot of money!

The person moving from one company to another, either based on his wishes and promotions/positions, the neglect of current company on salary and positions/promotions and money (at least 40% more or 25% after tax than current take home)... no one will want to jump form the cushy job. ESOPs are not biting carrots as the stock market can go up or down, no guarantee.

Cricket World Cup 2007 - Super 8 and Beyond

This is my wishful thinking and astrological analysis.

Super 8 Lineup

Group A
A1 - Aus
A2 - SA

Group B
B1 - Ind
B2 - SL

Group C
C1 - NZ
C2 - Eng

Group D
D1 - Ire
D2 - WI

Super 8 Matches (24 matches)
India wins against all
Australia looses against India
England looses against India, Australia
West Indies looses against India, Australia, England
Srilanka Looses to Australia, England, West Indies, South Africa
South Africa Looses to India, England, West Indies, New Zealand
New Zealand Looses to India, Australia, West Indies, Sri Lanka
Ireland Looses to India, Australia, England, New Zealand, South Africa, Sri Lanka

List of Points
(1) 16 -  Aus - 5 wins (10) plus 6 points (Round 1) - 12 (10+2) rank (2)
(2) 14 -  India - 6 wins (12) plus 4 points (R1) - 14 (12+2) rank (1)
(3) 12 -  Eng - 4 wins (8) plus 4 points (R1) - 8 (8+0)
(4) 12 - WI - 3 wins (6) plus 6 points (R1) - 8 (6+2)
(5) 8 - SL - 2 wins (4) plus 4 points (R1) - 4 (4+0)
(6) 10 - NZ - 2 wins (4) plus 6 points (R1) - 4 (4+0)
(7) 8 - SA - 2 wins (4) plus 4 points (R1) - 4 (4+0)
(8) 0 - Ire - 0 wins (0) plus 0 points (R1) - 0 (0+0)

The rankings could change on only the right most points (points added on Super 8 qualifiers) and NRR..

Still the Semi Final lineup would be like this.

Semi finals

24-Apr-2007    (1)  Aus   vs   (4)  WI
25-Apr-2007    (2)  Ind    vs    (3)  Eng


(1) Aus vs (2) Ind  - 16 runs or 8 wickets win for India

Numerologically too India seems to be favoured... (unless bookies run the show)
1983- 3 (Ind) 1987 - 7(Eng) 1992 - 3(Pak) 1996 - 7(SL) 1999 - 1(Aus) 2003 - 5 (Aus) 2007 - 9 (Ind)

Monday, March 19, 2007

Bill Gate's 11 Rules of Life

Bill Gate's 11 Rules of Life

Rule 1: Life is not fair � get used to it!

Rule 2: The world won't care about your self-esteem.
The world will expect You to accomplish something
BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3: You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of
high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car
phone until you earn both.

Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till
you get a boss.

Rule 5: Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity.
Your Grandparents had a different word for burger
flipping � they called it opportunity.

Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault,
so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as
boring as they are now. They got that way from paying
your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you
talk about how cool you thought you are. So before you
save the rain forest from the parasites of your
parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your
own room.

Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners
and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools they
have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as
MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This
doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in
real life.

Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't
get summers off and Very few employers are interested
in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your Own

Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life
people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go
to jobs.

Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up
working for one.