2012 in Review

Thanks WordPress for saving me the trouble of going through what I didn’t do on this blog and reminding me yet again that I have been too lazy this year!


The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 11,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 18 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.


Welcoming the New Year

It is almost a ritual for me every year to sleep while the world is awake welcoming the New Year. But not this time. After much cajoling and some serious threatening from my friends, I decided to spend the night at Ram’s place. And what fun it was. I spent the entire night playing games, eating good food and having lots of fun with my friends.

Wish and pray that the year 2011 brings in lots of fun and excitement in your lives.

Happy New Year.


I do not know if this is something to do with the coming new year but have noticed that many popular websites have either gone in for a makeover or added some eye candy for users. Popoular ones include Wall Street Journal (website redesign), Gmail (themes for the mailbox), Yahoo ( website redesign, second time in the last one year). The list is big but these are the ones that come to my mind now.

This post is being made from wordpress 2.7 which comes with a completely new layout. I like it.

Goodbye Mr. Jumbo

You have bid adieu to test cricket, but you will be remembered for years to come. It will be difficult to find a fighter like you for the Indian team. How can we forget those 10 wickets, especially of India’s arch rival in the Kotla test. The unorthodox spinner that everyone wrote off and predicted will wear out soon. You have proved everyone wrong picking up more than 600 wickets on all sorts of tracks across the world.

You have bid adieu to cricket, it will be difficult to imagine someone stepping into your shoes with your attitude. Everytime India was in trouble picking up wickets of the opposition, I prayed that you get one and most of the times you did. You are one of the difficult bowlers to face. Playing sub-continent spinners is tough and if the spinner does not bowl spin but something else it gets all the more difficult.

You have bid adieu to the Indian team, but I hope you still keep sharing your valuable experience with the Indian team for years to come. On the firing line and expected to retire you have captained India and did it well.

We will miss you Mr. Jumbo.