Recurring Decimals…..

Everything here is irrelevant


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Just in case anybody cares, the Pondit is alive and well – but swamped with stuff to be blogging regularly. Which is a shame given that India’s early exit from the World Cup provides an ideal opportunity for rants, armchair punditry and such.

But I would really be adding to the general noise, so I point you to some excellent analysis on other blogs. There is sort of a point-counterpoint argument about the sense ‘entitlement’ of Indian cricket fans between Amit Varma and our good friend Confused (Confused also points out some real grievances of Indian cricket supporters and bit of journalistic hypocrisy). While the overwhelming feeling might be that drastic changes are necessary, Vivek digs up some statistics indicating that "[t]here has been no fundamental change in Indian batting in the last few years". He also argues that other countries have made improvements in leaps and bounds [pun intended] especially in fielding. Meanwhile, Dipanjan notes that expectations about India were a bit high to begin with (and he provides an Excel spreadsheet to make his point, I suspect this dude is a MBA ;- )  ) – but even then the loss against Bangladesh was a bit hard to swallow. Greatbong makes a good case against the coach, Greg Chappell, and why should be held more responsible.

Finally, even as there the shadow of Bob Woolmer’s murder hangs over the World Cup,  here is an interesting article by Shashi Tharoor about cricket and Americans [link fixed – thanks Puneet – but reguistration required]. 

Back to the grind.

Written by BongoP'o'ndit

March 28, 2007 at 5:48 am

Posted in Blog, Cricket

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  1. We do care, but why do you hate us? Is it because MBAs are cool studs and scientists/engineers are geeky nerds? Is it because you have stodgy labs and we have Manhattan Penthouse? Is it because our quarterly bonus is ten times the amount of those weird three-letter five-year grants you guys get? Don’t be jealous and no need to search for a time machine, it is never too late to do an MBA. You know you can’t beat us, why not join us?

    Naah, no MBA here. Just a couple of computer science degrees.


    March 28, 2007 at 2:01 pm

  2. Sire,

    So we assume that for the time being you will not ghost-write Street Car?

    Immense sadness comes. Blogsphere will be poorer.


    March 28, 2007 at 3:20 pm

  3. @ dipanjan: LOL at the the MBA v/s scientists comparison….sigh – almost went the MBA path at one stage of life…

    @confused: of all the ways of avoiding personal responsibility 🙂 !!!

    Blogosphere will manage in my absence….which, sadly for most, wont be for too long….


    March 28, 2007 at 3:58 pm

  4. Shashi’s Tharoor’s link is all mixed up! A good collection of links though!


    March 29, 2007 at 1:36 pm

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