Monday, January 16, 2012

Can we do anything to provoke changes in Indian cricket?

As always, a disappointing away series for the Indian cricket team leads to calls for an overhaul in the scheduling, selection, preparation and execution processes. Grassroots level changes are called for. All these, as we know very well, are you going to be forgotten as soon as India wins an ODI match (not even a series) or the IPL begins (one or the other Indian team is bound to win). 

I, for one, am tired of going through this cycle time and again. We all know the BCCI needs to make some stern calls like the English/Australian boards. Can we do anything to ensure things changes?

As long as BCCI feels comfortable about the influx of money, they are not going to one damn-thing differently. I guess the only way to get attention is to hit their earnings. An empty Eden Gardens did provoke some discussion and talk. If only we can take it further through constant reminders. Just imagine the effect if a significant chunk of the viewers decide to boycott watching a few games. 

I decide to boycott at least 50% of the IPL games.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Behind every successful woman is an ex-boyfriend

Why? It takes a bit of getting dumped (or dumping) for women to let go of their natural instinct of letting their relation be the center of all thought-process.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Life is a series of rooms

Life is a series of rooms, who you are stuck with in each room defines your life. --- House series.

Doesn't it capture the importance of communication and social behavior?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 Calendar

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 displays the calendar in an extremely convenient fashion. Good to know it is made by a BITSian :)

Have fun!


For those of us who are not aware of Google's chrome extension blogthis, it basically allows people to blog webpages with a couple of clicks. Interestingly, they do not allow blogging the blogthis extension webpage. :)

Well, I am glad Google doesn't support VMs inside VMs. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pandora, Bollywood station

Indeed, the Bollywood station on Pandora feels like the radio that I grew up listening to. A good collection of songs, old and new, mixed well.

Go Pandora!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Do blog posts (their frequency) follow a power-law distribution? Why?

Writing is known to be a streamlined channel for peoples' thoughts; blogging (micro-blogging too, of late) provides a platform where people can share their thoughts with the general public.

Time and again, the pattern shows up. The pattern where people blog very often for a short duration of time, and hibernate for a relatively long time. I feel the time-between-two-posts follows a power-law distribution. It would be nicer if one could validate the same; the knowledge would definitely help blog service providers in efficiently using their resources.

However, my interest lies in understanding why people go through these cycles of activity and no-activity. Is it because people have their own reasons to blog, and those reasons surface only from time-to-time. If that is the case, wouldn't it be amazing to conduct a survey on why people blog in the first place? Do people even know their prime motivation for blogging? I definitely don't. This reminds me of a conversation with a friend who studies communication. 

Apparently, in communication classes, the students are taught that each blog is supposed to have a theme/purpose. Though the merit of such an argument is questionable, how many of us actually set out with a purpose in mind?