Writing on a particular topic has always been a difficult task for me, everywhere outside the examination hall. But somehow recently I am hooked up to writing blog entries on topics away from my personal life. Looking for a topic to write about is probably a not-so-easy task. But with the Times of India in hand, loads of themes to write about, suddenly spring up. May it be the countdown to the Commonwealth Games or the inauguration of the new Terminal 3 at
IGI Airport or Nadal’s 2nd Wimbledon win or more popularly, the 2010 FIFA World Cup- everything seems to have captured the imagination of millions across the globe and therefore are things which everyone knows about. So I thought, “What else can I write about?” Umm… why not a different take on these very topics? Yes…let me try that…
With the football fever affecting people from all walks of all countries, even Indians are no less fanatics. Over the last 4 weeks, it has just been FIFA everywhere.
has not found a chance to enter the World Cup after 1950, the year when the Indian team was refused to play as the team was not ready to wear leather shoes!! Over the past years, the football fandom has surely made its presence felt in India with youngsters cheering for Ronaldo and Messi, replicating the reception received by the Indian cricket team. Reportedly the 2006 FIFA World Cup had more Indian viewers than the first season of the IPL. So is football actually scoring over the religion of India-Cricket? Amidst all this, where is hockey- the national game of the country?? India
Talking about sports reminds me of the Commonwealth Games which are now less than 90 days away. So is the capital geared up to host the multination tournament? The 8th largest terminal building in the world found itself mapped on the map of
at IGI as T3. So India can now ive a modernized classical welcome to the world. With the onset of monsoons in the capital, and just over 50 mm of rainfall on the first day, half the city roads were waterlogged and there is no drainage system in site! A recent experience on a DTC Green Bus on rote 717, left me and my friends stranded on the middle of a road. The conductor of the bus refused the fact that the bus goes to Dwarka and forced us to get out of the bus. I had been to Dwarka on a bus in the same route just four days before that and the DTC website revealed that the bus should actually terminate at the Dwarka Sector 9 Metro station. So is that how we are going to treat our guests during the Games? And they say “ Delhi is ready for the Games”! Wow!! Delhi
The nationwide strike that was declared last Monday- was that of any use? Of course it was! Loads of public money wasted, transportation at a halt and a good excuse for people for not going for work! The children were surely happy with an extra day off from school!! But did the ‘bandh’ serve its purpose? Was the government’s decision of hike in fuel prices taken back?? Surely not!
Now even the TOI has failed me! I can’t find anything interesting enough to write about and moreover, I am sleepy!! It’s 1 AM after all!
Well, these were clearly random thoughts that came into my mind and so the rambling style of writing. I don’t know if what I wrote was interesting at all, but at least I whiled away some of my boring time. And since you are already reading this, that clearly means you were nothing less than ‘vella’!! Hehe… anyways, do leave your views and comments for others to share with and for me to improvise with ‘topic-writing’!! Hoping for something better for you the next time!