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Feeling RUN-OVER

From the past 2 weeks I have been attending a special college in mumbai in order to be eligible for a promotion at work.
Now let me tell you, attending lectures and studying lessons in law and finance and insurance maybe a cake walk when you are young and fresh out of high school, but when you 30+ years old. ?It just doesn’t feel right.
Gone are the good ol days when one was promoted on the basis of experience and merit, nowadays all that they look at is your certificates. Even if I don’t know what I am supposed to learn in these so called upgradation classes, as long as I have the documents I am deemed fit for the job.
The worst is yet to come, after 12 years of office life, travelling on potholed roads in rickety old buses/cars has certainly done a number on my body, the same body which was so used to sitting at a desk with an awesome chair with superior lumbar support, in an air conditioned office, was now being forced to beat the brunt of MUMBAI’S unforgiving heat and pollution.
And finally yesterday my body gave up, this body developed fever and experienced pain in all and every appendage. The pain came first, the fever later…
Well the pain came first, so I get me a masseuse to come over to my place for a body massage, thinking my muscles need relaxing (they are after all SHELTERED under all that fat), so I call my regular girl from the local SUKHO THAI place and have her come over at 2200 hrs, and like magic at sharp 2159 she’s there at my doorstep.
She’s a sweet girl and mind you doesn’t involve in any nefarious activities (incase some of you readers might have that thought) well she starts with my back and neck area as those are my most problematic spots…. The first drops of hot oil that she dropped on my back actually gave me a jolt and a heavy serving of goose-bumps. I felt the heat seep into my flesh, my body begged for more, she dug her fingers into the oil and pressed them deep into my back, she likes to do that, I like it too, something called DEEP TISSUE RUB, although that sounds more like a lamb roasting technique.
With every drop of oil giving me a feeling of Bliss and every nerve on my back tingling under the pressure of her fingers I could feel the pain and stress drain away from my body, but alas it was not to be. The instant she moved to my legs the pain in my back returned, this time with a VENGEANCE!
NOT to be outdone the sudden blood rush to my head gave me a throbbing headache, some of you may refer to this as a migraine, I asked her to massage my head, I think she uses JOJOBA oil for the head. .But whatever it is it served is purpose, I felt the blood drain away from my head under the pressure of get nimble fingers, my head had stopped throbbing, and I felt myself drown into sleep, but man I just couldn’t catch a break, the moment she stopped the pain returned, my body and head felt like I HAD BEEN RUN OVER by a 1000 mopeds. Raped by a 1000 angry dragon flies .. I have no idea why I used that metaphor.
             Only after she left that I realised that this pain was not stress or age catching upto me, I was sick and I felt the fever coming on,  I wasn’t old or weak,  I was just sick,  I had nothing to worry about, I was still as young and agile add the day I joined work 12 years ago, age war just a number, sickness was no indicator of old age, I was so happy, so relieved,  I called up mom and asked if she could come over the next day (who else would take care of me in my sickness), the girl friend is busy with her job and I need a full time care taker when I’m ill.

So here I am on my bed, under a blanket, with my laptop typing this post here hoping this sickness leaves me soon, so I can once again enjoy My YOUTH!

 
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Posted by on March 7, 2014 in humour, india, Life, Rants

 

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Racism And Football !!

it’s a lovely morning here, sitting here with my cuppa coffee reading the newspaper when my eyes fell upon an article of Great Interest.

It appears Manchester United FC have accepted an official apology from Liverpool FC; following the Unsportsmanlike behavior of one of their star signing LUIZ SUAREZ.

The recent racism row involving Manchester United’s Patrice Evra and Liverpool’s  Luis Suarez, along with John Terry’s alleged racist remarks toward Anton Ferdinand, have brought about a scrutiny upon football of what many believed to have been a thing of the past.

Well what bothers me is that this Saturday wasn’t the first time this has happened. Suarez did indeed call Patrice Evra “NEGRO” which incidentally in Spanish indicates the color BLACK and in English is considered a racist remark,on the field during the last encounter of these 2 teams and was subsequently fined and banned from 8 games by the Authorities. Now for any player who is paid by the week, this would surely come as a blow to finances, and in my mind would be a sufficient deterrent to prevent such occurrences in the future. But this last Saturday, once his ban was lifted Suarez refused to shake Evra’s hand (the fair play handshake before every match). This shows how stubborn he is and how Unsportsmanlike his behavior is.

John Terry is another such case, it’s no wonder he was stripped of his captaincy before he stands trial for charges of racism against him on the field.

Very few will argue that racism has no place in life, let alone football. Yet as the great Bill Shankley famously stated: “Some people believe football is a matter of life and death. I can assure you it is much, much more important than that.”

The words and actions of Suarez has divided the two cities more than usual, to the point where it now boils over to the players onto the pitch. You do not need a looking glass to foresee that the war between the two clubs will take on a new edge. Albeit an unsanitary one.

The free speech curse that is social networking will ensure this. Footballers and fans colliding on Twitter will only heighten the passion of both players and supporters come match day.

Luiz Suarez .. the man at the centre of this STORM !!!!

what will his future hold ?? well its all upto this young man .. i have seen him in action and there is no doubt in my mind that his TALENT is undeniable. He is quick on his feet, has a fast mind, and is very tactical, somewhat like the free flowing MIND of a GENIUS. But unless he learns to control his tongue, his future is jeopardized !!!

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2012 in Rants

 

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14th FEB … Valentines day ..

Well Hello All .

 

This here being my first Blog .

And as is usual i have no idea what im gonna write about .

Anyways today is Valentines day .. 14th of February .. year after year lovers around the world celebrate this day by giving each other gifts .. flowers .. candy .. etc . etc etc ..

And as we have seen every year in INDIA .. right wing activists have a field day destroying everything in their path to try and shut down the practice of VALENTINES DAY.

They claim its a Western culture and the practice is forbidden under Indian aesthetics. Well dudes let me educate you somewhat regarding the same ..
Saint Valentine’s Day, as it is celebrated in the modern world, has nothing to do with Saint Valentine.

February 14th was declared a Christian Holiday in 496 A.D., but its religious significance was lost a long time ago.

Take a thousand young lovers anywhere in the world who send each other Valentine’s Day cards and ask them about Saint Valentine and I doubt you will find one out of that thousand who actually know the history of this holiday.

You see this day had nothing to do with religion or caste or creed .. its just a day where people like to be open about their feelings for each other .. its jus like Mothers day .. where u show your love for your mother or fathers day .. just a day ..

I would like someone to explain to me as to which Indian tradition speaks about mothers day / fathers day / teachers day … aren’t these Western Traditions too ?

I wonder why Right wing parties don’t go around burning cards and gifts in mothers day ?

Here is a recent Example!!

Also what i fail to understand is to why all of a sudden these people are protesting against WESTERN cultures ?

isn’t Democracy a Western Idea ?

isn’t the CAR a Western Idea?

What about aeroplanes?

submarines ?

tanks ?

BPO ?

and the HEART OF INDIA  >>> CRICKET ?

 

I wonder why the boys from RIGHT wing groups dont protest against all of these ?

these guys will make a hue and cry about Valentines day, and to what end ? a FEW Brownie points?

This Confuses me ! i fail to understand the logic behind all of this.

 

Well till next time ..

c ya

cHrI$

 
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Posted by on February 14, 2012 in Rants

 

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