Friday, March 16, 2012

We Meet up with Roger Binny

We (vamsi and myself) meet up with Roger Binny, the gentleman who got India vital initial breaks in the 1983 world cup. A very pleasant and gentle person he is. Vamsi was thrilled. Binny spoke to him as if he knew him personally. I mentioned to him the England Semi Final when he bowled really well - England was cruising and he gave India vital breaks. He was pleased to share his memories. He also mentioned in today's cricket technique is going away and it has become a batsman's game.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Should Sachin Get the Bharat Ratna..

Bharat Ratna is a prestigious honor. People of rare qualities should be given. People who have contributed to the betterment of the society - discoveries with wide impact (not just India but the whole world), qualities which  are a beacon for countless people, courage in times extreme danger, selfless sacrifice for protecting the nation, achievers from extremely deprived backgrounds should be given the Bharat Ratna.

Bharat Ratna should not be given to Sports persons and Film Personalities.

Just because a person has scored countless runs, is affable and innocent looking does not qualify for a Bharat Ratna.

Moreover, Sachin has sold a Ferrari gifted to him by another person. This single act of his shows he is an ordinary person after all.

Personally, I would never sell a thing gifted to me by another person. (It is another matter people rarely gift me something !! ).

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ganapathi Sachidananda - Performing Kalyanam for Devotees

Swamiji at the mantap - observe the cool scoochair in the forefront

A Winter Evening

Mahishasura Ooru became Mysore

Usha and Bavagaru at Chamundi hill

Morning Breakfast - Idly with Kobbari Chutney, Coriander Chutney and Ginger Chutney

Vamsi's School - Manasarovar Pushkarini

My Cousin Usha and her Husband Sri. Siva Sankar Sastry took us around in Vijayawada

Trip to Vijayawada on a Volvo Club Class

An Old model bus at Vijayawada Railway Station
A modern Club Class Volvo Bus

Perfect Sync

Visit to Mysore Palace

Vamsi participates in a Quiz competition at Ramakrishna Vidyalaya Mysore

Vamsi participated (result awaited!) in the Old Boys Association GK Quiz conducted at Ramakrishna Vidyalaya Mysore. Parents of the participants were allowed inside to have a stroll. We were amazed at the cleanliness maintained on the entire campus. The beautiful trees and well maintained gardens were a treat for the eyes. Here are some pics.
Idol of Swami Vivekananda 
Ornamental Flower

Cactus Garden

Beautiful Walk Ways

Main Entrance

Have you seen an Arab on the treadmill ?

a battle never seen by you..