Thursday, November 23, 2006

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Fwd Sher :-)

Gam is kadar mila ki ghabra ke pi gaye,
khushi thodi si mili to milaa ke pi gaye,
yun to na thi janam se peene ki aadat,
Sharab ko tanha dekha to taras kha ke pi gaye :-)


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Magnusson takes over West Ham

So finally, West Ham is being taken over. Speculation was pretty much going on since the start of the season that West Ham might be taken over. It was just a matter of when and by whom.

And when the Argentine duo of Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano were signed by West Ham, various conspiracy theories were being espoused. The most interesting among them was that this move was just a trick to bring them into EPL and finally the duo or at least Tavez would be bought by Chelsea. It was also suggested that Roman Abramovich might eventually also buy West Ham.(Not sure, if the rules allow that). But, as of now those speculations can be put to rest. :-)

But, what will be the fate of Tavez and Javier? According to the article,
The futures of Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano look less secure.

The Argentina internationals were brought to West Ham by Iranian-born Kia Joorabchian, who then led a takeover attempt that failed to lead to any offer for the club.

Tevez and Mascherano have played sporadically and their arrival has coincided with West Ham's recent slump.

Frankly, I haven't see either of them play really well or for that matter, even play for West Ham this season :-) I do like Tavez, so I hope he stays fit and plays for West Ham. But, with the new owners, probably they would be sold to bring in the cash and some footballers who will actually stay fit and play.

Also, West Ham has been one of the teams that I rooted for last season and it’s pretty disappointing to see them play this season. But, in the last match against Chelsea, they fought bravely and that augurs well for the rest of the season.

Although, earlier I had hoped that the speculations surrounding West Ham can be put to rest now but just one doubt in my mind. Is Roman Abramovich driving this deal??

Whatever, the scene is heating up! Watch Out!


Friday, November 10, 2006

Canteen as National Park :-)

While having dinner in a heavily rat and insect infested canteen, my friend quipped "This should be declared a National Park".



Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Some Lines...

Gulshan ki fakat phoolon say nahin, kaanto say bhi zeenat hoti hai,
Jeenay kay liyey is duniya may, gham ki bhi zaroorat hoti hai !

Ae-wayaz-e-naadan karta hai, tu ek qayaamat ka charcha,
Yahan roz nighain milti hain, yahan roz qayaamat hoti hai !

Woh purssh-i-gham ko aayey hain, kuch keh na sakoon, chup reh na sakoon,
Khamosh rahoon to mushkil hai, keh doon to shikayaat hoti hai !

Karna hi padega zakht-e-alam, peenay hi padengay yeh aansoo,
Faryaad-o-fugan say ay naadan, tauheen-e-mohabbat hoti hai !

Jo aa kay rukay daaman pay `Saba', woh ashq nahin hai paani hai,
Jo ashq na chalkay aankho say, us ashq ki keemat hoti hai !

Gulshan ki fakat phoolon say nahin, kaanto say bhi zeenat hoti hai,
Jeenay kay liyey is duniya may, gham ki bhi zaroorat hoti hai !

I heard these lines in one of Jagjit Singh's ghazals. The lines posted above are from some site, had taken them long back. Just posting them!



Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Some Football Action

Its been a long time since I posted anything about football. And, with the EPL season well on its way, expect more football related posts from now on..Now, stop groaning...please...

Already, I am disappointed to read that Chelsea lost to Spurs in the league. This year, Chelsea have not had the dream run like last year and they have also been losing matches after taking a lead which is quite annoying, to say the least. Also, the fact that the big signings have not fired has not helped matters at all. And, I also think letting Gallas go was not the wisest thing that we did this season. I know Kurt does not agree with me but Gallas was a real good player for Chelsea. But, all said and done, Jose needs to get the players performing once again in the league. And, the fact that Man Utd have been playing like a dream in the league make matters worse for us. Here's hoping that we soon overcome whatever problems we have and strike fear in the rest of the EPL teams.

And hope, just hope that Frank fires...Chelsea's winning/losing a match mutch depends upon Terry and Lampard performing. So there....


Cross-posted at Football Forever.