Archive for March, 2010

IPL Mania?

Posted in Uncategorized on March 31, 2010 by Atul

Fuck fuck fuck fuck and fuck… I don’t care about watching cricket any more.

So what was happening at Kotla ground on 30/3 …was there a match on or was there just a screen telecast?  I don’t know and I don’t care but I have a sneaking suspicion it was something to do with IPL.

Now I was always an ardent supporter of IPL for the simple reason that it clears Delhi’s roads..people prefer to drink and watch LIVE cricket at home, rather than drink and drive with jhintak dhi-chi-dhik music.

But when I was stuck in this rush of traffic before the Firoz-Shah-Kotla maidan … my feelings changed. Especially after bumping into a police PCR Tavera leading to a ripped bumper on my Swift 😦

IPL suxx!

Random Thoughts – Codies Ashes Cricket 2009

Posted in Fun, games, Rants on March 31, 2010 by Atul

So, this rant is about Codemasters’ Ashes Cricket 2009.  Tons of issues and I won’t even delve into them here. This is just a random thought.

Was playing India vs. Sri Lanka test match. Opener Gautam Gambhir (i.e the player I was controlling) was hit by Vaas’s deliveries repeatedly … the first 11 deliveries that Gambhir faced … all of them hit him on the body with a suweet thump sound and Gambhir limping on the pitch (no offense meant, Gambhir ji) .

And yet. He never retired hurt? In fact, I played him all the way to 43.  Howzzat?

Random Thoughts – Yahoo

Posted in Uncategorized on March 31, 2010 by Atul

Yahoo puts up a character recognition challenge in its messenger chat. For a fact, I’ve failed to decipher it more than once. May be I’m just dumbo; but what about the tons of bots inviting you to their naked web-cam feeds? How come a human ( I feel I’m a normal human) … so how come a human have trouble in deciphering the image-to-words but bots succeed..and apparently with flying colors…who knows….

Executive Power of Clemency

Posted in Uncategorized on March 27, 2010 by Atul

In a recent judgment in State of Haryana vs. Jagdish, a three Judges’ Bench of the Supreme Court of India has held that the clemency power of the Executive is absolute and remains unfettered for the reason that the provisions contained under Article 72 or 161 of the Constitution cannot be restricted by the provisions of Sections 432, 433 and 433-A of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

The complete judgment may be downloaded from this link State of Haryana v Jagdish.

Please note that I make no guarantees as to the accuracy of text of the judgment posted here; users are requested to refer to journals such as SCALE and SCC for the reported versions of the judgment.