Sunday, April 24, 2011

I dont belong- Intervention

so i heard a new song today.. amazingly by a band that a good friend is in.. not that he recommended it to me or even told me about it.. (the cut out lines coz 2 mins after this blogpost went up i got several irate messages from said friend who swears taht he did tell me all about his band and i'm the one with the lousy memory..  here u go dude.. correction added)
its quite weird how many ppl i was good friends with or sang/competed with/against are now professionals and it does make me wonder what i've done with my life.. but this isn't about teh nostalgia or teh 'what may have been's.. this is about THIS song..

Sap fwded the link to their fb page and i totally fell in love with this song so decided to put it up here... and it does form the perfect background score to my life right now... as do the lyrics..

Intervention- I Dont belong here

I twist and turn as I lay on my bed

I knew this day wouldn’t end this great.
Something random in my mind
Feels like that something in me died.

These four walls closing up on me
Suffocate me; won’t let me breathe.

I don’t belong here
Trapped in my shell.
Wanna run and break free.
I don’t belong here
I see the light fade
There ain’t nothing here..nothing here for me.

I try to blend but I don’t fit in
I lust for love but I’m lost within.
A helping hand is all I need
A little push to make me believe that.

These four walls closing up on me
Suffocate me; won’t let me breathe.

I don’t belong here
Trapped in my shell.
Wanna run and break free.
I don’t belong here
I see the light fade
There ain’t nothing here..nothing here for me.



I took some time to figure out

I din’t go too far to turn around.

The man in the mirror has changed a lot

Just the same but with different thoughts







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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

so a skirt is how you lift a game???

the Badminton World federation today announced that it is now mandatory for female players to wear a skirt on the court, shorts may be worn underneath the skirt if the player so wants... she stupid sexism behind this rule, and the way it was discussed on NDTV's 9 'o Clock news prompted me to write and write strongly about this..
so NDTV called Jesse Randhawa, a former player and now a model to comment, and the statement she made is something i have a particular grouse against.. she actually said that women would be better players if they wore short skirts instead of long skirts on court. now SOMEONE please tell me just who IS  it that wears an "ugly long skirt" while playing a competitive sport??? and how is it going to make anyone more somfortable if she's got to deal with flying skirts rather than the game?????

Top Indian players like Saina Nehwal and Jwala Gutta pretty much refused to give a straight comment.. Saina, who is currently ranked 3rd in teh world simply said that "tehy must have some important reason for making this rule and not just for glamourising the game", while Jwala made an even more outrageous statement than Jesse randhawa by saying "most players are pretty good looking so they will look good ina  skirt" like.. is THAT the way to win games??
the anchor asked this question too.. isn't it good performance and medals earned in the games that have brought players into focus? whats the point of unnecessary dress codes?

isnt it a supremely sexist idea that players shouldnt be allowed to choose their own clothing for the sake of "attractive presentation".. why is there no dress code for the male players then?
and how sexist and lascivicious is the audience that they'll watch a game purely for teh sake of teh female players' legs when they wouldn't watch it for the quality of the game...

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

through the looking glass.. another world

there's so much happenning in the country.. the sudden huge anti corruption movement, the census figures creating a hue and cry.. an anti-child sex abuse month, demolition of so called 'illegal colonies'and protests, tsunamis and radiation leakes, the amazing brouhaha over gandhiji's sexuality and India's scintillating world cup win...

and yet in my house the most important thing is my parents' 25th wedding anniversary next week..

its quite weird how personal events completely block important public concerns...