Its the year of Presidential elections in the US and nothing is more fascinating than following press reports in nations more interested in the outcome that the average Joe on the streets of Manhattan. While India has still not made its preference clear (the typical Nehruvian indecisiveness) most of Europe save USA-B (Blair speaking in the House of Commons is increasingly sounding like Bush's stooge) seem to have no qualms in openly rooting for Kerry. More interestingly our friendly neighbours China and Pakistan have chosen to remain totally neutral and seem to be playing their cards really close to their chest. Talking of Pakistan, barring the Khaleej times which seems to have a lot of Indian writers, nothing from across the border leads me to believe that journalists are given a free hand at work. Most of the writing is insipid and reeks of a strong offical stance - makes me wish i had rather picked up GOST (yaaawn yaaawn)
The Olympics: Politics, the fake bike accident, dope scandals and India's lousy performance nothwithstanding, i think Athens has been a good show so far. Major Rathore and India's first silver in ages, Micheal Phelps' rich gold haul in swimming, India's hockey match against Australia, Japan's tremendous surge as a sports superpower and Gebrsellasie beaten in the 10000m have been the higlights so far..If only Anju George wins a medal, it would go a long way in salvaging something for us...
Am feelin' very hungry now...which reminds me..Was lunchin' yesterday at T8 FF and was unfortunate enough to get a seat overlooking the lake and lawns below.. 'Unfortunate' because from my vantage point all i could observe were couples and more couples.. Some lovey dovey sharing food from the same plate, same holding hands and walking ON the grass and some staring at each others eyes and dreamin' :-) Aaj kal this workplace is becoming more and more of a park/resort..Does nebody even work here other than me? As i was in deep contemplation, sensing the reason behind my prolonged silence of 7 secs (do i speak so much?) Kau asked me if i was jealous. (The bugger's getting more n more nosy..or am i becoming more n more predictable) Needless to say, i laughed away his question but hey, am i really J... Hmmmm.. Maybe :D
Current mood: Pensive
Current music: Beethoven's 9th Symphony
"For seven and a half years I've worked alongside President Reagan. We've had triumphs. Made some mistakes. We've had some sex ... uh ... setbacks."
--Vice President George Bush
"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a part of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a part of Europe."
- Governor George W. Bush, Jr.
Like father, like son :-)