Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Random Ruminations

World Tennis magazine once described the "perfect tennis player " as having the arms of Martina Navaratilova, the hands of Stefan Edberg, the shoulders of Gabriela Sabatini, the torso of Ivan Lendl, the mind of Michael Chang... and the legs of Steffi Graf. I happened to catch some repeat footage of Federer's Wimbledon triumph this year and its time they redefined this "perfect tennis player" In fact the best quote I’ve heard about Roger came from Vijay Amritraj during this year's championship "Federer is extremely fluent in 5 different languages besides tennis"

Moving on....After Harsha Bhogle, its now Gayatri Iyer..

What would you call a person who completes her MBA studies from a top institute like IIM, Lucknow and instead of going for a stable job gives up everything in favour of music? Definitely a music freak! Yes, that's what you can describe the 20-something years old Gayatri Iyer. Despite no family background in music, Gayatri has risen today to be one of the most promising voices of the film industry, having sung for composers like Anu Malik, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy, Anand Raaj Anand & Himesh Reshammiya....read more....

Dunno much about the songs she has sung so far but she sure is a looker...And her tresses...*sigh* ...If only i had scraped through L and not landed up @ SP :-P

Ouimaaa... Just back from lunch and chanced to meet TV now..Its been quite sometime since we caught up and has he put on weight (now looks whos saying that) 3 minutes into our conversation, we got down to talking about the greatest binding factor between us: Cow-Bull :-p CB, as i delight in explaining is a true test of one's vocabulary and analytical abilities. The way it is played is as follows:

Player A thinks of a five letter word say FLIRT. Player B has to guess this word within 20 chances. He starts off with guessing BRAVE. Player A compares BRAVE with FLIRT. In case there are any common alphabets in the same position he counts then as 1 bull and if the same alphabet is present in a different position then its counted as 1 cow. After comparing all five alphabets, as in this case, he comments that its 1B 1C (I in same position and R in different positions). Then Player B guesses CLEAN. Player A responds by saying 1B....And this goes on till the 20 chances are up or the word is cracked

(FLIRT)

DRIVE - 1B 1C
CLEAN - 1B
HOUND - Nil
SLATE - 1B 1C
FIEND - 1B 1C


(Note: this is where analytical skills comes into play - a casual look at guesses 1, 2, 4 and 5 could easily mislead one to believe that E is definitely there..)
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FLIRT - 5B (game over)

Rules:
The word to be cracked should have no repeating alphabets since the clue then given will not be unique as to which repeated occurrence it is referring to. Another rule that is religiously followed is only common names - no proper names.

Now why all this hullabaloo about Cow-Bull.. Coz i don't think there is anyone on planet Earth who plays (or atleast used to) this game better than me... TV, who introduced me to this game, was good but i was always a notch better. Together there has not been a single word we haven't cracked..OUIJA included :-)) Raising a toast to you, TV, for discovering the champion in me :-))

Susie Derkins, I simply loved that JPEG u created..so am taking the liberty of uploading it here.. Danka :-)




Tis a pity it doesn't show up well :-( To get a clearer viewclick on the image

Current mood: Lazy
Current music: Suna Na from Jhankaar Beats

11 comments:

Anamikaaa said...

Now will the CHAMPION pls tell me how FLIRT & BRAVE is IB & IC and not just IC????

Ekta said...

Hey jupe,
Pleasant surprise to see that gayatri write-up on your blog!
She's my batchmate from gaduation and knew her in college though never kept in touch after that!

She was always an amazing singer though didnt know she had made it so big!...

Damn neat and good for her!..its a small world after all!

Jupe said...

Mr.TinyTot, I've won this bet...
See Ekta missed it but shes got a reason for it...She jes flew bak from Delhi and is mighty overworked..Besides the fact that she knew GI must have had her soooo excited that she overlooked it..However Anamikaa (i owe u one BIG TIME) has caught it..And i've also got a mail asking me to rectify the error..Ppl do read my blog seriously.. Yipppeeeeeeeeee.. A triple somersault..This jes seems to be MY DAY :-))))))) If only one more thing happened...*sigh*

Hullo, what seems to have happened to my blogs format - its all )(*&^% up.. n i dont even know HTML :-((

Anamikaaa said...

"Ppl do read my blog seriously........."

You still wanna go ahead with your "100 posts" plan Jupes?

A

Susie said...

Finally able to post - beech mein loads of lafda!!!
I am wondering ... why no ode to your 'home grown hero'??? I assume Siddharth Suryanarayan was from SP ... awe soooo sorry, he doesn't have the tresses :P

Jupie tell me truthfully - what are u waiting so wistfully for??? Have been hearing a 'silent sigh' in ur writing - enna samacharam?

OriginalKopy said...

Bing Boy nice try! Admit it when yoo r licked..Yoo goofed up and she found out!Period! B a graceful loser!

Jupe said...

OK,
Hey hey hold on.. why dontcha chk ur facts first with ur hubby.. He challenged me, i gave him proof.. Now the rat wont even show up on YM.. n wot kinda ID has he got..A clear case of marraige not being for the better but for worse here :-)))

Susie,
If i told you there is this WWF project for establishing a lion sanctuary in Sri Lanka and i am seriously thinking of taking a months break from here to try my luck there, wud that answer ur Q ???
Sorry abt Sid but he's a flop hero so i've kinda disowned him :-p

Anamika,
U know abt the century thingy ? Do we know each other ?Hmmmmm

Bye peepul.. Am off to pick up my silver :-)))

Quill said...

Thats a great game to play in Mass transfer and Scale up methods classes.I had the last bencher advantage too...

I have blogged after a full month...Working more than Douglas in BI:)

Quill

Quill said...
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Quill said...

Thats a great game to play in Mass transfer and Scale up methods classes.I had the last bencher advantage too...

I have blogged after a full month...Working more than Douglas in BI:)

Quill

Quill said...

Thats a great game to play in Mass transfer and Scale up methods classes.I had the last bencher advantage too...

I have blogged after a full month...Working more than Douglas in BI:)

Quill