Archive for April, 2014

So, I was returning home from my college last Thursday, and when I just got into the bus,I got a call from my girlfriend. Her first statement wasn’t “Hi Babes,Hello” or whatever. Her first statement, or rather question was, “Honey, there’s Delhi Daredevils match today on Star Sports. You watchin haina?” I was like,no ya, I’m travelling home back from college and I’m en-route towards home.

Delhi vs Bangalore

Delhi vs Bangalore

She got furious & shouted “open for the fastest scoreboard in your phone and keep yourself updated,love, coz Delhi se hoon,########.”

This is cricket.Yes you may find awkward that girls, Yes GIRLS are following and watching cricket these days. I have seen many of such girls and ladies who follow cricket not only for the cricketers but also for the other reasons which we men follow.I agree I’m not much into cricket but when it comes to those India v/s Pakistan or final matches of India, I’m always in.
Because,even if lost, there is always a proud moment for all of us Indians.But there are some instances, ahh, infinite instances where the cricketer who didn’t play well, was criticized too much and also, pelted eggs,tomatoes and even stones towards his house. Like the recent instance of Yuvraj Singh.Agreed that he didn’t play well, but that shouldn’t mean that his family members are at fault.

Nevertheless,cricket fans are always in, for any match.Be it the 20-20 World Cup T20 matches, or those long white dressed test matches.Though, the enthusiasm of the Indians seeing their cricketers playing for the country is never less.Also, there are so many moments in everyone’s lives, when friends become gamblers. We also see,that some of our friends go against the country, only because they know, India’s gonna lose the streak.Now this made me recall an incident.

Being true, I was a very huge supporter of the team Kolkata Knight Riders of IPL. And I was always mocked for that because, KKR wasn’t a strong team. Friends used to call me “loser Bong”. And I really used to get pissed off. Then, in a particular season, KKR was in the finals.I bet against KKR, and the bet was of 2 Litres Pepsi. But, that particular day, I saw that KKR won. Gosh, 2 litres of Pepsi was given to the opposite party,but that enthusiasm till the last ball was there.

Also, After that, I stopped watching cricket matches.Though,thanks to my girlfriend, who always keeps me updated. And whenever she doesn’t get time to update me, she always says to check the website, see the action recap and keep myself updated.

This reminded me of an incident, in which I was injured,but yet didn’t matter much.Then I was in 12th. I was returning from tuitions when I saw there was immmense crowd outside the Croma Retail store. When I asked the standing ones, they replied that, everyone was watching the 2011 Final World Cup. I also joined them, stood for sometime, when I found that I wasn’t on the pavement and I was standing on the parking lot. Then I suddenly tried to come back on the pavement,but, I couldn’t because I was already struck by a biker who was trying to park his bike. I fell down and, luckily there were many considerate people who stopped watching the match and they admitted me to the nearest hospital. After that, I was keen in watching the match even at the hospital because it was the final match of the World cup. And, inspite of being laid on the stretcher I was watching the match and then the winning shouts could be heard by the Indian team. It was a disaster, yet I felt happy that India had won the match.

India Celebrations

So, my dearest person of life, my girlfriend who is a big time cricket freak, always prefers Star Sports. Whether it is the channel or the website, she always prefers it. She is basically targeting the new features of Fastest Scoreboard and Infografix as she’s a cric-buff.And, as far as I am concerned, I like the Action Recap feature to see the moments and also, if I do get time I’d watch also the Zip Clips.

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So, one fine day, our very own, Shoumik De @thesolutionbaba decided to retire from his initiative to hold official tweetups in Kolkata. And hence he called us up, for holding the last official tweetup of Kolkata. Though,I reached a bit late, I could see, Shoumik and Sammyabrata @deckle_edge having a talk over something. And then, it continued.

Basically,we planned the last tweetup at Barista,Camac Street.But, due to the maintenance it was shut down, so at the last minute, we switched over to the CCD,Camac Street. After that, when we three of us gathered together, exchange of talks and lives happened.Shortly after that, Indrani @beingindrani joined us. She was a bit late,as she had her classes. Then, we started discussing stuff, about a video, which will be basically portraying the unexplored aspects of Kolkata city. A video, which will explore the untouched parts of Kolkata city.Though, as we were heading with the discussion, My friend, Eshita @Eshita_Rii landed up, being late.

Mainly the issues of the discussion were, how to execute the project of the unexplored Kolkata video, how the video should be done and should it be place-centric or character-centric. The decision was finally taken,that we will shoot it in different locations and,also, include different characters. Also, there was an idea, of including some fictional characters. The main idea was to include characters from the 20th century to the recent days. A point was also raised that the characters will be basically explaining the places or the city, in a verse/rhyming sense. Though it was also decided that there will be a flash mob performance.
There will be also some other unexplored places which will be covered by the team.

As the discussion was going on, Seemantini @seemantinibose who was on her way to join us finally reached. And she brought one of my best friends Aimè @II_Islander_II with her,which was totally unexpected. Though it was a pleasure having both of them,but Aimè’s presence made us feel more better.We finally came to the solution that, there shall be future meetups,but the official tweetups of Kolkata has been finally concluded from Shoumik.

Indirectly, Shoumik gave a hint later on, that I @bengaliceo may be the future initiator to revive the official tweetup concept of Kolkata, and even this was discussed. Though the main topic of concern was, the unexplored Kolkata project, how to execute the project and what requirements do we need to execute the project.Soon after all the discussion, we left back and in this way, the last official tweetup in Kolkata ended.

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