Saturday, July 20, 2013

Divine Intervention, or Dumb Luck? At the Movies, Whistle.


When I arranged my travel plans for Bangalore this summer, I had a vague discomfort that my return departure date was a Friday, July 12, and early in the morning. In spite of the fact that Bangalore visits are always enjoyable, and that you have to return to your Silicon Valley home some time anyway, I figured 23 days was good enough of a break from Silicon Valley. However, there was some nagging, indescribable, dissatisfaction.


Monday, July 15, 2013

A Chance Visit to the KSCA Cricket Stadium, Bangalore.

KSCA Stadium Entrance.
KSCA Cricket Stadium, also known as M. Chinnaswamy Stadium after India's prominent Cricket Administrator, is a powerful landmark in Bangalore. The stadium is in the center of the city, and very close to the inaugural campus of my Alma mater, University Visvesvaraya College of Engineering, K R Circle, Bangalore. (KSCA have their own web site).

Just about 3 weeks earlier, I had the opportunity to visit the Lord's in London. Who would have thought I'd get an opportunity to visit the KSCA Stadium a mere 3 weeks later?

Monday, June 24, 2013

A Reminiscing Visit to Cricket's Mecca, The Lord's.

A View of the J P Morgan Media Centre from mid-wicket1.
There is always a tremendous excitement when you visit an important place with any worldly significance, and particularly if it has some personal significance. If you grew up with Cricket, as most kids do and as I did in India, you cannot but feel the excitement of any visit to the Lord's, the Home of Cricket.
The Pavilion End as seen from the Grand Stand.
The 21 Lord's pitches, as seen from
the J P Morgan Media Centre, the Nursery End2.