Ugadi Wishes

Here’s wishing everyone a very Happy Ugadi!

Folks tell me this is the advent of Jaya nama samvatsaramu i.e. the year of victory. May the new year make you victorious in all your endeavours & bring with it bounties of joy, peace, prosperity and happiness.

P.S: Mom’s still making the Ugadi Pachadi but a previous pic is included here just for old times’ sake!

Ugadi Wishes 2014

UEFA Champions League 2014 – Quarter Final Draw

Well, it has been quite a while since I’ve done this. Not following the draw but actually writing about it on the blog. As it is, I have some time to kill and why not just post the draw again…hours after it concluded and with almost every other footballing site & blog having already posted it!

Here is the draw for the Quarter Finals stage of the UEFA Champions League 2014:

Champions League Draw 2014

First legs of the quarter finals will be played on 1st & 2nd April with the return legs scheduled on 8th & 9th April.

Of course the stand out draw is Manchester United versus Bayern Munich. The team toiling in seventh position in the Premier League against the runaway leaders in the Bundesliga. A manager who has won just one Community Shield against a manager who has a grand total of 13 major honours in club football. A midfield of Michael Carrick, Marouane Fellaini  & Tom Cleverley against the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger, Toni Kroos & Mario Gotze. Fullbacks Rafael and Alex Buttner against the flying wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.

Only advantage as I see it – Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck & Robin Van Persie against Dante, David Alaba & Jerome Boateng.

Bring it on!

2013 – Silence of the Blogs

My most silent year yet on the blog. Though I’ve put up a flimsy excuse of a reason on the sub-header of the blog title, it is just that – a flimsy excuse. Several other factors preclude that…but that’s for another blog post ;-)

As they do every year, the WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. So it goes…

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 20,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.