Posted in AR Rahman, Cricket, Travel

If only

Let us just say, it didn’t work out this time. There were two crucial wickets that pretty much showed where the exit door was to the Indian cricketers last Friday. If only Tendulkar’s feet had moved a shade quicker…if only Yuvraj Singh’s feet hadn’t moved from his crease…Ha! How wonderful a choice it is to live in an “if only” world!
If only, we could. If only…!!

We got on to our car right after the formalities were done that evening – this just helped me not to think about the game & sulk over the loss. Guess I was a little more inanimate that day for my normal cricketing emotional state of mind. Well, trying to stick to the ‘it’s only a game’ philosophy! We had promised these good friends that we would make it to Milwaukee for their little one’s birthday retreat, not just because we like (!!) driving 350 miles in a short weekend, but the social outcasts we are, we really wanted to see these friends after they moved out of the dying Michigan economical pit. Sometimes makes me wonder – if only the Big 3 had made some smarter decisions at the beginning of the decade and not let the slump hit them as hard as it did…If only…!

The toll collecting system around the Chicago highway loop is poorly designed – not a great discovery, I know!! But have to make this point. It was so annoying even at 10 PM to be driving and stopping at a toll booth every 10 minutes. If only there was just one entry point and one exit point in that entire stretch of the toll way…it would have saved us so much time. If only…!

There is hype and hoopla everywhere around the music release of “Shivaji” and even more of that around the leak. “Oruvan” from “Muthu” eventually became Rajini’s best ever opening song and Rahman’s most favorite concert opener for a while and come to think of it, it was not an instant hit on the charts, as soon as it was released. So got to tell you – “sstyle” could be up there in the same league. May be it is a good thing that some of the songs have leaked even before the official audio release – because there are many unofficial reviews out there and by the time the official audio releases, the music should have grown on those who tend to trash a piece of art before giving it time to sink in on them. Specially Rahman’s art work – If only, they can do that….If only…!


Besides fantasizing about being a Peter Gibbons at least for a couple of days at my work, I think I have a long way to go to realize some of the other fantasies. But like any ambitious man out there, I will get there! Note: All views expressed in this blog are mine alone and have got nothing to do with my company Cogent IBS, Inc., its employees or any of its affiliates.

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