Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Daegu World 2011 - 800m Men's, Kenya again

David Rudisha 1:43:91. Kenya rules!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Daegu - day 2, men's 10K finish

What an astonishing finish!

Fascinating duel b/w Mo Farah and Jeilan (hitherto relatively unheralded) on the last leg of a 10K.

Watch for definite inspiration.

So apparently money has sucked most good Kenyans to the Marathon from the 10K. So not much of a Kenyan story here despite 2 finalists.

So score for Kenya:2. Ethiopia:1

I will try and update on all events b/w 800 and the marathon over the next week taking a ETH vs. KEN perspective on this. Due to the charm of Tergat experienced first hand, my loyalties are with Kenya

Wait for Rudisha next!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

IAAF Daegu 2011 - Day 1

There were 6 medals given out at Daegu y'day. Kenya took them all.
Day 1. Game Over. Bring on the other days

Actually in the 10K, Kenya took 1-2-3-4. I hope they give the poor 4th lady something too

The Fierce Intimacy of Tennis Rivalries

Nice long read for the weekend
HT to Prem Panicker

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


If India were China, all corrupt officials would be unconditionally fasting to death under the state's supervision rather than the state having to fight with ordinary citizens to not fast against corruption
#just saying

Sunday, August 21, 2011

TV- Facepalm

Am not even watching whatever I am writing about, but I can overhear the loud TV downstairs. So let me vent. Pick one only from the three unequally agonizing choices below
1. Rahul Dravid being given out despite nothing being conclusive on Hotspot. Eventual Indian innings capitulation threatens
2. Endless Anna Hazare on various news channels on a suspiciously expensive looking stage
3. Kannada TVs show by a beautiful actress of yesteryear whose today's show's topic was debating maid-servants

Before I vent any further on what has locked me into an infinite loop of facepalms, sample this.

One apparently harassed woman says how maids refuse to work without coffee. One earnest sounding maid responds saying that she gets up way too early and has too little time before she heads out to work to make coffee for herself. Actress says she disagrees with maid and how she as an actress ... SERIOUS WTF-ness. Since when did actresses and maids have equal amounts of personal work?! ...Last heard the show was also discussing issues on sexual harassment, etc.

I hate to say this, but why don't more people watch NETWORK before getting into TV?! Lumet, RIP

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Discworld's Terry Pratchett On Death And Deciding

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Genes vs training: The secrets of success

HT to the studs at Sports Scientists. An excellent post, not just as thumbing the nose at the pulp theorists like Gladwell but independently an excellent read, discussing as it does, darts and chess among other things -> http://www.sportsscientists.com/2011/08/talent-training-and-performance-secrets.html