Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Off to desh

Dear readers: I'm off to India today, off to Delhi, Maihar (look it up!), Rajasthan, Goa, and Varanasi. My timing is pretty good; I'll arrive in Delhi on the 19th, and make it back home in time to settle down with some chai-biskoot as the second test begins at Mohali. Watching a home test in India is always a pleasure (especially when I'm in Delhi). The weather is as close to perfect as it ever gets; there is a plentiful supply of treats handy for munching away while watching a tight session of play; and the buzz of a game being on is sustained by all around you (and believe me, you haven't lived life if you haven't watched a game of cricket on the telly on a Delhi winter afternoon with a cold beer giving you company). There will be some Australia-RSA action as well (which will make morning tea even more pleasurable). It doesn't look like the India-Pakistan tour is going to happen but I'm not too disappointed - I'd prefer a longer break between test series in any case. So, all in all, a pleasurable vacation of cricket, travel, good food, and family lies ahead. I will not be blogging too frequently but I do hope to send in the occasional post.

A happy holidays (Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, whatever rocks your boat) to everyone. May your googlies never be detected, and may your coverdrives always bisect The Arc.


Blogger Gaurav Sethi said...

cheers samir. chai biskoot sounds damn good. gilucose?

2:54 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

NC: You know it, none other will do; though I'm occasionally partial to the plainer Marie Arrowroot types as well.

2:58 PM  
Blogger samc said...


Why not include a quick drive to Mohali as well? :)

I am not trying to spoil your fun, but last Sun I was watching the Chennai test live on Neo Sports, and I had to wait for 15 min to get a decent replay of Sehwag's wicket... Neo was so keen to push advertisements in-between that they did not bother to show a replay of the lbw :(

5:30 AM  

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