My LAST Cartoon for the year 2016
HAPPY NEW YEAR DEAR READERS !!
And THANKS A BILLION FOR YOUR SUPPORT !!
“Who’s she ? …..She’s beautiful….” croaks Luke. An unnecessary observation since the audience is playing out the same line in their heads. Captivating stuff.
I feel like the earthling in that painting by Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel – One hand is raised towards the heavens and is met by another (heavenly) hand from Heaven – in a brief touch and the point at which the hands meet there is a small flash of light.
(You can replace the flash of light with ‘twitter notification in my gmail account’)
Would this have been possible thirty years ago ??!!
There is the story of this boy who kept writing to Charles Chaplin but never got a reply.
After many years he chanced to meet Chaplin in person and Charlie asked him “ That was you ? Why did you stop writing ??”
(Too bad the internet wasn’t around then)
Thank God I’m around in the age of the Internet !
I was floating over the moon for a day – then next day its again back to the drawing board.
Zola’s Note :
Sunil Gavaskar was controversy’s child. He wrote his autobiography, ‘Sunny Days’, at the ripe “old” age of 26 and the book was an instant best seller. He confessed that apart from the fact that at that time he was the media’s blue eyed boy, the book’s success was more due to its controversial contents than the subject matter.
For instance, in one chapter he mentions that he wasn’t in the least impressed by the Lord’s cricket ground – a place that any Indian cricket fanatic would die to visit. This naturally caused a stir but he has never deviated from that view to this day.
The ground slopes from one end to the other. And on one occasion, after England were trailing miserably, rain came to the rescue and promptly Ray Illingworth (captain of England) and left arm spinner Derek Underwood exploited the conditions and spun the opposition out of the game…….by having Underwood bowl towards the slope which soaked up the rain !
My friend Ram Murali was recently in England on a business trip and seized the chance to visit the “Vaikundam” of cricket.
Check out the details of his “darshan” :
Ram Murali blogs at : http://thinkinggotloud.blogspot.in