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IgnisExcubitor

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    Tongue tied and twisted, just an earth bound misfit, I.

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    Cricket

    That's a shame. I have always liked Junaid's bowling style. I think he is a top bowler.
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    Your top 5 favourite books of all time

    In no particular order some of my favourites: Catch 22 Words can't describe how much I love this book. And probably the only book I have read multiple times, and still never got bored. Vyakti Ani Vali, a Marathi language book by the genius Pu. La. Deshpande. The Fortunate Pilgrim , my favourite Mario Puzo book. Beautifully written and well defined characters. A Suitable Boy Vikram Seth's magnum opus of sorts. Every subject, attached to his characters and/or story he covers in this book is described in correct detail. Despite being a big book at 1000+ pages, I found it engaging from start to the end. The Great Gatsby A lot of people either dislike this one, or deem it overrated. I don't care. To me, there was smoothness in the sentences and the narration. If I have to compare this to food, then it felt like a soft, airy, light but tasty Vanilla sponge cake. The White Tiger Aravind Adiga introduced me, a relatively privileged city kid, to the harsh realities of life in unknown corners of my country. Later on I went on to read Rahul Pandita's Hello Bastar, a nonfiction on the same subject and it made me angrier. God of Small Things I despise Arundhati Roy's politics to the point of disliking even her for her habitual lying, support of terrorists and hatred towards the country, but I cannot deny her writing skills in this wonderful novel. Our Moon has Blood Clots Rahul Pandita, a Kashmiri Pandit himself, charts the genocide and exodus of Kashmiri pandits from the Kashmir valley, and also offers the truth about that region. An essential reading if you really want to understand Kashmir. Annihilation of Caste Almost all works of Dr. Ambedkar are worth reading, but this one in particular is the most essential of them all. To me he is the greatest Indian, even far ahead of Gandhi. I have probably forgotten some, which I might add if I remember. I also think Philip Dick's Do Android Dream of Electric Sheep will feature in my favourites once I read it, considering I am obsessed with Blade runner.
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    Game Of Thrones

    My sentiments exactly.
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    Eddie Howe's Bournemouth

    Quietly hoping for them to buy Lallana for 25 mil this summer. Someone in their transfer department is definitely a Red.
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    Cricket

    Three very unique replies to being dropped from the World Cup squad. Junaid's response seems angry, and understandable. @Azeem you need to tell us more, if there are any groups in the squad. Also, are Malik's issues sorted out? He went back home during a series. The other response were less angry. I thought Ambati Rayudu's response was witty, after the selectors stated that they wanted to take three dimensional cricketers to the World Cup. David Willey's is just plain classy.
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    Last movie you watched?

    Wife, who loves pets, had taken a set of dog movies for the village trip. So watched these. A dog's way home. I enjoyed this one. Story was very basic, but done well. Ideal for kids and dog lovers. A dog's purpose. Based on a novel, with Dennis Quaid in the lead. Felt stretched and too sweet at times. But a decent flick, nothing special. Zeus and Roxanne Typical 90s movie, strictly meant for the kids, where Arnold Vasloo, the villain from the Mummy series, makes an arse of himself. At least I could stare at Kathleen Quinlan, the cute milf from the Twilight Zone movie. Alpha. Technically it's a wolf, but this was a really good survival flick. Probably the one I enjoyed the most. Shame I didn't see this in the theatre, cause it would have been more enjoyable. That would have been enough dog movies for me, but I am going to watch John Wick 3 sometime this week. Should be fun, considering the good reviews it's received.
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    Guess the Movie

    Burn after Reading?
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    Catch 22 (Miniseries)

    I have just come back from village, and I am keeping this for the weekend. Nice to hear the good review.
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    Guess the Movie

    Nope, don't worry, I haven't. It's not like it's a thriller or mystery movie either. It's a comedy. And a brilliant one at that.
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    Chelsea Discussion

    This was done for the money, but surely the money from the friendly pales in comparison to what you make in the UCL. I mean, imagine fucking up your side by losing an important first team player for a match that can actually give you a trophy and more importantly UCL qualification. Your boardroom needs a proper cleanse.
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    Guess the Movie

    That was quick. You are next.
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    Guess the Movie

    It doesn't take a lot to outrage nowadays. But the movie made a comment on Sati, a practice that has been abolished for several decades. To be fair to the mob, the movie implied that it was still going on. Anyways new screens
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    Guess the Movie

    Polar. Movie created a furor here in India.
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    Tennis

    This is an amazing interview. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/may/16/nick-kyrgios-slams-cringeworthy-djokovic-and-salty-nadal-ahead-of-french-open I have never liked Kyrgios. But this interview was a good read. Some harsh words for Nadal and Djokovic.
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    Isco - Asks to leave Real Madrid

    I used to like him when he was at Malaga. Can he play in the midfield three? Can he develop like Silva, who went from a wide forward to a creative central midfielder? Otherwise he would only get a bit part role behind our front three. I doubt whether he will be okay with that.