The Cult AGP

Loyola : 10 years on


It was hard to believe initially. A decade has gone by. Around Mar-Apr in 2003, I was completing my ISC board exams (damn didn’t knew they were fixed) and saying goodbye to my alma mater.

I was chatting with my brother (who is also a Loyolite) and he updated me on the latest LaFest news. The new dance group called LOSB (Loyola One Step Bunch) is pretty kickass and I recommend you check out their Youtube videos.

Things went on as normal until now. I was taking my mandatory Sunday siesta and started dreaming. Like a cycle without brakes my mind started wandering. It finally settled upon this serene moment which defined my childhood.

Cardboard cricket

I have no clue why that happened considering nowadays I am not a cricket fan and rarely watch matches. If I were to ask Loyolites what would be one of their happiest moments in school life I think the top picks would be the following :

  • LaFest
  • 11th Standard School Day play
  • Excursions (Goa/Bangalore)

Agreed, they are all in my top 10 list.

But after waking up from my sleep I felt that the Cardboard cricket days were the happiest days in my school life. It summed up all the camaraderie, innocence and love of a life-time.

What on the earth is Cardboard Cricket ? 

This story goes back to my 3rd standard I think. We used to have two final exams in a day. The second one used to get over by around 2 pm and we had a complete one hour of free-time until the school bus starts for home. This is the time for Cardboard Cricket. So without further ado let me explain the specifications.

Bat : Writing board used for exams

Ball : An intricate composition of a pebble at the core with meticulously wrapped paper rolls held together by multiple rubber bands.

Pitch : The gap between two trees on the elevated area behind the goal post.

A motley gang of around 10 used to rush to the spot after exams and the two captains would decide the team and off we were to that magic land.

Nothing else really mattered for us during that one hour.

For me that is the picture perfect moment I want to treasure throughout my life.

Even though majority of guys used to play football during that time, around 10 of us preferred this game.

From what I think we used to play until 5th or 6th standard when we upgraded to actual cricket bats and tennis ball.

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I was always curious about where folks went to cram in between the two exams. Some preferred the football steps and used to have an occasional match in between. Some preferred the assembly steps. (Damn those were hot). Some empty classrooms or even the library. I think I was always a nomad. I never chose the same place every year, but sort of finally settled on the steps on the farther side of the main building towards the end.

What is your favourite memory or incident from school days?.

New Theme !!

Finally the blog gets a make over.
I had to get bruised and cut in a match for this 🙂 . But as they say everything happens for the good.
Enjoy the new look and feel and do post your comments (bad/good)

Hope you guys are all having a blast and cheering for your favourite team.

This post is just for all the Mallus all over the world who love football.

The first video is the Malayalam version of Wavin’ Flag performed originally by K’naan.

The second one is Lakka Lakka, the mallu version of Waka Waka performed originally by Shakira with Freshlyground

No comments on that one.

May the best team win. 🙂

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Goa in CinemaScope

Went to Goa, on the last long weekend. Even though rain played spoilsport initially, the trip was a memorable one. Here is the shot of me at the Vagator fort (where DCH was shot)

Applied a truck load of PS, inspired from here .

Comments are welcome 🙂

The Gangsta Look

Tried my hand at PS after a long time.
Here is the outcome :

The Gangsta Look

Inspired from

I like to move it!

Well its summer again..

Like a rain that brings, the much needed…WAIT A MINUTE..Who put him on the comp?

Guys, here is the video : Now its time to shake that.. (well you know it).

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This is my first post related to Bangalore, the city where I currently reside and I am planning to run a series of stuff I like, dislike ,upcoming events and whatever random stuff that comes to my mind about this city.

To start with I would like to introduce a theatre group by the name of Miracle Entertainment.

The Bangalore based Miracle Entertainment theatre group is staging a play called “The Doctor Despite Himself” on the 3rd and 4th April at Alliance Francaise at Bangalore. The group was formed in November 2007 and has performers from all walks of life, to give it a special aroma.

About the Play from their official site :

The Doctor Despite Himself

Summary: Not every Frenchman could poke fun at his king and get away with it. But then, not all Frenchmen were Moliere. One of the greatest comedy playwrights ever, Moliere didn’t manage to get away with poking fun at almost everything that deserved to made fun of, but he actually got away with standing ovations. His most famous work, The Doctor Despite Himself is a striking parody of the world of doctors and physicians. The protagonist, a simple woodcutter, finds himself in the position of having to pretend to be a doctor and manages to pull it off quite beautifully, even with all the quirky incidents that befall him. An absolute must-watch!

The group’s previous plays include Death by Woody Allen, Comically Incorrect by Anton Chekhov, God by Woody Allen, and Seduction by Niel Simon.

If I get some time on my plate, I am gonna definitely check it out.

Book Tickets for the show :

Official Site :