Thursday, February 17, 2005

Iconoclastic

adjective: characterized by attack on established beliefs or institutions
He cursed as he read the sports page of the newspaper. the damn editor had written a special feature on the organisation he worked for, but he knew who the target was. he wished he could be editor for a day and take out his frustrations on the press. the way they ridiculed his work was as though they were wreaking some vendetta on him.it was guys like this who made him wish the old systems were still around. but maybe that was it.. these guys had started experiencing freedom of speech only a few years back, so they didnt know what to do with it. he hadnt heard even a murmur of a complaint those days when athletes didnt perform well in the sport he coached. it was only now that they had started having opinions about everything.
it had all started with his first protege.. she looked like an angel on court.. her critics pointed out that she could barely win a set, but he was okay with that... she brought in the glam that was missing in the sport, and inspired an entire generation.. she truly was the one responsible for his current crop of prodigies.ah, his current crop - 7 in the top 15 on the WTA tour... and at least one, MS, who looked as good (if not better) as his first star, and who could give any current athlete in the sport, serious competition. it was his bad luck that none of his damsels had fared well in the year's first grand slam,and his biggest hope had got beaten at the hands of that american wrestler in disguise... the press guys had a field day, blaming him for all the failures.. and just when he thought things couldnt get worse, that guy MS had gone ahead and won the men's category... and so he couldnt blame the system now!!
He wished he were in the country where that other kid SM was from.. SM, who was also beaten by the disguised american wrestler, ... just like the initials of the names, the systems and press were also the opposite there... that would be a lovely place to be. that country had a population almost 7 times that of his country, what a gigantic resource pool, and still, when the kid got beaten, she became a star overnight.. hell, he had heard that she even became editor for a day!!
(just a fictional perspective of a russian coach.. the first protege was anna kournikova, the female ms is maria sharapova, the male is marat safin, sm is sania mirza..... other ms include michael schumacher, martin scorcese, manuscrypts ;)... )
until next time, do all MS make good icons?? ;)

23 comments:

Nupur said...

ME FIRST!! :D

Nupur said...

went over my head..! :(
peleej explain.

JW said...

BLOKES: :))))))))!!!!!!! HA HA HA HAHA!!!!!!!!

jw said...

...of course the correct answer is " yes Manu Scrypt, yes!"

blokes said...

absolutely Manu- how could u even forget MS as in MS subbalakshmi? and JW- tais-toi!!!!!

la devil said...

also our very own PM Manmohan Singh n MySelf too...;)

manuscrypts said...

nupur: explanation added :)

Jw: very curious, a response to blokes, b4 a blokes comment!! .. :)

manuscrypts said...

blokes: had thought but though she's known that way, initials are still MSS...

la devil: oh, forgot abt him .. and welcome :)

Anonymous said...

not necessarily. :-)
~Arunima

pitti said...

Been readig your blog for quite sometime.. must say that you write pretty interesting stuff. The best part is that the posts though inspired by current happenings, take on a view that's totally different from what's usually written about. Keep up the good work!

manuscrypts said...

arunima : *sticking my tongue out* :(

pitti: thank ye... will definitely try :)

rapunzel said...

*grin* i do believe i am getting the hang of u;-)

Stone said...

Monica Seles

Parii said...

Must be some auspicious astrological combination? :)

manuscrypts said...

rapunzel: hmm, is that a good thing?? :)...

stone: yuck, steffi forever :)

Elixir said...

hehe...ofcourse...MS good icon :P:P

Primalsoup said...

Inspired an entire generation to do what?! :)

garfy said...

Good sportspeople? YES!

Good icons? ROTFL!!! Yeah rite? ;-p

Wishful thinking!

manuscrypts said...

aekta: possible?!

elixir: hehe :)

manuscrypts said...

primal soup: to look good on court :)

garfy: manmohan singh isnt a sportsperson... nyways, no harm in trying ;)

blokes said...

ok manu the joke was on u- jw was refering to my initials!Lol!

manuscrypts said...

u MS too??!!

blokes said...

yup in this life away from blogdom!