Archive for December 23rd, 2006

What’s your new year resolution?

23 December 2006

It’s that time of the year once again. When we resolve to turn a new leaf and do better than we did in the year gone by.

So, what’s your resolution? To slim down, to write better, to eat right, to drink less?

Not sure? Here’s what the leadership faculty at Poynter recommend: New Year’s Resolutions for Newsroom leaders

Mixed metaphor bhath

23 December 2006

Shane Warne‘s announcement of his retirement from the game has seen cricket writers employ every adjective known to man and beast to describe the beauty of his bowling. And Nirmal Shekar in The Hindu takes the cake and the bakery by talking of Mozart, Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Yeti in the same breath as the Sheikh of Tweak. Read the full piece.

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Shane Warne has “a brain in which the neurons fired away as in a hungry cheetah’s on a dinner run behind a springbuck.”

“There may be quite a few instances of such awe-inspiring tango featuring the human hand and an inanimate object in life itself Van Gogh and the paint-brush, Pandit Ravi Shankar and the strings of a sitar …”

“Warne virtually redefined the game at a time when world class leg-spinners were about as easy to find in cricket as the Yeti in the Himalayas”

“A raging cyclone of energy”

“To judge the Aussie genius on the basis of such numbers would be as big a folly as attempting to determine Mozart‘s place in the history of western classical music on the basis of the number of symphonies he wrote.”

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