Bring "Chak De India" to IISc. And make it free for every IIScian.
Ever since the announcement was made two days ago, there was a lot of excitement, which got to even those who have never played hockey in all their lives. Like our six year old son.
So it was that I took him and his friend to our Gymkhana this evening, and we all became a part of a fantastic mela there.
Since none of us know Hindi, the early and middle parts were a bit of a drag. This was when a lot of chips and biscuits got consumed, and our son had a brain wave about starting hockey from tomorrow. The stall selling hockey sticks and balls outside the Gymkhana seems to have had a subliminal effect.
Anyways, once the story got to the World Cup, the kids enjoyed every minute of it.
Their lusty cheering was marred by King Khan's pre-match talk to the players before the final against Australia. After what seemed like an painful mini-eternity, the best moment of the evening came when our son's friend asked, "Why is this uncle talking so much? They should be playing the final, no?".