Was Varys foreshadowing Littlefinger’s future?

Varys foreshadowing Littlefinger

Most of us have seen the grand and amazing penultimate episode of Season 6, “Battle of the Bastards”. A lot has already been written in praise for the showdown between the 2 most popular bastards in Westeros. Things weren’t looking great for Jon, until someone shows up at the last moment with the Knights of Vale marching beside him, yes, I’m talking about Petyr Baelish, aka Littlefinger.

We might be praising him for rescuing Jon, and helping Starks win back Winterfell and install them back as the Lord of Winterfell. He did, after all, what was presumably asked of him by that secret letter Sansa wrote to him.

But amidst all the hoo and whaas of the Battle, and the reunion of the dragons in the episode, we missed thinking of what lies ahead of this happy reunion of the true Kings of the North with their beloved castle. WHY did Littlefinger really help Sansa? Was it pure love for her? Was it his way to winning her trust back? Or was this all a part of his scheme. We have seen what he can do now haven’t we? He is the one who started the War of five kings. He is the one who plotted Joffrey’s murder, and rescued Sansa from King’s Landing. He is the one who gifted Sansa to Ramsay in order to get Winterfell back in Stark hands. He is the one who killed Lysa to get Vale under his command. And he is the one who decided the outcome of the Battle of the Bastards. See where I’m going with this?

Now about the foreshadowing, his old friend (arguably?) Lord Varys, once had a very interesting conversation with Olenna Tyrell in Season 3, Episode 4 “And Now His Watch Is Ended”. Quoting him:


varys-olenna

Lord Varys: Littlefinger is not long for the capital. A confidant of mine has told me that when he goes, Sansa Stark goes with him.
Lady Olenna Tyrell: And why have you come to me with this matter?
Lord Varys: Littlefinger was born with no lands, no wealth, no armies. He has acquired the first two. How long before he has the army?
[Olenna smiles]
Lord Varys: Perhaps you’ll laugh, but I know him better than most, and this is the truth. Littlefinger is one of the most dangerous men in Westeros. If Robb Stark falls, Sansa Stark is the key to the North.
Lady Olenna Tyrell: And if Littlefinger marries her, he’ll have the key in his pocket.
Lord Varys: Which seems such a shame. Why should a man with such a low reputation steal away such a lovely bride?
Lady Olenna Tyrell: [chuckling] You must despise him, you’re working so hard to undermine him.
Lord Varys: Actually, I rather enjoy him. But he would see this country burn if he could be king of the ashes.
Lady Olenna Tyrell: You are a clever man, Lord Varys.
Lord Varys: You are too kind. I believe I have a possible solution.
Lady Olenna Tyrell: One doesn’t need to be clever for that. It’s all rather obvious, isn’t it?


If the latest episode is any indication, things are working out quite well for Littlefinger since then. Could he go on to become a major player in fight for the throne? He might marry Sansa and control the North, and that’s where most of the upcoming threat is. The White Walkers. Eventually people might wake up to realize the actual threat is up North, and Littlefinger could play his hand in one way or another. What do you think his game plan is?

The most awaited, highly anticipated movies of 2012

Most Awaited Movies in 2012
Most Awaited Movies in 2012

This could be the year when some movies should shatter the box office records. The epic conclusion to the Dark Knight, The Avengers, are a few possible candidates. Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott, Peter Jackson, Christopher Nolan are all in action this year. Sequels, conclusions, its all happening in 2012! Lets begin!

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Most Popular Football Club

Football clubs today have a worldwide fan base. But which club has the most number of fans? Hard to count, but judging by the popularity in the social networks, its the Spanish giants FC Barcelona and Real Madrid with most number of fans, closely followed by Manchester United from England. Barcelona & Real Madrid both have 19 million followers on Facebook, Manchester United has 18 million. Then comes the London rivals Arsenal and Chelsea with 7 million each. Here is the list of some of the most popular football clubs:

Club Facebook Twitter
1 FC Barcelona 19,805,440 1,231,946
2 Real Madrid 19,148,379 2,257,273
3 Manchester United 18,771,404
4 Arsenal 7,434,582 882,371
5 Chelsea 7,078,069 355,404
6 Liverpool 6,954,244 446,986
7 AC Milan 5,627,849 142,598
8 Juventus 2,310,729 21,734
9 Bayern Mnchen 2,038,124
10 Manchester City 976,472 99,031
11 Tottenham Hotspur 782,683 85,272
12 Internazionale Milano 562,978 35,206
13 Olympique Lyonnais 322,571
14 Werder Bremen 285,696
15 Aston Villa 236,094 23,959
16 Newcastle United 186,600 26,973
17 Atltico de Madrid 182,867 38,837
18 Everton 176,272 22,531
19 Valencia 152,463 29,827
20 Fulham 45,421 21,020
21 Ajax 45,153 58,411
22 Stoke City 33,586 12,291
23 Sunderland 28,505 21,222
24 Bolton Wanderers 8,453

As on 2nd September, 2011

A Raja’s house – Fake chain mails

Ever since Mr. Andimuthu Raja (aka A. Raja) became famous thanks to his 2G spectrum scam, people have been circulating chain mails about a house which supposedly is of Mr. Raja. The house in question is this:

The Glass Pavilion by Steve Hermann
The Glass Pavilion by Steve Hermann

 

Now no matter how rich a person is, owning such a house in reality is an impractical thing. Who lives in a glass house for crying out loud? And had he been living in such a place wouldn’t that have raised eyebrows? But no, people like to believe in such mails, without using even a little bit of common sense. So I just did a little bit of Google to find out where this house actually is, and found it half way across the world from India, in California, United States of America. The house is known as “The Glass Pavilion” and belongs to California-based designer and developer Steve Hermann.

Visit the website of Mr. Steve Hermann and select projects in the bottom navigation. Then select Glass Pavilion to see the pictures.

So I hope the issue is settled once and for all as whether that house is actually of A. Raja.

2011 Formula 1 Grand Prix of India Timetable

Timetable for the inaugural Indian GP later this year is finally out. The 60 lap race at the 5.141km long Buddh International Circuit will take place on 30 Oct 2011 at Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India.

 

Here are the session timings:

 

Fri 28 October 2011
Practice 1     10:00 – 11:30
Practice 2     14:00 – 15:30

Sat 29 October 2011
Practice 3     11:00 – 12:00
Qualifying     14:00

Sun 30 October 2011
Race     15:00

 

All times are IST (GMT +5.5 hours)

Fri 28 October 2011
Practice 1 10:0011:30
Practice 2 14:0015:30

Wenger and his tirades with Fabregas injuries

Arsene Wenger and his captain, Cesc Fabregas’s injury “issues”.

Wenger and Fabregas
Wenger and Fabregas
Wenger and Fabregas
Wenger and Fabregas
Wenger and Fabregas
Wenger and Fabregas

Wenger picks an unfit Fabregas and takes a “gamble” to play him. As logic would have it, he gets injured.
Wenger: “We took a gamble and as luck would have it, cesc is out, I don’t know for how long”.

After 2-3 weeks Fabregas returns still unfit.
Wenger picks an unfit Fabregas and takes a “gamble”, again, to play him. As logic would have it, he gets injured.
Wenger: “We took a gamble and as luck would have it, cesc is out, I don’t know for how long”.
After 2-3 weeks Fabregas returns still unfit.
Wenger picks an unfit Fabregas and takes a “gamble”, yet again,to play him. As logic would have it, he gets injured.
Wenger: “We took a gamble and as luck would have it, cesc is out, I don’t know for how long”…
And then the Wenger says Arsenal has bad luck with injuries all the time! Duh!

Nike Total 90 Tracer Premier League Football

Nike is back with its Total 90 range of football with the ball – Tracer.

Nike Total 90 Tracer PL Football
Nike Total 90 Tracer PL Football

This ball would be the official ball of the Premier League. According to Nike “This innovative ball matches your level of play with high-performance benefits to help you beat the other side. Made with advanced Geo-Balanced II technology, the T90 Tracer PL features geometrically precise panels to distribute pressure evenly across the surface. That means you’ll get a more consistent, powerful strike, regardless of where you hit the ball.”

The ball looks great with a new design for the season.

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