Friday, October 1, 2010

Ayodha Verdict - Read between the lines

The Ayodhya denouement finally reached to settlement on Thursday. The settlement made was between two groups- Hindus a Muslims. In the settlement 2/3rd of the disputed land was given to Hindu groups and the remainder portion to a Muslim group.

Scores of people lauded the decision given by the court but, also, there seems to be a few people those who were not happy with the final decision. I am amongst the latter ones. My main reason, particularly, lies in the idea of division. Since I have been following many news channels to get updated me with the current happenings on the verdict; I was keen on taking a verdict which came with an idea of an out of the box settlement. This ‘Panchayti Approach’ (as many have termed it) – that 1/3rd 1/3rd part of the land be divided amongst the respective groups in itself is a politically motivated act. Why I call it a politically motivated act is because neither of the party in this way can claim for the full ownership of the land and be half-happy or half-sad with the given verdict. Now if neither of the party is in a paroxysm of rage, there will be no sudden outburst of public anger or opposition (remember CWG and because of the proximity of Delhi or CWG stadiums from Ayodhya). In this way tranquility of Delhi can be maintained. Now, if I say that it was a settlement of anger not dispute I may not be wrong. Right.

I will further update this blog on the same issue.

P.S:- The land dispute verdict was seen by the country with equal inquisitiveness as shown by the country during an India Pakistan match.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Yes we can

While I still cannot picture the true state of CWG stadiums – which are already being delayed to renovate on time (not to mention they are not running short of time; time has elapsed) – I can surely state that there is something more than what meets the eye.

I say this because, well, before a couple of weeks back media was very active in giving out loopholes in arrangements made for CWG. There were all noise about the corrupt state of our politician and dismal state of our stadiums. Not a single official of CWG (INDIA) was left untainted. Even the not- so- relevant news became the breaking news of the day all under the guise of CWG news.

And this is ok (as this is their duty) but what is not ok is that you, certainly, cannot taint the reputation of a nation while doing your duty. Yes, we are a democratic nation – and no denying in the fact – but that does not give the right to anyone to misrepresent the country’s image in front of the foreign nations. Yes, we have suffered a financial misconduct in arrangements done for CWG but we are suffering more by attaching a bad name with the country’s name. We are losing good players, good name, good investments, good tourists and good money. Personally, we are losing our morals.

I think it is high time we get started building our nation’s reputation. And give ourselves a patriotic boost. Surely, we will gain something out of it. And, yes we can.

P.S.:-Indian’s lack civic sense. You know what to do.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Mr. Lalit Modi's dish

IPL is the flavor of the month. Cricket is the recipe. Controversies are the spices. Bollywood bigwigs- Sharukh Khan, Shetty girls- are the added salt to taste. Media is the serving plate and we all are the devourer.

But who is the chef? Who is putting all his culinary skills into it? Who is preparing it for the third time and serving it to the more mouths than ever? It is the chief chef of BCCI – Mr Lalit Modi. Mr Lalit Modi who has the formula for this secret recipe was doing all well in his private kitchen until he tried to add some extra masala to his dish- by adding two new spices to its ingredients list –sahara group and rendezvous  sports.
Mr Lalit’s reluctance
All was well, until Mr Lalit tasted the flavor of ‘rendezvous sports’ spice and found that it may give him a constipation –like  feeling if this spice was added to the dish(although he was reluctant of using it before, but he went with it giving the green signal to the suppliers of the spice). But to his dismay quantities of spice were already being transported to his kitchen. And now there is nothing he can do about it. So he directly tried to bribe the suppliers and demanded them to supply another quality of spice (i.e. to shift base to some another city and supply from their instead). The suppliers denied. Mr Lalit got infuriated at this and instead challenged the quality of the ingredients added to the spice (i.e. consortium of stake holders of the rendezvous sports). Also he disclosed the amount of ingredient added to form the ‘rendezvous sports’ spice (RSS)  on internet(twitter) and let their formula of making rendezvous sports spice come out in public. This disturbed the suppliers of RSS and they become adamant to stick to their position and the pot is still boiling.