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India’s World Cup saga

In Cricket, Pictures, Sports, World cup on April 2, 2011 at 11:59 pm

What a feeling. I had goose bumps when I saw them crying. Finally  WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS.

India had to win this match. It was the best gift entire nation could have given to the Maestro for his probably 😉 last world cup.

I had been criticizing the team and its performances especially bowling in this entire tournament. But the boys rose to every occasion. Bowling in the last three matches Indian team played were off course better than what had been in the rest of tournament. Srilankan team played equally well in the tournament, it was a bad day for them. But what finally counts is the cup.

And we are the CHAMPIONS.

INDIA won the cricket World Cup 2011

We are the CHAMPIONS

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Let there be Light…

In Bihar, News, rants on February 11, 2011 at 1:14 am

Story about Bhagalpur and the electricity hasn’t changed much in these years. The power crisis in the silk city is as grave as it used to be decades back, when I was there. The city in particular, barely saw the bulb glowing for continuous 4 hours a day. And it continues to be the same, despite the much talked about development agenda of a neo Chief Minister. This government seems to be more pathetic because the very Own Deputy CM is elected by the same people of Bhagalpur.

The new development that we heard long back is the NTPC‘s new Power station coming up at Badh, the largest in the country. 5 years have gone by but the station is still incomplete. Kahalgaon continues to be the sole station generating power. Bihar gets a fraction of the electricity produced by it. Center has no answer for this and Nitish raises this issue of step brotherly treatment by center.

The recent acute power shortage has hit the entire state, not only Bhagalpur but Purnia, Saharsha, Begusarai, Muzzafarpur and others also. Reason being, the derailment of wagon carrying coal to Kahalgaon Thermal Station. Now, who is responsible for the upkeep of railways? Aren’t public paying Taxes? Why this negligence? It’s time Public servants (with public servants I mean elected Politicians be at center or state or in Govt or in opposition) get their facts straight. NO WORK-NO VOTE.

My suggestion, Don’t be complacent, if you are sitting MLA or MP. If you can’t work, that place is not for you. There are millions waiting, Seat is up for Grab Mr. Minister

Let there be Light…

TOI Article on Acute Power Shortage

Turnaround of Indian State could serve as Model

India celebrates – 62nd Republic day

In kavita, Life, News, Pictures, quote, Religion and Spirituality, Story, Thoughts, Writing on January 26, 2011 at 1:45 am

This is a moment of national pride for all Indians here in India and abroad. At this momentous occasion, President Ms Pratibha Patil will unfurl the national Flag on the famous Red Fort. millions of people flock to Red Fort to have a glimpse of this day making history. The World’s largest democracy celebrates its 62nd anniversary.

Every Indian must take an oath, this day, to maintain peace, to grow together, to help each other…. amen

Millions of school colleges central and state organisations, every individual shall hoist Tiranga. And the ceremonies shall end with National Anthem.

Rabindranath Tagore won the Nobel prize for li...

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The national anthem is composition of Nobel laureate Shri Rabindra Nath Tagore. It goes like this:

जन-गण-मन अधिनायक, जय हे
भारत-भाग्‍य-विधाता,
पंजाब-सिंधु गुजरात-मराठा,
द्रविड़-उत्‍कल बंग,
विन्‍ध्‍य-हिमाचल-यमुना गंगा,
उच्‍छल-जलधि-तरंग,
तव शुभ नामे जागे,
तव शुभ आशिष मांगे,
गाहे तव जय गाथा,
जन-गण-मंगल दायक जय हे
भारत-भाग्‍य-विधाता
जय हे, जय हे, जय हे
जय जय जय जय हे।

Jana-gana-mana-adhinayaka, jaya he
Bharata-bhagya-vidhata.
Punjab-Sindh-Gujarat-Maratha
Dravida-Utkala-Banga
Vindhya-Himachala-Yamuna-Ganga
Uchchala-Jaladhi-taranga.
Tava shubha name jage,
Tava shubha asisa mange,
Gahe tava jaya gatha,
Jana-gana-mangala-dayaka jaya he
Bharata-bhagya-vidhata.
Jaya he, jaya he, jaya he,
Jaya jaya jaya, jaya he!

 

Wish You all happy republic day and Holiday 🙂

Sachin tendulkar -The God of Cricket

In Cricket, Pictures, Sports on December 19, 2010 at 8:09 pm

With this one run, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, a legend creates history. He becomes the first man ever on the Planet to score 50th century.

God of Cricket

the Living Legend

With this SA bowler Dale Steyn also enters history for having bowled that bowl. This is the third day of first test match between India and South Africa which is being played at Super sport Park, Centurian. Sachin and M S Dhoni are on crease with more than 150 runs partnership, inching close to level scores against mammoth total of SA.

D Steyn

Thanks to yahoo cricket for the minute to minute update. Time to celebrate !

fast fact abt sachin (Ctsy yahoo cricket)
Fast Facts

  • Sachin Tendulkar is the leading run-getter and centurion in Tests and ODIs.
  • His is the only man to score a 200 in ODIs.
  • He is the first to score 90 International centuries.
  • No man has made more International 50s than Tendulkar in all formats together.
  • He was the first batsman in Tests to record 12,000 runs and later the first to reach 13,000 as well.
  • Crossing and unprecedented milestone of 17,000 ODI runs in 2009 Tendulkar stretched his lead as the highest run-scorer in ODIs.
  • ‘The Little Master’ was the first batsman in ODIs to reach the 10,000 run milestone.
  • He holds the record as the youngest Indian to make a debut.
  • Tendulkar is the only player to score 2 or more centuries against each of the other 9 Test playing nations.
  • He has the highest number of ODI appearances (442 matches).
  • He also holds the record for the most number of Test appearances (168 Tests).
  • The records for the most ODI centuries against Australia, South Africa, Kenya, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and Pakistan are all held by Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Batting exploits aside, Tendulkar has two 5-wicket hauls to his credit and he has taken 4-wicket hauls 4 times in ODIs.
  • He and Virender Sehwag jointly hold the record for the most number of double centuries for an Indian (6).
  • A Living Legend

Salute U Legend

Wikileak and India

In News, Politics on December 18, 2010 at 8:00 am

Morning dawns,  i feel bad about not having written any post since last three days. Tags as WordPress claims are the best way to get connected with the particular sets of item you want to read. I glance upon ‘News’ tag to find out what bloggers are writing about, and which is supposedly not available on the ever pervasive Print & TV media.

Logo used by Wikileaks

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And I stumbled to a post summary featuring India and Wiki-leaks in it. Since the day wikileak came up with its secret cable display and the warnings that followed by US to India as to anything might come up which may sour its  GOOD-Going relationship of the World’s oldest democracy with the World’s Largest democracy. I got a bit interested anticipating what this blog post might contain. Equally interesting was the mention of Kashmir. So i decide to take a plunge into the blog named Lorinov’s Blog. Few things that is mentioned in relation to India and the atrocities that are being committed on Indian citizen in Kashmir.

 

 

 

I have a few point to put forth regarding this.

“Seems our “friend” India is NOT as friendly as DC would have us believe”

I have an uneasy feeling about the use of word friend here.  At this time when the entire so-called big powers of the world are coping to get out of the web of recessionary effects, Two of the Asian countries, India and China are growing with envious  growth rate. Every one in the world is looking eastward. And at this juncture befriending India or China is the best  in the long run for any country including India and china itself. The relationship is of mutual benefit. No country has nothing to Loose, It’s win-win game.

The leaks about Kashmir is just a small piece of Larger picture. I neither accept nor deny what is being said about Kashmir and the inhumane treatment to Indian Citizen over there.  The ground situation in Kashmir is very volatile , thanks to our neighbour and their patrons. The world has seen and heard the voice  behind the terrorist attack on Mumbai on 26/11 . In Kashmir, those ‘voices’ play a different game. Instead of directly using guns and grenades, ‘Voices’ try to instigate our people and whatever followed was very much unfortunate.

“Now, please recall that INDIA likes to pride itself on being the world’s biggest “democracy”! I guess giving people electric shocks, sexually humiliating them, and torturing them is India’s idea of “democracy.” :)

However I have no intention to demean any country or whatsoever but if India’s idea of democracy is akin to giving its people shocks etc then what about Guantanamo Bay , do read FBIs copy about this incident.  Should not it be compared to the regimes of the esteemed figures like Pol Pot, Stalin, Mao, and Hitler! I guess US too missed those history lessons, no?

India is home to many different religions which co-exist together. And when there is so much diversity some instances of tension may arise. But the way people behaved with calm and maturity while Ayodhya decisions were being aired, is highly commendable. This shows that the people of India have understood how political parties have used the common people to meet their ends. Even the speech by some politicians trying to gain publicity following the decisions met with very sharp responses from around the country.

Rahul and Sonia Gandhi

Wikileaks also came up with something what Rahul Gandhi said about Home grown terror. However,  terror in any form is detrimental to the growth of a nation  and it becomes extremely difficult when your own people turn against you. The case in point being naxalite problem which has crippled many a state .  The problem can only be solved with  development reaching out to far-flung areas and promoting literacy .

Ways and means need to be devised to tackle the home grown terror. Illiteracy and unemployment has to be taken care of and the rest shall follow.

P.S: the later issues shall be taken up in detail in next post.

 

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