February 14th 2012
Yet another close match between India and Sri Lanka ended in a Tie betwen both the teams . Dhoni facing the last ball of Malinga had to score 4 runs and hit a shot on the off-side which was somehow collected by the fielder there. However, it could not stop Dhoni and Vinay Kumar from taking 3 runs to tie the match.
Is India really playing like World Champions since they won World Cup?
Of the 5 matches played so far in the series 3 were close. India has played 2 matches with Australia and 2 with Sri Lanka so far. The result is 1 win out of 2 matches played with Australia and 1 win and a tie out of 2 matches played with Sri Lanka. The first match with Australia was dominated by Australians while the second match India somehow managed a win, termed close match. With Sri Lanka , the first match won by India was the one India had dominated Sri Lanka throughout and yet they could have finished the match much earlier than how it ended up as. Today’s match was a tie between India and Sri Lanka which was supposed to be a win as Sri Lankans could not score lot of runs and ended up making 236 only. Yet India could not win the match.
Well, not denying that both the opponent are quite strong contenders hence close matches are always expected. However, the question is , has India ever played like World Champion since winning the World Cup? The answer is No. Mostly wins come resulting from Close Matches. Close wins indicate clearly that the opponent was as strong as the winning team. In case of Australian Team which had dominated World Cricket for more than a decade, Loss was rare and close always and Wins were out of dominance throughout the match! Whereas in case of Team India the story is completely different. Even now when India loses it is rarely a close match. They are dominated almost throughout the match. Though there is no denying the present Team India is a strong contender to any One-Day Teams of the world but facts are also that they can easily lose in front of top order Teams of the World Cricket as well.
The Test Series in England and Australia had been devastating snatching Team India’s number one position in Test Cricket. India lost all matches in both the countries. All One-day matches and series were always close wins and never clear dominance. World Cup Winners should at least dominate the other teams for a stretched period of time indicating they deserved to be the winners. In India’s case, it is clear that present Team India is deadly but not consistently deadly. They may be a threat to all other top order world teams but not a continued threat, the way Australia had been, during their tenure of long success. The opponent teams would not mind losing to Australia, given the standard and committment of the team in batting , bowling and fielding and the overall Team Effort. India still lacks that and that is probably a strong reason matches are still thrilling and close , no matter whichever Team , India is playing with. The high-standards which Australian Team has set of being a dominant World Cup Winner and the number One Cricket Team of the world is yet to be broken by our Team India. As a Team India fan, one would love to see their team being an undisputed champion rather than champion of a tournament!
American President Barrack Obama has insisted US Companies not to hire skilled labours from India and China in fields of science , technology and engineering instead create jobs for people of the country. He has also promised incentives to companies willing to follow his appeal. He has plans all set for the same where he wishes to reward quality teachers. He insisted schools should give teaching just not for preparing for tests but for knowledge.
This is the most a President can do and he indeed is. Not sure about China but in India , the level of education may or may not be very high but the pressure of the same remains very high from the very moment a kid starts going to kindergartens. Curriculum books are forced deep inside the bones of even the worst of a student and out of them come out the chosen engineers , doctors and scientists. Surely India would never cease to keep producing highly educated professionals because getting jobs and settling down in the USA, UK or Australia is among common dreams of Indians. Somehow we Indians are in love with Dollars and would chase any standards set to reach up to the level.
Delhi faced fresh terror attack today, Feb12th’2012 at around 3:15pm leaving four people injured. An Israeli Embassy car caught fire after a minor explosion in Delhi’s Tughlak Road on Monday injuring four people. The area where this blast took place is packed with embassy offices of different countries and also the residence of Indian Prime Minister and has been given extra security by Special Protection Group officers.
Two men on a motorbike are suspected behind the attack as they were the ones seen around the car during the incident and some witnesses claim the bikers were seen throwing something at the car. Out of the 4 people injured , two are employees of the embassy. The driver of the innova car is also injured. However the 4th person, the wife of a Defence Personal of Israel has suffered major injuries and has been admitted in Primus Hospital.
Israeli Government is considering this to be a terror attack and Security agencies have been alerted in all the major cities of the country.
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Shiv Sena Supremo Bal Thackeray hinted about his open arms for nephew Raj Thackeray back in Shiv Sena provided Raj initiates the move. Also the Sena Supremo admitted that Marathi Manus votes are getting distributed between MNS and Shiv Sena because their split.
Well, it does not seem Raj Thackeray will ever get back to Sena.In fact he has already walked few steps ahead successfully with MNS, now being considered a strong political party throughout Maharashtra, within few years. However, the fact for now remains that the new baby born out of the Sena is making the Sena weak by eating up considerable number of Marathi Manus Votes of the Sena. In the process , its the NCP and Congress which are becoming stronger.
Politics on the basis of religion , caste and state is getting weaker in urban cities of India, thanks to the minimum level of literacy in these areas however a great part of India is still rural and easily gets influenced by all the political parties who under the blanket of well-wishers of particular religion ,caste or state , keep the flame of divide and rule alive throughout the nation.
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How Safe Are Indian Students Abroad ?
Pravin Reddy, a student of MBA at the London Business School was supposed to be in his hometown Hyderabad , coming week to attaned a family wedding. However he is fighting for his life currently at the Royal London Hospital as he was brutally stabbed several times which has given him serious injuriies on his chest and abdomen. He had gone to attend a party in Newham where this incident happened and 11 people have been arrested by the Scotland Yard in connection.
Latest update on the matter was, among the 11 accused there are 3 Indians – Amareshwar Arava, 25, Sai Kishore Balguri, 25 and Nishanth Puttapaka, 23. Considering this incident , racial conflict would therefore be unfair. The reasons of the incident can only be understood once the victim, Pravin Reddy is in a position to speak up. Although even now his condition remains critical.
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Last December, on boxing day Anuj Bhidve a 23 old, Lancashire University electronics student was gunned down in Salford, Greater Manchester.
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Similar attacks on Indians have been repeated at intervals and it is alarming now. Parents send their children to the UK and Australia for quality higher studies and such incidents would surely make parents reluctant towards such universities abroad. After all , Life is much precious than quality education. Despite of UK Universities assuring security of students from foreign countries such incidents do not seem to cease.
Fresh controversy aired up for Janata Dal (United) and its MLA Shyambahadur Singh after TV channels aired a footage showing the MLA dancing with a girl in some marriage ceremony he attended on February 8th 2012.
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When enquired the MLA confirmed his presence and the dance in the function and also conveyed the message that it was no bar -girl but just a performer who danced with and it is a way of expressing happiness by elders.
However in March 2010 he was the same MLA who faced criticisms from the party and media when a footage was aired showing him performing ‘vulgar dance’ with bar dancers.The incident took place at MLA’s house in Patna when Maha Dalit rally was organized by Janata Dal United. Hence time Mr Singh was bold enough to counter-attack by clarifying this time it was not a bar girl he was dancing with!
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Well, seems like Mr MLA never misses an opportunity to shake his legs and in the process the image of the JDU party shakes along with! This time however, he should be given benefit of doubt as it was a marriage function and being a political leader does not mean one does not have a personal life.
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Finally,Official Date Of Birth Decided !
General Singh’s lawyer Puneet Bali, confirmed today that the petition from General V K Singh was withdrawn as the Army Chief was fighting for his honour and integrity and not for extention of his service tenure and the dignity has been restored.
Earlier today, the Supreme Court directed General V K Singh to accept May 10, 1950 as his date of birth and asked him to withdraw his plea failing which the court would pass an order on it. General Singh’s date of birth in Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) records is May 10, 1950 while his matriculation certificate has 1951 as the year of birth. The court told the General that the UPSC document was the most relevant document for recognition of age.
The apex court said that the recognition of General Singh’s date of birth as May 10, 1950 by the Army does not suffer from perversity and is not grossly erroneous. The judges asked General Singh why he did not get his date of birth corrected with the UPSC that had recorded it as May 10, 1950 and why did he fill up the Indian Military Academy form mentioning his date of birth as May 10, 1950 ?
The bench pointed out that all documents at threshold when General Singh joined the NDA and the IMA recorded his date of birth as May 10, 1950, which the Defence Ministry maintains is the official records. Observing that all threshold documents show his date of birth as May 10, 1950, the judges said that it was clear from voluminous documents that General Singh’s date of birth as May 10, 1951, but the question was that in primary documents it was May, 10 1950 and it would be taken as a final date for service matters.
Well, the matter has finally been resolved with the General taking plea back and also it should give a lesson to the Indian Military to crosscheck documents to avoid confusions leading to legal battle and world-level mockery!
West Bengal Chief Minister , Mamata Banerjee is all set to grab the name of Blue City for Kolkata . Almost everything would turn blue, the roads , the flyovers, the trees and the cabs which were traditionally yellow! The popular Writer’s Building which cannot be changed from Red is covered by Glowing Blue Light all around it, at night. The initiative does not stop here, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation plans to give tax benefits for those who paint their homes blue!
Well, uniformity of a particular colour , spread over a large area surely amazes the eyes and hopefully with the new Chief Minister Kolkata and West Bengal not only starts looking beautiful from outside but from inside as well with chances for industries to flourish once again, in Ex-Capital of the nation(under the British Regime)!