While the Finance Minister is about to quit on the 26th of the month and is busy collecting votes for his Presidential Poll, INR continues to fall against the US dollars to cross the all time low of Rs 57 !
The All India Tennis Association seems to be adamant about sending Leander Peas and Mahesh Bhupathi only as Lawn Tennis Doubles Partner for the London Olympics,while Bhupathi has declined partnering Peas as they do not share healthy personal relation and Mahesh Bhupathi feels like it has happened in the past , even in this Olympics the doubles would not do wonders. Rohan Bopanna has also declined partnering with Peas , attracting chances of 2 years of ban for both Bopanna and Bhupathi for not listening to the AITA. Sania Mirza who may get a chance through wild-card entry is also interested in partnering with Bhupathi over Peas !
Whatever the reason may be but is it fair on the players’ part to give importance to their personal differences over the nation ? Who Leander Peas personally is, or, for that matter, Bopanna ,Bhupathi or Sania are has nothing to do with the fact that all of these are Top Indian Lawn Tennis Players and it is their prime duty to think of National Interest first. They can fetch the nation medals easily if they forget their personal differences (at least for the Olympics) and play for the nation !
Nithyananda,the self-styled God man who is facing criminal cases including rape on complaints from some former disciples last year, is absconding from his ashram at Bidadi in Ramanagara district near Bangalore.There has been no clue of his whereabouts despite the state government having ordered a probe into allegations of sexual abuse against him. Ironically, Nithyananda’s supporters claimed that he was not absconding though it has been 24 hours since the government has ordered his manhunt.
A Somali Islamist militant group is offering rewards of chickens and camels for information on the whereabouts of American President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, mocking the millions of dollars the United States has offered as bounty for leaders of the Somalian militant group which is considered affiliated to the Al-Qaeda.
It was a busy Sunday for the food kiosk owners at Jantar Mantar as swelling crowds thronged the venue of Baba Ramdev and Anna Hazare’s fast here Sunday.
While Baba Ramdev and Team Anna was on a one – day fast to raise voice against corruption, the followers seem to have come to see Anna and Baba together and enjoy variety of fast food items 🙂 .
Seems like the nation has given up on Anti-Corruption Movements and its leaders. May be, the nation feels better, the way it is. Repeated failure to gather huge crowd at rallies of such movements is an answer in itself that the impact is over. This time it was Anna Hazare and Baba Ramdev together, who could not manage to gather huge number of followers during their One-Day fast against Corruption and Black Money Issues in the nation.
Social Activist Anna Hazare and Yoga guru Baba Ramdev will sit on a day-long fast in Delhi tomorrow to mark their protest against issues of corruption in the nation and black money held abroad by rich Indians.
Just a thought- May be, Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Yogpeeth which does research on Yoga and Ayurveda may have come up with some food supplement for helping people who are fasting 😉 .
Bharat Earth Movers Limited(BEML),which gets parts of Tatra trucks from its Czech based manufacturing company and assembles it at Bangalore and sells the trucks to the Indian Army, has sent a legal notice to General V K Singh,seeking apology for dragging it into controversy of trying to bribe General Singh to sell its sub-standard trucks to the army.
Reacting to this, General Singh, who retired yesterday,asked what should he apologize for when it is a fact that he was attempted a bribe.