While the BCCI keeps denying the rift between Team India’s Captain MS Dhoni and Vice-Captain , Virender Sehwag, the ongoing Commonwealth Series has exposed their discontent in the media. Captain’s statment about seniors needed to be more active on field to his rotation policy has all been debated by Sehwag. BCCI terming it as media speculation and terming it as minor difference of opinion may not help Team India’s overall performance.
BCCI vice president Rajiv Shukla when questioned, said, “I don’t think there is any rift within the team. It’s media speculation. We have not asked for any report on this from Australia.”
Recent news confirms that BCCI chief Srinivasan had a word with Team manager asking him about the matter.
Well, reasons might be any but a team which rarely wins and that too with minor margins and mostly losses and with huge should be more bothered on its Team performance rather than playing the blame game. Dhoni has been heard criticizing seniors quite a number of times but he does not speak about the young blood like Sharma,Raina, Yadav and Ashwin. The question is why does he blame only the seniors ? While he plays his knock almost every other match but equally blames only the seniors, on the media. Are the new kids coming to do net-practise in matches, that they should not be questioned ? Other than Virat Kohli, there has been no young player who is consistent at present. Hope the captain is not being partial!
Moreover, it is the captain’s responsibility to co-ordinate and take out the best of all the players. Rotational policies if applied for seniors why do they not apply for other regular non-performers ? Is it just because they are young ? Is it just because they can jump a little higher or may save 20 odd runs on the field? What about scoring them with the bat or bowling the opponents out ?
At an International level and being a World Cup Winner, a team is expected to be more professional with its approach both on and off the fields. Rather than taking out frustration on team members, the captain and vice-captain should concentrate on improving individual games and overall team performance.
Known more for his extremist path, in the early 90s, Yasin Malik , the JKLF chairman is writing his autobiography. Once a prominent face against Kashmiri Pandits in the valley, has declared, he would write everything about himself and his journey in life, so far!
Yasin Malik entered politics in 1984 as a student leader and after failing in his peaceful efforts of a separate Kashmir he grabbed arms and turned an extremist by 1989. In 1994 he decided to give up weapons and adhere to peaceful methods to seek his goal. He played a crucial role in driving away Kashmiri pandits out of the valley.
Well, thankfully he has taken peaceful path now but the question is, will he be justifying his extremist role during the early 90s in his biography?
Supreme Court’s decision on 4-5 June 2011 Ramlila Maidan Crackdown!
February 23rd 2012 – The Supreme Court today held both Baba Ramdev and the Delhi Police responsible for the Ramlila Maidan crackdown on 4-5 June 2011.
The Supreme Court declared the State Government and the Delhi Police could have avoided the voilent incident and also agreed that people were assaulted by police on the night. However, it also concluded that complains should be regsitered against the aggressive supporters of Baba Ramdev and the cops who assaulted the crowd as both the parties were responsible.
Compensation of Rs 5 Lakhs to the victim Rajbala, who died of wounds was announced for the family and Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000 for critically and slightly injured people ,respectively was also announced. Baba Ramdev was asked to compensate 25% of the amount and rest by Delhi Police.
Feb22nd 2012- This time it is Saif Ali Khan who got in a tussle with S.Iqbal , a South African businessman of Indian origin at the Wasabi restaurant in Taj hotel,Colaba. At around 12:30 am the incident took place when Mr Iqbal asked Saif sitting with Kareena on the other table, to speak softly. On this Saif responded by asking him to look for library instead of asking him to speak slow. Soon the argument turned physical and the businessman ended up getting his nose broken by Saif’s punch, as accused by the victim. He got treated and lodged a complaint against Saif. Cops are yet to trace the actor to take him in remand after questioning, under IPC 325.Of course this is a bailable offence.
A California-based company Ebeeze LLC owned by Varang Thaker has been charged for cheating on many American customers, who applied for pay-day loans. They would seek assistance from Indian Call-centres which would call these people up and often threaten them regarding paying back their previous debts !
According to the Federal Authorities, the Federal Trade Commission’s complaint claimed Mr Thaker obtained people’s Social Security and Bank Account information, who had inquired about or applied for, and even obtained online payday loans in the past and would seek help of Indian Call-Centres to convince these people to pay their debts which the company was not at all entitled to collect.
The district court has ordered banning such calls!
Mamata Banerjee meets Manmohan Singh on 22nd February 2012
West Bengal Chief Minister , Mamata Banerjee is scheduled to meet Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh today 22nd february The topic of discussion range from NCTC which she has been opposing and has managed few more chief-ministers to raise their voice against. The National Counter Terrorism Centre which would be a centrally controlled body in various cities to counter terrorist activities would give rights to the body to arrest anyone it finds doubtful , on grounds of terrorist activities. Some states however feel this is against the Federal Structure of the Constitution where the Central Government would intervene into State Affairs and administration. Mamata tops the list of opposers of NCTC. Also issues to be discuss are Farakka Barrage and Gorkhaland.Mamata Banerjee claimed that the Central Government did not reveal that the Farakka Barrage has tow damaged sluice gates which allow Bangladesh extra water during dry seasons. Gorkhaland Territorial Administration issue is also to be discussed under which the implementation of same is yet to happen while the tripartite agreement has already been signed.
Reasons of Conflicts Between Mamata Banerjee and Congress led UPA government in the recent past :
Mamata Banerjee has raised her voice against the ruling UPA in the past on issues relating to the FDI, Pension Bill,Lokpal and Fuel-Price Hike. And it is also noteworthy that relations between Congress and Trinamool Congress have remained tensed in the state of West Bengal after TMC won the elections. In the recent past,Mamata Government has also been denied extra aid from the Government which she felt was mandatory for the smooth running of the state. UPA has so far managed to retain its ally TMC, intact with it but TMC’s tussle with the Central Government and its policies have also been prominent.
NCTC : Mamata strongly believes that this would be against the Federal Structure of the Constitution where the role of Central Government would be beyond guidelines and would hamper State administration procedures.
Lokpal Issue : Mamata Banerjee was upfront on opposing Congress framed Lokpal Bill as she is of the view it would surpass the powers of State Government and would be conflicting.
Fuel-Price Hike: Mamata Banerjee has never entertained fuel-price hike imposed by the Centre.
Change of name of Indira Bhavan to Nazrul Bhavan : Issues related to changing names of Indira Bhavan which was Late Jyoti Basu’s residence and was known as Jyoti Bhavan to Nazrul Bhavan after the name of Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul tensed relations between both party workers . The Congress workers held rallies and protest marches against the change of name.
Mamata since then claimed CPM and Congress jointly act against TMC in the state.
Pension & FDI Bill : Mamata Banerjee never supported Congress’s idea of implementing Foreign Direct Investment into retail sector.
Denial of Extra Central Government Aide to West Bengal has also drifted the parties apart.
With many others, now stands Kapil Dev,the former Indian captain and the first to make India proud of winning the World Cup of 1983. He wants Sachin to retire at the earliest now. Of the view that he should have rather retired before the 2011 world-cup and at least after that, he feels age factor is taking a toll on the Master Blaster!
Why should not Sachin retire without making 100th century?
While there are continued criticisms faced by Sachin still not retiring and most believe it is his 100th century what he is playing for, one should not forget at the end records do matter. Among many other records which the great batsman has earned the awaited century would surely be the biggest, if at all the critics allow him to continue. Sachin Tendulkar when compared to the young Indian cricketers is not playing that bad. Who in the team is playing great ? Is it Suresh Raina , Jadeja , Rohit Sharma , who ? Sachin is playing lot better than one would have expected out of a man of his age. Critics wanted him to retire 5 years back but he came back and showed his worth. And why should he not think of records ? Although he has been ‘One Man Army’ many a times in the past , winning matches for India, single-handedly , he has never been a reason of India losing. With due respect to the great player Kapil Dev, it should also be noticed that during the ending phase of his career, none of the opponent batsmen ever hesitated scoring boundaries of Kapil’s bowl. In fact he would stand very expensive many a times and yet he did not quit till he broke the record of Richard Hadlee of 433 wickets!
After Big B-Amitabh and Aamir Khan it is the King of Khans Shahrukh who has become Brand – Ambassador of a state. While Aamir represents the country as a whole , Amitabh represents Gujarat and now it is the changed Bengal which decided to bag in the Kolkata Knight Rider Team owner , Shahrukh Khan to represent the state. West Bengal is a state of Mountains and Hills and Sea-shore as well. The remains of the British Empire are equally worth visiting. However, the state somehow did not promote tourism in the state. With the change of the Government,Mamata Banerjee took the initiative of improving tourism in the state and the present advertising technique being appointing a famous Bollywood Star as the Brand-Ambassador of the state, Shahrukh got the opportunity.
Probable Shahrukh And Bengal Connections!
Shahrukh’s movies have always done relatively better in Kolkata since the beginning of his career. His fan base in Kolkata is very stable hence even worst of his movies do relatively better here. There is no denying that he has strong fan base world-wide and all over the country but Bengal somehow stands the most stable. No big deal , if that might have attracted King Khan to own Kolkata Knight Riders as a way of saying thankyou and thereby keeping his popularity intact and now with a decision of being the brand-ambassador for the state he surely won over the hearts in Bengal. Shahrukh not only considered a great actor but also a clever businessman , is bound to capitalize the opportunity and with him being the representative of the state it is sure that tourism in the state of Bengal would see good times. After all , Bengal has too many varieties to offer ranging from British History , to Hill-Stations and Sea-Shores.