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This might be a new chapter in Indian Governance but the country surely needs Abdul Kalam as the president of India. Yes, AGAIN. Not only has he secured the distinction of being a non – political person, but also has had the uniqueness of being a significant contributor to a cause called India’s development in the defense technology field. He has transformed India when it comes to the Aerial Defense System. It is his vision, that has led India to celebrate the successful launch of Agni-V. Little did we dream about India being a missile superpower before he started his career with the Government of India. 

When he was the president, he took decisions and did interfere in matters that mattered the most. He has always been an upright person, much noble and possesses an unparalleled integrity. Not guided by personal gains, he has taken a stand whenever necessary for the nation. He does not mind being opposed by the self-interest vested personalities and has often dwarfed them whenever compared. Abdul Kalam also owns a genuine belief in the power of the youth, he is one man who has perhaps motivated the youth in a way no other president ever had. His contributions through the college meetings, events and functions have drawn mass audiences who lend him a patient ear. The best part about making him the president is the vision of India that he carries, he is clear with his expectations and portrait of India of the future, He has already shared his vision of India 2020 and if he is given an opportunity to be the President once again, he will DELIVER.

Talking about the stand of the political structure, he shall not find many opponents too. Be it the UPA or NDA – Sonia Gandhi or Manmohan Singh, Narendra Modi or Nitish Kumar; Mulayam Singh or Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley or Sharad Pawar — none can oppose him over values that matter the most. India today needs to make history and make the right choice. In the times of rampant scams, controversies and    unprecedented corruption, Indian needs a clean personality. We do not need to hear to the issues surrounding president like the Bungalow row over Pratibha Patil and allegations that hamper faith instituted in the first citizen of our country.

Abdul Kalam has already displayed his capabilities of Leadership, Integrity, Righteous personal and professional conduct, perseverance and high moral and morale. As an India citizen, I completely support his candidature and nomination for the post and I really hope and appeal to the concerned to make this hope a reality.

JAI HIND.

Heartfelt congratulations to women working in the ultra modern city of Gurgaon. It is amazing how our authorities bring out best solutions like these. This is certainly going to help. But, if we may ask the basis of this ruling.

Are women raped only after 8 PM?

  • Will the MEN sign an agreement that they will not rape before 8 PM?
  • Why have the Malls, Pubs and Nightclubs only been included and not other establishments?
  • What timings will we now have for the NIGHTCLUBS? (Perhaps 10 AM – 5 PM)
  • Is there a stronger vigil or security till 8 PM?
  • Why is this ruling not being made applicable PAN INDIA?

Unfortulately, the makers of this policy do not understand that it is not the working status / habits of women that lead to rape cases. The problem lies elsewhere. Women are raped in paddy fields, trains, mornings, afternoons, trains, buses, autos, cars, home – by strangers, acquaintances, family men, relatives, friends, domestic servants ….. Putting a ban will mean that the step is taken to secure about 0.002% of the women population.

 

Unless there is a proper mechanism to curb the culprits, this will go on and on. Police constables were involved in gangrape in Mumbai a couple of years back, several politicians have already rape cases against their names, NGOs too are participating in this heinious crime. Will such a ruling help? I have doubts. 

 

Further, why don’t we think the other way? Why do we not discourage the Rapists? Is it not unfair to ban the victim community from conducting a work which is Legal and their Fundamental right? The wrong doers are allowed to walk free and the victims are now being asked to refrain. A while back Delhi’s Chief Minister urged women to stay indoors. Why, why are the governments and its authorities on a backfoot? Why not give a charge against RAPES? 

 

Finally, if 8 PM is the deadline of safety – Why was our prime minister so adamant on inviting the likes of Mamata Banerjee, Sonia Gandhi, Ambika Soni etc? Dinners are a post 8 PM affair.

 

Request the concerned to kindly take a note and stop coming out with such defensive ploys. Ban the culprits and not the Victimised.


India – The favorites to lift the Cup avoided any last minute upsets to gain what they were expected to. Everybody thought and most believed that India is the team to do it. More possibilities, however, of a South Africa – India Final. Not to be, Sri Lanka had a fortune when South Africa surrendered to the Kiwis. All cricket Playing nations have had a surprising outing so far. Some had a better face-off with their luck than the others.
This World Cup carries a lot of interpretations across the Globe. All cricket playing nations have had more than a story or two, to be taken out of the book.

INDIA : The champions, with the Cup win, now have a platform that they have to stand upon. It was not easy to be up there and it is certainly going to be tougher to be there for as long as the next world cup. India has picked up the knack of picking the right things at the right time, but for how long is the question. What impressed about India, was their transition from an ordinary outfit to extraordinary in accordance with the stage of the tournament. Higher the pressure mounted, higher the response. Their Body Language said it all. The kind of fielding display during the initial 30 overs was a pleasant sight. They gave their 110% if not more. No wonders, it eventually was the difference in the margin of victory. Another pick from the Indian Team was the Squad Selection and the belief they had in replacements. There was no Panic displayed, no ugly signs of hopelessness. MSD played whomsoever he liked and had no regrets. All said and done, this World Cup re-confirms the motivation youngsters needed to develop themselves as Cricketers. And this is truly a job WELL DONE and Keep Going

Positives : Yuvraj, Virat Kohli, Gambhir, Sehwag, Sachin, Raina, Ashwin, Zaheer Khan;
Need Improvement : Munaf, Sreesanth, Yousuf Pathan
BENCH : Ishant Sharma, Robin Uthappa, Praveen Kumar

SRI LANKA : The biggest problem with Sri Lanka was the confidence that they had on themselves to reach the Final. They always believed they could reach the final and as they say YOU GO AS FAR AS YOUR CONFIDENCE DOES. They lacked the self backing which could have pushed them beyond than Reaching the Final. And this has been their problem in the recent past. Key series in the last five years have seen Sri Lanka faulter on the final frontier. And this is a Big Enough problem. Another undoing with Sri Lanka was their squad selection. They did not back their strengths while playing India. Instead, they went on to decide the team according to India’s weakness. In other words, they were dependent upon India’s mistakes which did not happen. So, Sri Lanka will now have to re-work their Squad and Strategies, moreover with the great Murali’s exit.

POSITIVES : Sangakara, Dilshan, Mahela, Tharanga, Mendis, Angelo.
NEGATIVES : Murali’s Retirement.

PAKISTAN : Pakistan is one country which has truly brought itself on the track. The amount of positives drawn out of Pakistan Team are at par with the best of all-time recoveries. From the Gaddafi shoot-out, they have launched themselves into Pure and Committed Cricket. The problem with PCB was never the Lack of Talented players, it was always the Intent. The last thing Pakistan Cricketers ever focussed on was their game. They had so much to worry about, right from Match Fixing to Terror attacks to the ignorance by other teams. Pakistan Team, in the last couple of years have done immensely well to getting the right things right on track. They might have lost out but they have won the hearts of many, in Pakistan and across the border too. Well Played and there is a lot of potential that is in store for Cricket lovers.

+ves — Afridi;s Bowling, Misbah, Younus Khan, Akmal, Bowling.
-ves — Fielding, Batting consistency.

AUSTRALIA : This is one team that is gradually losing the sheen, bit by bit. Last couple of years have been terrible for the Kangaroos. They had results, players, awards, stats all by their stride for almost two decades. Unfortunately for them, they are slipping that out at a rapid pace. They have to make mends before it is too late. Mind you, they still have the ingredients to do that. Where they faultered ? Simple. They could not see what teams like India could. The exit of key players like McGrath, Warne, Hayden, Gilchrist. They were too late to realise the inevitable. They suffered from the Ostrich Syndrome. The same that West Indies has been suffering after the likes of Great Clive Lloyd, Viv Richards, Ambrose, Walsh and BC Lara. They also could not fing suitable replacements at the earliest convenient. This World Cup has sent the warning signals to Team Australia and hope they are watching.

+ve — Watson, Clarke, Fielding, Tait and Hussey
-ve — Ponting, Johnson and Inconsistency

SOUTH AFRICA : The proteas are at it again. Unarguably the best side of the cup and yet again failing to prove it at the stage where it matters the most. South Africa had all what it takes to win a Title Clash but they lacked LUCK. The only Law to have worked against the South Africa team has been the Law of Averages, they lose out after a series of Wins simply because it Happens. The probability has always struck them at times when it hurts the most. All I can say to them is to keep the adrenalin flowing. You will Make it and You shall Take it.

ENGLAND : The father of cricket has been the single most consistent contender of INCONSISTENCY. The team that can give you SHOCKS of both charges, Negative as well as Positive. The ASHES showed that England is one team to watch out for this World Cup. The ODI series against the same opposition did exactly the opposite. Match against India displayed character and grit to fight it out. The one against Ireland showed complacency and surrender. I am in no position to comment on England as they themselves know they are team which is far better than what they pretend to be. Strange but True.

IRELAND : Ireland is my pick of this world cup. The most committed, strong and determined team of this event. They fought it out with opponents who carried repute. The fielding was spot on, the bowling had aggression and the batsmen had intent. Well Done and am sure they are better than Kenya, Canada, Netherlands and close to Zimbawe and Bangladesh with less years of International Cricket. 🙂

KENYA : Degradation at work. Constant failure in delivery and no display of efforts to improve. Not carrying high hopes, rather any hopes.

NETHERLANDS : There are better things than AMSTERDAM if focus in implimented.

NEW ZEALAND : Good Team, Great Spirits but lack the consistency. The bowling and fielding have fared better than their Batting over a long period of time. They can easily pick their game up to the next level with a slight improvement on their Batting consistency. Good enough to lift the next world cup but conditions apply.

ZIMBABWE : One team that has done most injustice to its long existence in the ICC cricket playing nations. No steady find after the likes of Flower brothers, Streak etc. More than them, ICC has to rethink their existence 😦

Request you all to kindly share your views in either case, approval or denial to my observations.

Cheers to Team India. Jai HIND.

India, a land of billion opportunities and a trillion expectations. A land where people anticipate a massive score of 1800 in 300 deliveries. A land where every boy grows up holding a cricket bat. The board examinations often take a backseat when India is playing International Cricket. And amidst all, we have a special human being called Mahendra Singh Dhoni who is constantly applying wits to see India through. He is one man who is answerable to almost a billion people everytime there is an outing. Right from selecting the squad to selecting the batsman next in to the bowler to deliver a pressure over, he has to see it all by himself and be fully accountable for the same. The momentum that Ganguly built over the years of his captaincy has certainly gained pace under Dhoni and god willing the team shall march on with accelerated pace and direction.
What we saw after the ODI between India and South Africa was not surprising. He had to urge the team members to stop giving into the public demand. There is no ONCE MORE once you have been sent back to the pavillion. And thus, it is all the more important to keep your nerves and bag whatever you can on the quota of 50 overs. There are less captains across the world who would be straight enough as him. What he means is pure business. The business of winning matched and retaining the Rankings as well. He admits that the Team fielding needs improvement but also expresses that It is Not going to Improve. Funny but he said that on air. Whatever MSD does, there is a definite degree of transparency and clarity around his moves and words. It is stunning to have witnessed such a blunt approach by any Team’s captain. He has a natural instinct of experimenting. He brings to the field, what others could just imagine and wonder, thats the confidence that MSD has on himself and his decision making. Sending Yousuf was criticised by one and many, only because of the result that it had. Had Yousuf been there for 5 overs or so, the same bunch of critics woud have advocated his promotion to a regular No. 3 or No. 4. And same case with letting Nehra bowl that pressure over or replacing Ashwin over Piyush, it has been walking the tightrope for MSD. What has let India down, has been the over dependence on the batting line-up and blissful ignorance to a strong bowling fleet. MSD is all but settled when it comes to taking or making decisions. But that is what comes as a part when you are captaining the Men in Blue. My appeal to Indian media is to let these guys play to their capabilities and not pseudo expectations. We have just advanced to the quarter finals and that is exactly what it is. Whether we have come there with great challenges or Ease is not a fact. It is an assumption. But we have to play Australia on Thursday is the only fact derived out of the Round 1.
MSD and his team have done well against the Australia in the recent past and unless something miraculous happens, we should be able to put up a fight strong enough to let us through. Further, MSD has had this habit of doing strange set of things which are as surprising to the opposition as they are to us. And Ricky Ponting knows that. He has been on the receiving end when it comes to playing against India in India. But MSD has a lot of choices to make and some calculated risks have to be taken. MSD in his own limitations, has almost perfected the Art and Science of making things happen, he doesn’t wait for things to change the course of the game. Recent past, bringing back Zaheer against Indies and in the same match, throwing the bowl to Raina had been perfect examples. Saving Zaheer’s eight overs was a planned move which worked. So far so good, and I hope MSD’s experiments with truth will fall in place and Sachin might lift the CUP THAT MATTERS

CBI – Neither the name nor the (de) fame is hidden for this organisation. It is supposed to be the most efficient and trustworthy government investigation agency. It was formed to ensure Cracking of even the most complex and complicated cases in the country. But has it lived upto it ?

The answer to this question will come out without thinking even for a moment. Over the years, it has been used by the Union Government to armtwist the opposition and company. It is a matter of grief, that a case like Arushi’s has been doing rounds in the Police Stations, Courts, Media and Conversations. The entire nation wakes up every month anticipating some development in the case and every month they realise that it is gonna take longer. Today, when the court has asked CBI to re investigate the case, all of us understand the swiftness that will be adopted now and the accused will have a new life from here on. A life which they could not have wished or even imagined. If they are guilty and found so, it is still digestable. But, if they are not, the grief that the mourning parents will go through is unprecedented and unimaginable.

What needs to be understood is the room for loopholes that are gifted to the criminals. It is strange how these bodies function and what makes it so easy for the wrong doers, to go on and leave the rest wondering whats gonna happen next !!Be it any case or event, India and Indians have been on the suffering end, more often than not. The life is priceless in India just like any other country but on the other side, life is much cheaper than any price that it is tagged for. Treating Ajmal Kasab with Non Veg twice a week and spending crores of rupees (out of the Tax payer’s pocket) is what we call a fair practice and humanity. But the twist in the tale is that it is only in such cases, that our government reminds itself of Humanity. What it does to others is to build the confidence of others trying to make a career in WRONG DOING. What attracts immediate attention is someone killed by the military. We are trying to pile up so much pressure on Military that they might end up thinking thrice before pressing the trigger.
It is high time that Justice moves at a faster pace to ensure that the Guilty are brought to justice.
CBI alone cannot be held responsible for the wrong doings. But still it is Accountable. It is said that the strength of a chain is its weakest link. And in our country there are far too many weak links in the investigating agencies. It is not a BJP or a Congress that should command and instruct the CBI but it should be the available facts and figures that need to lead a case. People in India are not sure of the results of any case, even if the Crime is basic and transparent in nature. Everyone has a 50% probability of winning in this country. The right as well as the wrong. I am sure this is not what we meant by the term EQUALITY in our constitution 🙂 . The witnesses are traded, the judges are bribed, the advocates mediate, the cops are on sale, escalations are non existant. It is a matter of shame that today, Legislative Wing is with the strong and judiciary is with the rich. JAI HIND !!