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Letter to the Prime Minister

Dear Dr. Singh,
Congratulations on your speech at Guwahati before the elections yesterday. You are doing what you are good at, following the instructions. My question like any other AAM AADMI is, What has happened to your conscience ? You are an educated person and as far as the world knows, you are a person that commands extreme control over Integrity. Then, what is the motivation for you to lead such Arrogant, Corrupt, Insensible and Indifferent people? Why, WHY are you doing this to the country? Have you not had enough? How long would you and your cheating party continue to ruin our nation? India has become the Gandhi’s playground. Indira to Rajiv to Sonia to Rahul. They are not the GANDHIs who we are supposed to follow. They are not the generations of Mahatma Gandhi. If they have enjoyed the fruits of keeping the surname Gandhi, they should sacrifice as much too.
You have time and effort to praise MS Dhoni and Sachin Tendulkar, but no appreciation for Anna Hazare. You are fighting self-guilt and let me remind you that you have had an incredible track record as an Economist. Look at the MACRO affairs sir and not the MICRO ones only to carry on the PM’s seat. Grow up before god calls you 🙂 To answer Hazare, you have sent Kapil Sibal, if I recall the same guy who could not see any wrong in the 2G Scam.
I request you to kindly disembark yourself from this vehicle based on the four wheels of Corruption, Inhumanity, Non-Integrity and Arrogance. We need sensible people like you to make the change and not just follow the mess that has been created by your chairperson and the followers. Such shame and disgrace that a Gandhian is fasting unto death at the age of 72 and you are addressing Election Rallies ? Is there any element of shame that remains in you? Sardars were always known to be strong to fight against the odds and look at you. Why can you have a spine? May I remind you that boneless creatures are good enough just to be served in a platter at a restaurant. What has you office been doing with regards to :
Commonweath Games Scam? – Suresh Kalmadi and Shiela Dikshit.
2G Scam? – A Raja and your ally DMK
Adarsh Housing? – Your party Chief Ministers
IPL Scam — Shashi Thuroor
How long will the tax payers of my country be paying for your luxury ? And why should they? Is it not fair if people stop paying taxes as an opposition to the misuse of their previously paid dues? Why should we not follow Hassan Ali? Why can you not disclose the names of Swiss Bank account holders? Who Stops you other than your own bunch of shameless corrupt partners?
Please, for country’s sake, do something. Take some action. ACT NOW.
Manish Misra.
An Indian Citizen, slightly more concerned than you.


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

INDIAAAAAA……. INDIYAAAAAAAAA……….One thing all Indians – Super, Inferior or Average have grown up shouting. Not while being questioned for Nationality but while watching Indian cricket team play !! It happens at home, Happens outside a TV Showroom, Happens on the streets, Happens under a tree, On the Couch, At the workstations….You name the place and you will have an Indian feeling cricket there.
Such is the passion and compassion that Indians have for cricket. And it does not get any bigger than this. The BAAP of all cricketing action is here – right here in the subcontinent :-). And what more, almost every second bet is on India. It shall be only an understatement to tag India as favourites. What happens in the next couple of weeks is a mystery, though. But so far so good. And what makes TEAM INDIA so special this time ? You name it and you have it. To begin the onslaught is the Man himself. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar. Enough to send jitters to many a bowlers, pace or spin; And if he has a partner in Sehwag, it could not get any better value for your money. To walk into their footsteps is going to be Gautam Gambhir, the mainstay of Indian batting since 2008. What happens next is Suresh Raina, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh and M.S. Dhoni.
If that was not enough, you have Yousuf Pathan in the squad who has had quite a series in South Africa smashing the Proteas in their zone. And to add Spice to the dressing you have Bhajji and Zaheer who have no respect for the ball while batting. Such is the batting potential that Indian line up boasts of. The challenge remains with the bowling department. Besides Bhajji and Zaheer, their is no edge in the attack. 30 overs are to be shared amongst lesser experienced or under performing bowlers. But we hope that the men with golden arms, Sehwag, Sachin, Raina, Yuvi can ride on their luck and turn it around.
And not to forget, the law of averages suggests that India has not had the cup in as many as 29 years. Thus, there is a good chance of India winning the cup under all permutations and combinations. The team wants to gift it to SRT and that is a cause noble enough for God to be listening 🙂 Wish all Indians a very happy world cup 2011.