Sunday, December 30, 2012
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Here is are some parts of the inside content. More will be coming soon, stay hooked to the page ;).
Inside the magazine a part of the cover story talks about burqas and Veena not being “a modern day savior” for Pakistani women’s freedom.
“Unlike her compatriots, she doesn’t build herself up as a modern day savior and she doesn’t look to inspire the Pakistani women to suddenly en masse drop their burqas – she is just trying to make a living,” FHM editor Kabeer Sharma wrote in the article.
My version: Veena wants them (Pakistani women) to drop the cloths slowly as she is doing since 2001 and now she has nothing to hide (freedom of s-expression).
Stay hooked to this page as much more about the Weapon of Mass Destruction (As FHM cover page terms her) is coming here.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
With only a few days left in the inauguration ceremony of the twelfth hockey world cup, Indian Olympic Association chief Suresh Kalmadi offered national team's official sponsor Shara's chief Subroto Rai Sahara to become Hockey India's president. Again, after facing all the issues from national players and sports ministry the care takers of the Indian hockey don't think about the welfare of the game.
At one front the man, who saved the national game from seeing the worst day by paying all the players their due, once again comes forward and rejects Kalmadi's offer very politely and says that he is already too busy and would not be able to do justice to the post.
At another front, IOC, the ultimate care taker of the game applies its right and forget policy.
IOA in January had written to the sports ministry that during the Hockey India's election the returning officer should in no way be connected with Hockey India or IOA. But in the same month IOA appoints G S Mander, president of Wrestling Federation of India which comes under the association.
Actually IOA or its chief I should say has never been interested in the welfare of national sports until and unless it is in his favour.
HI is not at all interested in holding the elections and making itself a democratic body because Kalmadi, who wants to head HI, failed to get a nomination from Maharashtra.
Former Indian captain and now Hockey Punjab secretary Pargat Singh had also alleged that Kalamadi's representative told Pargat that if he chooses Kalmadi as Hockey India chief Hockey Punjab will get the affiliation. Pargat then termed Kalmadi as a 'sports mafia'.
Pargat Singh is also ambitious of getting a big post in HI, but his remarks can not be overruled.
When Rajasthan High Court stayed the election over the issue of affiliations granted to the state units, HI did not try to get the stay vacated.
Instead of that HI went ahead and did what it ultimately wanted and deferred the elections for third time.
Thursday, February 25, 2010
The committee which decides the awards, consider only the positive work done by a person and ignores the negative part be it a CBI case or Wild Life Protection case.
Though every year the Padma awards have not been away from the controversies, this year the controversy has taken a new dimension where an NRI hotelier has been named without being named in original Padma list.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
India's two most historical and oldest stadiums have recently disclosed their poor conditions during the one day series against Sri Lanka.
Eden Gardens, India's biggest and the oldest cricket stadium, had been showing it's dark side very often. The light towers of the stadium going powerless during the fourth one day between India and Sri Lanka was not the first time.
Earlier to that, in April last year an IPL-I match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Deccan Chargers was disrupted for more than thirty minutes when two of the four light towers went powerless.
In May this year during IPL-II the media centre of Eden Gardens plunged into darkness when KKR and Bangalore Royal Challengers were facing each other in the historical ground. The journalists sitting in the room were forced to stop their work for almost fifteen minutes and lost very crucial data due to the sudden power cut.
And once again the main reason of the fiasco was covered under the blame game between Cricket Association of Bengal and the power supplier CESC Ltd.
But now, sighting the big event coming, BCCI wants no more dark glitches on its favourite ground and now thinking of not organising any day-night match at Edens during IPL-III.
Worse of the Eden Gardens situation, the second oldest stadium in India, forced the ICC to decide its fate for the coming world cup.
Firoz Shah Kotla, had hit the headlines for its pitch when Shiv Sainik's dug up the strip. Soon Anil Kumble covered the stain with his ten-wicket world record. But this time it is unfortunate for the DDCA that Kumble is no more playing for Indian team and ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has also got to know the buck-buck (money and talk) going on in the association. Lorgat is almost ready with ICC's decision over Delhi's fate.
The stadium went through a face-lift in 2005 with around Rs 1 billion spent to make it a model stadium.
With four matches of the 2011 cricket World Cup scheduled to be hosted here, the DDCA will have plenty of catching up to do before it is cleared to be a venue.
As these stadiums are scheduled to host eight matches (four each) of world cup, BCCI has got something to really worry about. This time with Indian team's great performance India might with the world title, but if these two stadiums don't perform up to the mark India will lose it's face.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Already UPA is suffering from deficit of star leaders and after this surgery UPA's election preparations have gone for postmortem until the new name comes up.
Since Congress chief Sonia Gandhi seems not to be very happy with Defence Minister Pranab Mukherjee, there is only one option left for UPA and that is Rahul. The name has been echoing in 10 Janpath and other Congress offices from last many months, especially after the Trust Vote.
Sonia Gandhi has distributed the PM's responsibilities to many other ministers. Though she gave very crucial roles and functions to Mukherjee but still Sonia's trust level on Mukerjee can be seen very clearly.
There is a long list of names in Congress and supporting parties, but no one will dare to go against Gandhi's like always. And after J&K polls Rahul has made is possition really strong in the UPA, the Rahul-Omar friendship, earlier which was outside, now can be seen within the UPA as National Congress chief Omar announces his party's merger with the UPA.
And the most important thing is being stronger than the opponents, and for that UPA's best man (no other than Rahul) has to be projected. Otherwise NDA has its strongest man, L K Advani, out on the front from a long time. If the worst poll result comes for nations biggest alliances (NDA and UPA) and both don't get the majority then Maya Behenji is geared up with her arsenal from very long time, and UNPA, with the support of Left front, is all set to get both NDA and UPA down.
So if PM Manmohan Singh doesn't come out 'fit-for-fight' form AIIMS, UPA has to get its best man on the job.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
What is new in this team? This is the biggest question bugging the minds of almost all the cricket analysts and critics. What is new — Ishant Sharma, Praveen Kumar, Rohit Sharma, Sachin's form, Bhajji's agrresion or the team effort which was increased to hight of the Mount Everest ?
Its not the first time when Indian team boarded the plane for any tour with 'Yuva mantra', in fact the term was used in World Cup-2007 also but the team failed miserably. This mantra has been used so many times but CB series is the first result out of it.
In World Cup - 2007 the young brigade with MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karhik, Munaf Patel, Irfan Pathan, Sreesanth, Yuvraj Singh and Robin Uthappa, was barred to enter the second round by Sri Lanka and newly arising Asian team of Bangladesh. And the team coached by Greg Chappel with vision- 2007, shattered the vision in fragments.
But in CB series even world champions found there self short to reach Indian performance and moral, and the main Mantra behind this success was — cooperation and unity between team management and team, some dedicated coaches (Prasad, Singh and Rajput) who want to make heroes unlike the previous coach, single sided BCCI and its support for its players (especially in Bhajji ban case).
There are three more heroes in the recent team who dont come down to the field in matches but out of the field they play there crucial, dedicated and honest roles. Venkatesh Prasad did a tremendous job with fast bowlers and turned them in exceptional from usual, similarly Robin Singh worked hard and harder on the low level catches mostly in slip area, to generate chances to win the matches.
Promoted with the responsibility of assistant coach Lalchand Rajput played his role brilliantly in the most tough and controversial tour of Indian team.
If there are national heroes like these three who are experts in making heroes with keeping national and sports-spirit high, what is the need of bringing in the person who had an opinion — "To spread cricket to all corners of India, we played in what could politely be classed as one-horse towns, places with more cows on the street than cars. A sense of humour is a necessity on this tour,".. "62 days in a country where westernized living conditions are regarded a luxury, is no task for the faint-hearted" — after finishing the Titan cup in 1996. This statement is not form any other man but the new coach of Indian team Gary Kirstan. If the person doesn't have respect for any country, he/she can not work for that country with heart and soul.
What braught Kirsten back to India is the money of BCCI and the fame of cricket in India, not welfare of Indian team. Unlike Kirsten, the trio has the respect and feeling for nation and national team which were the key contributor in the historic win over Ausies.
When everything is going fine and not even fine but great at that time what is the need of change, because changes are always done to bring out improvement. And this time what the team needs is the support of this trinity, not change.