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ARNAB & HIS ANTICS!


I love to hear the story that ARNAB GOSWAMI of TIMES NOW is INCORRUPTIBLE. And  I have indeed heard it from many who claim to have known him. But of late I wonder if he is that same ARNAB who they are talking about. He has become more as a male version of BARKHA DUTT. I am not sure if either of them would take it as a compliment!

Both are disruptively interruptive ( pardon my coinage out of necessity),  egregiously autocratic, they sprint to suspecting connections among persons holding contrary opinion, well informed, adamantly opinionated and hang a badge of honesty to their own opinions. All the above self promoting traits are seldom displayed, except subtly by others.  But these siblings of platform grabbers are unparalleled in self promotions.

Both believe wrongly that TIME is running out- yes it is, but it is for them that the time is running out and not for TIME itself. In their eagerness to fast-forward future, they believe that those who are to arise in the media are in a pupa stage and these two siblings are the early ones to evolve into a butterfly and believe that the other pupae are DEAD! I like to remind them that the FUTURE would be better equipped than this generation to handle not only their challenges but also those challenges which the future generations would be creating out of their own wrongs!

Arnab is cut up with SRINIVASAN of BBCI/IPL/CSK/ IC just because he managed to circumvent a coup by a group belonging to another region and in effect got the motion passed by the “working committee” of the board according to his convenience.

What is interesting is that there are 2 prominent members who could not have been restrained into silence except by the QUEEN BEE! They have not shown up till now (wanna take a guess on these two?) One is a commissioner and the other is sitting on the dead man’s chest (LOL)!

Is it that the queen bee has silenced the back-room manoeuvrings of the DRONE FROM THE WEST- WHO PERCHES on SUGAR a  lot?

MAYBE BABY!
Sons-in-law are NOT SONS, they are MORE than Sons. They have to be protected at all costs- so before the pointer gets to the queen bee, the drone was silenced. Honey it is all about money- it can be indexed somehow- that is why marriages end up in alimony- but who decided to leave out the ‘e’?
That MUMBAI INDIANS won the IPL edition 6, in 2013 defeating CSK,  is a reward that should be given more to the MUMBAI police, for the timing of their churning the media frenzy! Surprisingly, after the MUMBAI INDIANS won, the MUMBAI police had fallen silent so that the drums of ill-gotten victory of the MUMBAI Indians could be well heard above the cacophony they had instigated through the likes of Arnab who clutch at straws and go on endlessly with a panel of like minded and loud-mouthed panelists! Thankfully the DRONE has fallen silent, at least he seems to have realized that he is merely a regional satrap functioning with his media buglers with no army to march on!
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IPL Trophy!


So who’s gonna lift it? After 8 hours, i may be able to give reasons for my prediction but after 10 hours i can tell u the FACT. Anything before that is either what i want or who in my opinion would win thw IPL TROPHY.

I want CSK to win. In my opinion too, CSK is  likely to be the winner.

Nobody can regulate my LIKING, but if i tell that CSK is likely to win, i have to back it up with reasons.

THE QUESTION IS SIMPLE:

IF CSK BATS SECOND CAN CSK SCORE IN 16 OVERS WHAT BENGAL (KKR) SCORES IN 20 OVERS? The answer is a resounding YES. But what is this 16 overs about? Elementary Mr. Watson: Mr Naraine would bowl 4 overs and CSK batsmen are not likely to take chances, CSK would merely want to see NARAINE off with his overs. My prediction is that Naraine is likely to bowl the 2nd, 11th , 18th and 20th overs of the match. That is if KKR bowls first, if it were to bowl  second, Naraine would have exhausted his overs by 16th over, as Gautam Gambhir is likely to use him to break CSK’s scoring speed or partnerships and thereby exhausting Naraine’s overs before the last quarter.

If CSK bats first, the only person who could finish off Naraine would be BRAVO. He has no respect for BALLS, as he himself has TOO MUCH OF IT TO CARE FOR IT IN OTHERS.

Even though the battle seems to be between CHENNAI and KOLKATA, the underlying fact is that it is a battle between  DELHIITES (Gautam Ghambir and Shah Rukh Khan) on the side of KKR and a BIHARI (Jharkhand was formerly of Bihar) and a TAMBRAM (Srinivasan) on the other side. Despite these deep rooted affiliations, at the BRAND level, CHENNAI is supported by the Tamils.

You may wonder why i bring in these distinctions: But last night when i spoke to my Delhi friend he enlightened me :  SEE JUST BECAUSE CSK AND KKR ARE INVOLVED IN THE TITLE CLASH,  WE CANNOT BE NEUTRAL. AFTER ALL WE ARE FROM DELHI & WE HAVE TO DECIDE FURTHER COURSE OF ACTION- FIRSTLY WE DON’T LIKE YOU CHENNAIITES BECAUSE YOU DO NOT ACCEPT HINDI AS THE NATIONAL LANGUAGE. SECONDLY, YOU BEAT US TO BE THERE, WHICH MEANS OUR ENEMY’S ENEMY IS OUR FRIEND. THIRDLY, CALCUTTA HAD ACCEPTED DELHI AS THE CAPITAL AND CONCEDED IN1912, BUT CHENNAI IS SHOWING RESISTANCE, SO I AM SORRY WE CANNOT SUPPORT CHENNAI. My friend spoke for the whole of Delhi as if R K Puram & Mayur Vihar were not a part of Delhi!

I saw animosity in the line of reasoning, and while i was still mulling over his statements, he added NOW YOU KEEP A PUPPET BIHARI TO PUSH YOUR TAMIZHAN AGENDA. SEE, THE SO FAR DORMANT MURALI VIJAY HAS STARTED SCORING AND BADRINATH,  ANOTHER THAMIZHAN SCORED IN THE PRE SEMI ELIMINATOR- WHAT DRAMA IS THIS? YOU SHOW THE 50 OF DHONI, BUT WHEN DHONI IS ASKED HE SAYS THAT IT WAS BADRINATH’S 47 OR 49 WHICH SET UP THE PLATFORM. SO I SEE THE TAMIZHAN CONSPIRACY AND ME AS A DELHIITE, AM SENSITIVE TO THESE UINDERCURRENTS.BOTH THE BIHARIS AND MADRASIS ARE PLAYING HUMBLER THAN THOU………..WHICH IS AGAINST DELHI’S SOCIALISTIC PRINCIPLES. THE WHOLE COUNTRY SHOULD GROW IRRESPECTIVE OF WHETHER OTHER STATES WORK OR NOT! iT IS THE DUTY OF DELHI TO CORRECT THOSE EMERGING IMBALANCES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I SEE A BIHARI-TAMIZHAN AXIS IN THIS IPL,  TO RETAIN CHENNAI AS THE VENUE FOR THE NEXT IPL FINALS TOO.

SO WE IN DELHI,  WANT THE RULES TO BE CHANGED SO THAT THE FINAL’S VENUE COULD BE ROTATED SOCIALISTICALLY AND WE ARE GIOING TO FLOAT THE NEW FUNDA THAT THE INDIAN CRICKET FANS ARE MATURE AND WOULD SUPPORT EVEN OUTSIDE TEAMS.

At last i had a glimpse of the deep rooted prejudices hidden within each fan under the guise of good CRICKET!

But that’s NOT CRICKET.

While we are fighting it out under the umbrella of Cricket, the SPONSORS, the PROTECTORS (read the local politicians, police……….) and the MYRIAD ORGANIZERS (BCCI, TNCA, ICC..) are having a nice symbiotic relationship. Then there are those observers like me writing the WRONGS and people like KAPIL DEV who are hoping to duplicate such entertainment with the help of ZEE! CRICKET GOES ON………..in one form or the other.

In the meanwhile, Luke Pomersbach, Ms Hamid, Peerzada & Siddarth Mallya are all getting together to DRAFT a LEGISLATION ON “THE PERFECT FUTURE WIFE BILL” (Private) to be jointly  moved in the Parliament by Rajya Sabha MPs REKHA and JAYA BADHURI!

Whatever it might be CSK should win!

Policemen or security personnel?


What appalled me in today’s news was that an Ex-cricketer’s wife had a verbal altercation with  an Assistant Sub- Inspector in the Chinnaswamy Stadium at Bangalore and it has been reported that a Deputy Commissioner of Police who intervened was addressed by the lady in the second person singular  probably in Hindi (‘you’ in English may not be offensive but when a person uses “NEE”  in the only surviving classical inter-national language of India or ‘TU” in the Official language of the Indian Union, it is demeaning).

The issue that gets my goat up is, whether the police personnel, who are to do their policing duties ought to maintain order and peace even in semi-public enclosures as a sporting arena or a cinema house or a party  conducted in the farm house?

I suppose NOT.

Every police officer (includes even  a constable) is firstly a government servant and has certain duties to perform and responsibilities, for which he could be charged for dereliction if not performed as per guidelines. I find it a joke when a constable is given duties inside a stadium, when the duty owed by the organizers to the public and the state would be that they provide enough security for peace and order within the stadium.

A police man is not a chowkidar, who is to perform duties which are assigned by his superiors when the place where he has to perform is a semi-private enclosure. Such duties smack of FEUDALISM.

If the organizers do not have the wherewithal to engage the services of security personnel, why should they collect so much money from the public.

I have been to the concert of METALLICA in Bangalore at the Palace grounds and i should say that there were hardly any policemen visible and they must have managed a crowd of not less than 50, 000 without any hitch. If at all there was any police personnel, they were there only to have the authority to overrule certain arrangements and to take measures to avoid untoward incidents. They were not there doing SECURITY PERSONNEL’S JOB. Surely, the policemen are not empowered through Criminal Procedure Code and the Indian Penal Code merely to do the work of a chowkidar.

Look at this specific instance, this lady Jayanthi wife of Venkatesh Prasad stands on a passage meant for the players and the ASI, in his opinion, feels that she was blocking the path and told her to move out of the way. Is an ASI doing his policeman’s job or is it the job of a bouncer/ security staff?

I have great respect for all types of job, no work is demeaning, but when a person empowered starts performing a PUBLIC DUTY INSIDE A PRIVATE PREMISES, IT WOULD BE DEMEANING. He is not meant to do that- period.

But, why do these things happen? Simple, everyone wants free tickets for the IPL. IPL matches have become the latest gladiatorial games of the amphitheater for the public to be seen and talk about. I am sure that NOT every entrant, excepting those who are members of the club, pays for his ticket.30% of the tickets might be compliments from the organizers

If turnstiles are installed at entry points and tickets with bar-codes were to be sold, only for a consideration, the free service rendered by the police force at the behest of their bosses would not be happening. In turn the lowly constables, ASIs would not have to be looked down upon by the patrons.

Another point is that the police, when diverted for such duties, slacken and become more amenable to pleasing their immediate bosses instead of performing their duties. Further, the force needed for other emergencies also suffer.

IT IS TIME WE MADE OUR POLICE FORCE A FORCE AND NOT THE HANDMAIDEN OF A FEW BUCCANEERS, WHO PURVEY SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT JUST TO ENRICH THEMSELVES.

 

South Indian Premier League!


The best part about blogging is that one has the liberty to say the “UNSAYABLE”, the PAROCHIAL and the REGIONAL, which not only reflect the meanness of the blogger but also a nice opportunity to vent the blogger’s  pent up feelings of RESENTMENT.

So on the 18th of April, 2010 Chennai Super Kings and the Deccan Chargers have catapulted themselves to the 3rd and 2nd slots respectively, of the points table of the INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE. Chennai Super Kings’ party could have been spoiled by the Kings Punjab team, even though Kings Punjab could not have made it to the final four even with a win. It was a delight to see the Jharkhandi Mahender Singh Dhoni take charge from the good work done by Raina and Badrinath.

Tamil Nadu needs a leader from outside the state of Tamil Nadu to perform. Politically if one sees the history of Tamil Nadu, MGR was a Malayali and Ms.Jayalalitha is considered to be a Kannadiga. Tamilians are not particular as to who leads them, so far as the directions are in Thamizh!! Dhoni has been talking a lot about the people of Chennai having tremendous love for him and that they talk to him in Thamizh too!

There are 2 Biharis who have captured the hearts of the Thamizian one is Udit Narain Jha and the other is Mahender Singh Dhoni (presently a Jharkhandi).

Deccan Chargers by any standards do not match up to the batting or the bowling line up of Delhi Dare Devils, yet since DELHI DARE DEVILS also depended on the last match to make it to the finals, this  match assumed the proportions of a knock out match. And Delhi lost.

So we have all the three southern teams and the team from Mumbai (which incidentally is politically ambivalent as to whether it belongs to the Northern part of India or otherwise!!). The allotment of teams had been such that 5 could be considered to be from Northern India and 3 from Southern India. Now statistically speaking there is only .25 probability that a Northern team could win the tournament. With the arrival of KOCHI in the IPL, there would be 4 southern teams and there is also a theoretical possibility from the next IPL that all the FINALISTS could be from the SOUTHERN India.

So to call this edition of IPL as South Indian Premier League 2010, sounds more appropriate!! Sorry Delhi guys, really sorry- after all Delhi is my capital too,  you see!!

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