Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Let's not weaken the judiciary!

The word SUPREME in supreme court is being challenged everywhere.
People question the supremacy of the apex court, point fingers at the court decisions. Though it looks democratic to raise a question, at some point it may disturb the constitutional strength of our country. Especially in the case of SC's verdict on DMK's statewide bandh attempt. Karunanidhi is not a very great advocate of 'India as a nation' theory. He always questioned Hindi as national language. It's just because of political compulsions that Karunanidhi looks a bit democratic. This time he tried to question Supreme Court's judgement by breaking the court's order.(Had to surrender when Supreme court threatened with President's rule in Tamil Nadu)
But what shocked me is the statement given by the central govt and the communist party. They shamelessly backed Karunanidhi.
In the bargain to please a vital UPA partner, the Govt weakened a constitutional machinery. Slammed one of the pillars of democracy! Not a healthy development!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Filthy rich cricket needs no pampering!

Are cricketers a 'pampered lot'?
Many of us agree. Cricket is a lucrative sport in this country.
And I can understand BCCI offering loads of moolah to the winning team, because BCCI will earn millions of dollars too.
But I really can't understand state govts announcing lakhs of rupees for these cricketers. Mind you, this money belongs to the people of the country who pay in the form of taxes! I would be happy if some politician announces cash reward from his own personal bank account!
Cricketers don't need such a pampering as cricket is already a winner in terms of money. Look at some other games which need some generous patrons.
Just imagine a cricketer who played three games for India in T20 and already having a crore in his bank account. Hope he can focus on the ball well!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Too many cricket world champions!

You can barely count the number of cricket playing countries, on your hands. And there's already two world champions fighting for their recoginition! Ponting says Aussies are the real world champions. And Indians just can't take it lying down. That will belittle their position as cricket's latest world champs, though in a faster version of the game!
Aussies are known for playing mind-games before the start of any series. And this time Aussies need more than the mind-games to defeat the rejuvenated Indian cricket team!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

T20 brutally murders ICL!

T20 has left an impact on all cricket lovers which will
take many many thrilling ODIs to erase!
One reason could be India won the trophy against
all the odds and in a fashion which suits true champions.
This form of cricket is exciting, more unpredictable and gripping till the last ball...
Just the kind of stuff audience would love to watch in the stadium.

This may not be the pure form of cricket, but the way Indian team adapted to this form really touching. And all the credit to our new captain, who's calm-composed unlike his batting style.
But I do have a slight doubt that the captaincy has taken away the explosive nature of Dhoni's batting. He's become more cautious and more calm!

While the whole country is soaked in the glory of T20 victory, one thing went unnoticed.
What's happening to ICL? When T20 World Cup began, ICL was all over the news channels and papers. But as India progressed to higher stages of the championship, people prefered to ignore everything about ICL. May be cricket fans are more obsessed with the Indian cricker's victory than who governs the cricket. And rightly so!

Beware! We're ruled by beheaded people!

Lord Rama continues to haunt politicians.
Ayodhya's Vedanti alleged to have issued a fatwa against Tamilnadu
CM Karunanidhi, who made a sarcastic remarks aginst Lord Rama.
And soon he retracted on his statement, blaming the media.

His fatwa to behead Karunanidhi would have made no impact in this country where fatwas are just making a debut. But it does raise doubts about the sanity of these heads who rule us, who influence our politics.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Can the judiciary be above the law?

Satyameva Jayate
(Truth only triumphs)

We have been taught in schools; we have been reminded at all the govt offices which are supposed to provide justice. And we have been harshly reminded that there’s no truth in those two words!
Is judiciary above the law?
Can you separate the judge from the individual?
More questions and no answers!
That’s what Delhi High court’s sentencing of four Midday journalists brought us to.
They were sentenced for the story on former CJI Sabharwal.
The tragedy of the judgement is that the High Court sentenced them not for the false story, but for pointing a finger at an ex-CJI! That amounts to the contempt of court!
The ideal situation would be to investigate the allegations made against Mr. Sabharwal and make a judgment on the correctness of the story.

You cannot demand sanctity.
You have to command sanctity through your conduct.
We have been reading the mythological stories of how even Gods had to prove their innocence when allegations were leveled against them. Lord Krishna had to prove his innocence. And the best way to bring sanctity to the chair of CJI is to investigate the charges against Mr. Sabharwal and prove his innocence.

That will add more sanctity to the highest chair of the Judiciary.
That will command more respect for the judiciary in this country.

And that will surely keep the fourth estate of Democracy, the press, on high alert!
(Ironically the above cartoon couldn’t be published in my paper because some journalists thought it may be risky. And I’m posting it here at my own RISK!)

Friday, September 21, 2007

Twenty20 cricket, a big hit with youngsters!

Twenty20 craze is a big hit,
mostly among youngsters!

Something might still scare Dhoni, three ex-captains!

You are just around two and half year old in the team,
and imagine you are made the captain of the team!
And add to that, you'll be leading three ex-captains!
That's Dhoni for you!
The coveted designation may have come to Dhoni too early,
but he seems to be on the right road to be a good skipper.
Now pray that his batting doesn't get affected