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!
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
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!