Monday, December 31, 2007

An e-mail from God: You & Me

An e-mail from God: You & Me

Today morning when you came out of bed, I was waiting for you and thought you will like to talk to me, at least will say thanks for the sound and peaceful sleep that you had finished and enjoyed, but you don’t bother even to look at me and kept your daily morning physical schedules on going. I was not worried about keeping me on hold by you and thought you might be talking with me after finishing daily schedules and having bath. Clock kept on ticking you had not only taken bath but also finished your breakfast and was ready to leave for the office. I thought now surely before leaving for office you will turn to me and will have a talk with me. Unfortunately this time also my hope doesn’t shaped into reality.

I thought you will talk to me on your way to office so I kept following you but how sad it is, you reached office without turning back and looking at me. My wait prolonged. You reported your boss, asked your subordinate about your day’s schedules but all this time never thought of my waiting. I was patiently there and waiting for the lunch hours, the probable time period, when you might have leisure time and think about talking with me. At lunch, you called your friend and become busy in talking the recent trends of business and government policies but neither try to look at me nor thought of my waiting. You were ignoring me but I kept my nerves under control. Noon turned into evening, you were with signs of anxiety as you started to stair here and there. I thought you are looking for me and I might be non visible to you so I tried to fallow your vision focus and surprise to note that even this time I was not your search target. You were looking at wall clock and your watch to cross the five. It was 10 minutes passed to 5, when you started your back journey to home.

Now I was confident that surely you will now talk to me as your day’s schedules saw the dead line and made you free for talking with me. After reaching to home you asked your child about day at school, took a cup of tea and entered into your bedroom and laid down on your bed in a relax posture without changing your office cloths. All this time, I was looking at you and waiting when you are going to feel my presence and think of talking with me. You kept on proving my confidence false. At about 7:30 you got up from your bed, went to bathroom for a shower, came out with dressing gown and Pajama. Surely you have to appreciate my long waiting since the morning. You called your wife and brought the television there to life. I thought you might be thinking of talking with me in her presence but you asked her to arrange a few snacks for your drink and made your self busy with taking out the glasses and wine bottle from cup board there. I thought you might be feeling nervous and trying to collect the nerves with wine glass before talking to me. You enjoyed the drink, television news and entertainment programs in company of your wife but never tried to feel my presence there. After having dinner you went to bed calling it day. I was still there without turning my hope of talking with you a reality.

I know you are with habit of reading your mails on your office computer as the first official work of day and surely going to read this. I just wish to say, don’t ignore me, I was there before your birth, I will be there even after your death, Get advantage of this prolonged life experiences. Don’t get puzzled with problems you are facing, get your all worries and problems sorted out with my suggestions. Do believe, I am there only to make you stress free.

So, when you are going to find time to talk with me? Waiting for, a reply mail from you.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Presence of Mind

Presence of Mind

Enlist the factors affecting and boosting ones journey on the success paths. Most of listing will include talent, hard work, enthusiasm, zeal, and dedication etc. One common factor that might can observe missing from most of listing is presence of mind. It is lacking of presence of mind that we forget to include presence of mind in the list of success factors.

Presence of mind is the tool which equipped us to be capable of utilizing favorable conditions or even to turn the unfavorable situations into favorable ones. In fact presence of mind is an artistic exhibition of talent, skills and acquired facts at post appropriate time and place. It helps us to create opportunities instead of waiting for them. Presence of mind helps us to alter the situation in its totality. Look at following two sentences

God is no where.
God is now here.

These are the classic illustration for the magical effects produced by presence of mind.

Presence of mind not only leads towards the success roads but might also prove life saving remedy in certain situations. I recall a short story narrated to us by our father during my childhood days. Frankly speaking at that time I have taken it as a lesson about need of the loyalty in friendship and knowing the true friends but now after crossing fifty finding the same story a suitable illustration of presence of mind for saving ones life. We have to remember that presence of mind is nothing but the best possible use of known facts and knowledge in the given situations. The story goes like this:

There were two friends Sunil and Punit living in adjoining houses in a village at foot hill of a mountain near the dense forest. People were wondering about their friendship and close association because both were opposite poles in their nature, attitude and life vision. Sunil was a self centered person while people were finding Punit eager to help them. One day both the friends were roaming in the deep forest when they heard a distance roar of forest king. Sensing the life danger Sunil asked about skill of climbing on the tree, before the Punit reply the roaring death become visible though still was a distance. Sunil started running, without bothering the ability of Punit in climbing the tree, and in a moment was at the top of giant tree, away from the roaring death. Punit thought for a while and all of sudden fall on the ground. Soon the lion was there and moving around the body of Punit, and try to take the smell of life from the body. From the height for Sunil it all was a whispering between two. After moving three four times around the body lion run away. Respire of life was back Sunil moved down and asked Punit about his date with death. Punit replied it was sheer his presence of mind rescued his life, he was aware of habit of lions not to eat flesh of body not killed by them, so he fall down and hold the respiration to give feeling of dead body to lion.

So friends be aware of powers of presence of mind. Surely it is going to work as life guard in difficult times.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Indian Cricket in Australia

Indian Cricket in Australia

Sleighing – a disturbing vocal or actionable comment or performance by the fielders on the cricket ground to break the concentration of batsman – is the trade mark and successfully implemented action plan of Australian Cricket is seems booming back on them special with the forthcoming [In fact Indian team is there in Australia only] tour by the Indian team. No one will dare to put a question mark on the talent and success of Australian team during last 10-15 years. They are used to walk into ground with the pride of being the undisputed kings of the game. A popular joke, after the ODI world cup in the West Indies goes like. Next ODI world being held in Asia will last for just two days, on the day one there will be inaugural function include glimpse of Asian culture and photographic session for all the participating teams. On the second day a star filled entertainment program will be held at Edan garden Kolkatta – Cricket stadium can accommodate hundred thousands people- and world cup trophy will be handed over to Australian captain. This will mark end of function and world cup.

World scene has changed since the almost insulting exit of Indian team from that ODI world cup. Look at the success run of Indian team after the world cup, not only in ODI but also in the traditional Test cricket, feathers are being added to hat of Indian team one after another. Even the First T-20 world cup saw the Indians emerging as the world champion in the presence and defeating the kings of the game. Won home away test series in England and clinched title for the ODI and Test match home series against the arch rivals Pakistan. Even the solo twenty -20 match between Australia and India, during last Australian concluded with an Indian victory.

Indians are progressing positively to create and pose a challenge for Australians not only on the cricketing fields but also on the other ground. Who will forget the aggression of Shrisanth during the last tour of Australian cricket team to India. It is set norm of Australian players and press to start bombarding of nasty comments on the touring captain to demoralized him even before taking place at war fields of the game. Unfortunately touring Indian captain Anil Kumbale has made them deprived of it. In fact the reflections of changed scenario were started to reflect from the T-20 world cup in the South Africa with the calm, cool and calculated behavioral postures by the Indian captain M. S. Dhoni. Instead of Australian this time it was Anil kumble to lead the sleighing front with the statement “Without Worn, Australian spin attack is at its weakest point and we have batsmen to take advantage of this.” Might this was not sufficient to produce fear waves in opponent camp, so the star wicketkeeper and hard hitting batsman M S Dhoni, who is visiting Australia for first time, came with the statement “ Considering the reports and past records I can say only that Australia pitches are most suitable for the batting style I have.”

The kings are at the receiving end this time and that too at home. It will be interesting to see how the offenders are able to cope with the defending tactics and how and to what extant Indian team is able to convert the words into deeds. We have to remember over the years it has always a tough composition for all the touring teams to get accustom with the Australian climatic and ground situations and time consumed for this often resulted in defeat for them. This tour of Australia might going to prove the last visit for some of indian stars like sachin Tendulkar, saurav, Rahul, Laxman, and Kumbale so they will not leave a space for their already brilliant record.

The dates included in the playing schedule of Indian cricket team in Australia read like as follows

December 2007
26 to 30 First Test Matches [Melbourne]
January 2008
02 to 06 second Test Match [Sydney]
10 to 12 Practice Match against A. C. T. Eleven
16 to 20 Third Test Match [Perth]
24 to 28 Forth Test Match [Adelaide]

Australians are also looking forward to February first when both the Indians and Australians will take the ground for the solo T-20 match of the tour, to compensate some what for the insulting defeat in the semi’s of T-20 world cup and at Mumbai during the last tour of India by the Australian team in the same format of the game. This tour of Australia might going to prove last career visit for some of star performers like Sachin, Saurav, Laxman, Rahun and Kumbale , Surely all of them are going to put additional effrots for making the tour memmorable.

Banking sector of India

Banking sector of India

Banking and retailing are the vigorously growing sectors of Indian market. At present there are about 25 foreign banks functional in the country and almost the same number will get functional by the end of year 2009. Surely it will boost already stiff competition in the sector and this is proving a cause of concern and stress for the nationalized and local banks of the country.

Survival of fittest principle of Darwin will come in the activity scene of this sector and this is forcing the nationalized bank to be aware and prepared for the future competitions and challenges posed by the presence of foreign banks in the sector. Look at the State Bank of India, which is trying for the merger of its associated banks like State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Maysore, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Tirvonkore etc. to raise its capital and remain away from the competition and problems created by the foreign banks at least for next 20 years.

There are some restrictions of Reserve Bank of India on the local banks as for as the loans are concerned where as foreign banks are free from such restriction and in fact this is most probable reason of worries for the Indian banks as Indian economy has started to revolve and grow around the personal and commercial loans.

Foreign banks come with technological excellence and more professional attitude towards the customer care and services. Though in the recent times a few are being fined by Reserve Bank of India for practicing muscular power and other malpractices for the recovery of their loans, but still this excellence and professional attitude is attracting thousands of clients for them. It is fact that foreign banks are preferring metros like Mumbai, Kolkatta, Chennai, and Delhi etc for their branches but they are expanding their functional wings even to rural areas of the country. Most recent illustration is the taking over of The Sangli Bank by the ICICI in the south Maharashtra.

In the coming days it is sure to see a very stiff competition in the banking sector of the country and many of co-operative and local banks are bound to go for opting a merger with larger fish of the ocean but surely the client will be benefited most and industry is going to find considerable loans available for the taking.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

True Essence Of Education

True Essence Of Education

Firing and killing of fellow student at one of school located at Gudgaon near the capital city Delhi has not only proved tsunami for the national conscious of the country but also provided a space for debate and put a question mark on our present educational system.

Like the most of life fields educational arena is also dominated by the stiff competition and our present educational system is being looked as the stress source for the students, parents and teachers. Unfortunately our budding generations are not equipped with the training skills of controlling the mind to face and get rid of these stresses.

While reading literature of great Indian philosopher and educationist Swami Vivekanand, I come across with a sentence

“To me the very essence education is the concentration of mind and not the collection of facts.”

Now look at our present educational system, the real factory, a place in true senses for the synchronizing of human mental capacities for memorizing and collection of facts and reproducing the same at appropriate time say examination or during the interview for the job. Our system is emphasizing on collection of facts with a minimal space for the development of wisdom faculty. Students are prompted for acquiring best knowledge but kept deprived of wisdom essential for using this acquired knowledge to its totality in the practical life. We all know human beings are livings with most developed nervous system but surely we are not with infinite storage powers and memories, might be being aware of and realizing this, our forefathers have invented “scripts” to keep the facts in written format for the use of future generations. Probably here lies the failure source of our present educational system.

Kida are forced to face the educational syllabus at the tender age of 2 -3 years, without getting time for maturing their mental abilities, in the form of “Pre nursery” or “Play school”. This is the reflection of pressures of the present educational system on our lives, that I had prepared a computerized presentation of the English alphabets, for our grand children well before their birth. Though being a teacher I was aware of harms of pre mature exposures and hence my oldest grand daughter [almost 3 years] was recently saw this presentation first time.

I come across with an interesting finding. I was taking interview of a computer graduate for the post of service engineer. I asked the candidate about the operating System and told that candidate had installed it for more than fifty times and with a habit of reading the changing screens while the installation. I was surprised to know that person was not aware of number of changing screens during a single and complete installation. This was happening only because this information was not part of syllabus. This is indicating another failure of our present educational system. Students are learning remain rigidly in the frame of known facts and lacks in the use of their imagination powers and observation skills, probably that’s why our most of modern science inventions are incidentals baring a few targeted ones.

I am not denying the power of facts. I know future can get birth only from the uterus of past, failure is the first step on the success roads but surely we need a balance between the collection of facts and acquiring the wisdom for utilizing and analyzing these facts. Only this can work as the true and ideal educational system.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Indian Women

Indian Women

A few durations of 24 hours are left to rise and set the sun last time in the year 2007 and all the statistician will find it hard to meet with tight schedules for updating the record for the year.

The year 2007 is unique for India in multiple ways especially for the Indian women. Traditionally Indian women are limited within the four walls called home but with the time activity area of Indian women kept on expanding. Post independence era saw the vigorous growth and many activity fields are added to working world of Indian women.

Traditions got broken and at many commercial place appearances of women become a common routine in India. From teaching profession and even to well dominated profession like driving of public bus and train are feeling the soft hands of women. In the sixty years of independence country got first woman “Rashtrapati” in the form of Pritibha Patil on the 25th July 2007, she also had another achievement in past as she was the first woman governor for the Rajasthan State.

Congress [I] head smt. Sonia Gandhi is counted among the top 100 powerful women of world by the “Times Magazine”, where is according to “forbes” she is sixth most powerful person of the world for the year 2007.

Kiran Mujamdar will be included here for transforming an enzyme company into a global company. Indira nue, the CEO of Pepsico, Kept at the fifth place in the list of most powerful and influenced person, is a woman with Indian origin.

In the entertainment sector, Farah Khan’s movie “Om shanti Om” is touching new heights of commercial success. Aishwariya Roy is being recognized and shown her presence at international level with her two movies namely “The Last Lazin” and “Provoked”.

Last but not the least, Tennis sensation Sania Mirza becomes first seeded woman Indian player at any grand slam tournament. She has achieved this at Us open 2007.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Gunned Childhood

Gunned Childhood

Indian social consciousness is under the tsunami ways generated from the news of firing and killing of fellow students by two school students at Gudgaon, near the capital city New Delhi. For the western world countries such incidents are not even considered as news but for the Indians, this was shocking news and first incident of its kind hence the thought storm and debates are touching never before altitudes and horizons. If we look in deeper sense this is the cast of high speed growth and following blindly western life style, which we are paying in this format.

Indian thought sky is filled with a kind of unknown aggression and anxiety and this is happening because race for the growth had made life values sidelined to provide space for the occurrence of such incidents. Look at the Indian life style, it is changing vigorously, self centered emotions are at ever high, elopement of combine family system is resulting in creation of vacuum of life values. Wealth is dictating norms of Indian social life. In this atmosphere when violence in schools news is flashed by media, it is natural to bring a quake in the social consciousness.

Technology has filled the human life with the physical comforts and means to meet with every desire and wants but how can we forget that it is also the technological growth, which is responsible for the inductions of enormous pressures and stresses in our day to day life. Students are also part of this social life style and how can they get escaped from these pressurized situations? In fact they are under such deep pressures that even we can say, this life style is making our children deprived of childhood.

Steep and though competitions are there in every aspect of life including the world of children. Pressures of studies, stresses of examination and concern for success are testing the mental wealth of kids at very tender age. Anger, anxiety and fear of failure generated from these, is resulting in such incidents. Modern life style suggests relaxation and entertainment to get rid of all these pressures and stresses. Look at the television, most trusted and widely accepted mean of entertainment in Indian families, it is helping unripe child mind to learn the lessons of violence and cruelty and most adversely prompting them for the creation of pseudo confidence, in such situations happening of this type of incidents can’t be termed as abnormal.

If the present childhood is holding the gun to solve the problem and get rid of stress and pressure, surely the social atmosphere is root cause for it. It is unfortunate that our social atmosphere is not providing a chance to childhood for being equipped with wisdom of knowing the end result of such incidents.

We can’t keep self deprived of technological advancement and developments of the modern times. Surely this is the time for the trio of teacher, parent and student to look into problems in tandem because communication is the best way to get the root cause of problem. Introduction of crisis management and facing the stress and pressure into school syllabus is yet another way of tackling the problem. Making teachers and parents more sensitive and aware of unrest of student can also be considered as the solution of the problem. Surely accumulation of wealth and availability of physical comforts are changing our life style but it is most essential for the stability of social norms to prevents the creations of situations responsible for the gunned childhood.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Selected Sixteen

Selected Sixteen
[Indian Cricket Tour to Australia]

Once again the credibility of selection committee of Indian cricket team is place under the microscopic observation. The tradition of coming up with shocking inclusion was kept intact when yesterday board secretary announced “Sixteen Selected” to tour the kangaroo land. It was looked a few days back that selection process of Indian cricketing team is started to run on the reasonable and transparent level when the selection committee announce the probable 24 touring and out of form Shewag was not in the list. The message went to the world of players, at least now the performance at domestic level will get recognition but what happens on the day of picking the team is unsolved mystery. Look at the list of selected sixteen
Anil Kumbale [captain]
M. S. Dhoni [Vice Captain]
Vriendra Shewag
Wasim Jaffar
Sachin Tendulkar
V V S Laxman
Rahul Dravid
Saurav Ganguli
Yuvraj Singh
Harbhajan Singh
R P Singh
Zahir Khan
Irfan Pathan
Ishant Sharma
Dinesh Kartik
Pankaj Singh

My objection is not for the sudden inclusion of Shewag, eventually I was surprised not to see his name in the probable 24 list, but for the pseudo reasoning tactics adopted my the board, why not they are able to generate courage to admit the mistake? How long will they shelter their shortcomings under the fitness cover of players? This it is said fitness of Gambhir forced the selection of Shewag, my question is that even if it was true, why the preference is given to shewag [not in probable in 24] over the in form Aakash Chopara [included in 24].

Inclusion of Shewag has made the process of playing eleven more complicated; accommodating Yuvraj was a burning problem for the team management. If we go with the reports coming out about the Indian playing eleven in Australia, not only Yuvraj but inclusion of Laxman [most successful batsman against Australia] seems to be remote possibility. It is said that Indian think tank is planning to go into the field with combination of 6 batsman and 5 bowlers that means the first five slots will be occupied by Jaffar, Shewag, Dravid, Sachin & Saurav than Dhoni and five bowlers to follow. Over the years spin is the strength of Indian attack and when playing with five bowlers, inclusion of two spinners is most reasonable. Selecting only two spinners for Australia tour is yet another question mark on the selection process.

Looking at the team selected I think the playing eleven will be as follows [in bating order]
1] Virendra Shewag
2] Wasim Jaffar
3] Rahul Dravid
4] Sachin Tendulkar
5] Sourav Ganguli
6] V V S Laxman
7] M S Dhoni
8] Irfan Pathan
9] Kumale
10] Zahir Khan
11] R P Singh / Harbhajan

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Inspiration – Most Hot Commodity of Market

Inspiration – Most Hot Commodity of Market

“Nanak Das Mukh Se Jo Bole, Yahan wahan Sach Hove”.
[According to our Gurbani prayer, Adi Guru Nanak Dev Ji says, whatever devotee speak out become truth here on earth and as well as in heavenly abode]
This is the sheer power of vocal abilities of human beings which is unique and beyond comparison; even the modern science had not only recognized sound as the form of energy but also proved its transformation into work. Look at the magic produced and illustrated by the words. Who, ever forget the magical effects generated from the words “My dear sisters and brothers” pronounced by swami Vivekanand in America.

Time Flow and technological advancement had filled the human life with much more metal fatigue, made the professional targets a bit harder to achieve and making day to day life more pressurized and full of tensions. To get rid of all these we needs inspiration and this has turned inspiration into most precious and high priced commodity of economy centered market of the world. In the present era demand of inspiration is such huge that this business aspect is crossing turn over in the billions.

According to “Shiv Kheda” one of the most famous inspiration aspirant – Good inspiring thoughts are like the food and essential for the human life. Having the same food daily generates a kind of disliking for the food, the same also happens with our thoughts. We need to have some inspiring thoughts in interim for keeping self motivated and active. Where as in the views of “Deepak Chopara” , yet another inspirational thought professional – Almost 70 people out of hundred are with the intense desire of change and hardly 8-10 of them are with the capacity of rising to situations and most of the rest needs an inspirational program or class to get inspiration or motivation. According to Paulo inspiration or motivation can also work as the determining factor for the trained behavior of livings. All this is more than sufficient to make the inspiration hot and most salable commodity in the economy based world market. It is basic principle of economics; price is slave of difference of demand and supply. As there is huge gap between the demand and supply of inspiration hence it becomes very high priced and precious commodity of market.

If we look into history, J. Krishnamurthy was the first to sale the inspiration and his follower Acharya Rajnish – famously known as “Osho” – went to touch such heights that even the most powerful government of America, was forced to send back him to India. Look at the market for this commodity called inspiration, like the most human faculties, here also, Indians with the presence of well known names like Satya Saibaba, Shri ravishankar and Baba Ramdev, are emerging as world leaders. This is natural as India is known as the mother land of Yoga and Auryavedic, which are also hot commodities in the present world market.

Inspiration comes in various packs from few hundred to millions; it is dependable of the buying powers you hold. Every session / meeting with such experts needs expense of some hundreds. Sensing the importance of inspiration most of companies are hiring inspirational experts and professional for their staff, which are going under the intense pressure and tensions generated either from the Himalayan load of their dreams or from the dead end of fear of failure. Any how inspiration is most recent trend of world market and among the most precious commodities available in the market. Depressed, go & buy the suitable inspiration for self.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Happy Life Tips [Newly Married Bride]

Happy Life Tips [Newly Married Bride]

On last 4th December, my daughter got married and two three months prior to that we both have a long discussion about her future life. Though it was quite personal but still there are a few points, which I think can work as the key to happy life for every newly married girl hence I am sharing it with all of you.

· Events, Functions and people of mother in law’s house should be kept on the priority list over the father’s house.
· Don’t make rigid views about any member of new family in early days because it will cover the goodness of the concerned person.
· It is essential to take care of husband but don’t avoid other in law relatives. Your care about the mother in law, father in law, sister in law and brother in law will also make your husband marry.
· Don’t try to find behavioral weaknesses of people at your mother in laws house, instead of that keep your behavior with them such that they start feeling that you are part of them.
· Take interest in the house hold works, after all a human being is known and get respect for the deeds.
· If your mother in law / sister in law is good at preparing some recipe try to learn that don’t hesitate to take help of new family members in the works new to you.
· Avoid criticizing your in laws relations. Keep it always in your mind, may the behavior of your mother in law with you have a good standard but still she will not like to see you criticizing her children.
· Avoid complaining about the behavior of other family members to husband, do remember he is grown up with them and hence have a soft corner for them. Your, this action might make your husband unhappy even though he might be aware of that weakness of the concerned person.
· Do remember the special days of life for the people at your mother in laws house. Greet them on the day with small gifts. Remember this remembrance and tiny gifts are working as the joining bridge between the hearts and will help to build a relation of belongingness.
· Try to be friendly with your younger sister in law / brother in law. You can do it by taking interest in their activities at home and school / college, talking with them about their hobbies and interests.
· If you are expert at cooking than your, are bound to be favorite daughter in law. Do remember before going for the cooking asks your mother in law about the menu, she will feel honored and that will help you to build an affectionate relationship with her.
· Don’t show that you are expert in certain work area for which other members are layman because it will heart their ego and will take away from you.
· Avoid talking about your father’s house or the dominating and decision making position you hold there because that might heart the ego of members of your new family.
· Don’t criticize your in laws while chatting with friends at new family instead of that try to highlight the goodness of new in laws.
· Avoid the anger; do remember soft and calm words are with power, even to melt stoned hearts.
· It is quite possible that at new family you might not find time for some of your interests and hobbies. Instead of complaining about it try to cope with the situations after all to gain something we have to loose something.
· Do keep a good space for the care of husband and respect for his desires. He will be pleased to see you mixing with family members but in most of the cases husbands are not ready to see this at the cast of their care by wife.
· According to our Hindu faith marriage is new birth for the girl, so keep yourself with time to get the same dominating status at your mother in laws home which you were used to hold at father’s house.
These are just few tips the bottom line is being open minded and keeping your ego & anger under control are the key to successful, pleasant life at your new family.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Under the covers of victory

Under the covers of victory
[Indo Pak First Cricket Test]

What is best way to keep the drawbacks covered, surely it is success or victory because success is kid of thousand fathers and hence there is always ample support available on the victory roads unlike the failure or defeat where you has to face stiff criticism at all alone.

Indian cricket team is on the victory roads against Pakistan in on going series after winning the ODI, the “K” factor proved obstacle for the touring team and they lost the first test match at Delhi. Surely the interim time, before the start of the second test match at Calcutta will keep busy the think tank of Pakistani team in planning their plan of action to avoid the same result at Eden Garden, and indications are very clear from the statement of captain “ Our batsmen has to score at least 400 runs” .

I am not bothering about the planning of opposition because instead of worrying about it, I will prefer to keep self well prepare and with least weak points. I am strong supporter of the views you can win only on your strongest points and by taking the war into the fields of enemy. What the Delhi test has kept under the cover is the failure of our famous bating line, I am not thinking that Pakistan has also failed to score sufficient runs but the bating performance of Indians is surely an alarming call. If we look at Indian cricket team, bating is the strongest side of the team in the past decade or so and surely at Delhi it was not at the standards.

Losing 5 wickets for 90 odd runs in the first inning is not the reflection of bating strength we have, it was experience of Laxman and timely knock of Dhoni that India succeeded in first inning lead but how long we can trust bowlers to score runs also. Opening slot is the first problem, for a good building foundation is most essential and we are fortunate to have world’s most successful pair of opening batsmen in the for of Sachin and Sourav, though age is not favoring them but at least for next 1-2 both will be part of Indian team our failure lies here that instead of utilizing their experience we are trying to find altogether a new pair of players for the opening slot. The ideal situation will be pair one of the younger player like Gautam Gambhir, on the alternative bases, to open with either Sachin or sourav it will not only help the young one to get benefited from experience but will also help to accommodate Yuvraj or Uthappa in the middle order.

If I had been asked I will suggest the following team for the Kolkatta test.
Gautam Ganbhir / Wasim Jaffar [any one]
Sourav Ganguli
Yuvraj / Uthapa [any one]
Rahul / Laxman / Rohit Sharma [any two]
Zahir / Munaff - Harbhajan / Murali Kartik [Any two]

My playing eleven will be
1] Gautam Gambhir
2] Sourav Ganguli
3] Rahul Dravid
4] Sachin Tendulkar
5] Yuvraj
6] Laxman
7] Dhoni
8] Irfan
9] Kumbale
10] Zahir
11] I will leave this for the choice of captain from the remaining three bowlers. Though considering KolKotta environment I might have opted for the speedster because there are Sachin and Yuvraj in the team to assist Kumble in the spin attack but Sourav’s performance as bowler in Delhi test is prompting me to leave this spot for the captain’s choice.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


Human inner world is the deepest and the longest ocean of course of the emotions. Rivalry is one among the emotions which dominate and provide directions to human life and acts. It is often said death of the enemy is the death end of rivalry also, even in the world oldest language Sanskrit also go like “Maranatani Vairani” means all the rivalry ends with death. Literary it sound quite perfect but practically we know this is the wrong presentation of the reality as we know rivalry goes from generation to generation which means death is not the end point of it.
In fact rivalry lies within our self hence it doesn’t end with the death of our enemy but prompt us to find more new enemies to keep the out flow of rivalry. There is only one way to kill the rivalry, to kill it at its generating source that is our inner world. Until our conscious or unconscious mind is under the influence of this emotion we can say rivalry is no more. In fact rivalry is like the anger and is more harmful for our own self instead of our enemy like the anger. I recall a book of Dada Vaswani “Burn Anger before it burns you” and wish to say the same for the rivalry. Keep the rivalry away from your inner world for the sack of peaceful life for the self.
Emotion of rivalry is the beat illustration of bonsai, as it is present in the micro format hence it is hard to feel its present within our self but a few important significant marks can make us aware of its presence. A person with emotion of rivalry is like to be intro ward and self centered, he/she will never appear in a pleasant mood and at the most of the times flows with the tides of sadness without any reason. In the view of such person whole world except self is the population of bad people. When I tried to find an illustration from the history my search ended with Duryodhan of Mahabharat era. Once Guru Dronacharya asked him to find a good person in the capital city Hasthinapur and in the evening Duryodhan returned with a failure. Those are aware of Mahabharat and history of Pandavas and Kouravas will agree with that it was the rivalry emotion of Duryodhan, which was creating problems not only for himself but also for all the persons around him and supporting him.
I recall once some where I read that Osho “Acharya Rajanish” says that when we under go feeling happiness on listen about the punishment given to a criminal, thinking that it will prove a lesson for him and others in fact we are flowing with the emotion of rivalry in the respect of being law binding citizens. We practically know punishment is not proving a lesson for the criminals and others because the crime rate graphs is on the higher side in every era in comparison of past era.
How to kill the rivalry, without answer it and concluding this article will be like seating at the river bank with thirsty trunk. The only way to kill the rivalry is to fill the inner world of self with the emotions of love and peace without leaving a space vacant for the rivalry. I would like to conclude this with world of my father late Dr. Premchand Manghirmalani, you need to have a piece of cold iron to cut the hot iron.

Monday, November 26, 2007

On the winning doorstep

On the winning doorstep
[Kotala Cricket Test]

India is just on the doorstep step of victory in the Kotala test against the arch rival Pakistan, when the stumps were put down to ground in the Delhi to mark the end of day’s play on the fourth day of first test match.

It is now only matter of time for Indian victory. If we look at last four days surely the fortunes fluctuated a few time but surely it was not away from the Indian victory. The script of Indian victory started on the day one itself, thanks to rear guard action by the Sami, Pakistani fast bowler, otherwise it was not possible for the Pakistani team to take their first inning beyond the two hundred mark. Though famous Indian bating line collapsed and Munaf, the new ball bowler of Indian attack has not lived with the hopes from him but still India managed to set a victory target just over the two hundreds in the pre lunch session on the forth day of match.

Most of the cricketing wisdom of country is criticizing Dinesh Kartik, as his failure kept on going in the second inning also but no body seems to think about his inclusion in the playing eleven. We have to keep it in the mind Dhoni was not hundred percentages fit on the eve of match and there were possibilities of his injury growing and forcing him to remain away from the wicket keeping. Most of the former players and commentators are blaming Saurav and Laxman for non selection of inform Yuvraj but I guess it was not either Saurav or Laxman but the injury of Dhoni which proved hurdle for the non selection of Yuvraj and team management was forced to select Dinesh Kartik in the playing eleven, otherwise surely Saurav or sachin has to be partner of wasim Jaffar to open the bating.

Kumbale has proved that there is nothing to replace the experience. Most of the critics of games are surprised to see the maturity and timely actions of Jumbo in his first test of captaincy. Who will opt Saurav over the Munaff, when the ball is still with shine but Kumble went with this and Saurav lived with expectation by claiming two wickets on the forth day. It is also against the set norms of the game to write a victory before the last ball is bowled and Indians have a tendency of making hard to simple looking wins but still I am looking forward to an Indian win in the pre lunch session on the fifth and final day.
[Written Yesterday]
Added Today
As the destiny script was written on day one and in the pre lunch session on day forth, India took less than half an hour on fifth and final day to go up in the series with a 1-0 lead but I feel sorry for saurav who fail to add yet another half century to his illustrated carrier and Shoaib Akhtar who could not add yet another five wicket haul to his credit.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Power Of Blogging

Power Of Blogging

Blogging which was started as online personal diary is no more restricted to purpose and has developed as the third media, after the print and electronic media, of mass communication, though like the third world countries, still blogging, the cyber media is into the developmental phase but surely it is emerging as the strongest media of mass communication. You can imagine the power of this third media of mass communication from the facts that china is trying to monitor all the bloggers of the country and the super power America is working to develop software which can work as watch dog for the blogging world.

It was evening of 3rd November 2007, when the electronics media of Pakistan went to turn into the black screens of television in the country with emergency imposed by the Gen. Parvez Musharraf. The only source of information available was the blogs and bloggers. Print media and electronic media of the Pakistan were under the powers of General and facing a censorship but the blogging world was making it meaning less with success. It is fact that internet is not still life style and part of day to day life for Asians like the western countries, still a very handful about less than 10% of population of these countries are the citizens of the cyber world, hence the penetration is comparatively very low but it doesn’t deny the power this cyber media holds.

Why the blogging is spreading wings and why the people throughout the world are findings an added attraction towards the blog? Information and technologies are expanding vigorously and so are the human wills of expressing self. In the physical world it is not affordable for everyone to cope with the cost of expressing media, either print or electronic and the reducing rates of internet are prompting to maximize use of cyber media, beside that a bit of earning from the blogging is the added attraction for the over rush for the blogs and the incredible number of bloggers in the cyber world. Camouflaging of personality / personal information is also prompting people for use of blogging for the self expression.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Hundred First Century

Hundred First Century
Surprised to read the title? No record of cricket shows that any player had ever reached the mark of hitting the hundredth ton knock and if so how is the possible to score hundred first century? Yes dear this is not an imagination but a fact, the record is missed by less than hundred runs. The master blasters, Bating genius, Indian run machine, Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar is one who missed this fate. It was the sixth time in this year and 23 rd time in the prolonged illustrated international carrier extended over the span of 18 years, this is last teen age year of his cricketing carrier [Debut 15th November 1989, against Pakistan] at international level.
Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, the name it self is backed up with numerous record, A dream run of success, records, awards and achievements. Getting out in nineties is not new one on the cricket fields, it has been always a pressure to score a ton, but what you will call it if this happen with a player with the record most centuries and that too if out of 23 times, Sachin is dismissed for six times in nineties against the arch rival Pakistan. This year Sachin is under going this phase just look at the centuries missed by him this year.Tendulkar’s dismissals in the 90's this year:
1] 99 (143 balls) South Africa Belfast 26-Jun-2007 run-out
2] 93 (106 balls) South Africa Belfast 29-Jun-2007 bowled
3] 99 (112 balls) England Bristol 24-Aug-2007 caught (w/k)
4] 94 (81 balls) England The Oval 05-Sep-2007 caught
5] 99 (91 balls) Pakistan Mohali 08-Nov-2007 caught (w/k)
6] 97 (102 balls) Pakistan Gwalior 15-Nov-2007 bowled
All this was started with a run-out and still the century is running away from the Sachin, Surely a series of suggestions is on even the Arjun- Son of Sachin, suggested why to score singles instead of going for six on reaching to 94. Just Look at the Test centuries scored by Sachin.
No. Runs Place Year Opp. Country
1 119* Old Trafford 1990 England
2 148* Sydney Cricket Ground 1991-92 Australia
3 114 WACA Ground, Perth 1991-92 Australia
4 111 New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 1992-93 South Africa
5 165 MA Chidambaram Stadium,Madras 1992-93 England
6 104 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 1993-94 Sri Lanka
7 142 K.D.Singh 'Babu' Stadium, Lucknow 1993-94 Sri Lanka
8 179 Vidarbha C.A. Ground, Nagpur 1994-95 West Indies
9 122 Edgbaston, Birmingham 1996 England
10 177 Trent Bridge, Nottingham 1996 England
11 169 Newlands, Cape Town 1996-97 South Africa
12 143 R.Premadasa Stadium,Colombo 1997-98 Sri Lanka
13 139 Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 1997-98 Sri Lanka
14 148 Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai 1997-98 Sri Lanka
15 155* MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 1997-98 Australia
16 177 M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 1997-98 Australia
17 113 Basin Reserve, Wellington 1998 New Zealand
18 136 MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 1999 Pakistan
19 124* Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo 1999 Sri Lanka
20 126* Punjab C.A. Stadium, Mohali, Chandigarh 1999 New Zealand
21 217 Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad 1999 New Zealand
22 116 Melbourne Cricket Ground 1999 Australia
23 122 Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi 2000 Zimbabwe
24 201* Vidarbha C.A. Ground, Nagpur 2000 Zimbabwe
25 126 MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 2001 Australia
26 155 Goodyear Park, Bloemfontein 2001 South Africa
27 103 Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad 2001 England
28 176 Vidarbha C.A. Ground, Nagpur 2002 Zimbabwe
29 117 Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain, Trinidad 2002 West Indies
30 193 Headingley, Leeds 2002 England
31 176 Eden Gardens, Kolkata 2002-03 West Indies
32 241* Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney 2003-04 Australia
33 196* Multan 2003-04 Pakistan
34 248* Dhaka 2004-05 Bangladesh
35 100* Kotla Feroz Shah, New Delhi 2005 Sri Lanka
36 101 Chitgaon Bangala Desh
37 122 shere Bangala Stadium 2007 Bangaladesh
Now look at the following addition and agree with me, dreams are not just for dreaming but for the realization.
Test Ceturies 37
ODI Centuries + 41
Dismissals in Nineties+ 23
Probable Centuries = 101
Surely if sachin had survived at every occasion of nervous nineties by this time he might have touched the magic three figure century for his century knocks at the international level.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

BCCI & New Dispute

BCCI & New Dispute
It looks that disputes and BCCI [Board of Cricket Control in India] are running on the parallel lanes of cricketing roads. One after another dispute is following the BCCI. Before coming to recent one, my question is why it happens always that decisions of BCCI, goes on to give birth to dispute and why always BCCI comes out of winner? If we look at the composition of BCCI, over the years it is managed by nonprofessionals and most of times by the politicians. This non professional attitude is putting the decisions under the dispute and for the politicians nothing is more important than time being gains, though politicians are said to be most compromising persons through out the world but here power makes their ego such high that they often forget to think or listen the views of others and that keeps the space for the dispute. Coming to winning of BCCI in the every dispute it is happening because BCCI is one among the richest sports association not only of India but also of the world. Who can deny the power of money in the modern life? More importantly the structure in India that there is no other association that can challenge BCCI in the cumulative format, this might be the reason behind the non recognition of ICL [Indian Cricket league] because in future this might result in constitution of another cricketing association in the country. In every dispute, it may be the dropping of Saurav or Rahul, one has to fight at individual levels and it is natural that in this fight of individual and association, association comes out as winner. It is not easy to forget how rudely Kiran More, chairman of selection committee was giving statement to press “Sourav will not be selected in the team till he is chairman”.
The recent decision of BCCI, which has provide space for the dispute, is restricting the members and chairman of the selection committee from giving interviews to media and writing columns in the news papers. I can’t understand how the bylaws of BCCI suggesting this, in a country where right of expression is the basic right of every citizen? Dilip Vengsarkar has started opposing it but it might be more effective if the members of selection committee had resigned their post at the moment this ban was posed on them and try to collect the protesting force. We had to remember that BCCI had provided many occasions for the union of players and others but concerned people always failed in utilizing the opportunity. This failure is yet another reason that give birth to dispute along with Every decision of BCCI.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Writings without Image

Writings without Image
When it comes to writing skills it is said to be expression of imaginations, but when it comes to writing related to with an event or sports coverage it turns into sheer the combination of effect produced by the properly chosen and appropriately arranged words and images [photographs]. It is just beyond imagination how will appear the words without a picture [in print media] covering an event or sports happening, because it is said that expression of picture start from the end point of expression power of words.
I come across with a news that news papers in the Shrilanka were forced to cover first Test match of on going test match series between Shrilanka and Australia without any photographs, just because Cricket Australia – CA persisted on the issue of coverage , the rights of live television coverage might be match with the understandings and stands to reasoning but CA went beyond this to claim their rights even on the photographs taken by the photographers of the print media during an ongoing match at Australian grounds.
This is not just an urge for additional earning from the sport but this will go to produce a great impact which might even result in vanishing of sport page from the most of small and medium sized newspapers, if the other sport authorities decide to walk on the foot prints of CA. This will not be surprise as BCCI, the world’s richest sport association already extended support to CA, though it is another thing that BCCI will not taste the success in Australian way but surely it is alarming call for the print media.
It is a fact that electronic media is successful in the reducing the readership of print media but still at least in the developing and under developing countries print media is the only and major medium of mass communication. It is matter to think for the sports associations through out the world weather to support or force CA for withdrawing this. After all it is quite possible that print media may also go for the option of not publishing any sports news and surely that will result in loss of popularity of many sports and drying up of inwards economic flow for the sports authorities.
To me in person this is crossing the natural human rights and hence I am publishing this blog without a photograph even though there are a lot of free photos to use.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

India Shopping Online

India Shopping Online
Diwali is the beginning of the celebrations for the festival fond Indians. The moist days of rainy seasons start getting the shape of pleasant cold and the cold market tuned up for the biggest sale boost of the year.
Diwali is different from other festivals not just because being celebrated on the amavasya day, when one can fell presence of stars on earth in the form of crackers creating the sprinkling sky on the earth but this the most significant occasion for the buying by Indians. Companies and corporate houses keep the special schemes and sales promotion offers ready well in advance, even the Film industry, the most trusted and popular entertainment section of India, keeps some of its big projects reserved to be released on the day.
This might be new surprising finding for the tradition lover Indians that youth of India is showing and going for the trends different from the traditions when it comes to buying. It was a surprise for me also to find that Chennai is ahead of political capital Delhi and economic capital Mumbai when it comes on the front of online shopping and finding the required product information by using internet. I have tried to find out which cities are leading for online shopping, Chennai stood second but Mumbai and Delhi were not among the first ten cities. Though Indian are second in the world in getting online information about Laptop but no city from India was among the top ten. For the computers Indians are third in the world but Chennai Mumbai and Delhi are among the top ten cities of the world, this is indication that still Indians are preferring computer [Desktops] over the laptops. The same thing can be said for the home appliances sector of electronic goods.
This is the race with the time that small cities like Kolhapur small real estate developers like Pooja builders and even doctors are going for their web presence. This the new emerging trend of Indian youth and making the India move online with the world in the direction of becoming super economic power by making online shopping new tradition of tradition lover Indians.

Love and Baseball

Love and Baseball

Look at the Americans there are said to be world leaders but the reality is that life of an American revolves around just two words or rather three worlds. An American will always busy either of thinking or making love and money or in leisure time love to watch or play baseball or tennis though a considerable high attraction for Golf is also there but Love and baseball are the best time pass for the Americans. This trend of American life style is spreading all over the World especially the citizens from the under developed and developing countries are finding it hard to escape from temptation of adopting this life style.

In the basketball ball keeps on changing hands very frequently and on the rotation basis. This changing hand and rotation is might the key of American life style. Look at the American they are always in search of better and hence always keep on changing partners in love and jobs. Through out the globe vocabulary like “between the jobs” is available only in America and interestingly peoples their love to be in this status as they love baseball.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Twenty - Twenty

Twenty - Twenty Indians are under the strong winds of twenty-20. It had not so at distance to be part of history that India is World Champion of T-20 cricket as was stated by the Australian cricket team during their recent tour to India. M.S. Dhoni and his boys of Indian cricket team had proved it by defeating again the kangaroos in the only T-20 match of the tour.
It is just not the cricket, which is making the country under the strong storm of twenty – twenty. Another twenty is the crossing of twenty thousand marks by the sensitive stock index of Indian Share Market on 29th October 2007. it had not only made the country only the twentieth in the world to cross 20,000 but also provided yet another reason to celebrate twenty – twenty. This is sufficient evidence that India is going to become world economic power by the year 2020 [once again twenty -twenty] since the 1986 to start of 2006 market was at just a bit over the 10,000 mark in the almost twenty years but keeping the progress with tandem of twenty – twenty addition of yet another 10,000 is made in just twenty months.
Date Sensex
25th July 1990 1000
6th February 2006 10,000
29th October 2007 20,000

It is not just Malls culture or the software industry boost is the reason of this high growth but also the high crop production [growth rate from 1.5 to 2.5] and change of attitude of Indians for investing in market instead of traditional way of Gold or real state.
How is this twenty – twenty of market is effective in our life can be reflected from the news headline which appear in next 48 hours in print and electronic media. “Mukesh Ambani” of India is now the richest person of World surpassing “Bill Gates”, though officially Reliance has made clear that it was tabloid news. Ups downs of share market are not new but it is the fact that India is under the influence of twenty – twenty and going to become super economic power by the year 2020.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Professional role play & Success

Professional role play & Success

Market has created new vocabularies for the working world and with the advancement of technology and more deeper use of it in jobs and professions making life hard to live in the working world though in this short span of existence one can earn very handsomely even to meet with the requirements of whole life, can be said the positive side of this recent trend of working world. The latest vocabulary from the working world is “between the jobs” either jobless or doing a job and searching a better one. It is said in the technologically advance countries that India is primitive country but at least this “between the jobs” is not only supporting but also illustrating Indian thought “Nothing in life is stable and every thing constructed only for demolition “

Other vocabularies which are not only going strong but also writing new success chapters in the working world are the “Professional attitude”, “Team Work” , “Role play” etc. More interesting thing is that reach of these vocabularies is on expansion and going to cover each and every aspect of life to make life part of market. Look at following two statements
“I have studied in professional manner and was aiming to top the state merit list at Secondary school certificate examination”
“It was lack of professional attitude in the Pakistani cricket team, due to which they couldn’t score just 36 runs in last ten over with five wickets in hand, in the last ODI against South Africa and last the match and series [2-3]. Win of South Africa is the sheer illustration of team work.”

It was time when success and ones capacities were in the direct proportion but with the time all has changed to “You are as good as your team is”. In the modern times it becomes meaningless how good or worst blogger I am? The important thing is that to what extant my writing is able to generate traffic towards my blog so that myself and google ad sense can help each other to earn. The working world slowly, gradually but surely taking the shape of professional world and now your success is not the illustration of your capacities but is demonstration of extant to which you are successful in the role play. With the technological advancement dependence on the others is increasing and success, instead of execution of one wisdom application and effort result, is now being termed as the result of efforts and ability to work in group to achieve the desirable goals and aims.

In the professional world one has to face and play three different roles. “Individual” is the most ancient and the first one while the “Team Member” and “Team Leader” are the other two. In the modern world “individual” is occupying least important place, even though being constructive block for team and team work, which are placed on the higher importance for the success. After all what is Team? Nothing but, group of people knowing a specific job and putting in mutual efforts towards the achievement of certain predefined objective. These mutual efforts are the team work.

In a team one is either team member of team leader. In the role of team member one has to carry out pre assigned task in the given time frame here ones success lies in abilities of involving others and getting their help for reaching to desired goal. As a team leader one has to be innovative and capable of drawing the best from the team members. Individualism is the base of working but not the term of success narration and one has to work always for putting more and more team efforts towards and for the success. Remember in the team work, it is not simple addition of one plus one equal to two but is the art of more complicated multiplication of making eleven [11] from one [1] plus one [1]. Here are few tips that might help to increase the team work and help to write the success story with golden ink.

Involvement of All: this is one of the most important aspect just look at Saurav scoring a brilliant ton but failure of bowlers results in defeat for Indian team. Here the key world is “optimization” one has not only to put 100% of abilities but go beyond that and put the optimized efforts. Remember as high the individualism is there as low chance will be of success. Every one has to work like a part of automated machine.

Respecting and utilizing others: the key of team work is the respect among the team member for each other. Every one supposed to have patience for listing thoughts and ideas of others and the ability to use the innovative capacities of others for reaching to desired team goals.

Work objectively: Forget about your personal liking or disliking, when you are in the team you have to be integral part of it for the success. Australian cricket team is on the winning roads since last more than decade just because on the ground all the players are forgetting the personal disputes and working for the mutual aim of team win.

Discussion: This can be the foundation stone of success just every one has to remember that concentration must be on the “we are failures and how to improve it” instead of who is not putting the maximum efforts in as that will lead to create personal disliking and will prove harmful for the achievement of mutual goals. Always try to keep the debate away from entering into personal levels.

Decision making: When working in team one has to remember to be strong for ones point of view but shouldn’t persist for the implementation of it and be ready to go with the team decision. After all in this set up no one is working at individual levels even after putting in the level best individual efforts. It is quite possible that team decision may not runs on the parallel lines with your own thought process but even than you need to concentrate on putting your optimized efforts for achieving it. This is the only success key for the team work.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Controversial Decisions

Controversial Decisions

It now become a set trend in Indian media, put a questionnaire for the common people, every time after the selection of cricket team and very strangely our selection committee also leaves space for if and buts, this and that with their surprise selection standards. Chair of the chairman of selection committee has seen the changing faces but as we Indian live with traditions hence no person ever tried to go beyond the unreasoned inclusion/ omission of one two players in the selected squad and try to break the tradition of bringing surprise during the announcement of selected team.
At Ahmedabad the things were not different from the tradition. It was talk between me and my son on the day of announcement of leaving the Captaincy by Rahul Dravid that soon we will see Rahul out of ODI squad. The ball started moving at Munbai against Australia and reached to goal in Ahmedabad. Who will believe it, for the reason of being out of form Dravid is dropped from the First Two ODI and was replaced by Yet another out of form player Shewag?
Controversial decisions also seems to become tradition for BCCI, on the one hand, world’s topmost opening pair of Sachin Saurav is kept away from the Twenty -20 for the reason of age and on the other hand contracts are given to retired Australian players like Warn, Gillespie and Makgraw for the Twenty -20 IPCL. If the Twenty-20 is the format for the youngest and age is working against Sachin and Saurav for their inclusion in T20 Indian team than only one result is possible, BCCI is not as serious as indication are, for the IPCL and if the board authorities are of the views that these Australian retire players are fit to play twenty-20 than why Sachin and Saurav were not selected for the Indian team?
Controversial decisions seems to be running in the blood of Indians, yesterday after so many days I was watching a match in which India was not playing [Only last few over] Pakistan was in need of just 36 runs to win the match against South Africa, with five wickets in hand and Ten over to go but as the Pakistan was also part of India at some time and forefathers of present Pakistani players were originally Indians so the tradition was kept intact and players opted for choosing controversial strokes not for wining but for being out and Pakistan not only last the match but also the ODI series.
This was first time for me since Feb 2006 that I was away from Internet for 8-10 days and this was due to RIL you can read the story "Customer Care" by making a click on link but like the silver lining of dark cloud this time was utilised by me for making functional one of my pending project.

Saturday, October 20, 2007



When it comes for gifting to valentine by Indian youth the first choice goes with chocolates. Unlike the Europeans and Western country lovers flowers and roses are not at the top of priority list off course they are there but only after the chocolates. Does for Indians stomach and taste glands are placed at comparatively higher importance? Some people will surely argue in favor just because still almost one third of Indian population is below the poverty line and finds it hard to arrange meals for the both times of a day. I am arguing against it as studies are showing that only about 15% of population is favoring Valentine activities, which is less than half of that one third population below the poverty line and the interesting aspect of the studies is that this one third population is not finding “love” or in more proper vocabulary “sexual attraction” at prime and important place when it comes to priorities of life.
What are the chocolates and why we are eager to eat them? If we look at the constituents of the chocolate it is composed of high amounts of fat, sugar and additives with low amounts of cocoa solids. Surely this is a tempting food composition and if we add to it the latest findings of medical and chemical science which says chocolate are natural compounds called flavonoids that have been shown to prevent the oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol and raise HDL (beneficial) cholesterol levels in the bloodstream. Flavonoids may also prevent certain cancers, besides that Chocolate contains substances called Phenylethylamine and Seratonin, both of which (put simply), are mood lifting agents found naturally in the human brain. They are released into the nervous system by the brain when we are happy and when we are experiencing feelings of love, passion or lust. This causes rapid mood change, a rise in blood pressure and increasing heart rate, inducing those feelings of well being, bordering on euphoria usually associated with being in love. All this is sufficient reason which takes the chocolates at the top of priority list of lovers.
If, I say you are programmed for chocolate eating. Many eye brows will raised high, an anger fluctuation of lips will be visible with high pitched voices of protest will start dominating the atmosphere. Human minds are working like the machines at least recent attempts in the direction of artificial intelligence of machines is an evidence for the same. Like the machines, behavior of human minds can be trained for in a definite direction for predictable, desirable and pre known result, though this trained action of mind can be termed as the human behavior but we have to keep this in mind biologically human beings are also animals so it is quite possible to train human mind for a desirable reaction.
India and other third world countries are the experimental grounds for the multinational companies [MNC] like the rats and other animals are for the scientist to conduct the research and find facts about the human life. Huge population, careless, casual attitude of governments and liberal policies of these countries are providing ample space for these MNC’s to conduct and experiment with side effects of their products on the health of human beings. Low education levels and unawareness towards the health by the citizens of these countries are the other factors which are tempting MNC’s to go ahead with their experimentations.
Being a good healthy food, helpful in avoiding heart attack and making the mood lighter and enjoyable are some of the reasons for making the chocolate favorable for eating but you ever though of the unhygienic conditions in which chocolates are stored? Surely if you consider it you will conclude with, chocolate storage conditions are producing much more bad health effects and give birth to many unknown health hazards.
Indian festival season is round the corner; high profile advertisements like Amitabh’s “Kuchh Metta Ho Jaye” are gearing up for tempting and prompting millions of Indians for buying and eating chocolate. Surely you will buy chocolate if not for self eating may be for gifting to some one, just think, the hide and seek game of electricity in our country is forcing chocolate to melt and get refreeze for several times before you eat it up. Companies are concentrating and are satisfied with the quality controls only up to production level but who will look after the distribution and storage level precautions? It will be a pleasant vision to see the chocolate distributing vehicle with cold storage facilities but unfortunately it is not the scene on the Indian roads. Similarly look at the containers provided to retailers or small shop keepers by the companies for the storing chocolate they are also without cold storage facility. In the climatic conditions of country like India, all the above are favoring the growth of fungi. Another alarming danger is presence of high amount of preservatives to keep the chocolate fresh for a longer duration. In the past chocolates were the food stuff of rich only as being high priced items but in the present times mini packs are available for just Rs. 2-3 are making larger portion of population being effected from the health hazards of eating chocolates.

Thursday, October 18, 2007



India is said to be a country of festivals and enthusiasm and zeal of Indians for the celebrations is unique and unmatched in the world. It is often stated that Indians are always in the celebration mood, even the smallest reason prove sufficient stimulant for a grand celebration like a lightest spark for petrol to burn.
The million dollar question is about the reason for the celebration mood of Indians. Look at the word “celebration” it seems pronouncing and sounding with two different words “Cerebral” and “in”. History pages of India reveal a deeply rooted spiritual platform of living by the Indians since centuries and centuries. The spirituality is said to be related with the metal aspect of human beings or in the biological terms with the cerebral part of human body hence so if the spirituality is the life base of Indians than it is natural to be in celebration mood, because celebration is what, that lies in the cerebral part of human body.
Life is speeding up but contrasts to it celebrations have started to shrink and become a thing of time being, even the marriage which is said to be most important celebration of life of Indians had started to shrink under the pressures of tight time schedules. The festival celebrations are slowly but gradually are turning into formalities, birthday and anniversary, happiness and enjoyments are going to fade up in the fumes of alcoholic simulations and high sounded musical sound pollution. Excursions and stay in the nature’s lap are proving insufficient to bring the natural charm of celebrations in the life.
All this is happening just because we are forgetting the presence of celebrations within our self and thinking about the enjoying only few moments of life. In fact celebrations are extended through out the life, every available moment is time to celebrate, and every action is bound to bring enjoyment we just need to recognize the occasion and keep our mood accordingly. There is nothing that can be termed as the moment of sorrow or unpleasant situation, why we are forgetting than every dark cloud is always with a silver line in it. I would like to conclude this with a dialogue from the famous movie “Mukadar Ka Sikandar” of Amitabh Bachan; “Sukh Mein haste ho to dukh mein kahkahe lagayoe” [If you are smiling in comforts start laughing when feeling uncomfortable] this is the true celebration of life and life goes like this.

Sunday, October 14, 2007



The period of nine months hold a very peculiar importance in human life. It is the time period required for the birth of new human life. It is very strange thing of my life that at the age of 50, I am going under this magical experience and feeling of these nine months. No dear, neither I am a woman nor is my wife going through the stage of pregnancy. I am talking about the maturity growth of writer present within me due to nine month long close association between me and ibibo blogs.[Since January 5th to September 21st ]. It was a child game/ Child play to start with at ibibo as neither the participant nor the administration were serious about the quality aspect every thing was just quantity and being a teacher I was with variety of information hence I was able to earn very handsomely. It was some where in the start of May that I realized that my activities there at ibibo must be more purposeful but the quantity dominance was still hiding and making it hard to locate quality blog posts in the forest of quantity even for myself. For a retired person, with a limited economic earning, attraction of earning proved winner over the satisfaction of purposeful writing. Towards the end of August, ibibo administration went under the feeling, which was realized by me in the month of May and decided to put a break on quantity. It is quite possible that administration was forced to do so because of the difficulties they might be facing from the unexpected growth of portal, the number of participant was on tremendous growth and quantity race [a few people were posting 100 to 200 posts daily] with no attention on quality was making it hard for administration to cope with the pressure. Any way in the ninth month of existence glimpse of birth of new life become visible at ibibo blogs and most significantly an instant positive response was shown by more than 50% of the bloggers active, It was indication that I was not alone but with few thousands others thinking on same lines. It can be said unfortunate only, that when the bloggers become aware of importance of quality, there were a very bright and high chances for ibibo to become largest quality based Indian blogging platform, all of sudden administration came forward to withdraw the monetary motivation, as know no one can earn even a single naya paisa [penny] by blogging at ibibo. This action of administration can only compare with increasing trend in India of killing the girl child before the birth as this trend is bound to produce social imbalance so is this going action will be held responsible for the pre mature death of budding Indian bloggers.

You might be wondering what all this has to do with the title of the blog? It was a hectic daily schedule with ibibo which stopped all of sudden and I am getting more time for television broadcasts. Yesterday while one of so called reality show; I come across words “It will be hard to believe for all us that this couple is no more part of our family”. In fact it has tempted to write me on this topic Family.
Human being is a complete and individual identity but needs a social life for growing in totality hence need of marriage was felt and practiced in the early years of human history. The tradition of making permanent relations started with marriage was extended in to bunching of human beings related with each other resulted into construction of family. In the initial stages relatives from both sides of a human were the part of family and even Indian philosophy of life was extended to the principle of “Humanity is family” but due to this or that reasons the circle of family started to shrink and families started to be limited to parents, children and grand children only. At present in India family is in this format where as in the most of European and western countries it is showing growing trends of being limited to husband, wife and kids of teen age.
The question is why one need to be a part of a family? If we look into basic of formation of family, It will not be hard to find fact that family is the expression of desire for social living after all even being a complete identity human beings are social animals. The basic concept which works as foundation stone in the construction of family is adjustment. I wish to say that adjustments are the key factor for the co-existence of human beings and one has to scarify some of personal interest, choices and priorities for being part of social life or family. One has to learn the art of respecting emotions of others and accommodating them with the own desires, this is the adjustment and constructs the base for the formation of family.
I am concluding this with a thought, Keep apart the reasons of shrinking of families, and remember one thing one has to make adjustments for the social life. Do keep it in your mind if you have to make adjustments for social life and creating new but unnatural families than why you are hesitating to apply the same adjustments with those who are natural part of your family?

Friday, October 12, 2007

Life and thoughts

Life and thoughts
Life is on the move and thoughts are under influence of change keeping continuity with the time. Looking at the various social and attitude changes of the Indian and world human societies it is not hard to find customs, traditions and rituals are the creations of changing thoughts.
How the thoughts are generated and taking the shape of actions might be a mystery for a common persons but according to expertise of human cerebral field thoughts are the end product of a long and continuously on going process which starts with the birth of human and goes on remaining in action till the moment of death, hence the end product thoughts keeps on changing.
In the views of Psycho experts, human starts gaining experience and learning from day one of life. The tendency of, storing the conclusions of these experience gaining and learning activities is often termed as memory. Next time when the human life goes under the influence of any of experience or learning activity memory gets activated and starts assimilation of similar conclusions. With the span of time human memory become collection of bunches of similar conclusions. When one or more such assimilated memory bunches prompts human body for an action it is often taken as the use of thoughts thus we can say thoughts are stored knowledge which stimulate human for action. A very famous cricket saying “Game is played and won in the thoughts and not into the play ground” can be taken as the importance of thoughts in the human life.
Look at Indian society, it was time when even screen shots in the swim suit were considered as nudity but changing thoughts have made it common to observe girls and ladies in two pieces especially at sea shore tourist spots and water sports amusement parks. The significant change of attitude is that neither the grown up daughters nor the fathers are finding this uncomfortable.
The most important thing about the thoughts, with which I am going to conclude my, this out burst of words about thoughts, is that in human life no thought is constant. It is always bound to moves on the wheels of change, whatever we are supporting today, thinking right, we might start protesting considering it wrong or vice versa. After all thoughts are end product of our experiences and learning and both of these are on the way of new additions with every spent day/moment of life.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

400 Not Out

400 Not Out

It will be yet another remarkable achievement for Sachin Ramesh Tendular, when on 12th October 2007; he will go into ground for the fifth O D I against Australia at Waroda, as this will be 400th occasion for him to represent the country in his seventeen years long illustrated presence on the cricket fields. It is the appropriate time to look at world records created by this master blaster.

In the One day international cricket scored over 50 runs for a record 125 times [84 Half centuries and 41 Centuries both World record]

Has completed, one thousand ODI runs, in one calendar year. He is the only batsman in the world to achieve this for seventh record time. The previous years are 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2003.

This was 22nd time that sachin and sourav made half century partnership for first wicket. Both also have made 20 centuries partnership while opening for India.

India made half century opening partnership against Australia after 12 innings the last was at Melbourne on 9th January 2004 between Sachin and Shewag.

It will also be appropriate to know the personal details and liking of this great player.

Full Name: Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar

Born: 24 April 1973, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Major Teams: India, Mumbai, Yorkshire

Batting Style: Right Hand Bat

Bowling Style: Right Arm Medium, Right Arm Off Break, Leg Break/Googly

Test Debut: India Vs Pakistan at Karachi, 1st Test, 1989/90

ODI Debut: India Vs Pakistan at Gujranwala, 2nd ODI, 1989/90


Ground: Sydney cricket ground

Movie: Coming to America

Music: Pop

Hobby: Collecting CD's.

Car: Maruti

Actors: Amitabh Bacchan, Nana Patekar

Actresses: Madhuri Dixit

Cricket Heroes: Gavaskar, Viv Richards, Imran Khan and Sandeep Patil

Other Favorite Stars : Maradona, Borris Becker

Drink : Orange / Apple juice and water

Food : Steak

Pastime : Listening to peaceful music with friends

Clothes : Official jacket and tie, else jeans and T-shirt

Magazine : Sport star

Newspapers : Times of India, Mid-day, Afternoon Dispatch

Restaurant : Bukhara, Maurya Sheraton

Holiday Resort : Yorkshire, Headingley

Hotel : Park Royal Darling Harbour, Sydney

Other Sports : Tennis

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Everything unofficial

Everything unofficial

What we are doing now days at ibibo blogs is nothing but is purely unofficial. I know in the blogging world of ibibo, many eyes will blink with anger, a few lips will flicker for out burst with abuse words for me, go on friends I know you love me and what you wish to pronounce at this moment is purely unofficial.

In fact the inspiration of unofficial is taken from the famous Marathi stage play "rangya rangela re" in which hero or the central character speaks abuse words and ask people not take seriously because he belongs to Kolhapur and kolhapurkar never keep anything hidden they are open minded people can speak even using abuse word for any one and in front of any one just because they are people with pure heart.

Did you recall sholey's famous scene of conversation of Jai and Mousi about the marriage of veeru and Basanti, I think it can be rated as most unofficial episode on the Indian silver screen.

Indian politics is going through the golden period of being unofficial. Many people might not be aware of the reason for the exit of Shri Narayan Rane [Ex chief minister of Maharashtra] from the Shiv Sena, He says that it was some people who built a wall between him and Shiv Sena superimo, Hindu heart King Shri Balasaheb Thakre, are responsible for his leaving Shiv Sena and joining congress where as party official says Rane was expelled from the party on disciplinary ground. No dear, as usual practice of politics, original reason was kept behind the curtain but now it is no more a secret, actually Rane was become fade up of seeing that his official works were not producing the results matching with the unofficial statements of Shiv Sena superimo and Balasaheb was undergoing the feeling of that official action of Shri Rane were not coping with his unofficial statements. India's progressing speed is amazing and always produced results that can be described only as "Neighbor's envy owner's pride". The state level thing of past is the main political activity of present central government. One day government is submitting an official affidavit with reference to "Setu Samundaram Project" in the court and on the next day unofficial statement of UPA chairperson Smt. Sonia Gandhi is forcing government to withdraw the official version.

Officially BCCI official says Saurav Ganguli was dropped for the Hyderabad ODI against Kangaroos and Captain Dhoni says unofficially though Saurav was fit to play but considering the long season ahead we did not prefer to risk with him. Selectors are announcing officially about the building the team for the future and unofficially reselecting Murali Kartik who had not played any international match for more than a year.

Officially ibibo announces increase of chances of earning for the members and unofficially sets almost next to impossible achieve targets for earning [without manipulation] and decide to give almost zero importance to blogging the safe, honest and easy way of earning.

The list of unofficial can go on extension like the tail of Hanuman or the one cloth of Dropadi .If you wish and finding some irritation to your cerebral cortex, you are officially allowed to add to this list of unofficial in the form of your comments to this blog. I am still unable to understand how to take comment of user name "@" [on my blog posting titled" ibibo Sawals: Top Category & Scores"] "you sure are becoming the AGONY AUNT of IBIBO! Thank you Sir "I am running between the lines of official and unofficial status of this comment.

I am concluding this episode of everything unofficial with two official things. The first one is ibibo is no more blogging site, Google ad sense of ibibo are changed from " blog and earn" or "You and other 999 Indian bloggers can earn this month" to " Make friends on most trusted network of India" . [It is quite possible that words did not match to totality but the meaning will remain the same] second thing till now whatever you had read officially is part of everything unofficial.