Sunday, 25 April 2010

What is THE IPL ??.. To me :P

When you fail, you come to know the importance of the success and then you try harder to get it !!
This may be one of the reasons I still feel that MI (Mumbai Indians) will come strongly in IPL-4.

On the eve of 25th April, MI when were asked to Bowl, they were under pressure.
Even they bowled good till 13-14th Over, they paid for their fielding mistakes which has cost them high.
Then the very first maiden over from Ashwin, made a impact. Then few quick wickets and late arrival of Pollard on the pitch made it worse.
The only man, at whom the whole nation looks at was kind of nervous and that made me think over the importance of IPL.
Is this THE tournament for which the players are showing the extreme commitment and passion?.
I am not saying they should take this league lightly or casually, but how often you have seen the players putting their 120% on the field when they play from India ?.
YES.. You can take your time here... I also have taken mine before writing this.

The main problem is this IPL was formed in the Rivalry of ICL.
ICL also was a good tournament but BCCI was against them. I suspect the main reason was "Kapil Dev".
Yes.. To me it seemed like that only.
How many times you have seen this LEGEND present recently at BCCI functions?..
How many times you have even seen/heard him recently in any media?.
Why the GREAT player like him has been neglected?.. Ignored ?..

Just have a look at below Head lines which might reflect what made me think this ?

Aug 20, 2007: Kapil Dev addresses the media at the launch of the ICL in Mumbai.

Aug 21, 2007: The Indian board has sacked Kapil Dev as chairman of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) with immediate effect.

Sep 7, 2007: The battle of verbals between Kapil Dev and the Indian board officials has intensified further with Kapil hitting out against IS Bindra the president of the Punjab Cricket Association.

Sep 13, 2007: Kapil said the ICL was not trying to fight the BCCI and its aim was simply to improve the standard of cricket in the country

Nov 13, 2007: The ICL has been facing a slew of problems since its launch, from the active opposition of the Indian board to the massive wage bill incurred by promising dozens of players' hefty packages that start at Rs30 lakhs (US$ 80,000 approx)

Feb 13, 2008: Kapil Dev leveled the charge that the board had "deliberately amended the rules" following his move to the ICL by altering the word 'pension' with 'Benevolent Fund'.

May 20, 2008: The 25th anniversary celebrations of India's 1983 World Cup-winning campaign will not involve the Board of Control for Cricket in India in any capacity.

Jun 3, 2008: Kapil Dev and three other team members of the 1983 World Cup team were present at a function in Bangalore to kick start the silver jubilee celebrations of the triumph

Jun 18, 2008: Kapil Dev has written to the Punjab Cricket Association requesting them to return his 'gifts and memorabilia'

Jun 27, 2008: The controversy over the removal of Kapil Dev's poster from the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium (PCA) has ended with the PCA restoring the poster

Dec 13, 2008: Kapil Dev has appeared in the Delhi high court and urged that the BCCI be directed to release pensions to former Indian players now associated with the ICL

Feb 24, 2009: Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie, who plays for the Ahmedadbad Rockets, felt it is only a "matter of time" before a resolution is reached between the ICL and the BCCI

Mar 9, 2010: The former India captain played 131 Tests and 225 ODIs across a 16-year career, and is best remembered for leading India to victory in the 1983 World Cup.

And What since March ?.. Where is he ?...

So to me, not Mr.Lalit Modi,but Kapil Dev has contributed more to the birth of IPL.

If anything is started on the bad note, it will have some BAD patches in it for sure.
I guess this has happened in recent days in IPL.
To us, it has portrayed as IPL is child of Mr.Lalit Modi,who has dreamed about this long time ago.
Truth is, BCCI needed plan B to overcome ICL, which might have got the popularity and fame, which some BCCI officials didn't wanted at that stage.

So, huge packages and huge publicity was made and this was potreyed as the DREAM that Indian Cricket always wanted.

I am not against 20-20,but I see the things differently for the things that IPL has given to Indian Cricket.
Like a disappointment to Yuvraj Singh this year, Injury to Sehwag and Sachin,Criticism to Saurav Ganguly even after exit from
Active cricket and many more.
But it also has produced some good stars over the years.

I am not against the IPL either, but I just wanted to watch fair cricket where a dedication and commitment to sports and country can be seen.

If Mumbai have won yesterday, I may have written the blog with praises for the little master and the unit.
But, still I would have this thing on mind... So thanks MI for loosing as this made this post possible.

I believe MI will come back strongly in next season.
And just in case if they didn't I might cheer for Pune Warriors too :) :P
See.. Everything do not happen as you wish, but you can certainly you can analyze the causes and you can always learn from it.

So .. Look forward to IPL-4 !!.. Till then, watch the World Cup 20-20 :P

Friday, 23 April 2010

No to NEWS !!

When the NEWS Channel/media was formed, their main motive was "To convey every useful information from NORTH-EAST-WEST-SOUTH" !.
And today..When you see the information which is being conveyed to you, you are nothing but forced to rethink over their motive.

I mean.. What the crap man?.. From last month or some and my room partners have no other choice to watch Sony Pix/HBO/Star Movies.
We usually pick the T.V.Remote @ 9.00 -9.30 with an intention to know what/how/why/when/which things are going around us.
But, vain.. no news channel is bothered about the sense-full and meaningful news.
Why should "Sania Mirza-Shoeb Malik" issue should get that much publicity ? ..Why on the earth we want to know "Who Sunanda Pushkar is ?".
Why the nationwide debates are going about "Will Sania be allowed to play in skirts ?".. Is everything that is happening around us going the right way ?
Who cares ?.. Even the recent IPL Controversy ..
Till Mr.Shashi Tharoor was not pricked by Mr.Lalit Modi, IPL was like a CLEAN game.
And now, every aspect of it is being investigated and many shocking things are revealed.
In this thing only one was benefited. .. Mr.Twitter :P
Jokes apart but, this is the irony of media, they now a days are concentrating on these issues and the real and important news are being missed.
What about the farmers in Vidarbha ?.. What are the bills which are passed /rejected in the session of assembly. ?.. Are we even being conveyed
what the Chief Minister of the state doing these days ?.On what issue he is concentrating and working ?.. how ?..
Only if Mayawatee wears a Garland of 1000/- Rupee note then she comes in limelight... what was she doing till then ??.. On which bills she has focused ?
What were the major decisions in the public welfare she has taken recently ?
Where our Prime-Minister went recently ?.. In China what he has done ?.. Which treaties he has signed ?.. Why ? ..What will be the effect of that
on our life ?.. Are they selling India ?? :P

Why ??.. Not even a single of these information is shown on any of the 20+ news channels ?
Why Rakhi Sawant is more discussed than the recent price hike in Bread ? :P
What is wrong ?.. Is this all going for TRP ? .. Then they should better change their NEWS channel thing to Entertainment one !

Either no one is bothered or there is no way out now ?.. What should we do to get rid of this ?

The NEWS channels even are showing some reckless stuff !.. Like "Bhagwan ka Mayajal", "Mahatma ki Shaktee" ,"Khunee Darinde " ?... Why man ?..
Are you insane ?..Why these things are going on when there are many children in India sleeping with empty stomach every night?
Why the media is not aware about that ?
What we can do to make this happen ?.. In /By which Media we should change this MEDIA ?.

I am thinking on it.. I want to watch a better NEWS channel..
Do you ??..

Monday, 5 April 2010

A.C. Ki Taisee :P

Bus started well from Dadar to Pune.
Don't really know when but slowly and strongly all started to feel the heat....Why??.... The BUS is A.C. ...Correct ?? ... A.C. ...Where on the earth it is?.. 
Like everyone else, I was puzzled too. 
Seat no.10 has 2 major advantages. 
1?.. Hmmm..It's "10"...God's number man.. :) :P
And the 2nd is ..The top sliding window when opened,nice breeze comes in.. Especially when the AC is OFF and there is this only window which can let the air In :) 
But that doesn't mean I didn’t wanted the artificial...But so called "COOL AIR" .. 
As expected. .Slowly... Everyone started to check their ac Inlet. 
1st one was a boy .."Boss... A.C. Chal nahI raha haI ???.." 
..........Long pause.......... 
"Shayad Dadar se dusra bus mangana padega.. A.C. Kharab ho gaya lagta hai.." 
.........Small pause. may be very small.......
Everyone started to chuckle. ..Whisper...and slowly started shouting :P .... 
"What's the point in waiting for other bus ?? will take 1 hour ..may be come.." ..A lady…Seemed older one… spoken in a fairer tone..the driver heard her and started bus... 
5-7 mins might have passed at the situation was out of control and bus taken 2nd halt.. 
Now..what ???... ...1 min...2 mins. .3rd minute might have just started and we were out of our seats...following few other people who thought it's better to get some fresh air...gate was opened and heat was building up... 
We when got down...observed that driver has gone at backside of the bus.. 
What???...why he has gone back ?..a girl started in her gentle tone.. 
”Lady...I can give you many reasons ..but..not really want to in front of all those people outside .. “ Boy standing in front of me whispered and GAGS were all around.. She was clueless though 

"He had belt in his hand when he was going back.." This was other girl..but was looking better than the earlier one…That’s why it had made the others think about it. 

So..why waiting here..???..let's go back.. 
When we went to backside of bus,the backside was opened. 
Driver was struggling to point out any obvious error if he founds any. 
We also let our vision fly around the opened bonnet..
....There it is..a belt is not in proper seems,it has slipped off the pully.... 
You don't always need to be a mechanical engineer to get these things right..This time it was me :P ...Computer engineer !! 
All looked at it and to all of seemed something wrong. 
So..we tried and putted that belt properly on the pully. 
Driver wasn't still sure if this will work..He went and started ignition...bus started and he turned the temperature button. 
1 minute it might have taken and….”Ohh…Finally..”.."A.C." .."Wow..great !" Were the sounds heard from bus. 
We didn't needed any confirmation call to get back into bus. 
We all almost ran to bus and driver started the bus. 
Within 5 minutes may be..the much needed "Artificial Air" started flowing. .And every soul was resting in peace .. :) :) .. 
No....this doesn't mean I can fix the A.C. or coolers... Don't approach me :) :P 

but the moral was .. 
"Use your common sense...It helps ..and all you need to do Is a try..ways are always there. ":) :P :)