Yesterday Once More

Deja Vu!! 

Sonia “hurt” Gandhi (man she keeps getting hurt, doesn’t she) is a true Gandhi (dismiss the Parliament and make an ordinance e.g, Emergency and Shah Bano) and a great politician. One more “tyag”. I can just imagine the burden the nation bears due to the number of sacrifices she has made for it. Unimportantly, this one comes when she was almost about to lose her LS seat due to a Congress tactic going horribly wrong. And she is suposed to have called the BJP bluff. She is indeed a Mahan lady. Lets us all bend (over) in front of her.

Meanwhile, a pinko senior leader Nilotpal Basu (Who??? I am from Bengal as a matter of fact) says “We know what the BJP did with the Constitution in Gujarat“. Yeah, so we should all go ahead and do something equally good. Shouldn’t we.

By the way, if I am not mistaken arent’t SP and CPI supposed to be getting all cosy and trying to form a Third Front (to fight communal forces), Congress and CPI are baying for each others blood in Kerela and SP in the meanwhile is supporting the Congress in the centre. I (inspired by Einstein) don’t understand three things in the world. Women, Taxes, and the most of all, Indian politics.

India loses Mumbai Test

Sachins 132nd. Dravids 100th. Dravid captain till 2007. Join the Dravid Fan Club. A few highlights of the Mumbai test. Oh, forgot one. India loses Mumbai test by 212 runs!!!

This is not a Dravid bashing post but highlights his failures. Going in a test with 5 bowlers an you opt for batting second?? Inexplicable (But thats a team decision right!! I think someone should answer, Chappel may be). Droppping catches like crazy (teams problem). India dropped no less than 15 catches in the slip cordon alone Now what has Dravid got to do with it. Oh, did I mention he dropped 5 of those (but he also took the great ones)? And Dravid is a good slip fielder. Again Yuvraj left many in the silly point position (not Dravids fault), but persisting with him there (I guess who is to blame). Not having Sachin in slips for consultation, and Sachin is a good slip fielder (someone is to blame).

Dravid is a great batsman, perhaps the best India has produced in a long time. But he is no match for Ganguly as a captain. And please I am a Dravid fan. Not a Chappel one though.

 Meanwhile something to cheer 🙂

The weekend that was!!

So what did I do this weekend. if I list it out then it becomes pretty simple. A nice, and relaxed weekend. So I will actually list it out.

1. Watched Rashomon. Brilliant. Now I know why Balu kept on talking about this director. Simple plot. Brilliant narration. Awesome acting. And facial expressions that ermoves the language barrier. 5 on 5 to it.

2. Watched Baharain Grand Prix. Heartbroken. Schumi lost. But nice to see him back to where he belongs. Top of the lot. Must say that though Alonso is good, it is Kimi who I predict to take on Schumi this season. And the title will be closely fought for by the three.

3. Watched parts of Aus vs. RSA. Unbelieveable. 434 getting chased. Ponting must be actually wondering what went wrong. To me any ground with such short side boundaries arent good for one dayers. Bowlers were getting clobbered like crazy. Anything the batsmen touched most times reached the boundaries. But great chase none the less.

4. Watched Transamerica. Mixed it up with North Country but a very good movie none the less. Dragged Bansal along. He might still be cursing me 🙂 Traces a week in the life of a transexual, just before he is supposed to become a woman and he spends the week with his son. Great acting and a sensitive subject very well handled. Must watch. 4 on 5 to it.

5. Last but not the least. Attended a CII conference on Biotech. I must say that seeing the people in charge of the business in India, I was thoroughly disappointed and understood why no innovation has taken place in India in this field by the private sector. Their view is so narrow. One of the gentlemen said that Biotech is not IT (a very high poisition holding guy). Surely it isn’t. You people do not aim as high or world class as Premji or NRM or anyone else. They all kept cribbing about the high cost of infrastructure whereas one new discovery in the same field, could finance for them 10 new labs. Come on guys dream big. Only sane voice was that of a female (Ph.D. from NII) from Dabur Research Foundation (Dr Rama Mukherjee, Director). She said it was imperative that we look for more collaboration between the industry and the academia. Very well said since DRF is one such foundation. I talked to her after the conference (over some good lunch) and she did remember the project Dr Das was executing and I was proud member of the team. A def high for me 🙂


The Supreme Court (SC) today reprimanded Zaheera and fined her Rs. 50000 for contempt of court. Yeah right!!

Where was the SC when her life was threatened by the so called BJP goons? Wasn’t the court dishonoured when Mr. Munshi (Jessica Lal Case), Mr. Shah Rukh Khan and many more “heroes” (Another Case) turned hostile and turned their backs to justice? If the court cannot grant the safety of a witness, it has no right to term a witness “liar”.

“Bound at every limb by my shackles of fear
Sealed with lies through so many tears”