Archive for April, 2011

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Jan Lokpal All Good but What’s my responsibility?

April 9, 2011

Cricket World Cup 2011 glued entire nation together and within couple of days same passion was exhibited in support of Jan Lokpal Bill. Mr. Anna Hazare Ji, a Gandhian, passionately and patriotically working hard as he always does, to enforce the Jan Lokpal Bill. The indefinite Fasting did bend the Government, who agreed to issue a formal order to set up a joint committee for drafting an effective Lokpal Bill.

This entire campaign “India Against Corruption” compared by some as equivalent to fight for Independence, is upheld and supported not only in India but by all Indian across the globe. Entire social network, media, print media, Bollywood  and even streets across cities are over flowing with campaign and messages in support of “India Against Corruption” movement, more specifically advertising the Jan Lokpal Bill and support to indefinite Anna Ji’s fast.

I feel proud to be Indian, as all came together for need of change. Everyone fighting to eradicate the corruption which is like a “The Termite Effect”, slowly but surely damaging the system. May be many of us don’t know the details about Jan Lokpal Bill, but still providing support in any possible form to get this Bill in the parliament. They know this is something about controlling the corruption and encouraging the development of India.

But all this raises a question in my mind, will this completely solve the corruption problem ? May be not, but it may help in controlling the corruption at higher level which usually involves big mula. But what about corruption at ground level ? If I consciously see around, first and foremost, I feel myself guilty of promoting the corruption. Unless I am 100% sure about not being corrupt (giving or taking bribe), I do not hold any right to talk or fight against corruption at any level.

How am I corrupt?

1. Shopping, buying stuffs, refueling Gas/Petrol/Diesel without demanding for valid sales receipt.

2. Breaking traffic rules or committing crime and escaping by paying money less than the actual fine, again without receipt.

3. Get work done at any office (private or govt. office) by influence of some reference, power or by bribe. Best example is getting the marriage certificate 🙂

4. Buying tickets for a movie or cricket game by paying more than the face value.

These are few basic things I am involved in and there are many more such things. I need to first stop being corrupt and then expect others to follow me. Unless I stop being one of the termite or stop feeding the termites, “The Termite Effect” can never be stopped.

I am worse than those, whom everyone target as the most corrupt ones. I am corrupt for my selfishness, at least they are forced to be corrupt (by system or situation). People like me are highly over paid causing the total imbalance in the economy. I can’t imagine getting paid Rs.6000/month and sustain in current economy. The sky high real estate prices, out of proportion school fees, always increasing fuel prices, poor public transportation, Rs. 60/Kg Onions, etc … forces them to be corrupt. But what forces me to be corrupt ? System is responsible for their corruption, but who is responsible for me being corrupt ?

I can guarantee, if everyone ask these questions to themselves, the inner self of 90% of us will echo, “Yes, I am corrupt” too. If your self echoed the same, lets do self realization. First stop being corrupt and then gain a right to support  “India Against Corruption”.

Thanks !!!!

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Hard to sink-in the reality

April 5, 2011

Day – Saturday, April.2nd 2011

Time – Around 10:45 pm IST

INDIA – CRICKET ODI WORLD CHAMPIONS

Yes, it is hard to sink-in the reality of “INDIA-THE CHAMPION”, not because there was a single bit of doubt of achieving this glory but it was the fear of being denied of this success for some unknown reasons. As predicted, the best and the deserving team awarded “THE CHAMP” tag and each Indian fan may be finding difficult to express how proud he/she is feeling to witness this great achievement.

I do not want to praise the great Indian team and also not criticize other teams or for that matter any thing during this journey of World Cup. I believe talking about if’s and but’s should happen before the event occur and not as part to criticize the event after it already happened.

Just thought to scribe this and preserve this as a long lasting wonderful memory. Any time I read this article should help to refresh the memories of this great world cup. Should refresh the great moments like, “Yuvi’s roars hitting the boundary piercing the cover & mid-off to get over defending Champs Australia” or “Munaf’s legcutter to get rid of Razzaq in semi to get pass Pakistan, yet another time in WC” or “Captain cool’s heave over long-on boundary to raise the Golden Globe” or “Young mates lifting the little champ, who is lifting the billion Indian fans expectations since last 2 decades”. These great moments are not possible without the equally small moments like “Zaks beauty to get rid of Hussey” or “Bhaji’s drifter to puzzle Umar Akmal” or “Desperate effort of Kulasekara on boundary, failing to get rid of Gambhir”.

Posting the links to scorecard which reflects the gusty, passionate, determinant and professional display of cricket by Indian team to get pass the past World Champs, “Aussies”, “Pakis” & “Lankans”.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc_cricket_worldcup2011/engine/match/433601.html

http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc_cricket_worldcup2011/engine/match/433605.html

http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc_cricket_worldcup2011/engine/match/433606.html

This victory may not be as exciting as one in 1983 when no one expected India to raise the World Cup, but this is unique achievement in itself. Not just winning the World Cup, but enjoying the Golden time of Indian cricket gives more pleasure and happiness. Indian team, the No. 1 ranked Test Team, the World T20 champs (2007) and the ODI World Champ (2011), can’t be more Golden Time than this.

At the same time can’t restrict myself to think about the future of this team and I can see it as Golden as it is right now. Looking at the 15 members in the squad, can’t think of any other team who played all 15 members in single World Cup, not just for sake of giving the chance but bc their need was felt in that particular match. Other than Sreesanth, every one raised to the occasion and backed the decision of their Captain. Just a unknown link for the great future will be the new coaching and supporting staff. Wish Kirsten could continue with the team, but even he can’t regret a single moment of that farewell party. Just hope the Indian thinking tank get a similar personality as Kirsten and his staff to keep this Indian team on highs for years to come.

Can’t wait to override memories of this WorldCup by events of WorldCup 2015, when yet again the Little Champ is taking a victory lap on shoulder of young guns.

CHAK DE INDIA