Month: October 2009

Poems

When boredom sets in

To hell with current events The daily dose of allegations And a spate of rejoinders Extremists at it again Security tightened, the minister assures The judge’s promotion order withheld Complaints of ill-gotten wealth galore Trade unions unhappy about the pay hikes Indefinite strike, the only solution Climate change delays onset of rains There may be …

Issues in India

THE UN FOOD AGENCY REPORT AND INDIA

A report issued by the UN food Agency says that a record one billion people worldwide are hungry due to food shortage or spiraling food price. It is a wake up call to maximize food production which calls for preserving agricultural lands and also efficient water management. What we see in most of the under …

Cricket

Cricket is the secret of my wealth!

There was a time when the 5-day variety of cricket was the monarch of all it surveyed…but it appeared that cricket lovers were getting impatient with this lengthy and at times monotonous game which most often ended in a tame draw. Then came the 50 over one day internationals (ODI), which became immensely popular in …

International issues

Nobel Prize for a Noble cause…. Peace be with you!

Upsets and surprises are quite common in international sports and games. The early exit of a top-seeded player or a super performance by an underdog are part and parcel of such international games but champions bounce back after overcoming the unexpected setback and the underdogs just get a breakthrough. Nobel prizes, too, are unpredictable at …

Politics in India

Jawaharlal Nehru, the first and the best PM

The politicians in India occasionally find time to think about the past – not the distant past but about the first two or three decades after independence or rather, about their predecessors who were at the helm of affairs in those days. Their assessment of the former ministers or politicians could trigger protests from other …