मंगलवार, फ़रवरी 27, 2007

Congress routed in Punjab and Uttarakhand

Counting was completed for the recently concluded Assembly elections in the states of Punjab, Uttarakhand and Manipur, today.

Congress received a proper drubbing in Punjab and Uttarakhand.

In Punjab the Shiromani Akali Dal - Bharatiya Janata Party combine emerged victorious. Capt. Amrinder Singh submitted his resignation to the Governor.

Even in Uttarakhand, B. J. P., proved to be the nemesis for the Congress. Narayan Dutt Tiwari's government fell to corruption charges.

In Manipur however, Congress is leading.
There is all-round jubiliation in the B. J. P. camp. It hopes to do well in the forthcoming elections in Uttar Pradesh and Goa.

मंगलवार, फ़रवरी 13, 2007

Karamchand is back

Karamchand is back. After a hiatus of neary 2 decades. This time on Sony TV. The first episode was telecast on 10th February - Saturday. Missed the episode, but will make it a point to watch the next one. I loved this carrot munching detective and his bubbly brained secretary - Kitty, though I think Sushmita Mukherjee who had essayed the role previously has been replaced.

शुक्रवार, फ़रवरी 09, 2007

Ponting anxious over disproportionately many ODIs with India

Australia captain Ricky Ponting has voiced fears that an overload of matches against India could leave Australia unable to play other nations on a regular basis.

Ponting's comments came following news Australia and India are set to play three, and possibly five, matches in Belfast, Northern Ireland this June, in a series designed largely for Indian television consumption.

Indian television's voracious appetite for broadcasting matches across the subcontinent resulted in Australia, India and the West Indies playing a tri-series in Malaysia last year.

It also means Australia will play more matches against India in coming years.

Ponting's side will tour India in October to play seven one-dayers, and then host the same opposition from December in four tests and a tri-series in early 2008, which also involves Sri Lanka.

The proposed series in Northern Ireland was announced by the Indian cricket board on Wednesday.

Should the series go ahead, Australia and India could face each other in up to 20 one-day internationals over the next year.

Longest word used by Shakespeare

The longest word used by shakespeare is "honorificabilitudinitatibus" in the following context -

"I marvel thy master hath not eaten thee for a word;
for thou art not so long by the head as
honorificabilitudinitatibus: thou art easier
swallowed than a flap-dragon.
[Love's Labour's Lost, Act 5, Scene 1]


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