गुरुवार, जनवरी 21, 2010

No bids for Pakistani players for the 3rd Edition of IPL

None of the competing teams of the IPL chose to bid for any of the Pakistani players in the recently held auction for the 3rd edition of the IPL. Understandably, the Pakistani players are feeling insulted. They feel that they have been humiliated by the IPL deliberately. Players like Shahid Afridi were very vocal in their criticism of the so-called "boycott". However since there are certain issues regarding grant of visas, none of the team-managers was willing to take a chance.

Angry over perceived IPL snub to its cricketers, Pakistan has threatened to respond in a "befitting manner", saying the manner in which its players were "insulted" showed that India is not serious about the peace process. The more vociferous among them have already called for a boycott of all things Indian like Indian movies and TV serials. The Pakistan Government has cancelled the visit of a Pakistani parliamentary delegation to India, following this so-called "conspiracy" against the Pakistani cricketers. The Government of India has denied any role in this boycott of the men in Greens.

Whatever may be the reason for this "boycott", for the Pakistani players it seems to be a case of -
"बड़े बे-आबरू हो कर तेरे कूचे से हम निकले ..... "

सोमवार, जनवरी 18, 2010

Shivraj Patil made the Governor of Punjab!

Shivraj Patil, whose stint as the Home Minister of Union of India was abruptly and a tad ingloriously terminated following wide spread criticism of his approach towards tackling terrorism, has been rehabilitated as the Governor of Punjab. It is strange that a person who was probably the worst Home Minister India has ever seen, has been entrusted with such an onerous task. I hope Mr. Patil would do justice to the confidence imposed on him. The eyes of the nation would be riveted on him.


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