Sorry for the long break, these were the times filled with action and drama on personal front. Cricket seemed to be only content on this forum understandably as this was world cup year and India ended up a tenure across South Africa, New Zealand, England , Australia , Bangladesh and Srilanka finally. It started in Dec 13 after HIS retirement in Nov 13 vs. WI at Wankhede. Now we await the best travelling unit , top ranking test nation in Oct. Transition has not been complete but future has some promise. Virat is at helm in tests and maybe MS will say last hurrah in limited format after end of this season with T20 WC. We have promising batsman in store like Rahane, Vijay and Pujara. The home leg will be ok and this team has bowling options to travel well. The India vs. Aus series in 01 which we one losing first test transformed and built Team India in the decade of 00 culminating into WC win and test no 1 rank. Same can we said about the victory in Srilanka. But for one session in Galle we would have whitewashed new SL team. But for dogged batting by AB and Faf we could have won at Jo'burg and lost one session due to great bowling by Steyn at Durban. we would have won Adelaide and won in Nz but for stubborn innings from Mcullum. If doesn't matter but young team India under transition showed the spirit to fight except maybe last few tests in England (blaming BCCI as team India never has played more than 4 tests abroad in past). world cup was good India and look forward to new season
On usual political front the negativity shown by media will be a case study in Indian politics (even for the world to learn). Main stream media has lost its place in the scheme of things and they have tried to strike with venom . Starting with Lalitgate, various bans which were there since ages, they never lost any opportunity to blame Modi and his team. But thanks to social media and its power, there will be a day when their models will be usurped and they will bite dust. Right now only matter of concern is draught management, growth, inflation and development. We have a great opportunity especially after China crisis to emerge, evolve. Reforms have to happen but anti-nationals won't allow. Only if there is growth it reached last man in pyramid and not because of wasteful subsidies. Nobel prize should be taken back for those who have argued otherwise. i know it's a joke as a statement coming from someone as un scholar as yours truly but how many times one has to bang ones head against left thought which has ruined the world. When rich Arab nations reject refuges welfare economies in Europe have left orientation even now to share the burden. Is oil so important or we have big failure in western liberalism.
Rains have played truant here and we wish this year's festivities will be in observance of same. Did few ventures to help those affected. On personal side lot things happening thus hiatus on this forum but hope last quarter is bit relaxed . This is Ganesha time again and this blog started on eve of Ganesha festival in 08 so now completes 7 years . And its itching to do more, write more and better as compared to pedestrian stuff earlier. Happy Ganesha chaturthi
And on lighter note, as title of this post is based on sequel of much loved film let me Welcome back Lord Ganesha. The movie was hilarious with one liners and acting of stars like Nana, AK, Paresh Rawal and Naseer. No plot no story but entertainment . Chemistry of Anil and nana is what director wanted , portrayed and was smash hit. Antakshari with ghosts will be cult scene for ages.
Pls remove all obstacles Vighnaharta, again Welcome back
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