Tuesday, May 11, 2010

We love India?? or Success?

Every day i receive messages wishing me a very good morning...but today it was something different. Iam deeply moved by these messages and felt like explaining few things to everyone. Almost all my friends know that im a Dhoni maniac and after India's dismal performance yesterday they were totally fed up. One of the message's said:

"What a knock by MSD...he made the entire nation *******"

"What is the one word substitute for ******** skipper???

...................its MSD"

And i have seen some friends in FB posting

"Screw Indians..and MSD....They s***"

The same is the case in the last T20 tournament and the penultimate World Cup tournament. We have seen some edited pics of cricketers in newspapers and fans also went on to destroy assets owned by the cricketers.This is basically criticism at its best.Firstly we should ask ourselves one question.

-- Are the men in blue doing this purposefully?

If we start thinking about this,the answer that comes to our mind is "No".They have tried to win and gave their best, but then it was just not their day.

If India is expected to win every tournament it plays,then what is the reason for other teams to take part in the tournament?Are the remaining teams playing for pride?? No...Almost all the teams playing have world class cricketers in their sides and they are "hungry" to win the tournament.So even if we loose,we are not loosing to a second rated/inferior team. We are loosing to a side which is equally good compared to us.One must realize this fact and stop expecting too much from the men in blue. Theres nothing wrong having a hope that the men in blue will win,but one shouldnt be obsessed about the victory.After all,the word victory has got some meaning just because we have a word "defeat".It is inevitable that some defeat will enter even the most victorious life.

The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated...it is finished when it surrenders.

If men in blue pull of an incredible victory then people start praising them.If they lose then they start criticising them. If that is the case "Are we loving India?? or success??". I just felt led to express my opinion here.I do have some problems with the team selection.We definitely missed out some key players who have had a great run in the IPL.

But at the end of the day one must support India even when it looses. That really boosts their confidence and help them win.I will still cheer for our country and i wish them luck for the world cup 2011.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Caste ^ Census || Census

Few days back i was flipping channels on TV and suddenly i came across a discussion in the parliament. This was regarding "Census".For all of those who are wondering what "Census" means,here is some light on cenus:

"A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. It is a regularly occurring and official count of a particular population.The term is used mostly in connection with national population "

There was a debate going on between the ruling party and some other politicians whether or not to include caste in census.It had brought out many opinions about the after effects of inclusion of caste in census.
Some of the politicians say that its good to include caste in cenus while others protested againt this[they think that we shouldnt divide the country based on caste/creed].I personally feel the inclusion of caste in census is very beneficial.Our's is a vote-bank driven political system. We cannot completely remove reservations and other amenities provided for the backward classes .Census provides us with value information while we are dealing with reservations for various classes of people in the country.Hence passing these bills using this valuable data as a reference would lead to framing up of more accurate and meaningful policies.

Apparently this might seem to be highly beneficial for decision making process,but still we have some practical problems with it:

--The enumerators for this particular program, who carry out this process by issuing a questionnaire cannot really verify whether the details given by people are valid or not.

--Adding to this we may find various political parties using these details for knowing the composition[which may benefit them during elections] of our country.

There should be some approach by means of which we can fight all these pragmatic issues.The information should be precise and must not go into the wrong hands.I [just like many more indian's] am waiting for the Prime Minister's decision on this issue.