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Tuesday, 10 March 2015

HD deve gowda, Thambidurai made every one sleep

Over the past few months, we have been hearing some great public speeches. During the land bill discussion today though it was kind of very boring to hear and see HD Deve gowda giving speech against land aquisition.

What was the outcome? The only understanding is that he is against this land aquisition bill . Though he tried to make lot of other points, many in the audience we sleeping and nothing was received. When the time limit is 5 mins, its strange that he kept on talking for more than 15 - 20 minutes.

There was a honourable member who was sleeping out of control in tv. Thambidurai, the honourable speaker, kept on allowing as againt his own stricter stance previously and was helpless.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Pdp bjp unhappy marriage?

Jammu and kashmir have fractured mandate and pdp got most seats followed by bjp. People's mandate is clear and is that both the regions have burning issues and as charm leaders you work out details together and deliver on all the promises.  After a lot of time,  bjp and pdp did announce a alliance based on common minimum program which seems to be candidate for break up any time from day number 1. How frequently in the history have such things happened (I mean the marriage between incompatible partners if I could use this term).

Pdp won in Muslim majority areas while bjp won in Hindu majority areas. Bjp is Hindutva party while pdp has no common ground with Hindutva.  Bjp wanted article 370 while pdp opposed.  Encouraging separatist leaders will be an embarrassment for government. And the list just goes on.

Now more than anything else what do we as an Indian want?  I would want Jammu and kashmir to be integral part of India and without any political interference from outsiders.  Pakistan has been interfering in loves of people here by ill guided means for their benefit.  Some of people on the state hurt by unpleasant experiences want freedom and are either marching alone or have been taking the help of Pakistan so as to become independent. Swaraj within indian constitutional framework is the desired outcome politically.  Can more or less of this be achieved and if so how to achieve it?  How do we mend the broken hearts and bring in peace?  If better economic situation is a solution shouldn't we do it with twice the speed? Which political setup is going to bring down the solution in right direction and is the current alliance in that direction?

Glorious India in icc world cup 2015

All of a sudden India has become a favourite for winning title this year.  Honestly its kind of very strange how favorites are being written every day and how emotional the common man is. Now,  beyond the emotions and short term memory,  we have known indoors for a while and we need to be realistic about its chances. 
Positives and dependable :
1. Virat kohli and his consistency.
2. Dhoni and track record in big tournaments.
3. Lot of match winners who can win matches on their day.
Negatives / risks:
1. Most batsmen running hot and cold. An uniformity in dominance is missing and this possess a question if the demons in the mind of players are really slayed. Not getting the feeling of invincibility which we normally relate with clear champions.
2. Are we really used toWest Indies did pose some uncomfortable questions with short ball.
3. Opening partnership and lower middle order not in runs
4. Though effective in least 4 games,  there is lack of confidence in bowling. This doesn't mean though that world cup cannot be win.
Real test for India would be Australia.  You could also add New Zealand in their home conditions.  Are we good enough to beat them is the question.
Opportunities :
1. Shikar dhawan amongst runs.
2. Bowling form.
Priorities to be tackled :
1. rohit out of runs.
2. Jadeja isn't playing well from batting perspective.  Either this has to be addressed / opportunity should be given for some one else say binny.  This is risky though because spin has been in India 's strength.
Being an Indian,  I would like India to win and it seems pretty much possible that India wins.  Let's hope that risks will be mitigated and opportunities will be capitalised upon though.

couple of things srilanka could have done differently versus Australia today

  1. Australia had decent set of bowlers bowling when sangakara and mahela were bowling.  They were missing up the deliveries nicely and varying the pace.  More importantly they were bowling to fields and wanted the batsmen to take risks in uncovered areas in the field.  Did srilanka pose nice questions?  There were not many.  Australians weren't challenged much.
  2. Required run rate was 10 however the current kept falling to 6 from previous heights.  From the time Dilshan got out to the time sangakara was caught,  the run rate kept falling down. Being steady is important but more important while chasing big totals is to score at rate relevant for target and not allow the pressure to creep in.  Anchors at two ends is not required.  Chandimal or angel could have been promoted early at one end.
  3. Srilanka bowling was clueless when maxwell started toting With it.  Looking back they didn't have many bowling options honestly.