Sunday, June 2, 2013

Indian Cricket; Churchill was Right even about it.

Indian Cricket; Churchill was Right even about it.
The cancer of corruption, asatyamev jayate, boorishness, brashness and total disregard for the rule of law and treating the masses /the electorate like cattle has entered so deeply into India body, political, corporate and all sectors that the body has become a corpse.
Students of history can find the current rule of the elected and electable in India similar to the rule of Tyrants in the Greek history.
Our so called leadership is proving Winston Churchill's prognostications right every day again and again .If there are exceptions they only prove the rule.
Here is an example from cricket, a complex game and hence opium like religion of the Indian masses .When matches are telecast, the viewer is ignored and shabbily treated .All the money which ad coos pay to BCCI/IPL is added to the cost of products masses buy. There is no one to look after the interests of the consumers.
Having spent out of my last 50 years , 33 years abroad , no where the advertisements , mostly silly and idiotic crowd out telecast time  so this extent as in India. I have also authored nearly 500 articles/blogs on international affairs , translated into dozen major languages of the world .
Churchill had this to say during the debate in British Parliament on the grant of independence to India in 1947. "Liberty is man's birth right. However to give the reins of government to Congress at the juncture, is to hand over the destiny of hungry millions into the hands of rascals, rogues and freebooters. Not a bottle of water or a loaf of bread shall escape taxation; only the air will be free and the blood of these hungry millions will be on the head of Mr. Atlee. India will be lost in political squabbles...It will take a thousand years for them to enter the periphery of philosophy or politics. Today, we hand over the reins of government to men of straw of whom no trace will be found after a few years."
K Gajendra Singh 2 June, 2013. 

K Gajendra Singh served as ambassador of India to Turkey and Azerbaijan from August 1992 to April 1996. Prior to that, he was ambassador to Jordan, Romania and Senegal. Apart from postings in Dakar, Paris, Bucharest , the author spent his diplomatic career in North Africa , Middle east and Turkic countries ( ten years in Turkey in two tenures ).He spent 1976 with National Defence college , New Delhi , established the Foreign Service Institute for training of diplomats ( 1987-89), was chairman / managing director of IDPL , India's largest Drugs and Pharmaceuticals company ( 1985  and 1986 ) and while posted at Amman( 1989-92) evacuated nearly 140,000 Indian nationals who had come from Kuwait. He is currently chairman of the Foundation for Indo-Turkic Studies 

Nobody asked me to resign: Srinivasan

2 June,2013
"I will not discharge my duty till the probe is completed. In the meanwhile... the Board asked Mr. Dalmiya to take care of the things"
He might have stepped aside but BCCI President N. Srinivasan remained a combative man after the Board's Emergent Working Committee Meeting, insisting that not a single member asked him to resign during the "smooth" discussion in Chennai on Sunday.
"After discussions, I announced I will not discharge my duty till the probe is completed. In the meanwhile, because the Board has to function, the Board asked Mr. (Jagmohan) Dalmiya to take care of the things," said a composed Mr. Srinivasan after the meeting.
Asked if any member of the Board asked him to step down, Mr. Srinivasan said, "No, nobody."
Mr. Srinivasan was expected to put in his papers during the meeting on Sunday after his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested for alleged involvement in betting. Mr. Srinivasan's company India Cements owns Chennai Super Kings.
But at the meeting today, Mr. Srinivasan merely stepped aside and the day-to-day functioning of the BCCI was handed over to Mr. Dalmiya.
The pressure on Mr. Srinivasan had mounted last night after three top Board officials — Treasurer Ajay Shirke, Secretary Sanjay Jagdale and IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla — resigned.
"All of us requested Mr. Jagdale and Mr. Shirke to continue so that there is continuity. They said they will come back tomorrow," said Mr. Srinivasan.
Mr. Srinivasan also rebutted Board member I.S. Bindra's assertion that he was the only one to seek the Chennai strongman's resignation.
"At the meeting, Mr. Bindra did not ask me to resign. He did not say that. It was a smooth meeting, there was no acrimony. Members appreciated the tests that are there ahead for the BCCI," he said.
Mr. Srinivasan refused to react to Mr. Shirke's assertion that he would not be coming back as treasurer.
"I do not want to respond to Shirke. It was a unanimous decision to have Shirke and Jagdale back. Shirke is my best friend. He and Jagdale, they will come back tomorrow," he said.
"I will not discharge my duties till the probe is completed. There is no charge against me," he added.
Asked what exactly would be Mr. Dalmiya's status in the Board, Mr. Srinivasan said, "This is an internal matter on how the board arranges itself. Mr. Dalmiya is very experienced. Within the framework of the rules of the Board, it can be managed."
On whether the BCCI probe into the betting allegations against Mr. Meiyappan would be fair given his refusal to resign, Mr. Srinivasan said, "I am not going to discharge my functions. Why should I answer if the probe will be fair? This is an unfair question."
"Not a single person in the meeting challenged the decision. I have already communicated this was a smooth meeting. Going on and on about who said what is just repeating ourselves," he added.