March 19th, 2009

India is gearing up for its next election. Politics have stared seeping in to the main-stream and people are poised to take a stance. Of course like ever, they are confused. Unfortunately, Indian people seldom had choices. They got used to elect a lesser evil always.

I am no expert on general political scenario, but can at least identify a leader, which the ‘normal’ voter always failed to do so. In my home state of AP, I guess this elections will not only be historical but, will remain as the worst ever. The ruling party has amassed huge piles of cash by looting pubic money all these days is the most corrupt, un-ethical and rowdy party which has ever ruled the state. Unlike Mahabharata where the blind king Dhrutarashtra ignored the state’s harmony for his love towards his pride son, the current king (CM) is not blind and is certainly no Dhrutarashtra. I am afraid that this father-son duo cannot even be compared with Duryodhan as I would choose a trillion Duryodhans over this one CM. Their numero uno ambition of conglomerating resources as their empires and businesses has left the state with minimal resources and strapped wealth. If ever justice can be heard I can bet that this duo will be sentenced to a billion gas chambers and a trillion hangings. If people bring them back to power they can be rest assured; Andhra Pradesh will be renamed to Rajiv Pradesh and there is only one owner for all the land.

On the other side we have TDP, who I should say have some credibility based on their past. However, their new agenda of mixing up TRS makes them equally demon. TRS leader CSR is a broker, pimp and a terrorist. Their Telengana agenda is as clean as Musi River. He gives a shit to the ideology of a sperate state and all he bothers is to become a CM for something, even if it is one small gully. If TDP is like adultrated milk, TRS is poison.

The third front is PRP headed by the charismatic(non) leader Chiranjeevi. He started the party with an agenda to be clean and fight for social justice and there was nothing wrong until he realized that politics in India means goondgiri, bashing, rhetoric, empty promises and power gained by fear. Slowly but visibly, more and more murks have entered its party cadre and they are not only tainted but well known goondas.

Last but definitely least is Lok Satta headed by a ideological brain, JPN. He is straight, clear and a wit. But, alas these words are antonyms for politics and I do not see any future.

The conclusive voice of the lot are the the famously ignorant voters. They have successfully digged their own graves from decades and no one can stop them from doing so this time either. People who think doesn’t vote.

So we get to witness the largest Demo(n)cracy going for elections again. Trust me, it is better than any soap, any broadway, any tony, any golden globe.

The train and the coins

March 12th, 2009

The train is approaching and the good old copper coin is on the tracks. The coin has two fates. Get crushed under those hot iron wheels or simply fall off to a side. In my view the first option is better. The coin becomes flat, bigger and the shine of copper comes out, crystal clear. The coin is new having learnt a lesson to survive and come out bright.

Teams playing with India had similar fates recently. And, New Zealand is no exception. Before this series even began, before we (our cricket frenzy group of nerds) even analyzed the last Indian season with the birds, my prediction of the series was simple, a plain white-wash. I am a hard core Indian Team fan I agree, but my talk is not baseless. Having playing the game and watching it for this long, I have at least developed some skills. When a team searches for what they ‘believe’ in, they will find the truth. Buddha did it before and we are doing it now. Loving your goal is more important than reaching there. Once you do that, you will see several roads leading to it. Indian team is exactly going through that phase and they will be victorious now and in the near future.

Past records are shadows and will not be seen in bright light specially if its right on your head.

The Indian train is on its tracks now. As long as they are on them, they would pass through all those coins and as I said before, some get brightened again, while others simple fall off. The track denotes the path to the goal, the speed of the train is its zeal to get there, the wheels are its foundation and the engine is their hard work. There is one man in the history of Cricket who is synonymous for one word, ‘complete’. If one can make Sachin’s life into a group of human beings, you get the current Indian Team.

The morale is not to show down the coin, in fact the coin is as important as the train. The coins are Resurrected and attain Renaissance and they elevate the strength of the train. And one day the God comes in front of the coin and say, you are the next train…

Long live cricket and all those who elevate the game to new levels.