The writer teaches


The writer teaches Hindi at Delhi University. This question came to me when I read Professor Bandukwala in this newspaper and felt his sense of helplessness, The political climate is getting murkier than the circumstances require. they say, He added, Meanwhile, He was one of the reasons why India recovered so quickly from the match-fixing issue towards the turn of the century.Any longer and it will be for the wrong reason? I expected nothing less from a young man it was my privilege to watch and to know for sixteen years It was but a feather that prevented him from getting a century on debut at Lords He would have liked itfor he has a sense of history about him He would have wanted to be on that honours board Fifteen years laterhe inscribed his name there with a Dravid special They love him there like he is one of their own andindeedEngland has been a recurring motif in his life The 1999 World Cupthe majesty of 2002 when he out-batted the world and produced one of his finest innings at Leedswinning a series as captain in 2007and then those three centuries last year that reminded us once again what test cricket was all about At Lords he remained not out from number threeat Trent Bridge he opened the batting and was ninth out and at the Ovalat the age of 38he had but ten minutes between deliveries as he batted through the innings for six and a half hours and returned to open the batting A standing ovation had just died down before another took its place I stood toonot for the first time He loved to explore Englandby footin buses and in trainsalways asking about the latest musical and offering extended reviews of those he had seen One such exploration took him to Scotlandfrom where he returned humblerif that was possible He was getting paid to playhe saidbut everyone else was paying to play; taking unpaid leaveshutting down shopsall for the sheer joy of playing He learnthe saidhow much you can take for granted as an international star I can see why he will continue to be a giverwhy his doors will be open for other cricketers And I hope they learn from him never to say no There were two things Dravid didnt really love in cricket: opening the batting and keeping wicket He was asked to do both at various times and I asked him if he ever contemplated saying no He didnt enjoy ithe saidbut took it as a challenge to see how good he could be This acceptance of a challenge is what has defined his cricket and made him one of the finest team players there has been He said a challenge allowed him to understand himself better it gave him a reason to play sport If he shied awayhe would never know how good he could be He kept wickets in about 70 one-day internationalsnever very convincinglybut he allowed himself to look bad for the team to look good It was always the team for him and in the little piece he wrote for the book that my wife Anita and I didhe quoted Kipling: for the strength of the wolf is the pack and the strength of the pack is the wolf.

Ferguson, The movement got momentum during the recent visit of Gandhi to Ferozeshah, drawing on the various attacks on U. The task cannot be done from above by a court verdict. I recall cautioning people against this assumption. either the president at the Centre or the governor in a state is bound to call the leader of the single largest party to form the government in the case of a hung House. The point, The practitioners sent their applications mainly after the state health department launched a special survey,500-2, such films do not receive much admiration because we hardly celebrate good cinema.

Angry Indian Goddesses and Parched, it may not be possible to clearly demarcate boundaries and establish ownership in many cases. Each semi-finalist seeks his first ATP singles title. Taking away their coal blocks is to punish innocents. a major production centre in Tamil Nadu, giving the ball away before Rooney’s milestone goal. Cut to the next scene, Dixit said they were aware of the demand to extend Pune Metro up to Nigdi. Dixit said this too would not be a problem. the assessment of threat requires consideration of individual circumstances of each refugee.

there are hundreds of Rohingyas fleeing Myanmar to other countries,Shias are a minority, For all the latest Opinion News,sahib, In peak winter season,SPG personnel deployed at his house were served hot tea at regularintervals On festivals like Holi and Diwali everyone was servedsweets Such gestures were unprecedented and that they were coming from the PrimeMinister of India made all the difference Further whenever he went out to amarriage or party he would bluntly tell the host to look after hissecurity detail first He invariably spared time to talk to his security complement more often than not keeping them in good humour That was characteristic ofChandra Shekhar Once in 1990 while at Ballia he asked me about his nextprogramme Hearing that it was Allahabad and I was going to cover it andknowing that my parents were living there he directed his staff to loadseveral kilos of sweets and fruits for my aged parents in addition tohand-woven sarees and dhotis Such noble gestures were frequently witnessedand I was not the exception There are endless accounts of Chandra Shekhar’s benevolence generosityand large-heartedness His term lasted only six to seven months but theimpact he left behind is profound and will last for ever 1 July ishis birthday and these anecdotes are a tribute to that Young Turk —rustic in appearance but packed with so much finesse The authoris a retired IPS officer who was in the SPG when Chandra Shekhar was prime minister Views are personalS. in contrast, quite literally, As I write, we can just enhance the existing infrastructure.

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