Sunday, September 25, 2005
A Terrible week !
Here's the contest! Who screwed up the most in India last week? Afterall there seems to be a widespread urge to screw up! The week began with Advani announcing his decision to quit. While a change of leadership is not unwelcome for the badly bruised party, should it so publicly dance to the diktats from Nagpur? India needs a confident right wing nationalist party and it will be a shame if the BJP lowers its profile any further. Lets for a start have a younger leader take over as President instead of non-entities like Joshi or Apte. So how much money did you lose last week in the stock markets. Honestly I want to know how credible are the Indian stock exchanges. Is Mumbai any better than Karachi? A pakistani cricket commentator recently quipped that since Pakistan had won some match that day, the Stock markets were bound to rise the next day! Why would the government question market credibility every time there is a surge? What are the market regulators doing? Is it not their job to get rid of speculators instead of the politicians and the taxmen? Ok how many more should we get rid of the Indian cricket team...Zaheer, Lakshman, Saurav...who's next? The truth is Greg Chappell is immature and arrogant! Not the ideal characteristics for a coach. Agreed that Ganguly is past his prime and abrasive enough to disclose dressing room discussions. Time for him to say farewell. But how long has Chappell been the coach of India and how many controversies have we had? Why he is dishing out threats all the time, that he has identified the team of World Cup 2007 and everybody else should pack their bags. Why are we having selectors by the way? Whoever may have been right or wrong, it would be sad if Ganguly were to exit in disgrace because of the impatience of this arrogant Australian. Alright how long will this BCCI AGM soap opera continue? Which party will win the election? Congress, BJP or the NCP? Yeah I mean the BCCI elections!! And finally, how low can we go than voting in favor of the EU resolution on IAEA to refer Iran to the Security Council? Even Musharaff had the gal to critisize US last week. Worse 12 countries in the 35 member forum abstained from voting and one voted against. Will our abstaining costed us our much coveted nuclear deal with US? Has our so called "principled stand" on nuclear issues evaporated at the mere sight of some bones dangled out from Washington. Is some un-educated brawl by a US Congressman enough to bring us to our knees? First the Gas Pipleline, next the "Give Musharaff something to take home" nonsense and now this. I wouldn't be surprised if United States asks India to increase retail oil prices in the near future and we duly oblige them. Well that won't be bad actually!!