Monday, February 23, 2015

Mel-Bourne Supremacy


ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
ICC 2015 World Cup
India versus South Africa was the much awaited match of the 2015 world cup. The reason was obvious it was the clash of the titans or the battle Royale, a battle between two formidable teams, the favorites to win this edition of world cup. The match was publicized as the fight between the Proteas feisty bowlers and one of the strongest batting lineup of team India. The clash was expected to be a humdinger of a match, but it turned out to be a damp squib. The Proteas had no match to the clinical performance by the men in blue. The Proteas folded to a meager total of 177 as against 307 posted by the Indians. The India vs. South Africa scorecard was not something a South African fan would enjoy. The chokers tag associated with them raised the ugly head again.
The Virat Step 
The men in blue are on a roll with two thumping wins over arch rivals Pakistan and the Proteas. What stands out is the way Indians worked clinically to run through the opposition. Thorough professionalism, the trait is very rarely associated with the Indian cricket team, but with the recent wins the detractors had to bite the humble pie. After a long time, impeccable planning and implementation is for everyone to see in Indian cricket team. Suddenly having a battery of coaches, managers, support staff has gained significance and justified. The Virat (Huge) steps the team has taken will surely help them reach the Shikhar (Zenith) and make them Ajinkya (Invincible). The highlight of the India vs. south Africa match were, vaunted performance by Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane and the bowlers who were considered a weak link in the famed line up. The South Africans lost their way in the first 20 overs or so when the Indian top order paid no respect to the famed Proteas bowling, and scored at will.
The Sea of Blue
The big Sunday match between South Africa and India which was played at MCG on 22nd Feb witnessed a sea of blue. More than 80 thousand fans supporting the Indian team engulfed the arena, waving the Indian flags and cheering the team vociferously. Small pockets of the Proteas supporters wearing the green jersey were in no competition to the huge gathering of blue jerseys. Was it Melbourne Cricket Ground or Mumbai Cricket Ground (MCG), many commented.  The “Bharat Army” the Indian answer to English Barmy Army was in full swing shouting, cheering the Indian team. They wore Indian flag on their cheeks, hands, head, and shirts and flaunted their painted faces and their head gears (Pheta, Pagadi). To see Indian tri-color flutter high and handsome, brought tears to many eyes. The sea of blue is omnipresent and is seen in every cricket stadium across the globe. Believe me their presence in such huge numbers would intimidate any opposition.
India vs. S Africa: India break a World Cup jinx
Besides being one of the most sought after match for various reasons, for the men in blue it was the time to settle scores with the Proteas. Proteas had cent percent success rate against the Indians in the world cup encounters. They lead 3 – nil until the Sunday match. This was something which was playing on their minds and they had to better the result which they did emphatically on Sunday. In doing so they have sent warning signals to other teams. So far the famed batting line up has come good, in fact good bowling performance has been the revelation. It’s too early though to jump the bandwagon and declare the team the winner. The men in blue has taken special liking to the green jerseys, first it was Pakistan and more recently South Africa. It’s time to bleed blue, every Indian fan must be wishing this purple or more appropriately the BLUE patch continues and we retain the world cup. 
Men In Blue On A Roll
Men in Blue On A Roll

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Kejriwal Tsunami Stops The Modi Wave

David has once again defeated the Goliath. The broom has singlehandedly achieved a clean sweep in this high profile Delhi assembly elections 2015. The broom Tsunami or the broom asthra decimated everyone and everything that came in its way... What a resounding win for Aam Aadmi Party who once again proved, you don’t need muscle or money power to be part of mainstream politics and to win. A party which bursted on the political scene only in recent past is proving to be an Achilles heel for many veteran politicians. The fact that it won more than 90% of seats defeating the omnipotent parties like Congress and BJP says it all. Congresses horrendous performance yet again was a foregone conclusion, but for BJP it is a major setback which was riding on the Modi wave for last 14 months. All credit goes to the Aam Aadmi Party members and their Magsaysay awardee leader Mr. Arvind Kejriwal aka Muffler Man The innocuous Aam Aadmi party symbol, the broom has struck a fatal blow annihilating the opposition. With this unprecedented win, the Kejriwal Juggernaut has bulldozed the mighty leaving behind nothing. They have pulverized the opponents won’t be an understatement. The broom slinging party workers doing a jig after their emphatic win was an eye pleaser. Kudos to the underdogs.

Muffler Man Returns
Muffler Man Strikes Again
What brought them so much success is something to look upon
  • Non-corrupt, sincere, hardworking are some of the virtues, principles of the party.
  • Their reach at the grass root level and being able to articulate their agenda proved decisive in their favor.
  • Their endeavor to assuage the misery in common man’s life gave them an upper hand.
  • Condescending behavior towards them by the opponents was a blessing in disguise for them.
  • Arrogance, highhandedness and the swagger of the opponents led to their downfall giving the AAP a clear edge.
  • Anti-Incumbency and a desperation for a change in people’s mind gave AAP the winner's trophy. 
Wanting to do something selflessly for the country is a rarity when it comes to the politicians. The Aam Aadmi Party members are a rare breed of politicians. In fact the genesis of the party is based on the principles of country before self, and to bring in positive change in the life of a common man who is engulfed by misery and despondency.
Aaam Admi Party Juggernaut Stalls The Modi Wave
The New Age Wall
Just few years back Aam Aadmi Party made a grand entry into politics ascending the Delhi CM post, a rare glimpse of success attributed to a fledgling party. They appealed to the people of India to give them the opportunity to be in power and they would in return make corruption a thing of past. This promise from someone who had a clean slate in terms of corruption or any wrong doing was upheld by the people of Delhi. This was a dream come true for not only the party who had no money, muscle power or for that matter experience in taking the big bulls by the horn, but even the Aam Aadmi the common man. This victory of Aam Aadmi Party heralded a new wave of politics which gave confidence, strength to the common man who wanted to enter politics and serve the nation. AAPs stint at the helm of Delhi government was short lived (49 days) when they took to anarchy as their way of protests. In fact this victory of theirs in Assembly polls in Delhi 1.5 years back buoyed them to look beyond, at the national level, which was a big blunder that the committed. The alacrity in relinquishing the power in Delhi brought them bad publicity and lowered their stature in the eyes of the same people who took a brave decision in voting them to the power. With Modi wave in 2014 Lok sabha elections the Aam Aadmi Party went into obscurity having fared badly. Since then until few months back they were termed the pariahs, anarchist, and what not by their adversaries. They had the last laugh though.
Aam Aadmi Party And The Broom Asthra
Aam Aadmi Party & It's Broom-Asthra
With the current mandate to Aam Aadmi Party, they have literally traversed the path from Nadir to Zenith in a very short time. Destiny has bestowed upon them one more chance to prove that their victory is not a flash in the pan, and that they are a formidable unit capable of toppling the veterans. The no one’s (Aam Aadmi) from the party have flattened the ego of many a veterans who thought they were invincible. In many ways this Delhi Assembly elections of 2015 has ringed a wake-up call for BJP. A tally of 3 seats out of 70 has jolted the BJP top brass who must do serious soul searching now or ignore this massive defeat at their own perils. Congress is moving from bad to worst and if this continues the oldest party in India would cease to exist. Aam Aadmi Party has inflicted enough wounds onto their opponents which can have greater ramifications in years to come. With clear majority to the AAP, they have their task cut out. They will have to do everything possible to do justice to the promises made to the people of Delhi. The rhetoric now needs to convert into actions. In doing so they have a mountain to climb and surmount. For now they can soak into the euphoria before getting into serious business. Truly an inspiring victory by the Aam Aadmi Party which would go down into annals of Indian political history, to be written in gold. AAP Aye Bahar Aayi

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