Is Cricket a balm for India?

Well, I am not here to write about IPL (Indian Premier League) history, statistics or any such information which is easily available. Rather, I thought to write some of my thoughts about IPL and recently concluded Cricket World Cup 2011. I felt that this World Cup & IPL – 2011 has been a great showcase of our capability to host a World Class event. The utter failure of India in CWG last year which was filled with more records of scams and corruptions than sports record has been more or less wiped out from the mind of we Indian in particular and world in general and to add ‘icing on the cake’ India won the CWC 2011 in a very healthy way. I wish the petty politicians would have given some respect to the sporting spirit and not made CWG a money laundering event.

The cricket WC victory was really special and its euphoria made us think more in a positive way. One of the effect which I felt was the Lokpal Bill, the fasting of Anna Hazare really culminated into a social movement throughout India and people from all walk of life were united to support him. For the first time in recent history, I have seen Indian politicians giving in to a non-violent demand.

Anyway, the point which I felt that ‘is cricket a balm for India’ looks true to me, Whats your say?

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Another Acendote

In last few months I have been keenly observing my daughter, my bitta, grow from an baby who was not even able to roll on the bed to a naughty little baby who will pull my hair and poke my nose when I am trying to sleep. Well, she loves to play and wants to go out for a walk any time of the day.  A couple of months back, I taught bitta to climb up and down onto a small box, which she quickly mastered and last few days she has been constantly trying to get down from the bed which may be one foot or so higher then the box. She has been successful many times and many times she has failed and hurt herself but whenever she lands on the ground successfully she is very happy and giggles a lot.

These attempts and their result make me think  that we adult have forgotten a lot of good habits our younger life. We are more calculative in taking any risk, we want to stick to old successful strategies in life, we don’t celebrate the success but rather cry over small failures. May be nature has made the concept of parenting in only intellectual animal (human) so that they can rediscover the smaller and beautiful thing in the life back again.

The blog’s introspection

Warning: This blog post is total rambling, please read at your own risk.

Of late, I have been just too busy with too many mundane things and have not posted for months altogether before the last two posts. When I opened this blog in the browser yesterday to check to check my photo entry, it struck in my mind what am I contributing via this blog. Is it any intellectual thoughts or any new creative techniques or any art work or any new news from IT world or a new food recipe or a new technique to do some experiment at home or a new perspective to existing problem or anything which will be credited and I found that I don’t plan to do anything like this. I just wanted to write something because so many other people write. This thought caused a revelation and it come to my mind that every experience, good or bad, which I get in life is always a lesson and I should always remember the crux. So, I write this blog now only for myself. It doesn’t mean that you are unwanted. In fact, you are most welcome to share your thoughts on the same. There are so many things happening in life right now, 3 years back I got married, last year we had a lovely daughter, priorities have changed from me to my daughter, the job is more demanding, my daughter wants attention all the time (not that I am complaining), purchased a car recently and learned to drive it. I am now in my early thirties and slowly but surely the aging has started. Things which may look small but will make a large impact when combined with other things happening with me. Each of these teach something and I need to remember all these goods and bads for my sake. So, I will write.

The other thought which come to me why write here on a new blog, when I had a blog on blogger.com – http://www.shivkumar.co.cc, well I have thought about it, I feel that what I express or re-express (as in retweet) should be my intellectual property. As per blogger.com T&C whatever is posted on blogger website become property of Google. So, I had to move my blog somewhere. After some thought, I decided it is best to host using Open Source Blogging Software WordPress on some free hosting. So I ended up with this blog…

Anyway coming back to the point “Blogs Introspection” – I feel that the blog may be yet another very ordinary member in the huge jungle of blog but this blog is very special to me and I promise myself to add some worthy content to it so which will make this blog worth itself.