sand's view on everything sane insane in india

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Sunday, February 19, 2006

Plz Mind Some cash For Tennis Sir

During Lunch break of Final ODI the Chief of Hutch India was talking to Arun lal on how happy he was to be associated with cricket ,cricket is religion etc etc , well i know i am sounding rude here and its free market economy anybody can sponsor anything , but how about some cash for tennis or bangalore open then perhaps the linesman would have been more committed to do better job (thats no excuse for the continued poor performance) the extra cash would have had some more clean water for support staff etc etc , and i know i am getting unpopular but It was PCB that made the buck out of hutch ..... not much revenue will come to BCCI from this series atleast, to develop cricket at the grassroot in india, so that indian cricket develops so indian company funded the whole show which of course thankfully was won by indian team (after karachi test performace welcome relief) didnt Mr CEO Hutch think on my lines i dont think he did ... and mind you Tennis is somewhat Up market sport ... and even here mobile company will care not for it then imagine lets say Kabbadi's fate ...no wonder every cricket board from australia to zimbabwe or bangladesh wants to host india coz there even in england or austrlia corporates cant put all eggs in one basket i.e cricket there is only one sport in india whether you like it or not and its quite sad ...

Friday, February 17, 2006

traffic jam's

Traffic jams's are most common in bangalore more than perhaps more than any where in India yet today is was because of other reasons apart from usual reasons with two events one the Art of Living holding a convention in jakur so all roads leading in direction of bellary road got jammed ... and in shivajinagar there was massive protest against Denmark, yeah in shivajinagar so much so that bus stand was evacuated ohh god in god's name today bangalore traffic went crazy only inside the cubbon park area finally it was a differerent world as usual the park was quite calm and quite a few couples trying to perhaps catch up some lost time ..... and of course inside tennis centre woman hitting tennis balls with lots of power ... and some music being played outside in the carnival . God what do we do with this traffic ....

Dignity of labour

First there was a shrill but now it has got more apparent such that it has attracted comments in the press .I am talking about the quality of linespersons in WTA Bangalore open and I think I know the reason for it. I am not going take names here but an acquaintance I know, a lovely person no doubt, with very good intentions I must say, To add his bit to make the tournament a success went around asking for persons who would volunteer to be linesperson's and of course it was selection based you had to get selected rather qualify and pass the test and get remuneration for week’s job but I guess commitment and dignity of labour is something that’s not natural to us .For quite of few weeks before the tournament everyone thought it was as easy job just shout out and raise your arms when ball crosses the tramlines in singles and out of court in doubles then many failed in test realizing that you needed to be on the job for long time (an hour in match conditions)crouching and then standing up and doing it over and over again and many realized its not job you wanted to do .Then those who were left have now began to falter and this tournament unlike Grand Slams or other Hi Fi tournaments I guess cant employ professional’s due to lack of funds perhaps I hope they now realize that people remember the mistakes only much like Umpiring in cricket or any other sport for that matter as it looks glaring they might say that its couple of poor calls per match but in this level of tennis that quite bad... i suppose everyone needs to realize the importance of dignity of labour being linesman can lead you to go up later in value chain if you are good enough to travel abroad etc... but that aside if you take up a job you need to show commitment towards it…..only when everyone plays their part to perfection does the final act come good and after all your country's reputation is at stake