Tuesday, March 25, 2008

China would have been very happy listening...

It is about Tibet again.

With all the agitation and the protests happening around Tibet issue, the way the Chinese are handling it and the Olympics, every news channel / paper / magazine is clamouring for their bit of breaking news.

The latest to break this fantastic news is an FM radio in Dubai. The news...

"The Olympic flame would do its round of 20 countries including Tibet before it makes its way to China, the hosts of this years games."

The Tibetian' would certainly have been very happy listening, I am not sure what the Politburo's reaction would have been.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

The best way to insult a sportsperson

Kudos to this Indian news channel, they have perfected the art of insulting sportsmen / women by their reporting. The latest is to insult Dhyan Chand, the greatest hockey wizard the world has ever produced. So how did they manage insulting a hockey wizard who played in the 1900s?

I quote from the news channel' website "Jhansi, a city which has produced some of India's greatest hockey players including the Don Bradman of hockey, Dhyan Chand."

What a shame. When you report about hockey in India, you shed crocodile tears about the state of the game and then analogize the best of hockey players the world has produced to someone who played the game that is killing hockey. I am not refuting the fact that Sir Donald Bradman was a great cricket player, what I am pissed is about the analogy.

And this is not the first time this great news channel with Padmashree news reporters is insulting a sportsperson. They have done it for Saina Nehwal, an Indian badminton player who trains under the great Gopi Chand (the only Indian player who never wanted to make that extra advertising buck even after becoming a big sports personality). In one of their bulletins after Sania Nehwal won the Philippines open in 2006, they hailed her as the next best thing from the state of Sania Mirza.

What a joke!! (1) She is actually a Haryanvi who trains with Gopi in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (2) Sania Mirza has never (at least till date) won any major titles (3) Sania Mirza's family doesn't own Andhra Pradesh (that is the history I know!!)

I am sure this news channel would never realize what they are doing, for they are supposedly the leading Indian news channel. And most importantly a channel whose reporters (who are supposed to be neutral entities) accept favours from the Indian political masters in the form of awards.

Long live morality!! Long live their reporting skills!! Long live such stories they report!!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Answer - Cricket Trivia

Whoa... What an overwhelming response, thanx a ton for those 91 pageviews and the 61 unique visitors (among which, one was me. And I was responsible for about 12 page views!!). Ironic none complied to the call for action, to reply to the question. Thanx a ton again for all you guys gals who came here to see the question and apologies for posting the answer late...

The question asked was...

Matthew Hayden called Harbajan Singh an obnoxious little weed.

What would he have called had it been Robin Uthappa or Sreesanth?

And the answer is...

Mouth Ki Saudagar

These two guys should be the official Spokespeople of the team. For, they just talk.. Oh, sorry it should be "They just blabber".

Ps: Breaking news today!! Uthappa can't wait to play test cricket.