A spot on a happy lot

UPA, S, M n all must be quietly happy that Srini is in a spot now over IPL spot fixing. This respite from having to fend off scam and scandal related questions and accusations must seem like a godsend to them. But their happiness may not last long. With IPL over, not many would be interested in a follow up on the spot scandals when more mega scandals are bound to be coming out.

But let’s talk about you and me. Many like me don’t understand how come there is a almost unanimous demand for BCCI’s boss’ resignation and how come all except the BJP are silent on resignation of MM when much much bigger scandals happened under his watch.


Good Morning!

Tuesday morning.  Eager I was for a short run after the Sunday’s half marathon, I headed out on the road. I must thank Guss, our Leap of Faith coach, for introducing this idea of a ‘recovery’ run. For end of May, it wasn’t bad. The roads Imagewere still filling in, the Sun was still benign, and it was cool in the shaded lanes between the Ferguson Road and the J M Road. The Sunday run had turned out to be more difficult than I had thought and more difficult than the timing of 2 hr 43 min would suggest. I wanted to have a chat with my body. What better way than to let it take a lead and to follow what it was doing? Only thing I did was to get into a good running form and keep checking it. It was a smooth and relaxing run of thirty minutes. For the first time, I sensed that I ran real recovery run.  I finished the run with a chai at tapri.

When I left for work, I was just happy. It really was a good morning!

Fixing Laws of Life (in India)

Now there is going to be spot-fixing (anti) law. We Indian love our laws don’t we? 

To quote from this article

“There are more than a 1,000 Central laws and over 15,000 state laws. The problem lies with our law-making process, which is ad hoc in nature”  

We also love to break them. So, the more laws we have the more we get to break them!

That’s why the UPA government thinks it is good vote catching tactic.

From a lay person’s point of view when a player, umpire, or a cricketing official agrees to do anything to suit a betting position it amounts to cheating. Section 420 should take of that. 

But why take away the sheer fun of law making?