Friday, October 16, 2009

How BCCI leading Indian Cricket to the Dogs....

Guys, before you read this visit : Legal notice by BCCI to TestFunda leads to abrupt end of fun contest about T20

TestFunda, a CAT preparatory site, which I used to visit, conducted competitions on their site during the major cricket tournament, giving away some prizes for people who could predict who would be the top player of the day.

Though, I never follow cricket much, and I used to play that only for time pass (I learned many cricketers names from this torment). I am sad that BCCI wanted to shut it down,

BCCI is earning what I guess in millions, I wonder why they are so bothered about a small competition taking place in a CAT prep website, I mean, it was just for fun. Kind of feel BCCI behaving like Microsoft when they took on Netscape, really, that got a hell lot of bad wishes to Microsoft.

I mean, BCCI is so rich, just cause of its Fans, and now if fans can't enjoy the matches where will they get their revenue from??

Wondered why Indian never won a World-Cup after 1983, this is the reason, BCCI instead of popularizing the game in India, goes after people who are doing it from them, Come on people who knew about Champions League??? Who watches those matches?? Almost all the teams are unrecognizable....

TestFunda has anyway got my sympathies, BCCI is just a greedy kid, and I think my views are echoed by a lot many users on TestFunda site, by reading the comment of their users.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Voting again!!!!

13th October, Elections Mumbai...

1st thought, Hey!! Its a holiday, surprised that my company declared today as a holiday, Last election we were working, I had gone to office after casting my vote, But heck today is a holiday.....   Yippee!! God bless Indian Democracy,

Reached my polling booth at about 7:30, Was one of the first to vote. We must have seen video grabs of long queues outside polling booths, right?? Well I didn't get one, are the long lines stage mannered or was it that people don't get up as early as 7:30 just to vote, Anyway am glad, I voted, and that too without waiting in a long queue. (No cameras to see me or take my interview while or after I voted :( )

The process was as smooth as the last time, reached there showed my passport as Identity proof, got my finger inked and voted.

But the process of finding out my candidates was difficult, in the last election (General Election 2009) I knew the background of all the candidates who were standing, but this time, I wasn't able to find the entire info online so easily as last time, I came to know the info about the candidates from the major Parties, but wasn't able to understand about the Independents, am not sure I made such a informed decision this time :(

But heck, its like choosing the lesser devil among the demons right, anyway I have made my VOTE, now its upto the rest of the people to go out and make the Indian Democracy work.

Jai Hind!!!!