Tuesday 19 October 2010

Inspirational winners who won even after losing

1.  Olympics is a lifetime event. Lawrence Lemieux stopped racing in a yacht race to help a fellow competitor who was in trouble. The whole world was watching. His priority of safety for other people's lives was greater than his desire to win. Even though he did not win the race, he was a winner. He was honored by kings and queens all over the world because he kept the spirit of the Olympics alive.

2.   It's story about Reuben Gonzales when he was in the final match of the racquetball tournament. This was an important event and he was playing for the world title. In the final game at match point, Gonzales played a super shot to save point. The referee and the linesman both confirmed that the shot was good and he was declared the winner,but Gonzales, after a little pause and hesitation, turned back to shake his opponent's hand and said, "The shot was faulty." As a result, he lost the serve and eventually, lost the match.Everyone was stunned. Who could imagine that a player with everything officially in his favor, with winning in his pocket, would disqualify himself and lose. When asked why he did it, Gonzales replied, "It was the only thing to do in order to maintain my integrity." He lost the match, yet he was a winner.

Monday 4 October 2010

Do you know Dr. Abdul Kalam Azad?

I must say Suresh Kalmadi either has great general knowledge or a great power especially provided to him by almighty God and that power is to give birth to a new legend of India called Dr. Abdul Kalam Azad .Last night during Common wealth games 2010 opening ceremony at commencement of his speech he said Honorable Ex-President of India Dr. Abdul Kalam Azad….  Do anyone of you know who this man is whom Kalmadi thanked. I think he blended names of two legends of India, first Maulana Abul Kalam Azad and second Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam. This is problem with incompetent Babus and politicians of India. The general knowledge of these people is much lesser than a class 8th student. I can guarantee if we take a G.K test of politicians, we will get many more funny surprises.
                               How can one make such a colossal mistake during such a grand show which was being telecasted in more than 120 countries? I am sure very few people in India who were watching the show and who do understand English, might have taken cognizance of this mistake of Kalmadi. I wonder what might have been reaction of our Missile Man and Ex-President Dr.  Kalam.  He is such a nice personality but if someone refer to him with a wrong name at such big moment, he too might feel sad. Wish that fucking guy called Kalmadi issue a public apology to our Ex-President Dr. Kalam for mistake he committed in opening ceremony.

Other than this I really liked everything in CWG ceremony. Great blend of ancient India and modern India, great creativity. That Mehndi show, Yoga show, Gandhi G’s depiction, A. R Rahman show and that little Keshav show were great. Thanks to Prasun Joshi, Shyam Benegal, and all those volunteers who made possible the last night show and who didn’t charge a penny for their efforts.