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Posted April 20, 2011 by aropkp in Uncategorized

The Tale of Two Balls   2 comments

Disclosure: I certainly have no abstracts taken from the book “The Tale of Two Cities”, neither have any essence that could be interpreted by my readers.

The Tale of Two Balls is a true story that most of us are aware of, when it comes to be an Indian. So what do you think am I referring to? For those who guessed it right or still wondering here is the answer.

I’m referring to a religion vs the one that is supposed to be the national sport of our country. I’m sure you have guessed it right by now, Cricket and Hockey.

If we all remember the strike and the outrage that was covered by the media, where Hockey players protested for being treated as outcasts in the glory of a nation where Cricket has become a religion and where the BCCI (the richest cricketing board) still makes a huge amount of money. So where do you think the blame is, the media, the people running it or the people playing it.

In both the form of sports they all have given more than it takes. Before we try to make any sort of judgement, let’s rewind and check for few facts.

India won ICC World Cup twice 1983 and 2011, the Indian Women’s cricket team have also achieved a lot Runners up for 2005 World Cup and 3rd place during 1997, 2000 and 2009. Four time winners of Asia Cup i.e. 2004-2006 and 2008.

Compared to the hockey team which won its first Gold Medal in Olympics in the year 1928. From 1928 to 1956, the Indian men’s team remained unbeaten in the Olympics, garnering six gold medals in a row. The Indian team has won a total of eight gold, one silver and two bronze medals in Olympics. This was also the first nation that was a part of the International Hockey Federation, as a Non European Country. Not to forget the Indian Women’s Hockey team, which won 3 consecutive Gold Medals i.e. 2002 Commonwealth Games, 2003 Afro-Asian Games and 2004 Hockey Asia Cup. In 2009, India became the first winner of the women’s Champions Challenge II in hockey history after they defeated Belgium 6-3 in the final in Kazan, Russia. (*source WIKI)

Unparalleled to what could have happened, but given the fact that when Indian Hockey ruled and gave India a new face in the sports arena while Cricket was still in the state of infancy. But where are we now?

If we go around the issues covering the Indian Hockey, there are many. With not much of infrastructure to support and develop existing and new talent. Lack of sponsorship and investments making it hard for them to scout for new talent. Though late, but I think people have soon come to realize it. With the players venting out their frustration and Indian’s coming ahead to support a cause, we can expect a turn around. But will it continue or it will phase out with other events trying to steal the spot light.

Now both the sports have earned their name in this country, in fact I wonder how much of sponsorship comes by the Indian Hockey Association, that will help them to develop the team or find more talent in this country. I’m sure compared to Cricket it will be termed as Nickels and Dime.

Will time change the outlook or it will take more than time before the patience runs out.

It won’t be surprising, rather a fact that if we are able to generate and spend half the amount of revenues generated out of cricket on other games we can do wonder’s, because in a nation of millions there will be more than enough talent if we earnestly look for it.

Just added 2 new n classic   5 comments

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT – 1967

A classic movie and an oscar winner. Winner of 5 oscar including the best actor in lead role and best movie. With other 17 wins and 12 nominations that includes Grammy, BAFTA, Golden Globes USA….

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Posted March 21, 2011 by aropkp in Uncategorized

Been a while   3 comments

Hi to the readers who seldom find their search engines redirecting them to my blog page, and to those who know that it does exist in the e-world, and to my friends on blogger spot which seems to be attracting quite a traffic at a slow rate…;-) lol

The last blog posted was about 2 months and 20 days..ago

Many things have changed since then. While I try to shape and give a meaning to my life, which I have tried to do and hoping that I did some justice to all the attempts and would continue to do so. My inspiration or level of positivity seems to have casted the unfathomable smile for the things that tried to drag me down and around. But I assume it was good to know that such things coexist within each one of us and the sooner one realizes them it certainly would bring them closer to life i.e. appreciate things the way they are.

I have moved around a lot till I found a reason and place to settle down and try to do things that I always wanted to do. I think life has its own adventure, at least when given a chance by fate or by one’s own mistake, but it certainly a worthy ride to be on. How often we see things the way we want to and tend to ignore the reality or you often try to get things done over and over when they seem to fail each time…I think it was time and this time around… that things have slowly started to fall in place.

In the mean time I have done a few things like updating my blog page adding up few more things to it, learning guitar and reading books on photography. I think the latter two have actually caught on to me and I am happy…as it keeps me busy at times…

Life is beautiful and I’m living up to its very expectation and trying to share it with the most special person in my life.

SO BE IT….cARPE dIEM.

Posted March 15, 2011 by aropkp in FYI, Just a thought, Uncategorized

2010…via Facebook   Leave a comment

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Posted December 22, 2010 by aropkp in Uncategorized

For a cause…known and still forgotten   4 comments

This is a blog to create awareness and call for you help and active participation to make dreams come true. Yes a dream come true for few underprivileged children who still fight for their right of education. I still remember this hoarding which read out loud “We are poor and can’t get an education, but we will always be poor if don’t an education”. I am sure many people would have gracefully ignored it as it was no brand promotion ad with offers glued on it.

AWAAZ DO an initiative taken by UNICEF to ask the citizen of India to be that change. And it rightfully makes each and everyone aware that it’s now our opportunity to bring that change and make the difference. It’s trying to draw the attention of all the citizen towards “The Right to Education Act” or commonly known as the RTE Act.

In a country with the second largest population, also put forth a grave problem when it comes to the RTE for those 8 million children who still have not been privileged enough to enjoy this benefit. I am sure that most of would at least remember few clauses of the Indian Constitution that portrays our fundamental rights. So this also equally important to realize that this RTE act is also to protect the right of those 8 million children. As right to education is also one of the most important fundamental right.

The time is NOW! Make A Difference.
Stand up and make some noise! Join the Awaaz Do movement by signing up now for India’s children. Ask your friends to be a part of getting every single girl and boy into school. Do it now for India’s future.

Come forward and donate to UNICEF to help change 8 million lives.

Spread the word to your family and friends. You can SMS, e-mail or just talk to them and ask them to speak up and raise their voice for children. One voice can make a difference and together we can help change the future of 8 million children. The time to begin is NOW!

Few feasible and recommended steps by UNICEF:

Find a school near you and make a visit. Check if the school has:
• Separate toilets for boys and girls.
• Drinking water and places for students to wash their hands with soap.
• Playgrounds for playing sports and having fun.
• A school library for students and their teachers.
• Mid-day meals for children.

You can meet the school head, teachers, community members and even the parents of children enrolled there and talk to them about the RTE Act. Let them know about the highlights and let them know how every child can benefit.

Awaaz Do!

Awaaz Do

RTE

Posted November 30, 2010 by aropkp in Uncategorized

Job…….less   9 comments

How do we interpret this statement. Fewer options or now out of options…

I have been away from office for a while now. So if you have to ask me how does it feel? Some might expect an answer that would have mixed emotions or only emotions. Personally speaking it has been a wild ride till now. I am not talking about being crazy but having the right spirit and the enthusiasm to indulge yourself in things that you didn’t get time for.

My list is not that long or too complicated either. As a matter of fact, there is no list. I just keep adding, on one after the another as time passes by.

It’s certainly not a pleasant feeling and it may ground your thoughts and aspirations or cloud your sense of credibility. It may infect your thought process slowly and slowly just like a slow poison. But what matters is YOU, and if you BELIEVE.

You will find 100 articles and many books telling you how to deal with this period. But ask yourself, do you really need to be told, how to handle it? I bet “NO”.

A few months of down time in your life, cannot fade away what you have achieved or experienced over the last few years (for many it can be a decade also). You have done it in past, so that makes you capable and eligible to make it happen again. All you are waiting for is a chance and a change.

I can say I used this time to spend time with my parents, which I haven’t done for long now (at least since the time I started working). Spend time doing what you never did…for me it was party till you drop, be with friends, spend time doing nothing, go on long drives without looking at your watch as there is nothing on your calendar that needs immediate attention.

You can just add-on to this and indulge in things that you love to do or never tried. This will be a good break while you gather yourself and feel the gratitude for things in your life that you have and had, and ignored them for the simple reason that we had less time to spare (trust me its such a lame excuse).

Explore options, possibilities and remember what you have learnt and what you learn every day. So when tomorrow shines again, You know you are out there, “To conquer the world”.

Posted September 30, 2010 by aropkp in Uncategorized

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