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   And for one more Saturday a few stray thoughts and a few general observations.... (December 10, 1985)

And for one more Saturday a few stray thoughts and a few general observations and a few points of view (all my own work)

Like these are the days of TV film premiers. You sit at home and have a quiet premier of your own. And with that the movie business has lost its final piece of glamour.

Like in Hollywood, it is said when death strikes it strikes thrice. And so it has been: Rock Husdson, Yul Brynner and Orson Welles. And among them Orson Welles was no doubt the most talented…. Actor director, film maker broadcaster, the Harry Lima Theme Man,

Like there is much to rejoice in America hijacking the hijackers over the Mediterranean. Too long have international terrorists had their own way.

Like it is not generally know but Mr. Rajiv Gandhi addressed a press conference at the Bombay Press Club long before he addressed the club in Delhi. It was before be came the prime minister. Mr. Murli Deora brought him to the club.

Like when a prime minister spends a good amount of his time abroad it means he is sure of his position at home and knows that nothing will happen behind his back.

Like if in Punjab the crisis has been solved, in Assam it has run itself out and died a natural death. In Sri Lanka it is not an Indian crisis, just as in Brixton and Brimingham it is not an Indian crisis.

Like it is interesting point that the Indian National Congress will be celebrating its centenary without any of the real Congressman around because the old guard have passed on and the young turks have grown old and moved out.

And more than the evolution of the country there has been an evolution in the Congress. Suddenly it is not a party of politicians but of techocrats. Which is why Mr. Sharad Pawar may find it difficult getting back into the organisation.

Like I think Sunil Gavaskar should come in No 3. Then he would not be opening the innings and yet he would be almost opening. And he has proved he can score runs at No.3.

And I am against Kapil Dev being replaced by Mohinder Amarnath. The Indian captain should always be from the West Zone and preferably from Bombay. With the exception of Pataudi Bombay players are the only ones who have made thinking captains.

And this final point of view.

That for the next few days, Doordarshan and the press will be filled with Rajiv Gandhi Rajiv Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi. Not that that has not been the case in the past few days also.

 
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