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   And, for one more Saturday, a few stray thoughts... (December 5, 1990)

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 I have been reading reports that Mr. Sharad Pawar, who left for Australia this morning, wil be returning to India via England. And I do not understand how you can return from Australia via England. You can return via singapore, or Bangkok, or Hong Kong, or even Hong Kong, Bangkok and Singapore, but how via England.

And I also read that he is leading a delegation to Australia to study the workingof the sugar industry there. And I always thought that India was the centre of the sugar industry, not Australia.

Like I wonder what must be the fellings of the Late D.F. Karaka today. Happy that the paper he founded and established is celebrating its 40th anniversary… or sad.

Like God is responsible for the eyelone in Andhra. No government could have stopped it or even effectively combated it. But the government will be responsible for the rescue and salvage work now that the cyclone has passed. And, going by past experiences, it will fail. There will be inefficiency, corruption, money and relief stores will be diverted.

Like these days, when I come across reports of terrorist activities, the first thing I do is see the dateline, to find out whether they are Punjab terrorists or Kashmir terrorists.

Like my advice to Mr. V.P. Singh is that the next time Mr. Devi Lal sends in his resignation, or announces that he is resigning - accept. Though, perhaps, what Mr. Singh has bees doing is even better - totally ignoring the resignation.

And, I think, the credibility of the Janata Dal would go up considerably if it refuses a ticket to Mr. Om Prakash Chautala to contest the by-elections.

Like it is a sign of progress that in the old days we used to continuously criticise the railways for not being punctual, efficient, etc. now nobody criticises the railways, everybody critises the airlines.

Like in the old days (and not very old at that), every time an Indian cricket team was announced, there used to be thousands of letters to the newspapers declating who should not have been selected and who should heve been. Now nobody bothers.

Like what is cricket without Sunil Gavaskar!

And I do not understand what is this tennis that the Amritraj brothers are playing with some unknown Englishmen that we are all supposed to get excited about.

And this final point of view:

That it is going to get warmer and warmer and warmer. Than the rains will come.

 
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