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 nobody can assuse the Janata Dal-S government of not performing; from the day it has come to power it has been appointing, removing, accepting resignations, transferring governors and secretaries.
And we may not be aware of it, but there must be some well thought out reason for transferring Governor B. Rachiah from Himachal Pradesh to Kerala, and Governor Sarup singh from Kerala to Gujrat, etc.
Like 1990 may go down as the year when more states were administered by the President of India than by local governments. And so much for our federal system of government.
Like it is still a faceless government. And by that I mean that there is not a single person in the country, outside politics, who can recite the names of all the ministers and their portfolios and indentify them from their pictures. There may not be a single person who can indentify even 50 per cent of the ministers.
For that matter, how many people know the Maharastra council of minister beyond Sharad Pawar, Ramarao Adik and Sushilkumar Shinde. And they probably know Mr. Ramrao Adik for reasons other than his administative genius.
Like, I understand, Mr. Sharad Pawar's birthday gift to Mr. Nana Chudasama is one more term as sheriff. Which means Mr. Nanik Rupani will have to wait for another year.
Like the way Justice Madon walked out of Delhi and out of his on-paper-only inquiry commission, only a judge steeped in the traditions of the Bombay high court would have done. All praise to him.
And these stray thoughts:
Like if you are one of those people who venture out in the night, you would have noticed that Bombay is in the midst of its winter season. And it is not going to get any cooler than this, so enjoy it while you can.
Like I do not understand why the Pakistan cricket team should be nervous about touring India when India can tour Pakistan which is in a continuous state of turmoil.
Like it is said that one good thing about Pakistan's withdrawl is that we will have more time to concentrate on oue domestic cricket and build for the future. And today's Wills finals in Delhi is one aspect of exciting domestic cricket.
And I would say that Vinod Kambli is as talented and is going to be as blasting a run-score as Sachin Tendulakar has turned out to be.
And this final point of view:
That we should be more appreciative with what Ravi Shastri has done with himself - From a pure bowler he has transformed himself into a pure opening batsman and he must be the only cricketer in the world to have managed that.