And for a grey and threateing-to-rain Saturday, a few stray thoughts and a few general observations and a few points of view (all my own work):
Like whatever the weather bureau may say, I am half convinced that today's weather and yesterday's hailstorm has got something to do with those raging oil fires in the Gulf that we keep seeing on our TV screens.
And the same hell fires are responsible for the snow, rain and sleet in Kurdistan that we read about.
Like when the flashpots of Kuwait were attacked, the whole world went to war against Saddam, but when he is wiping out the entire Kurdish nation, suddenly the world thinks it is Saddam's internal affair. And I am glad that the United Nations is finally resolving against it, and India is voiting for the resolution though not with proper grace.
Like, on the Haryana front, I think there is some logic in Mr. Chautala's argument: how could he prove his majority in the assembly when the assembly had been dissolved!
Like a lot is being said and written about the august institute of the governor being demeaned in recent years. But who are these governors? They are politicians who have been rewarded for their political services.
Like even in good commercial establishments, if a senior employee leaves his job and goes to another organisation to better his prospects, he is not taken back if he wants to return after a few years. But the Congress keeps taking back men like Mr. V.C. Shukla. And I do not know who whould be more embarrassed, the Congress for taking him back or Mr. Shukla for going back.
And I am happy that Sunil Gavaskar has made it clear that he is not joining politicis. Once in it, his reputation will be soiled as poor Amitabh Bachchan's has been.
Like anybody who stands against Mr. Madhu Dandavate will lose. And this I am giving in writing.
And the word news of the elections that I have hears so far is that Mr. Vajpayee is not contesting. It makes no sense to me: as it is, the BJP is a two-man party, and now one of them is opting out.
And the best news of the eletions so far is that Mr. Devi Lal is planning to join the Congress. They would suit each other.
And this final point of view:
That one thing Mr. Chandra Shekhar and Mr. Rajiv Gandhi have in common is that they both love to travel. The only difference is that Mr. Shekhar likes to travel within the country and Mr. Gandhi outside the country. And Mr. Shekhar is flying to Bombay again tomorrow. He will be here for three hours and garland two statues.