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 the diamond merchants' case had become more confusing now that they have been found than it was when they were missing. And I am no legal expert, but one thing I have serious doubts about is, it they are really found to be involved in their own kidnapping and the incident is a hoax, would that technically constitute a crime? After all, they have harmed nobody and not taken anybody's money.
Like I do not think Taj is appreciating all this unsolicited publicity that it is getting. And the irony of it all is that the mysterious Mr. R. Choudhary, the culprit behind the whole thing, was staying at the Oberoi.
Like reunification of Germany is fine, but when is there to be a reunification in India? And I would support any Indian Muslim who starts a campaign for restoring the present Pakistan territory to India.
And one immediate advantage I can see of united single Indian subcontinent is a world-beating cricket team, and, possibly, also a hockey team. Also, a single programmer for either making or not making a bomb.
Like America may have won the war against Irac, but as of this moment, Saddam Hussein has won the battle against George Bush. And if President Bush goes for a second term, he does not have a chance as long as Hussein is alive, kicking and President of Iraq.
Like now that the Narmada Bachao Andolan has received a highly-respected international award, I a, beginning to think there must be something to their agitation besides eccentric environmentalists trying to sabotage national progress for the sake of a few villages and trees.
Like my question is: Is there a single municipalcommissioner that out corporators have unanimously approved in the last 30 years? And another question: Is this because our commissioners have been founds wanting or our corporators have been found wanting?
Like with Ashok Manned being appointed manager, the Indian cricket season has at least started on a right note. They could perhaps, have made an equally good choice for a manager, but not a better choice.
And it is not that we don't make wickets that would assist bowlers, but that we do not know how to make them.
And my assessment of the coming Sharjah tournament is that India will be knocked out in the opening round and Pakistan and West Indies will contest the finals.
And this final point of view:
That right now India has the best government and the most practical prime minister in its history, barring the brief period that Lal Bahadur Shastri was the prime minister.