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   And, for one more Saturday (February 24, 1996)

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

Like I supreme court these days seems to be giving more executive orders than the prime minister and the government. And I do not think that is at all healthy for a democracy.

Like I do not know if the CIA has got enough evidence against the people it is prosecuting. So far, the only evidence seems to be a few vauge entries in somebody's personal diary, and general accusations by the diary-writer when interrogated. ("I passed the money on to him, and him, and also him.")

And I have still to understand what exactly this Hawala racket is. Did the politicians who took the money took it for their own personal use or for the party? Or was it half and half?

Like the fuss that is being made and the amount of publicity generated over the installation of a new chief minister for New Delhi, one would think that a prime minister was being elected. Let us admit, the status of a chief minister of Delhi is less than that of the chief minister of Goa or the mayor of Mumbai.

And till Mr. Khurana was asked to resign, I did not know Delhi had a chief minister.

Like, I think, Amitabh Bachchan is making a big mistake in returning to the films. He can never be what he was, that era is over for him. He should let the legend remain.

And there are only two actors who have succesfully moved from playing heroes to character roles, and have to character roles, and have enjoyed themselves in the process. They are Ashok Kumar and Shammi Kapoor, and it is mainly because they have no hangups about themselves.

Like the speed at which Mr. Balasaheb Thackeray has recovered from his by-pass surgery is amazing. Credit should go to both him and his doctor.

Like justice should not only be done, it should be seen to be done. I am waiting to see what happens to Mr. H.K.L. Bhagat next.

Like I do not agree with those who say that cricket is a team game and not one of individuals. Cricket's fascination has always been its individuals, for Bradman down, not teams. Take out the stars from the present cricket teams and nobody would watch cricket.

And I am waiting for India to go to the West Indies, then it will be very definitely a Lara vs. Tendulkar series. Especially if both are by then captains of their respective teams, as they would most probably be.

And I do wish Sunil Gavaskar would be a little less serious while doing his commentary. I wonder what has happened to his justly famous sense of humour!

And this final point of view:

That I would not be surprised it the champion of champions of World Cup, 1996, turns out to be Wasim Akram. And you should not be surprised also.

 
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