The Rajya Sabha, India’s Upper House of Parliament is made up of 250 members. Most of these are elected by the political parties and are supposed to represent the various States of the country. It doesn’t matter even if you don’t live in a State, you can be their representative in the Rajya Sabha. Our former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh represented Assam for several terms in this manner. Continue reading
Many are discussing whether the scheme to confer honorary ranks in India’s India’s Defence Services including the Territorial Army to celebrities is at all worth the effort. I, for one, am against the practice as I don’t see most of them take much interest in what should be a calling for them to serve the nation. Yes, there are exceptions. I believe former India cricket captain, Kapil Dev is one and the Congress MP, Sachin Pilot is another. Continue reading
I am disappointed with Sachin Tendulkar though I have been a fan of his since long. I have no hesitation in saying that his feats have been quite incredible. The stats. speak for themselves but a note of discord has set in, to my mind, in recent months. Yes, he has finally scored his 100th international century and the whole world is happy and relieved that this milestone has finally been reached. Continue reading
Run getting is a feature that makes cricket so very interesting. With the advant of Twenty20, it appears to be moving to be greatly in favour of batsmen. Yet one must give the top batsmen credit for the runs they have amassed in the different forms of the game. Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar needs no intrdoduction to followers of cricket the world over. Yesterday he reached a peak unsurpassed so far when he became the first man to score more than 12,000 Test runs. Many have not scored 12,000 runs in a lifetime of cricket, leave alone in Tests fought against opponents for nearly two decades. Ever since he made his debut against Pakistan as a 16 year old with precocious talent, it was clear that Sachin was to be a master in times to come.
Sachin Tendulkar achieved a milestone that had eluded him till now. A century at Adelaide – home to the legendary Sir Donald Bradman. In the first day of the final Test at Adelaide, Sachin today held the Indian innings together with a spirited 124 not out.
This was his 39th Test century. He leads the list of century makers in Test cricket. He is now way ahead of Brian Lara with 34 and Ricky Ponting with 33 Test hundreds.
With 11, 740 runs, Sachin is only 213 runs behind Brian Lara for the most runs in Test cricket.
The reason why the late Sir Donald Bradman is considered the best batsman ever lies in the fact that he scored 6996 Test runs in 80 innings with an average which will never be beaten of 99.94!!