Thursday, August 20, 2009

Cricket n SRK

Being from India, we love cricket and worship cricketers. And sometimes, we like to play too. So, we are participating in a 7-a-side soft-ball tournament here in Bahrain. A total of 60 teams are participating in the tourney and we played our first match last night. We lost it successfully, but at least we did give a tough fight to the opponents(my favs for the title). Batting first, they made a not-so-tough 52 runs in their allotted 6 overs while our side managed a convincing 45 runs in the same number of overs. Well, the nest match is on 28th of this month and wish us all the best.

And now, let's go to a strange issue that raging in some hearts in India. One Mr Shah Rukh Khan(in short SRK) was frisked at an airport in the US of A. Ok, the airport authorities did detain him for a couple of hours and checked his credentials blah blah. The only problem is this SRK guy is a super-star or a Badshah of Bollywood(naah, I'm an Aamir Khan fan). Fans started protesting this act and started burning effigies of the govt of US of A. TV channels started flashing the news of this footage in "exclusive bulletins". Bollywood bigwigs are interviewed, politicians were asked questions and people are made idiots.

But what's the big deal in the airport authorities doing so? Clearly, not everyone knows what Bollywood is or who SRK is. He's just one of those guys traveling through their airport. Is there any point in this whole incident for the entire nation to stand up(or rather sit n watch those stupid news channels broadcasting this)? Aren't there more issues that are bothering the nation?

Just in the past one month, more than 22 farmers committed suicide in the state of Andhra Pradesh courtesy poor rainfall and increasing debts. I saw in a regional news channel yesterday that a farmer set fire to his crop after a very less output(I don't exactly know the term). No one cares about issues like this. All we care is when a celebrity is detained in an airport or a famous cricketer scores a duck or when a politician is making useless comments etc. God save India.

12 comments:

brocasarea said...

publicity man....!!..tht too for free of cost

swats.... said...

there is no free lunch!

Ramya said...

yes I too wonder why the people give more importance to celebrities , cricketers etcc than to a Jawaan who fights for our Nation.

Srikanth said...

all the best for ur next match

ceedy said...

First how was the match?

Second - well if they authorities have freedom to check - so should SRK have freedom to cry - and fans to protest right?

Arent we democratic? and isnt it SRK's birthright to cry - he cries in all his movies....

(sinister smile from a fellow aamir fan ;)

Sree said...

precisely.

Satish Bolla said...

@brocasarea
right buddy

Satish Bolla said...

@swats
sorry to say this, but am a tube light. didn't get ur comment!!!!!

and hey, welcome to my blog

Satish Bolla said...

@ramya
u r exactly spot-on to the thoughts in my mind

Satish Bolla said...

@srikanth
thanx dude

Satish Bolla said...

@ceedy
first - we r out of the tourney... :(

second - u r right, at least as an indian

and above all, hihihihi(as an aamir fan abt the humiliation to SRK)

Satish Bolla said...

@sree
right akka