BHARAT RATNA’ SACHIN

November 19th, 2013 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   1 Comment »

‘Sachin Tendulkar does not stay away from records and on Saturday, while he played the 200th Test in his illustrious career, the Prime Ministers’ Office announced that he has been awarded ‘BHARAT RATNA’. He became the first sports-person to receive this award, which is the highest civilian honour.

Dhoni handed him a cap which had “200th Test” stitched on it while the whole Indian team wore a shirt which had “Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar 200th Test” embossed on it.

Guard of honour

Guard of honour

Spectators at Wankhade Stadium gave a standing ovation when Sachin came out to bat on Friday and his team-mates gave him a guard of honour. He walked towards the pitch with his heavy bat which had a grip coloured in the Indian National Flag.

 

The Little Master scored 74 runs in this final Test match. Read the rest of this entry »

THE PRECIOUS WIFE

October 6th, 2013 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   2 Comments »

Life sometimes gives you a test even before you have had the time to study the lesson. That is what happened to me. -

It was the 15th of Nov 1973 that I had got married and my wife stepped into my life.

She was a calm and composed person and full of laughter. She smiled even during adverse conditions and was able to make this world a better place for me. It was mainly due to her positive attitude that we actually lived life with lots of Love, Care and Share.

Affectionately, I used to call her Rani and believe me that she was indeed taken care of like a Queen.

And like any other married couple, we too used to quarrel a lot.

She was a simple down-to-earth girl whose ‘wants’ were very few. She never demanded anything from me and never complained about anything. She was God-fearing, educated, a double-Post-Graduate and she had had the knack of taking every situation in her stride. Read the rest of this entry »

UTTARAKHAND DISASTER

August 1st, 2013 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   2 Comments »

JAI MAA DHARI DEVI.

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Ma Dhari Devi Temple

June 16th witnessed  the worst ever natural calamity in the hills of Uttarakhand. It was a cloud burst, rush of water into the Ganges, erosion of soil along it’s embankments, resulting in destruction of the  roads along the entire route, and a total catastrophe supported by incessant rains thereafter.

Rest houses, buildings, approx 90 Dharamshalas were washed away within seconds at KedarNath alone.

Lakhs of pilgrims go to Char Dham Yatra which include – KedarNath, BadriNath, Gangotri and Yamunotri every year and  on that day also there were no less. Read the rest of this entry »

WORSE THAN RAPE

December 30th, 2012 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   2 Comments »

A 23 year old medical student who was returning home after watching a movie inSouth Delhiwas gang-raped inside a moving bus. She was accompanied by her male friend. He was bashed up by iron rods by passengers of the bus and she was gang-raped. She was later hospitalised inDelhi.

As her condition worsened in the Hospital here, she was shifted toMount Elizabeth Hospital,Singaporefor treatment, but she passed away this morning.  Read the rest of this entry »

AJMAL KASAB HANGED

November 21st, 2012 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

 

The lone surviving Pakistani terrorist of Mumbai terror attacks, Mohammed Ajmal Kasab – was hanged at 0730 AM at Yerawada jail, Pune. He had killed 166 people at  Mumbai  on 21/11/2008.

Ajmal Kasab

Ajmal Kasab

President Pranab Mukherjee had rejected his mercy plea earlier this month.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan told journalists that Kasab had been buried inside the Yerawada jail premises after the execution. Chavan said, Kasab had been shifted from Mumbai’sArthur Roadjail to Pune two days ago.

The execution was carried out in complete secrecy but it was only when the news of his hanging was announced on the TV news channels, people thronged the Yerawada jail. Read the rest of this entry »

THE SUITABLE PRESIDENT

September 11th, 2012 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Political   No Comments »

Two months from now, the people of United States have to choose between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama as to who would become their President in Nov 2012.

Barack Obama at Democratic National Convention

Barack Obama at Democratic National Convention

The choice will come down to the person, who can create the much needed jobs to eradicate the unemployment problem, tackle the financial situation and bring the country out of the financial mess which Obama had inherited from the previous regime. [Too many problems (incl recession & job losses) created by Bush are unnecessarily being attributed to Barack Obama.]They will have to make a choice between ‘Govt. of the rich, by the rich for the rich’  as propagated by Romney & Paul Ryan – on one hand AND  - a Government for upliftment of the masses as proposed by Obama – on the other. Read the rest of this entry »

TRIBUTE TO RAJESH KHANNA

July 19th, 2012 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   3 Comments »

Rajesh Khanna, the romantic hero, the heart-throb of millions of people, breathed his last on Wednesday after a brief illness at his residence in Mumbai. He was 69. His estranged wife, Dimple Kapadia, also a renowned actress, and his two daughters Twinkle & Rinkle were by his bedside at the time of his death.

RAJESH KHANNA

RAJESH KHANNA

He was ailing for a few months and everyone thought that his ailment was age related and he would be alright very soon. That was not to be, and his son-in-law Akshay Kumar (Actor) informed the media that he passed away on Wednesday after a brief illness.

Rajesh Khanna, proudly called ‘Kakaji’ by his friends and admirers was born on 29 Dec 1942. In 1966 he was selected amongst 50 contestants to become an actor in United Artists contest and Chetan Anand gave him a break in Akhri Khat.

Those who lived in the era of late 1960s-early 1970s saw his phenominal rise to stardom. His filmy career certainly reads like a fairy tale. Read the rest of this entry »

THE POWER OF COINS

June 28th, 2012 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   5 Comments »

The world-wide recession has diminished the purchasing power of money, making some of the essential commodities beyond the reach of the common man and now Rupee has gone beyond the Rs.57/- mark in exchange to One US Dollar.

The memories of the good old days when Rupee had it’s purchasing power, are still fresh in my mind and I thought to pen down these few lines for my readers to read and believe that even the coins had enough value in the Golden days.

Five decades ago, I was dropped daily at the school gate by our driver in our car which was of ‘Opel’ make. It’s shiny chrome-plated wheels had iron spokes, it’s stepney rested on the right hand side mud-gaurd, and it had a horn, which is similar to a breast pump which I blew once everytime after alighting and it used to make a distinct sound – ‘chi-ghawn-uk’. Read the rest of this entry »

CENTURY OF CENTURIES

March 17th, 2012 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar  has scored his hundreth International Century at Mirpur, Bangla Desh. He has achieved this feat in the fourth match of the Asia Cup after keeping his fans all over the world, waiting, for almost a year.

Sachin Tendulkar
Sachin Tendulkar

There was not much crowd of spectators at the Shere Bangla National Stadium earler, but later it swelled to capacity as news spread that history could be made today. They must have thoroughly enjoyed as they witnessed an innings of patience, Sachin made 114 off 147 balls, hitting 12 boundaries and a six.

Sachin has so far scored 51 Test Centuries and 49 ODI hundreds.

After achieving this he said that he had shed “50 kilos” and said – “Enjoy the game and chase your dreams. Dreams do come true.”  He denied that he was not under any sort of pressure to achieve the hindreth international century and it was the media who hyped it.

Twitter was abug with tweets on Sachin Tendulkar’s feat and I quote some of the tweets here -

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TIHAR CORRECTIONAL CENTRE-cum-RESORT

November 30th, 2011 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Comedy, Political   2 Comments »

  

Tihar Jail was meant to house hardened criminals, thiefs, rapists, murderers, cheats and other gentlemen of similar caliber, and train them to become useful units of Society. But recent events in our country have brought eminent bureaucrats, leaders and corporate giants into Tihar Jail (or should I call it ‘Tihar Corrrectional Centre’) as M’me Kiran Bedi had aptly named it. 

The problems with the Tihar administrators have grown manifold. These new Five Star inmates have to be lodged in VIP Wing for which they were not fully prepared. To add to their woes, Tihar authorities were understaffed. They had to check and report what these inmates were doing on a day to day basis – for instance if Kalmadi was having tea with the Jail Superintendent then, this fact had to be reported to the Government as Government’s ‘further’ policies depended on these and other similar intel reports. Read the rest of this entry »

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