Archive for July, 2009

SRI LANKA vs PAKISTAN – IST ODI

July 30th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

Pakistan captain Younus Khan won the toss and elected to field at the Rangiri International Stadium.

Sri Lanka recovered from an initial top-order failure and managed to post a fighting total of  232-9 in the first one-day international against Pakistan at Dambulla on Thursday.

 All-rounder Angelo Mathews (43) led the late surge, with the last four Sri Lankan wickets adding 101 valuable runs before the 50 overs ran out. (more…)

EDUCATION RACKET IN AUSTRALIA?

July 29th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   1 Comment »

The billion dollar Australian Education industry has been in the news for the last three months for all the wrong reasons. Earlier, in late May and June 09 thousands of Indian students demonstrated in Sydney and Melbourne chanting ‘we want justice’ – ‘we want justice’. They were complaining against racial attacks on Indian students and absolute police indifference. They went to Australia to study.

A blatant revelation by ‘Four Corners’ programme on ABC TV Channel last night exposed the exploitation of helpless Indian and foreign students in Australia by unscrupulous businessmen who have set up training schools which render diplomas which are worthless. (more…)

THE IDIOT BOX

July 27th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Comedy   No Comments »

Every manufacturer gets a catchy ad made to advertise his product and sends it to the various TV channels as this is the better way to send the message to  every household.

The  TV channels churn out one pathetic story after another full of quarrels with no respite to the viewer. There is a total vaccum,  so far as good educative programmes or comedy programmes are concerned. When will they make the viewer laugh?

People watching their favorite programmes or news,  view these ads during every break.- “Gori in fifteen days, use this cream” – “Grow hair in a month, use this oil”, – “Stay young forever, use this German technology cream” -‘Keep your hair long and strong” use this oil. –   “Use this deo to catch girls”.  Are all  the viewers idiots? (more…)

INDIA GEARS UP TO FIGHT SWINE FLU

July 25th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   No Comments »

TAKE PRECAUTIONS

The outbreak of swine flu began in Mexico, and there is evidence that Mexico was already in the midst of an epidemic months before the outbreak was recognized. Soon after, their government closed down most of Mexico City’s public and private offices and facilities to help contain the spread. Vaccine and pandemic experts are working with the administration to determine how to produce, test, track and educate the public about the treatment, prevention and protection from swine flu.

India will need its’ fare share of vaccines for treatment of the swine flu epidemic. (more…)

FORMER PRESIDENT KALAM FRISKED AT AIRPORT

July 22nd, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in News   2 Comments »

Former  President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam was frisked at the IGI Delhi Airport by the officials of Continental  Airlines while he was leaving Delhi for Newark on the Continental flight  on 21st. April 2009. The matter has come to light only yesterday..

The officials of the CISF  said  that they did not frisk  Kalam, but those who did, were officials of the Continental Airlines. They forced him to wait on the aerobridge at the directive of the boss of Continental Airlines. (more…)

ENGLAND VS AUSTRALIA – ASHES TEST SERIES – SECOND TEST

July 20th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

ENGLAND BEAT AUTRALIA AFTER 75 YEARS

In his final act at the home of cricket, Andrew Flintoff, who has announced his retirement after the series, broke England’s 75-year Lord’s curse with his first five-wicket haul. Flintoff, who bowled unchanged for ten overs from the Pavilion End took  three of the five Australian wickets to fall on Monday

The victory was England’s first in a Test against Australia at Lord’s in 75 years and they beat Australia by 115 runs. (more…)

PARKING WOES

July 18th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   No Comments »

In early sixties, a bicycle was my mode of transport to school, market and back. I used to drive it downtown almost everyday. Those days the streets wore a deserted look.
 
Slowly the volume of traffic increased and so did the parking woes! All modes of transport multiplied and the once wide roads became narrow ‘No Parking’ boards sprouted everywhere and the ‘parking lot’ could hardly accommodate a dozen cars at a time. This resulted in total chaos. (more…)

WORLD CUP CRICKET – 2011

July 16th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Sports   No Comments »

OPTIONS OPEN TO PAKISTAN

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chief Ijaz Butt said in Lahore on 15th July 2009, that he will continue to make efforts to revive Pakistan’s status as a 2011 World Cup host even after the event’s organisers redistributed the country’s share of matches between India, Sri Lanka and Bangla Desh.

ICC World Cup 2011

ICC World Cup 2011

The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup will be hosted by three South Asian Test cricket playing countries; India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Fourteen national cricket teams are scheduled to compete in The World Cup which will be held during February and March 2011.

The World Cup was originally to have been hosted by Pakistan as well, but in the wake of the attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team in Lahore outside the Gaddafi Stadium on 3rd. March 2009, the International Cricket Council (ICC) were forced to strip Pakistan of its hosting rights.  (more…)

FRENCH BASTILLE DAY PARADE

July 14th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Political   1 Comment »

Indian Military steals Thunder at French National Day Parade

It was a historic day today as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was the guest of  honour on France’s Bastille Day. It was a also a historic feat that the Indian Military Contingent took part in the Bastille Day parade in France on Tuesday, the 14th June 2009. The contingent was led by the Maratha  Light Infantry Regiment

Four hundred personnel were drawn from Army, Navy and the Air Force and  the contingent  led the parade to the sound of Indian military music played by a 90-member band. They marched very elegantly to the song played by the band which was ‘Saare Jahan Se Acchha, Hindustan Hamara’ meaning thereby that India is the best in the world. (more…)

THE BRIDE

July 14th, 2009 by Ravi Matah | Posted in Life   1 Comment »

beautiful-bangali-bride_~k1280044I was then a 24 year old girl, had my ambitions, but my parents were busy searching for a suitable boy through newspaper ads as well as through the net.

One day I was told that we all had to go to meet the prospective groom. I was feeling shy and reluctant to go. I was scared of the phrase ‘in-laws’ because of reading stuff in the newspapers about quarrels brewing after weddings. (more…)