What a headline!
A friend of mine sent me this story link over email. At first sight I thought the story was about Tom 'Psycho' Cruise and Katie Holmes, but no. This delightfully titled story is on a rape victim. Of course, I will crucify the Times alone in the dastardly headline scam. Nope, almost all major dailies are responsible, but few are as tasteless.
On other Gangulian notes - how many of you really think it is terrbly surprising that 'Dada' (who cribbed and cried about being left out from the World XI) has managed to 'hurt' his elbow before the start of the Challenger series. I was speaking to an ardent Ganguly defender last night (surprise, surprise all three of us share the same ethnicity) and he told that Ganguly is a captain with atitude and atitude is so important. Um, yeah. I don't think atitude is going to help India win the World Cup in 2007. And if want atitude we should make Viru Sehwag captain. And if you think Ganguly is the most 'atitudinal' (I know, wrong usage, who cares) captain out there - I have two words for you - Roy Keane. I again argue for Ganguly's dismissal as Captain of India. And this has to be done before England come here this winter, because if we don't perk up soon (or make dustbowls like we did at Wankhede last year against the Aussies) we are gonna get slughtered in the tests. As it is our ICC Test and One-day rankings put us just above the West Indies, which is nothing much to be proud of. Of course, I do have a funny feeling that Gurudas Dasgupta and Nilotpal Basu will threaten to bring down the government if Ganguly is fired, feelings over Ganguly in Bengal run stronger than feelings over airport privatisation.
Now, to the other topid of the day. The SC has ruled that what Buta Singh did by dissolving the Bihar Assembly. I appauld the SC on their decision, because what happened in Bihar on that day was a murder of democracy. The problem with bloggers in India is that so many of them so are decidedly left-wing they will see this decision along with many others where the courts have tried to impose a certain level of secularism in education as the decision of a right-wing bench of bigots. Wrong! Bihar is a basket-case of a state, which is quite sad, because Bihari's (if there is such a thing as a Bihari - all these people would identify themselves by their caste first) are are an extremely hard-working and resourceful community. Unfortunately, it has been ruled by a despotic madman who would do anything to stay onto power - the only way he can stay onto power is to keep Bihar poor. While the NDA combine may not be palatable to many people in the blogosphere - maybe it is what Bihar needs - that state (like Bengal next door) needs a change.
By the way, don't you find it awfully ironic that possibly one of most religious people in the world - Bongs - are ruled by a bunch of not-so-evil Communists. They even call themselves Marxists. wasn't he the guy who said religion was the opium of the masses? Some things continue to befuddle me even as I storm towards middle-age.