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Spin

Vasu Reddy from Chicago
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India’s test cricket team’s success (most of it) is owed to its spin bowling.For people who remember Bedi, Chandrasekhar, Prasanna, Venkataraghavan; the four spinners who were contemporaries, their on-field exploits are still a matter of legend for cricket lovers.In-fact they may have started the trend of opening the bowling with spin.From the beginning of cricketing time in India, spin has been the mainstay of bowling attack.Although India has not been on a winning track until the recent years, spin has always been the choice and effective bowling weapon for Indian teams.Long after the spin quartet retired, Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh continued the spinning magic, and now we have Ravichandran Ashwin, Amit Mishra and Ravindra Jadeja, spinning their magic on the opposition teams, especially when they play under Indian conditions.The on-going series with South Africa is a testament to Indian spinners dominance, at home.They keep the spinning t…

Pathway to Heaven?

Vasu Reddy from Chicago
vasureddy@aol.com

The form of human genus is only about 2.1 million to 1.8 million years old.It took us a couple of million years from formation to where we are today. In reality the history of human genus is relatively very short compared to the origin of our living quarters; the good earth.The best estimate of how old the earth is about 4.543 billion years.So compared to the origin of our mother earth, us human genus have been around for a very short and young existence.


Much of what we live and practice today probably started with electricity (about a 150 years old), internal combustion engine (1768), steam engine (1807), first car powered by internal combustion engine (1886), then came the first petrol/gas powered engine and decades later into 1930’s we came-up with the jet engine.It took us c a couple of millions of years to really become mobile.Oh yes – then in the last 30-60 years of television/telecommunications/internet literally brings us together; irres…

Democracies and Predictability

Vasu Reddy from Chicago
vasureddy@aol.com

Time and again we see the same thing happening.When given a freedom of choice people will behave just they want to behave.No matter how much media badgering or constant publicity aimed at creating general public opinion, the human behavior is predictable.There is no way to guess how people will decide to do things.Especially when it comes to democratic elections, it is always amazing that people will vote for their expectations of the future.It never fails to amaze the pundits, but people always hold the cards and public is always playing their cards right.It doesn’t matter which country or what region of the world, if there is a truly democratic election with choices, the people will always vote for the future, and from what they believe can be delivered by the choices in representation they have.

The greatest elections are the ones that people really vote with their heads working, and no matter what the electorate hears, the voting booth always…

Power of Development

Vasu Reddy From Chicago
vasureddy@aol.com

Many nations including India constantly stress on development.Building homes (India has famously pledged to build toilets, every home with a toilet) for all the citizens.  Making housing affordable to provide a decent life is perhaps the most politically correct statement that any politician can make.Along with housing and sanitation, utilities, gas, water and electricity become essential and also play political ploy with each election.While housing and sanitation are constant sound bites, no one discusses the power needed to light them.From the USA to India and all the way around, housing is the most common political pitch every politician makes, and also probably the most investment governments make outside of military spending.
It is a fact that world over housing is an initiative that is most needed by the underprivileged, and it is a chance for a decent existence, and also an opportunity to raise a family with dignity.It has always been and …

Intolerance

Vasu Reddy from Chicago
vasureddy@aol.com

Secular state is a concept of secularism where the state or nation is officially neutral in the matters of religion.Being a secular state is a claim to treat all religions equally.India today is the largest democracy that is also a secular state (there are a number of countries that are listed as secular states including USA and China).It sounds politically correct for India’s diversity, and in fact most of India and Indians are secular in their living.From very small villages to mega metropolis, Indians of different faith, color and language live well together.
As with most societies Indians also have a preference of being a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian.Indians also associate the meat eating habit with their caste, the society has religion and then also caste added into their living.The Indian society with its own religion, caste, sub-caste and whatever societal nuances, have seldom had communal issues based on food habits.For a fact my own ho…