Celebrations - All Around!
One of the first things I noticed in most of the pictures of the winning cricket team that the newspapers came up with this morning was - none of the pictures featured Dhoni in it. (I took a long time to get this one..) You can check out any national newspaper. It may be because of two reasons, either they don't care, or it doesn't matter.
Of late, Indians had got a bad tag - that they seldom play as a team. That Indians have big egos and they don't have team skills. The separation of world beaters Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupati only made this notion stronger. And then came the movie Chak De India, which put this concept deep into the minds of the viewers that Indians are bad team players. Let us hope this new cricket team in best of its spirits prove themselves…
24th of September, 2007 will be remembered in the history of Indian cricket -
Indian Team is World Champion!
Today is idol Visarjana (immersion) on the last day of the Ganapati festival. Ganapati Mahotsava this year started on 15th of September, 2007, and today is its last day. Do you remember when did the festival start in its present scale of celebrations? It was the year 1893 when Bal Gangadhar Tilak started this festival as part of "restoring the pride" in the people of Bharat. Yesterday, Lord Ganesha blessed us with the World Cup and the team gave us plenty of moments of pride! With my best wishes to you all on this occasion
Ganpati Bappa Morya!
Agale Baras Tu Jaldi Aa!
With best regards,
PS: Here is a very good site, with many pictures of the Ganesha festival in Mumbai: [Link]