Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Funny Quote I read in a magazine

Worldwide survey was conducted by the UN. The only question asked was:"Would you please give your honest opinion about solutions to the foodshortage in the rest of the world?"The survey was a huge failure,
In Africa they didn't know what 'food'meant,
In India they didn't know what 'honest' meant,
In Europe theydidn't know what 'shortage' meant,
In China they didn't know what'opinion' meant,
In the Middle East they didn't know what 'solution'meant,
In South America they didn't know what 'please' meant,
And inthe USA they didn't know what 'the rest of the world' meant!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

One world ,One dream

The countdown starts for the world's multi-sport event, Olympics-Beijing 2008 with a bigbang Just 25 hrs more for it.... Amidst of several protests and boycots of Pro-Tibetian supporters , Several human rights violations People's republic of China is hosting summer olympics 2008 with a caption "ONE WORLD , ONE DREAM".The offical website of Beijing Olympics looks filthy.The funny thing in Beijing olympics is the o national teams will not enter in English alphabatic order, but in stroke count with the Simple chinese characters. For example, this will place Australia in 203rd position, just ahead of Zambia because the character is written in 15 strokes and is in 16 strokes, while Italy will enter as 191st nation. The rehearsal music of opening ceremony of Beijing olympic is secretly shooted by a South Korean media company and it uploaded in YouTube ....Though it was deleted..Many downloaders uploaded the Video.
The Link

Hmmmmmm......Let us think about our country.....Prime Minister of India Dr.Manmohan Singh along with Union minister of Sports and Mrs.Sonia Gandhi may also attend the Opening Ceremony. Just 57 contestants attend Olympics from 100 crore population.

According to a study by Anirudh Krishna and Eric Haglund, two development experts at the Duke University in the US, low social mobility is the key reason for India's failure at Olympics.Low social mobility means that the pool of people who can "effectively participate in sports" remains small.As per the study, the reasons for low social mobility are poor road connectivity between the rural areas and big metros and poor radio and other information networks that keep the masses ill-informed.Huge population, too, has little to do with winning medals at Olympics. Going by population size, the United States should have won 43 while, smaller countries like Jamaica should have won nothing. India should have won at least 157 medals in the 2004 Olympics, going by its huge population size.However, at the end of the Athens Olympics, the US won almost three times the number of medals, Jamaica won five medals, while India won just one medal.

The question that many people ask is, why India fails to deliver in the Olympics.????Itz a Million dollar question...not million ..billion..

Common logic would suggest that it is because Indians are poor, and thus more engaged in a daily battle for survival.But it is wrong Economicaly poor countries perform well than Indians.I will always say that India is not poor country.The wealth is unevenly distributed.The rich dont look athletics as a career option

However, the new theory suggests otherwise. It is poor social mobility because of poor infrastructure that leads to poor performance at the Olympics.

Another Major reason is CRICKET ......It is given toooooooooooooo much of Importance ....Though the government provides jobs for athletes in railways ,Indian oil, or in state government it didnt give them social status like cricketers.Even sports quota is there for admissions for graduate admissions.But all went vain......

The Olympic hopes of India

The hope lies with Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, Trap world champion Manavjit Singh Sandhu,Gagan Narang , a former world No.1,Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi, when this pair plays Indians hope foe a medal. Middleweight boxer Vijender Singh beat the reigning Olympic champion this year.....Hopes never die for an Indian ....lets hope....