SaiSecond, the markets have reacted favourably to Raghuram Rajan in the RBI. Let's see what he does to improve the slightly down-in-the-mouth India Story. He will, of course, have to work in tandem with North Block and not see it in adversarial/disruptive terms and his predecessor did. Entwined in Rajan's success is India
SaiThe 3rd story is the decline of American prowess in tennis, as evidenced in the US Open. Coupled with the Aussie decline in cricket, are we on the cusp of a familiar cycle that we know in India that the world's affairs go through -- rise, fall, rise...? Interesting to watch the events unfold!
Abhishek-MandeWell put. And how very true :-)
SaiI recall when he turned 18, at a time when we were in Mid-Day, we decided to put him on the cover of the Sunday edition. If memory serves me right, it was a photo of the teen jumping over the compound wall at Shivaji Park with his kit. Of course, this was a secondary experience
SaiIn 1999 we did a Rediff Chat with him, ahead of the 2-Test series against Pakistan in India, here's the url for the TS | http://rediff.ly/282nj | He was at the peak of his popularity, so believe me you the crowds that thronged our office that day, virtually mobbed him, we had a form a protective phalanx around him to escort him safely to his car... O what it must be to be a star...
SaiHard to say, Abhishek. But overall, I think, Americans are themselves war-weary, they've seen too much of it. And often, it is futile. Democracy and other "American values" don't get strengthened one bit, all that happens is the arm merchants fatten on it, and the body bags ultimately come home. I am not in favour of war, here or anywhere
Abhishek-MandeI must confess, i am not a very big Sachin fan. So i think I will give it a pass. I am going to however place my bets on how much he is going to score in his 200th test :-)
PrithvirajFor old time sakes, maybe yes
Abhishek-MandeHow do you think that can be done?