What a Wonderful Wholesome Sunday ! ~ Mothers day ~Serious Gym ~Excellent Breakfast ~Satyamev Jayate ~ Interesting one to one Interaction with Top Professionals ~ last ball IPL win ~ A Mother of an EPL Title Deciding Match on Mothers Day !… What a Finale !…Miracle was headed for Manchester alright…enroute to United but last minute diverted to City !
…..Sunday began with Me saluting my late ‘Super Mom’ on Mothers Day….she went way beyond ‘Aam Rus and Dano’ !…I share Lin Yutang’s great thought “For all the Rights of a Woman,the greatest one is to become a Mother ”
Serious Gym-ing !
…..Later in the morning I introduced my daughter to some Serious Gym….she was serious…I was just Gym-ing !.. the trainer put her through a vigorous 45 minute routine….she’s really pumped up and wants to go to the Gym tomorrow morning again !….after a good hot bath we followed it up with an excellent breakfast…this led to deferring plans to enjoy a sumptious Gujju Thali today with Aaam Rus,as I had blogged yesterday !
Interesting one to one Conversations during the Day
….the day was enriched with some interesting one to one conversation with five top professionals I met
...MD of one of India’s most reputed Banks told me not to worry about Greece or Spain as we can’t control it !…therefore why worry about it….he thinks the worst is past…when I quipped that ‘Gym’ must be easier than running a bank !, he counter quipped that running a bank was easier !…Oh ! and we both agreed that we disagreed with Ruchir Sharma’s stance on India in his much plugged book ‘Breakout Nations’ by NDTV and others…especially his theory that Indian Rupee must weaken for India to remain competitive…in my books if a country is strengthening with sustained GDP Growth at 7% + it’s currency too must reflect this and strengthen…a weakening rupee and a high Global Oil Price is playing havoc with Oil Imports …In FY 2011/12 Oil Imports were US $ 155 b of the total Imports of US $ 498 b….and our deficit is widening
…a Senior Tennis and Cricket Commentator and me were discussing our children’s progress …he colourfully covers Wimbledon for us every year… acknowledges how far ahead our young generation is…much ahead of us in thinking and exploring great and varied opportunities…we both agreed that we need to be friends with our children and not to underestimate them…. leverage on their skill sets too
….another Monday Columnist with Mumbai Mirror said I made his day when I praised his column for it’s flow and fluency in the language….he’s a leading lawyer…”regretfully though! ” he confesses…..agrees with me that lawyers are not part of the human race !
….then while I was enjoying an excellent breakfast,it was time for some Sunday Morning ‘did you know !’ inside stuff….a Hospitality Veteran comes over and in a hushed tone revealed to me the woes of Varun Industries and why it has been smashed at the bourses from Rs 200+ levels to sink to lows of Rs 30 currently inside months !…potboiler stuff,if true !
…later a close friend and well connected in Business and Professional Circles got excited about ,what he believes,will be the inevitable Indian demise of a leading accountancy firm plagued with controversies and also the deathknell of Kingfisher !…and the largesse shown by the Government,especially a Minister in it, to Mallya and even in the Privatisation of Delhi and Mumbai Airports…he was emphatic that nothing can be done to change this deep rooted corruption in our system
Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate
….missed todays episode of Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate…but Family and Close friends were moved enough by it to insist I catch the repeat telecast….I saw the first episode and I’m not in the camp of those who criticise by default any good initiative…we complain…we procrastinate…we blame….but do we do anything about the state of affairs !?…..Aamir Khan has taken this strong initiative to address and redress wrongs in our society….last week he covered foeticide and female infanticide….today he highlighted child abuse….am sure something strong and good will come out of this initiative
Manchester City become English Premier League (EPL) Football Champions
…and then what an EPL Title deciding Finale Match between Manchester City and Queens Park Rangers ! …we all witnessed A Mother of a EPL Title Deciding Match on Mothers Day !
What an EPL Finale !…Miracle was headed for Manchester alright…enroute to United but last minute diverted to City !
That’s why EPL is EPL !…Title decided in the last minute of play minutes earlier in the EPL !….5 min of extra time and 10 man QPR up sensationally 2-1 against Manchester City with arch rivals Manchester United having won 1 -0 moments earlier against Sunderland and were minutes away from retaining the Title if City drew or lost…and City scored unbelievably 2 goals inside minutes of extra time and won 3-2 against QPR and took the EPL Title !…Maradona’s son in law Aguera scoring the winning third in the 94th Minute !!!….Noisy City going to get louder and more noisy tonight…..all night party !….Feel great for City but Feel for United !….City had beat United twice this season…the first was a humiliating 6-1 infliction and then recently 1-0…City are deserving EPL title holders now after a wait of 44 years after they first won in 1968…Well Done Manager, Roberto Mancini….City Captain, Vincent Kompany also selected as the best Player of EPL this year….Let’s Blame it on Barton !..the QPR Captain who was rightly red carded and send off for his head butting stupidity foul on the field of play…led to Five minutes of extra time that saw Manchester City keeping it’s date with History….City went wild….Celebrations have begun…..Mancini was chased by a Player to pour Champagne on !
Let me confess,I’m defacto a Liverpool guy because of my football playing and crazy kids…and Manchester United are arch rivals…therefore an arch rival of an arch rival is a friend !…I wanted Man City to win the Title just so that United don’t retain it !
Another last ball winning finish in IPL
…and then just before Midnight, a crucial IPL match was won of the last ball ! when Kings Punjab chased successfully a huge target of 191 set by Deccan Chargers, who must have experienced a depressing low thinking how a won game was lost !…the inform and scoring at @ 185 strike rate David Hussey was at the nonstriker end having scored 65 of 35 with Four 4s and Five 6s… a new batsman,Gurkeerat Singh came out with his bat swinging and scored 29 of 12 and the winning runs with Four 4s and One 6 to became a hero…The scores were tied at 190 with one ball to go ,after Gurkeerat has smashed a 6,4,2 in the previous three balls….Deccan Charger’s Captain,Sangakkara,rightly calls the whole field in to save the single and what does dumb bowler MS Gony do !….bowls a short ball,instead of a fuller one…it was pulled away for a winning 4….Really !
Sure the coming week will be wholesome too !…For all of you’ll too !…Cheers !