Another day wasted or shall reveal the good news that comes in numbers. Yeah! I woke up at 2 p.m. My mom shouted on my ears that it’s almost 2 and I’m like fuck, what’s going on? I slept on the couch thinking that in the morning, I’ll get up early since I will be denied the luxury of the bed that wasn’t meant to be. Haven’t really done much, checked Guardian, Times of India, blogged my way to heaven and commenting on the blogs of our family of blogging.
I am on cloud 9 coz I have been nominated for the second time for a bunch of awards, this time by the wonderful blogger-friend, Taazein. Thanks a ton, Taazein. The first friend who nominated me was Soumya and honestly speaking, I didn’t expect to be nominated two times in less than three months. I apologize to both Soumya and Taazein coz I haven’t been able to blog about the nominations properly and answering questions. I shall do it tomorrow and blame it on my lazy nature. But, one question to both Soumya and Taazein and the others, well-versed with the awards: How do one set the nominations on WordPress blog and is there anyway one can accept the award, like is there some specific settings or so? I am waiting for the answers..
Another day went by not doing so or shall I say, Die Another Day. During the evening, I watched the news and debates on the presentation of the UPA-II Government report card by Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh before the general elections next year. There are talks of Rahul Gandhi being projected as PM candidate and trust me, the chap will be a recipe for failure. I personally feel that the Congress Government is facing testing times with bad policies, dwindling figure for economic growth and lack of reforms. Will they make it next year? Debatable. Coz BJP is facing a crisis of leadership coz they are reluctant to appointed a candidate for PM and the general election is slated for 2014. Modi might be popular in Gujarat but leaders like Sushma Swaraj, the Shiv Sena and JDU’s Nitish Kumar have shown their opposition to the CM of Gujarat. Plus, the Gujarat Pogrom looms large on Modi where innocent Muslims were masacrated and killed for alleged political reasons. What India needs is a secular PM and not someone linked to Hindu extremists such as the RSS.
I was glued to TV for the whole day as I watched the interesting debate on actor Shyam Munshi who faces perjury related to the brutal and cool-blooded murder of Jessica Lall. Can a hostile witness found lying with murder in court get away with crime? Highly probable in arm-twisting tactics employed by
liars lawyers in court and money/political powers of a father-cum minister hell bent on saving the skin of his son. It makes one happy to see Manu Sharma languishing in jail but will Jessica Lall soul be happy to see someone blatantly lying in court go scot-free. It makes one laugh to see Munshi telling that he cannot understand Hindi since he studied only till Class 7. One cannot make a mockery of justice like that and one need to set an example. Same goes for ballistic expert, Manocha whose testimony helped the accused pervert justice.
That’s how my day been with following the news and debate on NDTV and for once, the news were worth watching by lying on the couch. It’s only now that I am going to open the manuscript for the novel.
Till then, ta-taa