Break The Rules

A few weeks ago, I was waiting at one of the busiest traffic signals in Chennai. The signal was red and I was waiting right on the stop line. Somebody honked and I turned back. I saw a white SUV approaching the stop line. I thought the vehicle was going to take left and I moved to my left so that it can take the turn. But the SUV did not turn left and the vehicle slowly moved ahead of the stop line. I peeped into the vehicle and found a familiar political face but I was not sure at that time and fellow riders on the road later confirmed it. He was reading a newspaper without bothering what his driver was doing, and short of patience, with the signal still in red, the SUV vroomed ahead and sped away on the lane meant for two wheelers. What a great demonstration of social and civic responsibility??? Who will bell the cat(s)?

Rawalpindi Express Derails Again!


Pakistani speedster Shoaib Akhtar, the Rawalpindi Express as he is popularly called, has been banned for five years by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for his alleged criticism of the Pakistan Cricket Board. His career as a cricketer has been studded with more controversies and injuries than accomplishments. In the recent times, he was seen more often in the disciplinary committees rather than the cricket field. Despite having lots of talent, his volatile temperament has played spoilsport in his cricketing career. Although Shoaib has said that he would go for an appeal, things would be very difficult for him in the coming days and the slight ray of hope that he would return to international cricket is slowly fading away….