Sport – Cricket ICC Championship 2017

June 18, 2017

ICC Championship 2017

From and By Padmini Arhant

Congratulations! Pakistan in winning the ICC Championship 2017 Trophy.  The spectacular performance enabled victory against all odds in the tournament. 

The resilience from the teams written off as underdogs rising to be fierce contestants contributed to excitement in the game. 

The lesson for those riding high on overconfidence isone should never count the chickens before they are hatched proved time and time again.

Congratulations! To all participants in the ICC Championship 2017.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

Author & Presenter PadminiArhant.com

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India – Lalit Modi Twitterati Causing Political Storm

July 1, 2015

By Padmini Arhant

The Indian political establishment is presently engaged in mudslinging and screaming match desperately trying to protect them from the political storm caused by IPL founder and chief Lalit Modi.

IPL – Indian premier league, the cricket tournament started few years ago attracting investors from the entertainment industry, economic sector and political arena.

IPL founder and mentor Lalit Modi – allegedly a fugitive facing various allegations ranging from embezzlement to corruption scandals in India.

As I mentioned earlier much to Bollywood Moguls’ irate for they are prime investors in IPL, IPL – Indian Premier League facilitates money laundering and tax evasion for the bourgeois – the rich, famous and the powerful in Indian society.

Indian political class with all sides having some relationship and connection with the controversial IPL icon Lalit Modi are currently involved in the blame game.

Indian Prime Minister Modi remarked in the latest speech on the potential cyber threat claiming anyone with mere 10th or 12 th class education miles away could potentially wipe away the bank account and warned the nation to be prepared for the ‘bloodless’ cyber war.

Yet supposedly learned IPL chief Lalit Modi from miles away implicated on embezzlements running into billions technically siphoning Indian national treasury with members of Indian political apparatus collusion and complicity exemplify the state of affairs in multidimensional context. i.e. education, ethics and economic bankruptcy.

Lalit Modi’s twitters from offshore evidently prompting the Indian Parliament chirping and I play this song from Indian cinema that aptly describes the present somber mood in Indian political scene.

This song is brought to you with pleasure from me for your entertainment.

The song subtitles briefly is –

Let me remain behind the curtain

Do not lift the curtain

If the curtain is lifted

Then the secrets will be out in the open!

Enjoy the melody.

Courtesy: Padmini Arhant

United States – Super Bowl 2014

February 3, 2014

By Padmini Arhant

Congratulations! To Seattle Sea Hawks led by coach Pete Carroll against Denver Broncos in the American football championship popularly known as Super Bowl event.

The spectacular win for Seattle Sea Hawks is a matter of state and national pride.

The Denver Broncos sportsmanship and competitiveness induced thrill for millions of football fans in the United States and around the world.

Super Bowl as national occasion arouses excitement in sports circle especially among football enthusiasts and commercial broadcasters capitalizing on opportunity to attract massive audience attention.   The much anticipated moment facilitates lucrative deals in the multi-billion dollar industry.

The exorbitant income from Super Bowl and similar major national or international activities – Olympics and World competitions boost private sector profits and allocating some portion towards investments in fortifying sport culture could contribute to healthy nation and economic development. 

Sport promotes diplomacy and cultural exchange alleviating tensions between nations unlike some political initiatives aimed at exacerbating crises. 

However, image tarnishing scandals like match fixing, performance enhancing substance among athletes and other controversies viz. corruption involving organizers create unwanted impediments for successful hosting to showcase national potential. 

Unfortunately sports are also targeted with terrorism to maintain status quo on false flag operations such as 9/11 curtailing freedom and normal lifestyle.

Sports could be instrumental in voicing dissent on human rights violation in Bahrain and Qatar as Grand Prix and FIFA sponsors respectively. 

Likewise extending campaign for the oppressed and persecuted in Saudi Arabia, occupied Palestine, Myanmar, Tibet, Sri Lankan Tamils  and several parts of the world would expedite independence, political representation and economic as well as social equality.

Notwithstanding pressure on major powers to end conflict in Syria, CAR, South Sudan along with troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, Korean Peninsula and horn of Africa.

The result-oriented actions could then stifle burgeoning violence in Iraq, Lebanon, Libya, Egypt and countries experiencing relentless terror operations emanating from mission based on 9/11.

In conclusion, the real and functioning democracy would not curb free speech on issues including 9/11 reinvestigations leading to political transformation premised on transparency and accountability. 

Cheers! To Super Bowl winner and contender in 2014. 

Peace to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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India Wins the World Cup Cricket 2011

April 2, 2011

By Padmini Arhant

Heartfelt Congratulations! To Indian Cricket team for a spectacular victory in the riveting game with billion fanfares cheering the Indian troop on the battle ground against formidable Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankan team impressively challenged the Indian side that contributed to earning the prestigious title.

The incredible performance from the Indian batsmen particularly Gautam Gambhir assuming responsibility at the critical position joined by the Indian Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and later Yuvraj Singh led India to the anticipated victory.

Gautam Gambhir and others deserve due recognition with an award for their commitment that guaranteed the end result.

Team efforts from India and Sri Lanka made the grand finale a historic moment to prove the respective caliber in the most popular sport revered by the people across the Indian sub-continent.

The Indian team demonstrated resolve in rising to the occasion and delivered their promise by winning the most coveted trophy.

It is Dusserah for India – a festival time rejoicing the glorious triumph in the hard fought final match.

Indian Cricket team makes India proud in winning the World Cup Championship.

Best Wishes to Sri Lanka in their future endeavor and India for continuous success in every frontier.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

World Cup Cricket Final 2011

April 2, 2011

By Padmini Arhant

The mega sports event grand finale is scheduled to begin momentarily.

Indian and Sri Lankan Cricket team have an opportunity to display their extraordinary talent.

Good Luck! For a spectacular game between the two popular teams – India and Sri Lanka.

Rest to follow upon conclusion of the much awaited cricket extravaganza.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

India in the World Cup Cricket Final

March 30, 2011

By Padmini Arhant,

Congratulations! To Indian Cricket team on the fabulous victory that has swept them to the final match to be held in Mumbai, India on April 2nd, 2011 against Sri Lanka.

Compliments extended to the Pakistani Cricket team for a spectacular fight to clinch the title.  The sports spirit was maintained throughout the game.

All are winners in a competition for individual contribution produces collective entertainment.

India and Pakistan were brought together for meaningful dialogue on this occasion which is a phenomenal beginning towards peaceful negotiations to continue in the near future.

India and Pakistan brilliant performance will be cherished in the most favorite sport of the Indian sub-continent.

Best Wishes to both teams for a fantastic display of talent and demeanor.

Good Luck! To India in the World Cup Final.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

World Cup Cricket 2011 Grand Tournament

February 19, 2011

By Padmini Arhant

The World Cup Cricket grand tournament begins on February 19, 2011.

Bangladesh hosted the spectacular opening ceremony with fireworks amid 25,000 cheering cricket fans gathered for an up close view of their favorite sports heroes.

First match between India and Bangladesh held today in Dhaka, Bangladesh resulted in the Indian side winning by 87 runs.

Heartfelt Congratulations! To team India on the brilliant start with more to follow until the end.

Cricket is religiously followed in the Indian sub-continent. The mega sports event is the most popular and in some quarters revered by the cricket enthusiasts fervently praying and desiring for their respective home team to clinch the world title.

The sport that was once considered the ‘Lords’ Game’ – a legacy from British empire is now played in every nook and corner of South East Asia especially in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Similarly in other parts of the world – West Indies, South Africa and Zimbabwe, notwithstanding western nations like England, Australia, New Zealand along with relatively new entrants – Ireland, Canada, Netherlands and Kenya have significant admirers and young cricketers competing to surpass the native legends’ records.

In India – the passion for the game is contagious with cricket lovers idolizing their favorite player and cricket season marks the beginning of sports carnival.

The current world cup competition involves 14 international teams playing 49 match games over 43 days in 14 different venues spread across India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh.

It is a one-day cricket match with limited overs set at 50 for each side unlike the test match that continues with 2 innings played by both teams over minimum of 3-4 days for conclusion.

Undoubtedly the world cup kicked off with a promising trail from the successful opening ceremony in Bangladesh to the recent victory for the Indian team.

There are other formidable challengers with similar aspirations and their performance will be a real treat to the spectators and sprawling cricket fans worldwide.

Since each team will strive to dominate the show – the audience are sure to be entertained to their heart content.

Cricket craze is pervasive and the multinational caliber pronounces the effects during the fixated moment of world cup championship.

Ethics and economics aspect – The stakes are high in the tremendously appealing sport not devoid of controversies and scandals related to match fixing leading to emerging talents’ abrupt end of the career.

Similarly the crime investigation on the sudden demise of a foreign coach not long ago caused a maelstrom within the prestigious sports circle.

Sports are enjoyable at any time. However maintaining discipline and prioritizing high moral conduct would not only enhance individual image but also promote a positive message to several million impressionable minds preparing to enter the enthralling sport as professionals.

There are no losers in a contest for the participants share the glory in sports spirit.

On that optimistic note – Wishing phenomenal success to every contestant in the World Cup Cricket 2011.

Best Wishes to all sports stars of the riveting one-day international cricket.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

U.S. Special Olympics Athletes Need Your Kind Support

December 27, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

Our Special Olympics athletes are all prepared and ready to compete in the forthcoming Winter Olympics in 2011.

However, the continuous advanced training would enhance the opportunity for them to claim victory in the international event.

For many of these athletes, it is a lifetime dream to prevail with indelible mark that will tear down barriers in human ability to succeed against the odds confronting them.

The phenomenal trend thus far has been made possible by great humanitarian organizations helping individuals from all walks of life to display their talent with pride despite the arduous journey in reaching the milestone.

Among them the Special Olympics organization committed to promoting human spirit through international sports deserves praise and admiration for the relentless work towards the honorable humanitarian service.

Today, they desperately need your kind attention to assist them with the daunting task of raising funds to provide for special programs to 567,000 athletes participating in the exciting world competition.

Please extend your generous support to these Heroes as they are about to perform in the Winter Special Olympics in January 2011.

The organization urgently requires your affordable donations by the deadline December 30, 2010.

Please visit www.specialolympoics.org

Donations could be sent to Special Olympics, 1133 19th Street, N.W. Washington DC 20036 USA

Toll Free +1 (800) 700-8585. Direct Tel. # – +1 (202) 628-3630.

Please email@specialolympics.org

Your overwhelming response will be deeply appreciated.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

XIX Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010 – Farewell Ceremony

October 16, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

The XIX Commonwealth Games in Delhi concluded this week with a grand closing ceremony.

Congratulations! To the Commonwealth Nations athletes for their victory in various sports.

Every one of them has tremendous skills in the relevant activity and the permeating exuberance added confidence among the contestants.

Hats off! To the Indian Athletes for their superb performance despite the critics’ dismal forecast at the CWG onset.

Besides maintaining the sports spirit your zeal to deal with the challenges every step of the way was admirable.

The rural India athletes especially the Northern State of Haryana were the superstars in the Indian team,

Considering the lack of opportunities and facilities available to them as compared to the urban sportsmen and women.

Reportedly, about 2% from rural Haryana alone contributed to more than 40% medal tally for India. It is a clear demonstration that every individual has some potential in one way or another.

Nurturing the natural capability in human beings can yield phenomenal results as witnessed in the recent games. There is a strong desire among the young aspirants to achieve their dreams in different areas of interest.

It is dependent upon the government and private sector attention to athletes in providing the physical training and financial means necessary to compete at the national and international level.

India’s academic accomplishment is reflected in the consistently positive economic growth with the government and non-governmental programs committed to accelerate the literacy rate among the rural and poorer communities across the nation.

However, the investments have been predominantly concentrated in popular team sports like Cricket, Hockey and Football/Soccer. The other sports are increasingly included in the category with an exception of the athletic promotion.

Given the athletes’ stellar record in the absence of motivational factors like sponsorships and scholarships, the private and public sector now have the incentives to transform the trend and perhaps contribute to enhance the winning prospects in the future.

All nations have greater advantage in cultivating their population attributes guaranteed to shine in every aspect. Obviously, the less privileged need solid support in exhibiting their individual talent which ultimately benefits the society.

Unequivocally all participants at the Commonwealth Games deserve praise for demonstrating their extraordinary qualities in a variety of sports. Their determination to win always makes the international competitions more exciting.

The final presentation was fabulous with a colorful show.

Again about 7000 artistes portraying the modern yet traditional India in perfect synchrony is a marvelous act and the choreography happily takes the cake in the grandeur fanfare.

The celebration is unique in offering the Indian portrait with the rich cultural heritage in full bloom pleasantly surprising the mesmerized audience throughout the pageant.

Followed by the fireworks that illuminated the sky adding brilliance to the ambiance amid cheering crowd bidding farewell to the host Delhi for the spectacular display,

Meanwhile greeting the beautiful Glasgow, Scotland, the next CWG venue in 2014.

XIX Delhi Commonwealth Games is a monumental feat for India emerging from near withdrawal to the glorious finale in sports and the magnificent festivity.

The Gala event signified a glowing tribute to the athletes and the performers in the cultural extravaganza.

All are winners in the sports arena for their honorable participation.

Indian Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh, Congress Leader Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, the Home Minister P. Chidambaram, the Delhi Chief Minister, the entire Commonwealth Games organizing committee members and employees share the acknowledgment for the terrific success.

Good Luck and Best wishes to all!

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

 

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XIX Commonwealth Games Grand Opening Ceremony – Delhi, India

October 4, 2010

By Padmini Arhant

Heartfelt Congratulations! To India, especially Delhi, the XIX Commonwealth Games host on the spectacular extravaganza prominently showcased at the ‘Gala Opening Ceremony,’ held on October 3, 2010 at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi.

You did it! That too with magnificent glory and pride.

It’s a testimony that whenever human talent is challenged with the ‘impossible’ verdict, the inspirational spirit within guides to rise to the occasion and prove it otherwise.

The ceremony is an amazing feat for the vibrant civilization unfolded in the twenty first century technological era in perfect harmony and wrapped in a colorful cultural performance depicting the magical kingdom of India through the refracted prism images from the spectrum of light illuminating the sky with mesmerizing fireworks.

Technology oriented themes such as the ‘Aerostat,’ a large helium balloon raised to the 25 meters height above the ground, decorated with mirrors and rainbow lights is designed to project high resolution video occurrence and visuals at 360 degrees in addition to synchronizing with the parade on the ground.

The enthralling presentation was one of a kind appreciated with the spectators’ continuous applause in sheer bewilderment.

The live shows on stage were captivating with seven thousand artistes from diverse cultural background performed with great enthusiasm creating a parallel universe by revealing the caliber among the unsung maestros in classical, folk and modern music and dance.

The co-ordination in this context was in itself a tremendous tribute to the choreography.

The long cherished Indian cultural heritage was exhibited in the pageantry winning the hearts and minds of the audience at home and around the world.

Synthesizing innovation with tradition produces a unique effect profoundly highlighting the characteristics in ancient art and modern techniques.

India is naturally suitable for such experiment given the enriched antiquity and the phenomenal technological endowments together contributing to the ravishing display.

Around seventy one nations are participating in various sports activities and the solidarity was evident during the opening ceremony.

The assimilation of these nations with a common pledge to build new relations and enhance old ties through sports is an admirable humanitarian goal.

There is abundant opportunity through international sports to heal and reconcile differences for mutual progress in every dimension.

Sports and entertainment are often the ice-breakers in the frozen diplomatic channels facilitating renewed hope for a fresh beginning.

Nations could seize the floating chance to reflect, pause and proceed with a dialogue conciliatory to both parties.

Many unresolved disputes have been revived due to sincere engagement and amicable approach in the contentious issues ultimately yielding the desirable outcome.

As for the competitiveness in the related sports at the international level, the athletes representing each nation would justifiably aim for their victory and every other contender in that respect is a potential threat to them.

Again, maintaining a balanced strategy that would enable accomplishment without compromising sportsmanship is ideal to promote sports acumen, teamwork and national image.

Being the ambassadors for the respective nations, the athletes have an awesome responsibility to demonstrate qualities helping them to win in the relevant field while protecting the national interest.

Although most participants excel in interpersonal skills, sometimes incidents evolve into an unnecessary controversy.

In other matter, it’s imperative to focus on the outstanding security efforts and the final preparation leading to the Commonwealth Games commencement splendor.

The entire games village is equipped with surveillance cameras, tight security measures and above all guarded by an estimated eight thousand Indian commandos for the athletes, visitors and residents’ 24/7 safety.

All of the minor and major problems pertaining to the initial delay appear to have been effectively addressed in compliance with the international standard and to the sports community’s optimal satisfaction.

Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh, Congress Party Leader Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, Indian Commonwealth Games organizing committee members and above all the workers at the bottom delegated to the finishing tasks deserve recognition for a superb finále.

The impressive organizing is attributed to the excellent management and,

An unequivocal commitment to prevail against all odds from the top bottom ensured success.

However, it’s essential to preserve and possibly expand the status quo comprehensively to strengthen future prospects.

A valuable lesson from the recent experience is – a resilient unified input guaranteed to triumph in the extenuating circumstances.

India exemplified the notion with grace, charm and exceptional fanfare.

On that optimistic note, signing off with deep gratitude and acknowledgment for the fabulous start of the XIX Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India.

Good Luck! And Best Wishes to all athletes from different parts of the world in realizing their dreams at the international event.

Thank you.

Padmini Arhant

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