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December 15th, 2008 · 3 Comments

Watching “Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi” in the multiplex and “Taazre Zameen Par” on TV over the weekend brought out the difference between the ordinary and extraordianry. RNBDJ was disappointing fare, considering that it was made by Aditya Chopra. The story just did not make sense, and even though Shah Rukh Khan did his best as Surinder Suri, the only solace came after “The End” with the photo story with the credits! TZP was a movie I had seen last year when it was released but watching it again on TV showcased what a great movieis all about.

The India-England match is beautifully poised — and that is what Test Match Cricket is all about. A T20 or a one-day international doesn’t lend itself to analysis on the possibilities the way a Test Match does. One day to go, India needing 256 to win with 9 wickets in hand, the fifth day pitch doing a little — one couldn’t ask for more. And that is why I feel it will be a mistake to overdo the shorter forms of cricket at the expense of the 5-day Test Match.

One aspect of the recent Mumbai attacks hasn’t been discussed much. It is what happened at Nariman House. Even as India ponders what to do and appears quite helpless on the action front, I think the Israelis will avenge the deaths of the Rabbi and his wife by the LeT — and do us a favour. Quietly, and sooner rather than later. They are not the ones who take any attack against their people anywhere in the world lightly. That is something India should learn. Talking only will get us so far.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Sanjay Mehta // Dec 15, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Agree with you totally on Rab Ne. In fact, penned a longish review on the same, on my blog at: http://rdfan.wordpress.com/

    You might also find a piece on some management learnings that I have there, following the Rab Ne review, to be of interest.

    And regarding Israel’s likely response to the Nariman House tragedy, this speech by Rabbi Marvin Hier may give some idea:
    http://in.youtube.com/watch?v=rHeB81BbuYU

  • 2 Kalyan // Dec 16, 2008 at 4:25 am

    I accept with you about the statement of “Israelis will avenge the deaths of the Rabbi and his wife by the LeT”.

    Israelis care about their country and their people. As you might be aware of Munich Massacare in which Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage and eventually murdered by Black September, a militant group with ties to Yasser Arafat’s Fatah organization.

    Israel responded to the massacre with Operation Spring of Youth and Operation Wrath of God, a series of Israeli air strikes and assassinations of those suspected of planning the killings.

    They launched these operations to deter future terrorist incidents against Israel. They killed all the terrorists (except one) and all the master minds of this attack.

    India should launch an operation such Operation Spring of Youth and Operation Wrath of God.

    I wish Israel should launch one against LeT and JeM.

  • 3 pravesh // Dec 16, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    Taking “revenge” is not the right way.. What Israels do and have done is with a lot of context that we don’t understand and would not be able to even if we want to because we will never have such information. Whatever we heard and learnt about so called revenge by Israelis forces is what mosad et al have told us, not what actually was done and the reason for it. ..

    Btw, I liked Rab ne bana di jodi.. 🙂

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