30 March 2013


Every cricket playing nation and its players know that if you dissatisfy BCCI then its end of the road for the country or the player as the case may be. For that reason BCCI behaves like mafias don and does what suits its prime motive to earn more money and become super power in international cricket.
Let’s first analyze the playing condition and the rules. The 22yeards stripe is the key factor which makes heroes and zeros. Like tennis or hockey there is no uniformity of the surface or no guidelines from ICC but on paper a technical committee exists, it’s defunct body. Some countries, lift pitch from other place, some keep grass other put cow dung or binding gums or sand to look like a farmer’s court yard.
Next is boundary line at Adelaide, Kingston Jamaica, Nagpur, Melbourne, Lords and Barabati Stadium, Cuttack are all different some 70, some 65, some 100 yards, there is no uniformity, then how can you compare a six or a century of Melbourne with that of Nagpur in a test match?
DRS are not applied uniformly throughout the world, why? This is because ICC is afraid of BCCI and IPL powers and monetary benefits. Drug testing is again vehemently opposed by Indian players and ICC can’t do a thing about it?
Next is the ball used in test cricket: There is no uniformity in use of a cricket ball in test cricket, except the size? This is another area which ICC must decide in its annual board meetings. The officials go more for sightseeing and enjoyment trips rather than looking in to these finer aspects of the game.
If teams do not agree for DRS then their rating points in that series will not be taken in to account. If one agrees and the other does not than the former team gets ICC points not the later one.
Coming to neutral umpiring: Does a neutral umpire exist? Umpires are afraid to raise fingers against Captains or premier batsmen for fear of not being asked to stand in cash rich IPL tournament.
India is in huge financial debt from IMF, as on 31st December 2012 it stands at $37639 crores, what way this IPL is going to help the Government to repay this loan? How many foreign players know about India’s real problems, like poverty, starvation, diseases and dilapidated government schools? Instead of having an annual affairs , why can’t ICC say you(BCCI) have it amongst your top ten teams instead of calling international players and squeezing out the public money, it’s in no way improve cricket, was evident from the present test matches against Australia, where matches were over in less than three to four days.ICC has its Champion’s trophy, World cup, Asian cup and other tournaments why to choose a poor country like India for this Cricket tamasha where half naked ladies, drunken players and spectators watch the match which are remotely controlled by a man across the Arabian sea. The ICC head quarter has been shifted from London to Dubai to evade tax?
This Writer is an Ex first class cricket player and ex. Joint director of SAIL, and senior consultant in medicine and intensivist.
Sanjoy Kumar Satpathy, Bhubaneswar

28 March 2013



First I must mention why I have written ORISSA not the new name ODISHA??
The reason being it may appear as another new state in India but no sir it’s the same Orissa with new alphabets. Our Politicians are expert in changing the names of faces and places because it shows patriotism!
Few months back news prompted me to write this article- “train driver sentence to 3 years jail term for killing elephants under the iron wheels which he was driving”. Alas similar punishments are ditched out to killers of tigers and elephants!!
The animal lovers are probably busy with collection of money or doing striptease or TV or media shows than doing any thing for the poor animals!!
Every other day elephants are being killed (in Orissa) by high tension electric wires or local alcohol mixed with poisons. These people blame the electric department for the elephants death but the truth is only 1% of accidental deaths occur due to this where as the villagers with different means bring down high tension wires(hooking has political support in this state) to the ground so that when elephants come at night they are electrocuted. It’s a poor state with very low yield cultivation products. Elephants after elephants are being killed by this cruel method but no one gets any punishments. Even if the total crop is sold from a village in Orissa, it may not be worth few lakhs but killing a huge animal as revenge is really shocking and sickening.
I request the animal lovers both Indian and international to do some thing about this beastly attitude of the people of the state. There are different means to stop the elephants coming to the main human habitat but killing them by poison or electric current is really inhuman.
With Rs: 2 per kg rice being distributed by political parties who cares if a huge area of crop is destroyed by animals!! Government is giving lots of compensations plus there are insurance companies to help. As such most of the cultivation lands in Orissa are under utilized due to poor canal water facilities and low rain fall. So there is no logic of killing these beautiful creatures for pea nuts.
The worst enemies of elephants are the Oriya news papers; these huge animals are projected as the villain and at times compared with Maoists. There is no sympathy for these animals death.
The bottom line is why these animals (snakes, elephants, tigers, deer’s, jackals and monkeys) stray into human habitats??We know the answer but not interested to do any thing for our environment and wait for some white skin lady or gentleman to come and help these helpless creatures.
Sanjoy Kumar Satpathy

26 March 2013


Many of us unfortunately can not recite our national anthem. I request them(Indian) just to recaptulate once in a month this national anthem along with their children.

জন গণ মন (Bengali)

জনগণমন-অধিনায়ক জয় হে.
পঞ্জাব সিন্ধু গুজরাট মরাঠা
দ্রাবিড় উত্কল বঙ্গ
বিন্ধ্য হিমাচল যমুনা গঙ্গা
তব শুভ নামে জাগে
তব শুভ আশিস মাগে,
গাহে তব জয়গাথা |
জনগণমঙ্গলদায়ক জয় হে
জয় হে, জয় হে, জয় হে,
জয় জয় জয়, জয় হে

जन गण मन (Devanagari)         
जनगणमन अधिनायक जय हे
पंजाब सिन्धु गुजरात मराठा
द्राविड़ उत्कल बंग
विन्ध्य हिमाचल यमुना गंगा,
उच्छल जलधि तरंग
तव शुभ नामे जागे,
तव शुभ आशिष माँगे;
गाहे तव जय गाथा
जन-गण मंगलदायक जय हे,
जय हे, जय हे, जय हे,
जय जय जय, जय हे ।।
Jônogônomono-odhinaeoko jôeô he
Pônjabo Shindhu Gujoraṭo Môraṭha
Drabiṛo Utkôlo Bônggo
Bindho Himachôlo Yomuna Gôngga
Uchchhôlo jôlodhi toronggo
Tôbo shubho name jage
Tôbo shubho ashish mage
Gahe tôbo jôeogatha
Jônogônomonggolodaeoko jôeô he
Jôeo he, jôeo he, jôeo he,
jôeo jôeo jôeo, jôeo he