Thursday, 4 April 2013

Kolkata Confidential: Little Magic for Little Maestro

Little Magic for Little Maestro
Will it happen here or not? — is the question doing the rounds at Eden Gardens on the eve of the second Test between India and West Indies as Sachin Tendulkar will take guard against the likes of Fidel Edwards and bat for his 100th century. While grapevine has it that a Cricket Association Of Bengal (CAB) official, after Tendulkar was cut short at 76 at Ferojshah Kotla in New Delhi, went to Kalighat temple to thank Goddess Kali, an exorcist (ojha) on Sunday came to Eden Gardens and touched the pitch with his wand, chanting hymns so that Tendulkar could achieve the feat. Hold your breath to see whether the ojha’s wand do the trick for Sachin’s numerous fans.

 Minister’s Sept faux in November
 On November 11, the birthday of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, which is observed as National Education Day, Minister for Urban Development Firhad Hakim committed such a faux pas at a function which even made the children present giggle. At the function to mark the occasion at Mahajati Sadan, the minister referred the day as “Teachers’ Day” instead of calling it “Education Day” evoking laughter from all the corners of the auditorium. Well it had to happen. Even a child knows that September 5, birthday of former President S Radhakrishnan is observed as “Teachers’ Day”

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