Month: May 2013
I scratch your back you scratch mine, a pretty organized game being played between the International Cricket council (ICC) and The Board of Control for Cricket India (BCCI) from the past 5-6 years. Ironically, the sweat of contenders is always soaked upon the Pakistani counterparts, who are caught and battered for no reason.
The ICC masters the art of dealing cricket issues, but sadly goes too calm and polite when it comes to revealing the Indian scandals and players’ intentional malfunctioning within the stadium’s premises. On the contrary goes too insensitive over the green shirts. The incident despite two years of its occurrence hasn’t stale for the audience when Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Asif and Salman Butt were caught red handed some where around London and were ridiculed around the globe for the alleged involvement with the spot fixers. The unpleasant episode came as a jaw dropping incident for the entire nation and every passer by seemed awe- struck.
One might be in a phase of healing the past wounds, and atoning of the sins committed, and ICC comes up with an added allegation with every successive year onto the greens. The ball tampering incident, syed ajmal’s bowling action and the list goes on, were probed by the ICC and served to the media critics for a full fledge postmortem of the issue. The channels stood with wide chests and raised eye brows for the exclusivity of tarnishing Pakistan’s image with critics. Pakitani media never did leave itself behind and were one among the ridiculers, after all it’s all about ratings that make for the bread and butter of the media personals, and their own country’s integrity means nothing when it comes to business and making money out of it.
Indian Premier League (IPL) one of the biggest cricket events held across India and tends to grow more grand and glamorous with every year is now labeled as a living embodiment of corruption. The organizers who were adamant about it being fair and sound, all the poise was strewn to sand when their players were involved in match fixing. Effigies of Shresanth and two others from Rajasthan royals were burnt ferociously by their Indian fans with raged criticism for spoiling their country’s image world wide. To people it more came as amazement than a shock for it didn’t come to their wildest imagination the Indian media and the ICC shredding their players’ integrity publicly. A news people longed for and took it as a revenge for their past accusations onto their own players.
The ICC epitomizes itself for its speedy and rapid investigation over the players malfunctioning irrespective of their nationalities but it’s been more than a couple of days the issues seems stagnant and ICC or the Indian police gives the impression of being too helpless to look for evidences.
This intimidating incident has included the Indian flock into the ICC’s scrutiny after all it’s just the green shirts that has faced the tyranny.
What ever happens-happens for good a popular proverb taught to people living in an unpredictable country like Pakistan where one never knows what the next moment has to offer the individual with this they forgo the mishaps and some similar incident was seen few years ago when the Pakistani players were snubbed from IPL. Thanks to the Almighty we don’t own any of the potential players currently playing in IPL for if, God forbid, either of the charged players would have been a Pakistani, not just him but us and his generations to come would have to suffer the disgrace and the rest would have escaped from the scene with some cloak aided by the ICC- their partners in crime.
Media today can certainly be labeled as too intrusive as to decide our children’s waist length. Likewise the TV commercials have proved their viability when one becomes irresistible to any tempting food beverage advertises and at the end of the day we see long queues at every eatery outlet be it be it any of the popular fast food chain or a mini burger shop located at your nearest fast food hub.
It is not just those burger ads with oozing cheese and pepperoni like mouth watering ingredients that reinforces one to get to the restaurants in the shortest possible time but those over sized soft drinks which describes your meal an incomplete package of main course if any one ought to miss those.
Compounding to one’s obesity the chocolates and our very famous desi sweets lets not forget those lumps of mithai dipped in thick sugary syrups stimulate our taste buds further. When one gets to decide their entire meal with a single press on a button they hardly bother to stand up and cook something for them selves. Instead they make a phone call and order meal, in all converting the very virtual ad into stacks of packed meals, within fraction of seconds.
Their magnetic influence never ceases to amuse us but the adverse affects these advertisements are having on us and our children is a matter of growing concern. Because now days the children instead of getting taller are growing wider. This widened plump not just hinders their physical movement but hampers their mental abilities. In such a way that most of their time gets consumed pondering over what to eat and what not. They are now becoming food centric and more prone to becoming slugs.
Now days it’s not just the video games that glues children to their seats but also their never ending priority list of food eatables which is seen highly soaring with the growing number of food commercials. This has entangled our youth in such a bewildering fanaticism of food mania that nothing seems more appealing to them other than plan how to stuff their every growing bellies.
These obesity related problems are giving rise to acute as well as chronic ailments when weakens ones immune system. This automatically makes children vulnerable to diseases.
Nevertheless, parents in their way of expressing love tend to buy more such food for their children but the actual problem arises when the same parent realizes that their child’s clothes are no more available in normal shops, instead they serve hours looking for those XXL for their tiny toots. Changing their entire wardrobe every month. And so here it is another dilemma at our doorstep.