Science and Sports

January 13, 2022

Science and Sports

Padmini Arhant

What is the correlation between science and sports?

Science and sports are adventures in their respective fields involving mind, body and spirit coordination. 

Unfortunately, science in the onset of the pandemic as an exception with inconsistency in public health protocol and guidelines leading to questionable reliability in preventing and containing the pandemic proved a misguided adventure in COVID19 mitigation. 

Whereas sports like Skydiving as drawn analogy with pandemic instructions in late night comedy monologue is a direct contrast in reality. 

Skydiving instructors and skydivers engage in the activity that might be viewed extreme by some or many after knowing and understanding the risks and safety mechanisms of the act. 

In other words, the skydivers are fully briefed and provided comprehensive information on the activity with complete and full liberty to exercise discernment and discretion to change the mind until the last minute before taking the dive. 

The skydivers with skydive instructors are aware of the pros and cons factoring the calculated risks / hazards with security as the most important consideration. There is no force, coercion or solicitation of any kind. The involvement is entirely voluntary accepting sole responsibility for the decision. 

In comparison, the pandemic recommendations are mandatory and the minimal to major risks in the prescribed methods are expected to be absorbed entirely by the individual expected to follow the mandate.

The pandemic public health directions thus far has been wavering from one extreme to another with more speculations than specifications.

Furthermore, unlike skydiving rule, the pandemic advice accommodates no choice in individual determination of personal well being.

Accordingly, the pandemic handling thus far has been anything but reassuring in the much anticipated herd immunity via fully vaccinated or naturally infected means regarded the saving grace in ending the health disaster in recent memory. 

Amidst confusion and chaos, science and human population are victims of arbitrary positions maintained to suit political narrative rather than scientific resolution. 

Padmini Arhant 

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Tokyo Olympics 2021

August 17, 2021

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Congratulations to all athletes – the winners and participants for spectacular performance and spirit honoring their respective nations and citizens with pride and joy!

The women athletes from nations across the globe are making history in their own rights. It is about time.

Honoring Terrific Display of Talent –

Feryal Abdelaziz – 22-year-old becomes first Egyptian woman to win Olympic Gold 

Warm Greetings and Best Wishes!

Padmini Arhant

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

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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

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