Overshadowing other sports
It has always been observed that cricket covers the front pages of sports column in India. Though there are some commendable performances by sports stars of other disciplines but those are not highlighted as the achievements of a cricketer. Any on or off field development of the Indian Cricket team hits the headlines but athletes of other discipline even if they win in Asian games, commonwealth games or even in the world stage, it hardly gets any mention. The recent successes of Indian players in Badminton, men and women's Hockey and Boxing in Asian Championship are marvelous achievements as these sports are out and out global sports with worldwide reach. Sadly women's hockey triumph at Japan was not even telecasted in India. Cricket has eclipsed such achievements due to glamour and money attached to it.
Dr Ashim Chowdhury,
Where are those happy days?
Every one of us is searching for a happy occasion or happy days. At the same time we are aware that we can not experience happy days every time. Happiness and sadness are the two sides of the same coin. When children go to school, they live a life that sans responsibility. Yet they crib as they have to learn lessons to appear for exams. They think it is better to grow up; but they can not envisage that grown-ups lead a life full of tensions as they are worried about performing well in the battle called life.
We always run after procuring happiness. But it keeps eluding us. We keep complaining. We look into the past and keep asking 'where are those happy days?' We never live in the present. We live either in the past or the future and say "Oh! How happy were those days" or "Oh! How happy will I be if I can have the things I desire?" Very few get what they desire, but only for a short period. Then, we blame God saying He doesn't want to see us happy. But how many of us think of God in our happy days? We forget Him when we are happy. I would like to request all those who are reading this letter to try remembering God at least once a day.