It was decided last year that India would not be hosting Formula One in 2014, but was expected to be back in the grind for 2015, which, unfortunately, is not going to happen. The F1 supremo, Bernie Ecclestone said that India would not be hosting a F1 race in 2015 as well. If India wants to host the mega event in 2016, they need to get their act together, especially the tax problems, which seems to be a major hurdle.
There was a time when the Indian team comprised of big stars, who would instill fear in the mind of the opponents. Players such as Sehwag, Gambhir, Yuvraj, Raina, Zaheer, Harbhajan etc formed the backbone of the Indian team. Things are different now. None of these players feature in the current squad with youngsters replacing them. In due process, the team has fallen short of experience, which has been justified in the ongoing Asia Cup. Would it not be better if some senior players are brought back to the mainfold?
Born and brought up in the foothills of Himalayas in Darjeeling, Binayak Dewan was aware of the ground reality in Darjeeling. He was always keen on doing something for the rural people of Darjeeling. He even gave up his lucrative job with Jet Airways to help the poor and the suppressed section of the society, primarily the farmers. As a result of which he undertook a number of initiatives, which helped farmers lead a better life. Due to his contribution in the field of social service, Binayak was conferred with Karmaveer Chakra on 28th Of February in New Delhi.
The demand for Gorkhaland has once again been overlooked by the ministry of home affairs (MHA), justified by the formation of a committee to look into the demands of a separate Bodoland state. Nothing of this sort has been created to look into the matters of a statehood demand of Gorkhaland, which is the oldest demand in the country, much more older than the demand of Bodoland. This consistent ignorance by MHA has infuriated the supporters of Gorkhaland. Professor MP Lama, a probable MP candidate from Darjeeling feels that the decision is discriminatory as well as an undemocratic one.