Stand up and salute Iraq

Iraq’s totally fabulous AFC Asian Football Cup victory against Saudi Arabia has left my emotions seeking sanity. I could only stand up and salute their team and fans, who are hungry, thirsty, dieing and yet emerged winners.

The buck doesn’t stop there. The national team haven’t been allowed to play at home, don’t have training facilities and are not even heralded or cherished by their fans. But now, every Iraqi would feel deeply happy with this triumph.

This isn’t the triumph of sport. This is the triumph of human spirit in times of adversity. It is a triumph of hope. To top it all off, an Iraqi mother dedicated her dead son to the team as a sacrifice, which was too much to take in all at once.

So before going to sleep tonight, I will only think, dream and be inspired by this truely Godly feat. It even makes the impossible seem possible….

Stand up and salute Iraq

Iraq’s totally fabulous AFC Asian Football Cup victory against Saudi Arabia has left my emotions seeking sanity. I could only stand up and salute their team and fans, who are hungry, thirsty, dieing and yet emerged winners.

The buck doesn’t stop there. The national team haven’t been allowed to play at home, don’t have training facilities and are not even heralded or cherished by their fans. But now, every Iraqi would feel deeply happy with this triumph.

This isn’t the triumph of sport. This is the triumph of human spirit in times of adversity. It is a triumph of hope. To top it all off, an Iraqi mother dedicated her dead son to the team as a sacrifice, which was too much to take in all at once.

So before going to sleep tonight, I will only think, dream and be inspired by this truely Godly feat. It even makes the impossible seem possible….

Developing or Transforming

The US has recently claimed that due to India’s higher growth rate, the country shouldn’t be called “developing”. Rather they have coined a new term for us, a fourth category called “transforming”.

Considering how unpredictable the Western “powerhouse” is, you have to be cynical about this particular comment. Certain purists argue that this could be because they want to refuse aid to the nation from on, or at least reduce it, under the UNO’s programme.

India is definitely racing ahead, leading to all the “positivitism” in our less-than-gifted lives. But I had rather be developing than developed. Because once your developed, you never know how to improve more. In the case of developing, you have no boundaries and success is no destination. That way, maybe your more successful than even the developed…..

Developing or Transforming

The US has recently claimed that due to India’s higher growth rate, the country shouldn’t be called “developing”. Rather they have coined a new term for us, a fourth category called “transforming”.

Considering how unpredictable the Western “powerhouse” is, you have to be cynical about this particular comment. Certain purists argue that this could be because they want to refuse aid to the nation from on, or at least reduce it, under the UNO’s programme.

India is definitely racing ahead, leading to all the “positivitism” in our less-than-gifted lives. But I had rather be developing than developed. Because once your developed, you never know how to improve more. In the case of developing, you have no boundaries and success is no destination. That way, maybe your more successful than even the developed…..