RESUMPTION OF SPORTS: – Rising above Pandemic

Sports is something everyone looks up to, for some sports is a profession, for some it is passion and for rest, it is a source of entertainment. Due to COVID-19, everything came to a complete halt, sports being no exception. Regularity is something every Sportsperson always desires but during lockdown no means of training and practice were allowed hence dark clouds moved over Sporting Fraternity.

  •  Impact on Players and Coaches

Players and Coaches were worst hit in these grim circumstances “No sports, No training, No practice”. Rising talents and Veterans who were looking for an opportunity to prove their potential were denied chances and sports is one such profession where time is of utmost worth. Every other field may get over this pandemic and restore to normal but Sports will never be able to. Maybe Virat Kohli could have scored 1000 more runs in this lockdown tenure or M.S.Dhoni could have won another IPL and regained his spot in National Team or Christiano Ronaldo could have scored 5 more Hat tricks which would have enabled them to cross various milestones. 

A lot of Prospects were honing their Skills and were working for the Olympics, which was scheduled to take place from 24 July to 9 August eyeing it as a path towards glory. Survival in sports need proper management of finances as Sportsman always need balanced nourishment and diet and in lockdown, no source of income was in fluids making this unasked, unpaid off days even more difficult.

But the clouds have now started to disperse and the ray of light is now visible, though distant.

  • Impact on Spectators 

Impact of Social Media and Binge watching of web series and movies is the new source of killing time for today’s youth and the reason for it is the diversion of sports spectators. Football and Cricket are a craze for this world. Broadcasting Sponsors have lost big chunks of their fortune and created more turmoil in the field of Field.

  • Resumption:- Revival or Blank

Resumption of Sports was marked by the resumption of Bundesliga (Football league of Germany) later it was followed by LaLiga, BPL, and other major leagues. Similarly, cricket resumed international operation by the Bilateral test series of England v/s West Indies. Indian Cricket team will play its first series in Australia in a bio-secure environment in December.

All sporting Authorities have issued specific guidelines; majorly most of the sporting events are played without live spectators in bio-secure environments.

  • Venue shift of Indian Premier League 

Indian Premier League has witnessed a venue shift from India to the United Arab Emirates, this move is likely to cause repercussions but this is BCCIs best bet in holding this season. Huge Revenue losses will have to be settled as cities, stadiums, and franchisees have already put up their chips in advertisements and promotions. One positive that rises from this situation is holding IPL will save a lot of talent and potential from getting to waste.  

  • Author’s Take

Sport is important but life is most significant, conducting Events in the safest way possible is the best way forward. Acts such as “Liverpool fans breaking lockdown rules” should be controlled and condemned. The world will have to rise above this pandemic and this Resumption of Sports will surely be a cause.   

~ Shubham Yadav

America: A Reliable Partner or An Opportunist?

India was never on the radar of the U.S four decades ago. Then all of a sudden the world gaze turned to the nation located in the subcontinent when it successfully carried out its nuclear tests in 1998.  The present-day relations between India and the U.S can be broadly categorized into two types, three particular phases by four different administrations over the past two decades since 1998.

The economic liberation of India in 1991 called for investments from across the globe and also some major U.S corporations were interested but India still wasn’t much noticed or in simple words India wasn’t considered to have potential.

The other two types of India-U.S relations can be found broadly synonymous to the idiom “awe & majesty”. The administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are the ones falling into the category of awe as that marked the beginning of better relations. This was no doubt due to indications of losing hegemony for the United States of America with the paradigm shift of the world balance coming at the helm of Asia with China’s strategic ascent. The reaction of Clinton administration marked the coming of temporary sanction as India showed the world that’s its nuclear arsenal is not only abundant but also functional. Then it was the same administration that visited India two years later in 2000 and that was marked as a very successful visit. That was the new dawn of Indo-U.S relations.  It was when Bush administration held the Oval office that Indo-U.S ties began to flourish with the signing of 2005 Defence Agreement which made the whole world more interested in India but the centerpiece of the relations came with the signing of 2008 civil nuclear co-operation treaty which shocked the whole world and then rose a term in global political circles known as “the Indian exception”; the signing of the later set a precedent for the non-proliferation nations such as Pakistan, North Korea, and Iran.

The period of majesty arrived when the educator cum lawyer’s administration took their seats into the White House. While during the Obama administration no significant changes or improvements took place between the two states, but in the U.S more recognition started to garner for the three million-strong Indian communities who also held the highest median income among all ethnic communities in the United States.  There was a lot of high-level meeting and the most remarkable of them being President Obama’s address in the joint Indian Parliament where he even used some words from different Indian languages and set precedence and affirmed faith that the relations were in the right track.
It was when the Obama administration packed their things and the outrageous Donald Trump took into the Oval Office with a storm in the U.S Presidential elections that the relations took to a bumpy ride. The present administration’s “America First” policy with enhanced Visa ban and further scrutiny and troubles for immigration that has made the relations bumpy with failure to acknowledge that America is a land of immigrants who’ve indeed made the nation the world richest democracy and a global superpower. While the top political leaderships share what they refer to as “kinship” between them the relations have not shown that with the rhetoric.

America’s interest in India took a rise with the rise in threat in their global hegemonic order which they’ve created and maintained for over century. The enhanced ties and support to the Indian government are due to the indication to bag India in its side against the rising superpower, that is, China. The only substitute to obstruct China’s polarity in the world can take place with the help of its neighbor in Asia and with a more than the modest economy, a powerful military, and good diplomatic power in the international community, India is the most suitable opponent.

With this, the U.S has failed to acknowledge the fact that India has always remained non-aligned and only took the bastion of the international order when it perceived threats to its interests. That has led India to maintain as “strategic partnership” with the U.S and is not an ally. India more likes to be addressed as a friend with its sovereignty maintained and interests safeguarded.

America has always been an opportunist as it tries to please India as it perceives a threat from China while it remains neutral to India’s security complication with Pakistan, whom the U.S supports with a huge military aid to fight terrorism and Pakistan directs the weapons procured from that aid to point guns at India; also in the U.S stays neutral when China often dubiously calls the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh as “South Tibet”. Therefore America is not a reliable partner, just an opportunist who is using India to maintain its hegemony in the world order and trying to keep China in check in Asia.

                                                                                                    – Aanandita Singh

Let’s recall some prominent individuals

The hundreds of years have been loaded up with wonderful individuals who have done astonishing things. Odds are you can name a couple. Shockingly, few out of every odd chronicled figure has got the commendation and acknowledgement they legitimately deserve. However, the more they are spoken about, the more probable their insight, fortitude, or insignificant presence will be associated with decades to come. Keep their recollections alive by finding out about the accompanying individuals overlooked by history.

Raja Suhal Dev 

In Indian history books, we have studied that Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni assaulted India multiple times during 1000 AD to 1027 AD. We have additionally discovered that Muhammad Ghori vanquished Prithvi Raj Chauhan in the Second Battle of Tarain in 1192 AD and set up Islamic guidelines in India. However, we neglect to ask what occurred during the mediating 165 (1027 AD to 1192 AD) years. Didn’t the outside trespassers assault India during this period? On the off chance that truly, at that point for what reason don’t we know? Assuming no, at that point what was the purpose of this? How about we attempt to discover the response to this inquiry. 

King Mahmud passed on in 1030 AD. Promptly from that point, his nephew Salar Masud Ghazni attacked India in May 1031 AD with more than 1,00,000 fighters. This military crossed Punjab, Sindh, and Gujarat crushing neighbourhood rulers and came to Bahraich in present Uttar Pradesh. The local leaders of North Indian plain framed a union under Raja Suhal Dev Passi. In June 1033, Suhal Dev asked Salar Masud to quit tormenting neighborhood individuals and leave the land. Salar Masud overlooked the admonition. On the early morning of thirteenth June 1033, a unified armed force under Suhal Dev slid on a lot bigger Ghazni armed force positioned at Bahraich. Masud’s military was assaulted and surrounded. Furious battling proceeded for a considerable length of time. Suhal Dev’s military didn’t show any kindness. No detainee was taken. Every single warrior of Ghazni armed force was put to the blade. The area of this fight was close to introducing day Chittaura Jheel, a lake situated at 8 km. away from present Bahraich towards Gond. On fourteenth June 1033 (Sunday), Salar Masud was guillotined. The destruction of the Ghazni armed force was decimated to the point that for the following 160 years, the trespassers from Afghanistan never set out to cross Punjab and Sindh. 

Today, we, the Indians, have nearly overlooked this extraordinary warrior, Raja Suhal Dev. Because of our plan-driven history books, we remain uninformed about the Battle of Bahraich (thirteenth – fourteenth June 1033). Be that as it may, neighbourhood individuals of Uttar Pradesh have still recalled this warrior-lord. The nearby ditties despite everything-sing the adventure of the bravery of Raja Suhal Dev Passi.

Veerapandiya kattabomman

Veerapandiya pursued a war against the English during the eighteenth century as a playmaker chieftain in Tamil Nadu. He would not pay charge against the authority of the East India organization. In any case, he was caught by the English and hanged in 1799.

Matthias Sindelar

A spectator once said that Matthias Sindelar played soccer the way “a grandmaster plays chess.” The star player appreciated donning distinction playing for FK Austria Vienna and the Austrian national group all through the 1920s and 1930s, which brought him prominence and riches like the present players. However, his vocation took a turn in March 1938, when Austria was added by Nazi Germany, and Hitler’s powers entered the nation. While numerous Austrians saw the Nazis’ appearance as a victory for the nation, Sindelar didn’t share their perspectives. The Nazis had chosen the Austrian group would before long stop to exist, and its players would play for the German national group. In any case, the last match was allowed before the ingestion of the Austrian side. 

Sindelar’s disputable presentation on the pitch surely caused a stir. After apparently passing up on simple chances to play with the German group, Sindelar, in the end, scored an objective, trailed by a second objective from his kindred colleague. Sindelar even played out a triumph move before a VIP box loaded up with Nazi authorities. When the match was finished, Sindelar resigned to abstain from entering the German Austrian side. He proceeded to purchase a bistro from a Jewish proprietor for the maximum, as opposed to at the slice rate he was qualified for. Matthias and his better half were discovered dead in their loft in January 1939, in the wake of capitulating to carbon monoxide harming. However, many accept they were killed by the Nazis.

Alexander Hamilton

Up until a couple of years back, many Americans didn’t have a clue who Alexander Hamilton was or his job in their country’s history. While he may come up short on the popularity of any semblance of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, he was similarly as significant. However, because of his absence of striking quality ever, the US government considered expelling him from the $10 greenback. 

It wasn’t until the appearance of the hit melodic Hamilton on the Broadway stage that many individuals took in his story, which made sure about his place on the monetary certificate. It subtleties the genuine story of Hamilton, who was an outsider and vagrant from Charleston, which was the capital of Nevis. Following the demise of his mom, Hamilton abandoned Charleston to concentrate in New York. When he showed up, he filled in like a fearless fighter battling against the British, which prompted him serving George Washington as a senior associate. He was likewise persuasive in how the United States ought to be administered, energetically promising the Founding Fathers to receive a solid government over another government or oppression. 

The same number of enemies of federalists were vocal in their interests, Hamilton articulately composed a progression of articles called The Federalist Papers, which protected the US

Henrietta Lacks

Henrietta Lacks was a helpless tobacco rancher who hailed from Southern Virginia however moved to Maryland to begin another existence with her significant other. In January 1951, Henrietta was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital, which was the main emergency clinic that would treat dark patients during the 1950s. She sadly died nine months after her cervical disease analysis. 

Unfortunately, Henrietta never knew the significant job her cells would play in medication. Dr Dim Otto was given an area of her tumour for study and found an uncommon quality in her cells. While most cells would ordinarily die surprisingly fast, Henrietta’s didn’t. Her cell line later got known as HeLa Cells and demonstrated priceless due to their “everlasting” characteristics. Jonas Salk later utilized the cells for his polio immunization research. HeLa Cells have likewise been utilized as the reason for countless clinical licenses. However, Henrietta Lacks never got the opportunity to figure out how her cells changed science perpetually and assisted with sparing a huge number of lives over the world.

Constitution and assisted with influencing individuals toward a central government. Additionally, as the primary secretary of the Treasury, Hamilton built up across the nation banking framework Americans despite everything use to this day.

Lakshmi Sahgal

As a pioneer of all women Jhansi regiment of Indian national armed force (INA), Lakshmi Sehgal assumed a key title role in the Indian history. She turned into the pastor of women issues of the Azad rear govt. she set up a facility to help poor in Singapore during the 1940s. Afterwards, she joined Subhash Chandra bose in INA.

Henry Vivian Louis Derozio

Perhaps the earliest patriot of present-day India, he was Anglo-Indian and Portuguese by drop, yet believed India to be his Karambhoomi. He was a splendid student and begun teaching English at a youthful age of 17. He had incredible speech and discussing abilities, and an extraordinary writer cum researcher. He ingrained nationalistic emotions among his understudies, to contemplate the advancement of the nation, and was most likely the first to ask Indians to look for portrayal in the British organization. He began the principal “Scholastic Association” in an Indian school. Despite being a nonbeliever, he affected the socio-strict development of the nineteenth century and pioneer of Indian nationalism. His less than ideal demise at a youthful age of 22 upset more commitments for him. His commitments to the Bengal Renaissance and Young Bengal Movement ought to remain time interminable. The last time he was perceived by our country was in 2009 when a stamp was propelled praising his 200th birthday celebration. He needs more acknowledgement.