October 2nd is Shastri Jayanti as well

shastri the simple man live by example

If I ask you, what is the existence of October 2nd in Indian history; probably you will not even think and tell that it is Gandhi Jayanti (Birthday of Mahatama Gandhi).

However, very few people know that it is the birth anniversary of Late Lal Bahadur Shastri as well, 3rd Primne Minister of India, one of the great freedom fighters, the great Indian Hero, who gave the slogan ‘Jai Jawaan, Jai Kisaan’.

Shashtri Jayanti

Isn’t it ironical, most of us are not aware of this fact, moreover I have hardly witnessed any type of coverage about Lal Bahadur Shastri or his birth anniversary in any newspaper or on any TV channels.

Here we have collected some links, which can help you know more about Lal Bahadur Shastri.

  1. Lal Bahadur Shastri @ Wikipedia
  2. A nice poem about Shastri ji.
  3. About Lal Bahadur Shastri  @ Manas
  4. Lal Bahadur Shastri Pictures, News and Articles @ DIGGSTARS
  5. A nice article about Shastri ji
  6. Why has history forgotten this giant?

So, go ahead read about Lal Bahadur Shastri, and do tell others about this forgotten National Hero.

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Ravi Shastri vs Nasser Hussain. India v England controversy 1.

India captain M S Dhoni might be fifth on the recent Forbes list of most valuable athlete brands, but he isn’t the one who gets the fattest BCCI pay cheque. Nor do any of his teammates. That honour belongs to former captains Sunil Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri, the highest-paid BCCI retainers.

With added bonus of about Rs 2 crore for their new roles — Shastri as Director Cricket and Gavaskar as head of IPL operations — the two will be getting around Rs 6 crore each annually. The two already had a Rs 4 crore per year contract as BCCI-endorsed commentators, which means they are on air for all of India’s international matches.

In contrast, Dhoni, in the last 12 months, has got Rs 2.59 crore for playing 35 international matches for India across all formats. That includes match fees as well as his Rs 1 crore retainer fee. Virat Kohli earned Rs 2.75 crore for playing 39 matches.

So Sunny Gavaskar and Ravi Shastri earn more than cricketers do. So? Why so surprised?

Tame pets are always more valuable, no?
A cricketing game of "Would you rather..."
Simple game best played with a good mate when you have time to kill - pick one of the two options, and explain your decision.

1: Would you rather be the son of Ravi Shastri, or the son of Danny Morrison?
2: Would you rather win an IPL final as a player or a World T20 final as a player?
3: Would you rather be a T20 hero for 10 years, or a Test match legend for 10 years?
4: Would you rather have Shahid Afridi’s hair, or Kumar Sangakkara’s hair?
5: Would you rather score a Test century at Lord’s, or be as great as Kevin Pietersen is at everything for 1 day?
6: Would you rather see Imran Tahir play another 10 years of international cricket, or Glenn Maxwell play another 10 years of international cricket?
7: Would you rather be MANKAD’ed on 99 in an ODI, or have Shane Warne date your sister?
8: Would you rather have Farhaan Behardien or Glenn Maxwell bat for your life?
9: Would you have rather been in the Proteas’ #ProteaFire music video, or be seen in a Shane Warne sex tape?
10: Would you rather have Ian Botham’s dick pic tattooed on your arm, or have any of Kevin Pietersen’s tattoos?
11: Would you rather have Giles Clarke or N. Srinivasan as the best man at your wedding?
12: Would you rather watch an Imran Tahir wicket celebration on loop, or Dwayne Bravo doing the Champion dance on loop?
13: Would you rather have Jacques Kallis’ hair, or AB de Villiers’ hair?
14: Would you rather watch the Boxing Day Test live at the MCG, or the New Year’s Test live at Newlands?
15: Would you rather have watched the 438 game live, or watched David Warner slap Joe Root that time in the bar?
16: Would you rather have Geoffrey Boycott as your lawyer, or Michael Holding?
17: Would you rather be friends with Piers Morgan or Vladimir Putin?
18: Would you rather get paid $1,000 a day to play a 5 Test series in Sri Lanka, or $10,000 a day to play a 5 Test series in Bangladesh?
19: Would you rather have Morne Morkel or Ben Stokes bowl a T20 death over for you?
20: Would you rather be Sachin Tendulkar, or just be as rich as him?

Thanks to Ben Karpinski, let’s try this out! 

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