Friday, March 17, 2006

postcard from j: the centurion

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Rahul Dravid completes a century of tests at the Wankhede Stadium, Bombay tomorrow! Let's raise a toast to my absolute favourite...

Felicitating Dravid - Dravid honoured ahead of 100th Test

Peer Praise - Sachin raises a toast as skip joins Club 100

And Some More - Dravid's 3-D effect

Thursday, March 02, 2006

postcard from j: bushed!

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This takes the cake!

Bush's 'official' dogs get presidential treatment

NEW DELHI: A five-star hotel in the Indian capital is playing host to a special team that is part of US President George Bush's security entourage - some 65 dogs that are referred to as "officials".

The specially trained dogs were flown in as part of the multi-layer security for Bush and have been put up in deluxe rooms at the Le Meridien Hotel in central Delhi.

According to Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) MP Nilotpal Basu, who gave the information to the media, the hotel authorities initially refused to accommodate the four-legged "officials", saying they did not have provisions for accommodating animals.

"But the US officials apparently insisted that they were not dogs, but skilled security 'officials' and no one should call them dogs," Basu told reporters at Parliament House.

"These dogs cannot be called animals. They can be addressed either by their ranks such as sergeant, major, etc. And the hotel staff had to accept it," he said.


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