Friday, June 20, 2014

World Cup 2014 – Brazil’s Coming Election

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff re-election hinges on the performance of Brazil’s soccer team.  If Brazil wins the tournament, this should help lift sentiment temporarily.  Some political scientists have written “clear evidence that the success or failure of the local team before the Election Day significantly influences electoral prospects for the incumbent party."  One of the 3 writers is a gentleman named Neil Malhotra.
 
Hey Mr. Malhotra, I think you are an Indian origin guy.  You didn’t know there was an election in India recently?  You could have brought this to the attention of Mrs. Sonia Gandhi 3 months ago.  Of course, for a handsome fee.
 
Mrs. Gandhi would have “arranged” 3 friendly T-20 cricket matches between India and Pakistan to be played in India.  The elections were from April 7 to May 12.  The first match in New Delhi would have scheduled for April 5.  And, the 2nd and 3rd matches would have scheduled in different important cities on different dates.  Mrs. Gandhi can very easily “pre-arrange” the scores.  You know, every Pakistani player has a price.
 
First Match = India 720 for no loss. Pakistan 0 all out. (India won by 720 runs)
 
Second Match = Pakistan 0 all out. India 1 for no loss. (India won by 10 wickets)
 
Third Match = India 720 for no loss. Pakistan 0 all out. (India won by 720 runs)
 
Election Results: Congress 543. All others NIL.
 
Mr. Malhotra, in case you missed to make money with Mrs. Gandhi, here is another opportunity for you.  Don’t miss this.
 
Ms. Jayalalithaa in 2016 – Tamil Nadu Assembly elections will be held in 2016.  My advice to her is to arrange a few Kabaddi games between Tamil Nadu and Bangladesh in prominent cities in Tamil Nadu.  It is the national game of Bangladesh. Amma can very easily “pre-arrange” the scores.  Every Bangladeshi player has a price. Kabaddi is very appropriate for Tamil Nadu.  Actually, the word Kabaddi is derived from the Tamil word “Kai-Pidi” which means “hold hands”.
 
Election Results: AIADMK 234. All others NIL.
 
In other news:
 
USA is playing against Portugal this Sunday.  I want to root for the Americans (underdog) since I have lived most of my life here.
 
We're Americans, with a capital 'A', huh? You know what that means? Do ya? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world. We are the wretched refuse. We're the underdog. Go USA Go.  (Thanks for loaning these beautiful words Mr. Ramis)

32 comments:

  1. I dont care what malhotra has written.
    I know what you have written a hard one.Wonder if pakis or Sonia will get to read it

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  2. Very interesting statistics! It can happen in India!

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  3. Thanks for your comments Mr. Chowla. I don't know if they will read my post or not. But, I know they have sophisticated methods to scan the internet.

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  4. Thanks for your comments Sandhya. One of my non-Indian reader asked me why the run is 720. I had to explain to him - one over (6 balls) times 20 overs which comes to 120 balls. And, all of them were hit for sixers and therefore the total is 720.

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  5. I was just thinking how you arrived at 720. Then figured out: 6 x 6 x 20! But the score could be more than that if we factor in some noballs and wides. 1001 looks like a nice number :)

    Destination Infinity

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  6. Thanks for your comments Rajesh. I knew someone would ask the question you asked. Here s a secret just between us. Sonia’s favorite number is 72. Though Sonia likes both his children, she is a little bit more fond of Priyanka. She was born in 1972. And, that is why she chose 720 runs. (Just like Sonia is able to win 44 seats this year because this year Rahul became 44 years old.)

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  7. Haa haa ha :D :D Thanks for such a wonderful post SG :D Ha haha :D 1001 !!!!

    Amusing comments too! :D

    Regards,
    Sindhu
    Tantu
    The Arts & Me

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  8. Thanks for your comments Sindhu. I am very happy you liked this post.

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  9. Good parallel drawn for writeup by malhotra. Did'nt know kai pidi morphed into kabaddi. creatively written!

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  10. Thanks for your comments Asha. Yes, kabaddi is derived from the Tamil word Kai pidi. Wikipedia on kabaddi gives that information.

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  11. There are so many points in your blog that I can comment on but I will address my favorite quote from the movie Stripes.

    Paraphrased - We're Americans! You know what that means? That means that our forefathers were kicked out of every decent country in the world.
    Love that line. I think I’ve said those words 100+ times in my life.

    Guy 1: So have you ever been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor? Like robbery, rape, car theft, that sort of thing?

    Guy 2: Convicted? No. Never convicted.

    Love that movie!

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  12. Thanks for your comments The Cagey Bee. Long time no see. Where have you been?

    I also like the movie Stripes.

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  13. Thanks for your comments Krishna. I am glad you liked this post.

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  14. SG, once again a wonderful post..while reading just laughing and laughing..liked it so much..

    I am not able to follow your blog..also I subscribed but I do not get any mail of your new posts..help me to solve this problem..else I miss on time reading of your posts..

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  15. haha 720.. interesting post as usual SG

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  16. Wish it would be as easy to win an election as you say!

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  17. Thanks for your comments Ranita. I am sorry you are unable to follow my blog. I am not a technical person. However, if I want to follow some blog, I follow one of the 2 following procedures:

    Follow by email. Put my email in the specific space and hit “submit”.

    Go to “Layout” in my blog. Add the link of any blog I would like to read by adding the appropriate gadget.

    May be someone else can give you a better idea. Sorry Ranita.

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  18. Thanks for your comments Ash. I am glad you liked this post.

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  19. Thanks for your comments Meera. Hey, I can only suggest to Mrs. Gandhi and Ms. Jayalalithaa. It is upto them to execute.

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  20. If Brazil win the cup, Dilma will win the election.
    I don't know what the international media is talking about the cup. But I can assure you that 1 in 1,000 Brazilians were in favor of this.
    Absurd dollars were spent on stadiums for foreigners think that Brazil is a cute and organized country.
    While in my region thousands of people have no home because of the floods! Then you take a leptospirosis that's why. Can you go to the hospital? No. There's doctors. If don't want to die, you have to pay a lot. You have to get money to pay a private doctor. Then comes the election, Dilma gives a lot of "family allowance" (bolsa família) and people vote her. Here we start with the mummery again!

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  21. Very imaginative post and equally entertaining comments! Liked the statistical analysis too! Thanks for a few smiles and laughs :D

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  22. Really interesting,but impressive too.

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  23. Really interesting,but impressive too.

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  24. Brasil is a semifinal of world cup. Play with Germany. Who win?

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  25. Thanks for your comments Camila. I understand what you are saying.

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  26. Thanks for your comments Shilpa. I am glad you liked this post.

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  27. Thanks for your comments Sarala. I am glad you liked this.

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  28. Thanks for your comments Gabrielle. And, welcome to my blog. Who will win between Brazil and Germany? My money is with Brazil (even though Neymar is out of the game).

    Garielle, please visit here as often as possible. Thanks.

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  29. Interesting analysis SG, in India it is more likely that victory depends on the onion prices.

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  30. I liked the hint of humour in this post :-D who knows, she really might have arranged for a match! thank god u wrote this after elections

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