Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 May 2018 11:52:22










THERE is a good news coming from India Inc about development of Naxal-hit districts of Chhattishgarh as part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The Tata Trusts have led the idea by signing a Memorandum of Understanding with the Government to provide technical and human resource assistance to the special development programme launched by the NITI Ayog. As per this pact, the Tata Trusts will help the Government in conducting surveys and studies of the issues and also provide ground-level technical support in raising the standard of living of the people in the Naxal-hit districts. There would be other areas of cooperation, too, to assess what can be done to push the developmental programme as a counter to the Naxalite menace. There is no doubt that such initiatives are most necessary to act as an effective counter to any violence-based movements like the Ultra Left Extremism that were formed only to unseat a lawfully formed Government of a constitutionally-established State. More such pacts should be made available to rope in CSR services of India Inc.


TRUST MS Dhoni to bust myths in your face. Pin him down, rile him, write his obituaries and then he comes back in his own, native style with humble pies on offer to his critics. The fairytale third Indian Premier League (IPL) title for Chennai Super Kings on Sunday was yet another reminder to the naysayers who keep crowing about Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s abilities. Chennai had their Super King in service and his stamp was very much visible on the roller-coaster campaign in the 11th edition. Despite their past pedigree CSK’s comeback title triumph was a victory of their innate belief as much as their faith in the people they chose for the redemption battle. Returning from a two-year ban with a team that had more players in the 30s than any other franchise, CSK shattered the perception of youth being the only requirement for Twenty20 cricket. Despite being stretched till the end in many games they found saviours who drew from their experience to wriggle out of tight situations. One among them was Dhoni, who yet again finished the talk of he being finished as a finisher!