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The Start Of 2020-the Good,badand Ugly

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by sln, Feb 7, 2020.

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    The Start of 2020-The Good,Bad and the Ugly

    The Good


    “In what can be called a historic corporate moment, TiEcon Mumbai witnessed two powerful,
    renowned industrialists share the stage with each other. Infosys co-founder N.R. Narayana
    Murthy presented the Lifetime Achievement Award to Chairman emeritus of Tata sons,
    Ratan Tata.
    Being the humble man that Murthy is, he bent down to touch Tata’s feet as a gesture of
    paying respect to the business tycoon.Twitterverse could not help but laud just Murthy but
    Tata too for greeting each other with such humility and respect”.[ What a refreshing
    difference between the Hi and pranam days.]
    Sachin Tendulkar shared a video of him during his visit to the Tadoba Andhari TigerReserve. “‘It was a majestic sight to see a tigress and her 4 cubs playing in the wild.’ The 46-year-old captioned his post. The batting great also thanked the entire staff at the wildlife sanctuary for making the trip a memorable one. ‘'My visit to Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve was an incredible experience. I would like to thank the entire staff at Tadoba for making my trip a memorable one.' Tendulkar added. The Indian legend was surely awestruck by the beauty of the wildlife at Tadoba as he said that he ‘would want to come back for sure’”.[ The majestic tiger in fact represents the beauty and strength of India]

    The Bad
    Two giraffes made a bid for freedom from the back of a poorly secured truck as it slowed in highway traffic after leaving Bangkok's main airport on Tuesday.
    The animals had been imported from an unnamed African country and destined for Safari World, a popular attraction outside Bangkok which describes itself as "an open zoo".
    Rescuers caught one of the creatures after stunning it with a tranquiliser gun, but the other escaped into scrubland -- cheered on by hundreds of thousands of people on social media. The giraffe whose daring escape from convoy en route to a Thai breeding station won hearts online was found dead in a lotus-clogged canal on Thursday after a two-day search using drones and hang gliders.”[The rescuers could not match the height of speed of the giraffes]
    “A well in Thrissur in Kerala proved to be a tipplers paradise.Brownish water with an unmistakable smell gushed out of kitchen taps The neighbouring well turned into a watering hole serving a cocktail of Beer,Brandy and Rum thanks to the excise team dumping 4500 litres of seized liquor into a pit –which they were unaware that most of it would flow into a nearby well-the main source of potable water for residents “[.Perhaps officials thought of this method to help people drown their sorrow].

    The ugly

    “ Investment bank Citigroup has suspended a senior trader allegedly accused of stealing food from the staff canteen, media reports say.The trader, Paras Shah, is reported to have
    been earning more than £1m a year including bonuses.
    He was removed from his post as head of high-yield bond trading for Europe, the Middle
    East and Africa last month, the Financial Times reported.Citigroup has refused to make any
    comment on the allegations.According to reports, Mr Shah, aged 31, was suspended
    following allegations that he helped himself to sandwiches from the canteen at the bank's
    London headquarters in Canary Wharf.It is not clear how many times this happened or over
    what period of time the alleged behaviour occurred.[First time I hear that sandwiches can cost
    your job]
    “Think of the best plot twist in a celluloid love story you have ever watched. Now, here is a real-life incident reported from Gujarat's Surat that can give your choice a serious contest.
    With hardly over a week to go for their wedding, a young couple in Gujarat was heartbroken as they had to call off their wedding. Reason - the boy's father eloped with the girl's mother!
    According to media reports, the middle-aged duo went missing earlier in January and the families filed a police complaint only after 10 days. The 48-year-old man and the 46-year-old woman disappeared from their residence in Katargam and Navsari respectively as their kids were planning to get married in the second week of February.
    It is learnt that the middle-aged man and woman knew each other from their younger days. They were in love when they were neighbours in Surat's Katargam area and had even tried to elope some years ago. But their relation didn't end in wedlock as the woman was married off by her family to a diamond merchant.The man too moved on to become a textile businessman, became a local politician and married another woman[Frozen attraction defrosted]-a terrible thing to happen.

    PS-I propose to post a thread with the caption The good,bad and the ugly highlighting unusual incidents in this incredible world once in 2 months sans politics,violence and the unreadable.These are copied verbatim from news papers but for some minor editing.
     
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    :hello:@sln sir
    I enjoyed the tidbits seemingly good, bad & ugly all at the same time.
    G,B & U are in relation to a particular moment in time. It is observed, with passage of time, character of incidents interchange between G B & U.

    Thanks and Regards.
     
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    Dear Thygarajan,
    I agree with you that the incidents and their characterisation are with reference to a particular time.I am fed up with the type of news that is dished out day after day and the sensationalisation of news.Ithought that I should pick up some items which may be missed in the clutter and share them with others.This may also be interesting to those who reside abroad.
    Regards
    SLN
     
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    Thank you, Sir! I'll be looking forward to these.
     
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    Thanks.Articles of human interest will follow.
    SLN
     
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