Fedal: A battle of old war horses

The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events and/ or publicly available information. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.

Saurabh Kumar Jha, MBA 2016-18, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
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Fedal popularly known as Roger federer and Rafael Nadal. Roger is called as the greatest Tennis player of all time whereas Rafael Nadal is known as greatest clay court player of all time. Together they have won 32 grand slam titles. As far as their rivalry is concerned they have played 35 matches and 19 of the games have decided big finals. This was a highly anticipated grand slam final as Aus open title was on line and history was about to welcome the modern tennis greats.

Everybody knew that Roger was destined to break the all time record of Pete Sampras. Eventually the results were in favour of Roger and he was able to defeat Rafa but the game reach the anticipated height. The well fought battle between the two legends with many nerve wrecking moments lately swung in favour of Roger with score line 6-4, 3-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3.

But everything is not about result, it is not about Tennis: it is about the game as a whole. It is about Two old war horses with mutual admiration for each other and their class trying to better each other on many occasions in past. It is not about supporting one guy over the other. This is all about supporting a player. Despite Federer turning 36 this year and Nadal 31, and as both took several months off last year to recover from injury, fans may see few more clash between the sport’s greatest and most popular male players.

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SP Feud: A gimmick or well thought political move?

The following article is based on my own interpretation of the said events and/ or publicly available information. Any material borrowed from published and unpublished sources has been appropriately referenced. I will bear the sole responsibility for anything that is found to have been copied or misappropriated or misrepresented in the following post.

Saurabh Kumar Jha, MBA 2016-18, Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Kharagpur
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This all is coming from the month when Mulayam and his chief minister son Akhilesh were involved in a show of strength for the position of party president and electoral symbol (Bicycle). Few months’ earlier when family fight between the patriarchs of Samajwadi Party took center stage. The Fight between uncles Shivpal Yadav and Ram Gopal Yadav entered into lime light and latter with the interference of Mulayam Singh Yadav (MSY) was expelled from the party. Things got worse when months-long power struggle in the Yadav clan started impacting the electoral prospects of the largest political influencing state of our country. Ram Gopal Yadav joined the hands of Akhilesh Yadav and Shivpal Yadav joined the hands with MSY and this whole incidence finally converted into father-son tussle.

Early this month, we witnessed the father-son tussle for post of the party president and electoral symbol. Later on son Akhilesh Yadav was able to win the battle against his father for symbol of his party (bicycle) by showing the majority in front of Election commission. Not to forget here that this party was created and nurtured by his father only.
Later on his series of advertisements on social media reflected that he wants to mend the relationships with his father and his father also blessed him for his good future at the realm.

But was this fight only for the post of Party president or for party symbol? While the media was going berserk over the fight and this tussle, we seem to forget the real agenda that is development, corruption and poor law and order of the state.  In this media attention we forgot that the life of common people somehow or other depends on the election. Election is just about to happen and tie between Congress-SP has been hitched already. Doesn’t it hint at SP feud: A gimmick or well thought political move?

With the Samajwadi Party, expect the unexpected…………….