Friday, October 30

"I feel ashamed, of course. I promise myself that this lie is the end of it.”

Well... one of the most beloved athlete and a gifted men did what is expected form a 27-year-old multimillionaire... world famous athlete and married to Brooke Shields. Agassi and Shields lasted just two years, divorcing in 1999, and according to stories/blogs, media news he quit meth well before they split.

Andre Agassi is in headlines once again and this time for his new memoir coming out at the end of the week called Open. The 39 year-old tennis great reveals that he had a crystal meth addiction in 1997, right before he made the decision to marry his first wife, Brooke Shields.

After faltering in three Grand Slam finals, Agassi shocked the world and himself, by capturing the 1992 Wimbledon. Overnight he becomes a fan favorite and a media target.

He spent most of 1997 snorting meth the same year he married Shields and Home Alone 3 came out, coincidence? He won a stingy five Grand Slam titles after becoming an addict and gave time for charity work for underprivileged children.

Agassi had won the Olympic gold medal in the 1996 Atlanta Games, but didn’t win a major in 1997, dropping to No. 141 in the rankings.

He resuscitated his career in 1998, making the biggest one-year jump into the top 10 in the history of the ATP rankings. He won the French Open to complete a career Grand Slam, and then added a second career U.S. Open title en route to finishing 1999 at No. 1.

But he regained his balance after he found his love for Stefanie Graff. Her strength encouraged his fights of crippling pain from a deteriorating spine to remain a dangerous opponent in the twenty-first and final year of his career. He entered his last tournament in 2006; he's hailed for completing a stunning change, from oddball to elder statesman, from dropout to education advocate.
He went on to win three more Australian Open titles before retiring in 2006. He won more than $30 million in his career, and eight major singles titles.

Today he has once again mad4 a courageous stand. And still he's not done.

His new memoir will be read and cherished for years. A treat for ardent fans, it will also captivate readers who know nothing about tennis. Like Agassi's game, it will set a new standard for grace, style, speed, and power in Tennis At least.He admitted to his addiction. I'm sure there are many other athletes that have had this issue and have not had it in them to come forward.

Everyone has a closet. I will always be a great fan of him. Agassi has been married to his second wife, retired German tennis player Steffi Graff, for eight years. They have two children: son Jaden, 8, and daughter Jaz, 5. By most accounts he’s a great guy, and it sounds like he’s only human.

"I feel ashamed, of course. I promise myself that this lie is the end of it.”

Wednesday, October 28

RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration & Management Bhopal has made a mockery of the RTI Act 2005

Established in 1966 as the Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Public Administration, the RCVP Noronha Academy of Administration (RCVPAA) is today the premier training institution of M.P.

It is an apex institute of the state which imparts training to people across all sectors right from NGO to the highest level of the bureaucracy. It act as a Regional Center by performing the task of imparting of Trainers Programme.

As heard has been effectively playing an advisory role for the Madhya Pradesh government and also a coordinating instrument among the various training institutions of the state.

Today the Institute is in news for Corruption,malpractices,mismanagement ,scoring personal grievances and misuse of RTI act by an IAS officer, few deputy collectors and educationists.Does it reflect about the Government and Governance? I realized something suspicious in the month of 2009 February and used 4 RTI Applications to gather the information but so far no information has been provided.

It came as a rude shock; after i recievd a letter from the PIO as the format was objectionable for the Academy and by me. It’s was more disreputable to receive this letter when the Academy is nodal agency to train on RTI Act in Madhya Pradesh .

In lieu of the 4 applications sent for which separate money was deposited , received a reply in a single letter which is amiss. Every case is taken individually under the act and the proceedings of the court.

I m sharing the applications made by me and am confident the information so far has not been provided deliberately as the same PIO name is under scanner along with the others.


The Public Information officer 1/5/2009

RCVP Noronha
of Administration & Management


Sub- Sub- inspection and copies of files /note sheets from 1999 till date


Kindly provide the following and facilitate.

  1. Copies of the tenders floated since 1999 till date
  2. Copy of the committee members for tenders
  3. Name /address/phone of the bidders who participated in the tenders give year wise details.
  4. Copies of the work orders of the tenders given from 1999 till date
  5. Copies of the tenders which were canceled and copy of the reason sent to the bidders from 1999 till date.
  6. Note sheet of the decision making for cancellation
  7. List of the registered vendor’s year wise since 1999 till date
  8. Copies of the money disbursed to the vendors from 1999 till date .give year wise details.
  9. copies/ name of the outsourced services

Kindly provide year wise details from inception 2000 till 2009

  1. Copy of the list of seminars organized on governance along with the name of the speakers invited and remuneration given to them and the expenditure incurred on the each seminar give year wise details from 2000 till date.
  2. Copies of the seminar organized along with the subject name for
    • Government departments of Madhya Pradesh including public sector units of State.
    • Government of India including public sector undertaking of Central Government.
    • Other State Governments.
    • Other organizations including NGOs.
  3. Name of the training programmes and the concerned officer the academy has organized ,availing the expertise of the civil service officers ( give names) and the academician (give the names ) till date.
  4. Copies of the name of the faculties and their inputs in their area of expertise to the academy year wise
  5. Copies of the names of the faculty and all the expenditure incurred on them year wise besides the salary.
  6. Name of the programmes organized by the academy under the faculty.
  7. copies of the names of the researcher /subjects of the ongoing research work
  8. Copies of the names of the completed project along with the names of the researchers and copies / note sheets stating the benefits.
  9. Copies of the grants received from the GOI and any other in the last 10 years.
  10. copies of the funds diverted to any other give a copy

Kindly provide year wise details from 1999 till 2009

  1. Copies of the dates when annual Noronha Memorial lecture series through the Academy of Administration were organized since inception till date.
  2. Copies of the Names of the awardees / scholarship to encourage talent in the field of administration from inception till date.
  3. Copies of the names of the talents developed amongst rural and tribal population under the trust.
  4. Copies of the activities organized to promote and encourage any activity consistent with the above objects and particularly which relates to subjects late Shri Noronha was interested in.
  5. Copies/ note sheet of the Recommendation made to the Govt or any

Kindly provide year wise details from 1999 till 2009 Women Resource Centre

  1. Copies of the agenda sets for the women Resource Centre till date
  2. Copies of the Workshops organized with their aims/ dates/ places/incharge
  3. Copies /note sheets of the Projects so far completed
  4. Copies of the Recommendation made to the Govt or any
  5. Copies /note sheets of the Implementation
  6. Copies/note sheets of the Funds/ grants received from the GOI and any other in the last 10 years.
  7. Copies/note sheet of the funds diverted to any other work
  8. Utilization certificate of the same

Tuesday, October 6

Why did PT Usha Cry?

Why did PT Usha cry?

A day after World Boxing Champion MC Mary Kom complained of sub-standard accommodation and food during National Boxing Championships, it was the turn of flying queen PT Usha to face the humiliation.

Many facts have come out come out, loud and clear from the PT Usha incident. Flouting of norms, modus operandi of Govt. functions, infringement of rules and regulations by the Government authorities who are supposed to be the public servants.

I remember the days when every kid in India used to rely on her for the highest achievement at the international level and today PT Usha the sprint Queen of India broke down in my city "Bhopal" as an indecent accommodation was provided at the National Athletics Meet . “In spite of her request.” she broke down in front of the media today when asked about the humiliating incident.

If one looks into the incident it brings out the high handedness and imprudence of the authorities nothing else. The reasons are uncomplicated. No qualms of the law, high handedness, corruption, backing of the politicians , political bolster, posting without turn or ability, promotion without turn and last but not the least a typical attitude of a Police which is self-aggrandizing. The crux of the above is Money and power not ability. Lol. There are various officers who are posted where they do not deserve to be just because they or their family has affiliation to the political party somewhere or the other.Few press deliberately do not take up stories to highlight the truth as close to the officials. i am not exaggerating but this has come out through information collected through RTI Act. The officers flout norms because they know they are the Puppets of the Bosses who have the strings .Enquiries will happen, they will take 3-4 years, by the time they will come on surface they would have been managed.

The sports and youth welfare department of Madhya Pradesh is being run by an IPS officer Mr.Sanjay Choudhry whose grasp on literature is not poor besides a bright background of police .With his vision no doubts the department has progressed… . There is no boss above him. He has a free hand. The PS is a signing authority and not much should be said about the Honourable Minister. Much is being done by him for no other than the ex Minister and present MP.. who still plays a role in the department. His autocratic behaviour and typical police behaviour has made the department grow. He only does if he likes or if the ruling bigwigs asks for..Although its worth mentioning that he dictates his CR report. ha ha ha.There is no prize for guessing the name.

"If I get this type of treatment, you can imagine what other athletes get" PT Usha said today.
The incident of PT Usha has come in public but what about the other incidents where the sports personalities are mistreated. Her voice has echoed but none have heard the voice and complaints of the ill treatment of local sports heroes. Its heart wrenching to even think about those incidents. Madhya Pradesh government has ordered a probe into the allegations levied by legendary sprinter PT Usha regarding the ill-treatment given to her during the 49th National Open Athletics here.

Everybody knows the fate of the inquiries. Only the small fishes are hooked.