of the British Commonwealth, the word 'Howzat' is part of Cricket terminology,
an appeal from a player on the fielding team asking an umpire for a decision
regarding whether a batsman is out or not.
And Cricket ? What is that ? Isn't that a game in the West Indies copied from
Baseball ? No, it's the other way around my Gringo amigos ! Baseball and the
related rounders were brought by British and Irish immigrants to North
America, where the modern version of baseball developed. But I'm not here
to get into the finer points of Cricket or Baseball, because I've always been
more of a Soccer fan. A long time ago.
But Soccer ? Wassup with that ?? Isn't that like, Football ? No.....it's not !
Go check the wiki pages. See what came first and see if I care, mucho
Macho Muchacho ! #*&/h@e(!T^%_$(>!! Now as I was saying............
LINK TV, my favorite reality TV connection serves up another Indian School
episode set in Pune, my old hometown, this time featuring Cricket at
The Poona Club, that revered bastion of traditional high society in Pune.
A sort of exclusive Members-only Sports-Club-meets-the-wealthy VIP locals,
an institution left over from the days of the British Raj.
"The site where the present Club stands, was originally known as
“Edward Garden” where, in 1862 recreation rooms were built for the use
of military troops and later came to be known as “Assembly Rooms” or
“Soldier’s Institute”. www.poonaclubltd.com/
The LINK TV Synopsis for 'Howzat'
"November and December are great months for cricket. Clear blue skies and
rock hard wickets make for some serious competition in all corners of Pune.
Poor children play “gulley cricket” in the slums and hope that, one day, they
might get a place at the Pune Club, one of the city’s top training grounds
for young talent.
We follow Rohit, who has grown up in the shadow of the great Pune Club and
always dreamed of captaining their team. He’s the son of a groundsman,
living in servants’ quarters, but once through the club’s gates he plays
alongside the city’s elite and the sons of millionaires. His cricketing dreams
are all the more important as they represent his family’s best chance of