Let me fish inside the town first and then I will give a try then.
I know a person who can help me in this, he is in the ruling party at the moment
Good. But make sure that he is really up the ladder. Because here inside the city (for some schools like PSBB / Chinmaya / DAV) almost 50% people are coming with recommendations.
I believe in equal proportion of studies vs games vs extra activities.
The problem I have is, which board is best or good
Definitely not Metric, because Amma has screwed it very badly (via Samachir Kalvi) and that is the reason why there is huge demand for CBSE and ICSE.
Personally, as I am from CBSE I prefer that. But ICSE or Montessorie are equally good or better, provided you are ready to spend say 30% more and also remember to continue in the same board (as each board has it's own pace and if board is changed then the Kid may feel the pressure)
With the Tests I agree with you but I find the ODI's to be very sparodic in terms of results. I think the team changes a lot. Take the series just gone England rested Swann, Anderson etc. I don't think teams take it very seriously.
Its kind of funny how NZ, SL and India capitulated in the test series but fought back (to some extent) in the ODI series.
Its spells worse doom for India as they were playing at home and the other two abroad.
SA, Aus and Eng are obviously the top 3 in test cricket.
Following a heated and profane bout with the chairpersons of the University of Oxford, who publishes the Oxford English Dictionary, the general secretary of Congress, Mr. Ghulam Nabi Azad hollered that this country is no more under the British Raj, and that Englishmen cannot force the world into accepting the definitions of any words, including the words 'week', and 'month'. Speculation is that the Congress party will be the first to follow the new definitions given by Azad, and the people of the world shall do the same later.
Azad said that he's been trying to contact Julian Assange in order to provide Julian the details on how the British is commandeering the rest of the world into accepting "one week equals 7 days". But Azad also mentioned that Julian has been completely ignoring his letters, and neither has Julian responded to his 300+ missed calls in the past 2 days.
In a conference he arranged and invited the Wikimedia Foundation to (which nobody from the Wikimedia Foundation apparently attended), he stated that he needed to know how to change the text for a given topic in Wikipedia once-and-for-all. He did change the meaning of the term "week" to 'many days' after receiving assistance from his 6 year old grand daughter. However, this lead to the the "online mobocracy" to mark him as a troll and ban his Wiki user account permanently.