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Fed Up!

Just those two words. I found them on the Facebook wall of a longtime friend and an unabashed Federer fan after he lost to Milos Raonic 6-3, 6-7, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in a humdinger of a battle on the Centre court on Friday. Playing desperate catch up with Raonic all through, the lasting image of the match came in the fifth set with Federer throwing himself to reach out for the passing shot, only to

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Religion Terrorism

Think of Tarishi, one with the stars

This eid, spare a moment for Tarishi Jain. She, the one who of a religion that preaches and practices the ideology of live and let live, was killed by someone because she couldn’t recite a verse from the holy Quran.   I know personally speaking you don’t owe her an apology, but if it isn’t too much to ask for, please pray for her. Maybe ‪#‎terrorhasnoreligion‬ but when people like Tarishi world over are being killed in

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Sports

The maestro, he is at it again

On its official page, Wimbledon called the back from behind triumph of Roger Federer against Marin Cilic as “Extraordinary. Exhausting. Exhilarating.” That kind of title would have befitted the finals played between Djokovic and Federer last year- high on intensity, drama, and sublime ability. Unlike then though, Federer had the last laugh against Cilic. If the finals last year broke the hearts, this one sowed the seeds of hope of the eighth title. Yet again.

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Cricket Featured India Opinion Sports Top Youth Pulse

A letter from Virat’s “Late father” to his coach and the Indian Fan

HE WILL have to learn, I know, that all cricket fans are not just; all cricket fans are not true. But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a genuine hero worth emulating; that for every selfish manipulator, there is a dedicated follower. Teach him that for every critic there is a friend. It will take time, I know; but teach him, if you can, that the respect earned the hard way is

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Bollywood Movie Review

Bajirao Mastani, a celebration of love

For those who were intrigued by all the controversy before the release of Bajirao Mastani, spare yourself the trouble of dusting off the history books or feverishly hitting the web search box. More than being a slice of history, Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s latest film is essentially a celebration of love, a tale that portrays the conflict of human emotion against the backdrop of war, patriarchy, and existing socio-religious norms which do not relent even in

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Do not judge a religion by its extremists

A municipal corporation in Mumbai announces an eight day ban on meat and the country goes berserk. Politicians lose their bearings and that helps the community unite in solidarity, even more. Twitterati, as is their wont, gets another fodder for their attention seeking timelines. That then has been the story of the #meatban and the posturing that has followed it. First and foremost, the ban on meat during the period of fast was passed in

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Branding Business Marketing Short Story Top Work

Sorry for being spicy

Your brand is what your customers speak about when you leave the room. ~ Jeff Bezos of Amazon. Get closer than ever before to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they even realise it. ~ Steve Jobs of Apple. Well before the Amazons and the Apples of the world created world class technology brands adulated by their customers, I learned an invaluable lesson about building brand loyalty through

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Return of the enterprising: From Silicon Valley to the Sahyadris

There has never been a better time to be in India or so one would think looking at the number of entrepreneurs who have made India home after their stints in some of the top schools and corporation in the americas. This is in sharp contrast to just about a decade ago when everyone in India was losing sleep over the migration of finest Indian brains to the Silicon Valley, terming it the brain drain.

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Bangladesh Cricket Featured India Opinion Sports Top

Is Dhoni going the Napoleon Way?

When MS Dhoni burst on the international scene in 2004 to debut against Bangladesh, he was force of nature. He was young, raw, and uninhibited. His fearless stroke play made him darling of the nation and won applauds from the President of Pakistan. He was efficient behind stumps and was blessed with a no fear, no non-sense attitude. He didn’t speak much, and that helped. Much has changed since that day in December 2004. Dhoni’s

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