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The Helicopter that never took off

The Mahabharata had a character called Abhimanyu-son of the warrior prince Arjuna. Abhimanyu was known for his prowess in slicing through army formations, but had an Achilles heel that let him down in the war. He did not quite know to end his way through, out of an army formation. He basically did not finish well if we could say so, keeping the context on cricket. Talk about finishing well, the 90’s generation would auto point their memories to the unassuming man from New South Wales called Michael Bevan. The current generation would just look at M. S. Dhoni after

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Go Granny Go: How I enjoy watching World Cup Cricket with Nani

Feb 22nd 1992– It was just the day after my 9th birthday and I was quite on cloud 9. I had devoured the contents of that week’s ‘The Sportsar’ World Cup Edition, I had a good birthday and that cute Gujrati girl in my class consented to sit next to me in our hindi class. Quite a charmed life it was! As Feb 21st gave way to the 22nd, the little suburb of Adayar in Chennai had more snores than the sounds of TV sets being on. I was sleeping in a small room next to my grandmother. It was 3 am. Quite the time,

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The Insurance that won’t be around in the 2015 Cricket World Cup

Where’s heaven? Where’s that dreamy world of a promised land? Maybe airplanes take you there, Maybe even Magic Mushrooms take you there. Can just seeing a human smile take you there? Kartik Kannan found a couple of humans who’ve taken him to the promised land. He’s seen the promised land, and recounts the land’s insurance policy that kept him sane all along. This time in February 2015, he’s all alone, with his insurance policy not anymore with him. Explore the human, who was Kartik’s insurance policy all along! “Suniye Kahiye Kahiye Suniye Suniye Kahiye Kahiye naa, Suniye Kehte, Sunte, Baaton

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Cricket World Cup 2015- Realistic Evaluation of the Teams!

How important is history when determining the future? I’ve seen quotes saying that the future is not always determined by the past, but somewhere when we look to predict who would win out of multiple choices, our brain is hardwired to look at history. So how much of history is the right quantity to look? Is it 2 years, 4 years, 8 years or previous editions of the World Cup? I am trying to keep it as recent as possible and also will attempt to delve a little into how combinations, conditions also might contribute to feeling comfortable with predictions.

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Tata Bolt Review: All you need to know

I had been to a couple of centers in Chennai, to understand where I could see the Tata Bolt. I went on the 25th of January to the Tata Bolt promotional showcase in S.P. Infinity in Chennai, after quickly checking with the twitter handle of Tata Motors. I was able to see the car first there at this centre, and took some photos of the car’s interiors and exteriors. I could not however use it for a test drive, so I had to wait till the republic day passed, as it was a long weekend in Chennai. I called up

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Bangalore’s Winter- A Photoblog – 2

The first part of this photoblog with some really good misty pictures of an early morning in Bangalore can be found here. Overnight journey, sleep deprived people in speeding buses and cars are racing about on empty roads to get to their destination and warm up at their homes, and maybe even catch a power nap, before deciding to reluctantly turn up at work. When the night gives way to the morning, you have the odd person, who decides to brave the winter mist to walk on the highway stretches. The morning is slowly clearing up. The mist however decides

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Bangalore’s Winter- A Photoblog

While #DilliKiSardi is what people fondly remember when it comes to winter in India, there are other places, where winter may not be as strong, but it surely has its own character and colour. I live in Bangalore and Chennai, alternating between the cities. Given Chennai, has very little of what constitutes a winter, I decided to have a look at what an early morning in Bangalore looks like, given that the chill weather rarely does anything to wake me up early. Its 15 degrees, and a reasonably chill winter in Bangalore this year, where temperatures are 2 degrees lower

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The Matrimony Business! Is there a paradigm shift expected?

In India, marriages are part of the roadmap of evolution. No matter how busy you may be, there will come a time when every remotely known human around you will look at your ‘single’ status with a lot of worry. In Cricketing terms, a marriage is like a batting powerplay taken between a range of 5 years, differing for the genders, each with its own vagaries of expected performance and real performance. Given that marriages are for most part a fixed item on the roadmap, online matrimony businesses helped by connecting the disparate dots and aiding discovery of soul mates.

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A beginner’s guide to having a good time in Goa

You have 3 days and 3 nights to burn off. What do you do? Go to Goa. You and your friends want to have a good time, a break from the excruciating pace of corporate life? Go to Goa. Reunion? Go to Goa. Romantic get-away? Go to Goa. Goa in India is synonymous with holidays, fun, beaches, gorgeous girls, cheap booze and rejuvenation. But most of us are clueless about how to make the best out of 3 (or 4) day stay? What are must-visit places, must-try cuisines, the best beaches, cheap yet convenient accommodation and the most efficient mode of transport? Worry not;

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The World is More Indian Than We Think – 3

Part 1 and Part 2 India has done well to be part of a global village all along, where India has blended well into the global mix. Globalization is like a wave, and one can grow together along with it, and also fall along with it. While India is dependent on globalization to make it better, India has also evolved certain aspects that make India unique to the outside world. The red carpet welcome to India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the USA recently, showed the importance of India in Obama’s plans. India has shown a lot of leadership, and has

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