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Thank You Writers And Readers

When we started Mission Sharing Knowledge frankly we had not thought we would add so many friends on our way so early. Today not only have we added more than 150 writers, we have crossed half a million views on your articles too. It is still modest as compared to some leading portals but in the domain we are in, Mission Sharing Knowledge is certainly creating a niche for itself. As 2013 nears its end

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India, Let’s Welcome 2014 With Hope

I am not a pessimist. I am a 29 something who is made of hope. Unfortunately for most part between 2010 to 2013 nothing went right and most of my generation went from being severe optimists to either pessimists or those who never care. A lot of us still remain in that state of mind but if you look around, as 2013 is coming to a close, there is much to cheer about, almost everywhere

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Total Recall 2013: Sachin Retirement Stole All Cricketing Limelight

The year 2013 was quite a year for the institution of Cricket. It had its nadirs and zeniths, but a few of them stand out in the brain’s primary memory when I reflect the year gone by. The ‘Tigers’ at Home Theory: World cricket is slowly getting to a stage when most teams are becoming tigers at home, and lambs abroad. You would associate this phenomenon with India over the 90’s, but globally this year,

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Total Recall 2013: What Happened In The World Of Sports

2013 was a tough year for sports enthusiasts. From dope to fixing to big players retiring from the sports, everything brought the fan to tears. At the same time though there were joyous moments. Here are a list of five such big moments from the sporting arena that made the fan think, laugh, cry, excited and touched all his emotions inside. 1. Lance Armstrong says the tough word “Yes”: This would mean no legend of

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VCL (Verandah Cricket League) – 1

This picture is of my verandah in my Adyar apartment. We moved in here in 1990 and stayed for 10 years, which was almost more than 50% of my childhood. I had taken this photo sometime back when I went there to collect rent from my tenant. This had been my cricket pitch since I was in class 3 and seeing this photo a flood of emotions stall my senses. The door on the left was my

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Sachin Tendulkar, Our Lungs Also Feel They’ve Retired

This Sunday feels different. Yesterday Mumbai and the rest of the nation slept with moist eyes. Today in the morning, reality dawned upon millions that there will never be ‘Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar’ in the Indian squad. I still vividly remember, each time an Indian squad was announced, we saw the new names that made the list. Over endless cups of coffee we would dissect how they would perform or perish. And in the end after all

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It Isn’t Necessary To Be God

Sachin Tendulkar retired as a human being, which was a great relief, given the ‘religious’ hysteria that preceded, says Jaideep Ghosh.  I was never a great believer of the magical powers of Sachin Tendulkar. And if ‘fan’ means those psychotic, delirious hysterical lot who’ve been crying tears of blood, I am not a ‘fan’ either. Truth be told, Tendulkar’s retirement speech was possibly one of the best innings we have witnessed over the past six

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Tendulkar Left, Leaving Behind Only Stories

I wanted to have an early feel of the ground. In any case I had not been sleeping since his Test Match had begun. Sachin Tendulkar playing his last Test was enough to give me nightmares. For someone who started watching cricket as the little master started wielding the willow for India, it was tough to imagine an Indian cricket team in the whites without him. Nonetheless the final day had arrived. For West Indies

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The Retirement Travelogue! – II

There were huge crowds that day, hoping Sachin would bat. Tickets were sold out for the first 2 days and no ticket counters were there at the stadium to make it worse. I got my ticket, in the most unlikely fashion, when a spectator was walking back, because he could not take the heat in the uncovered area of the stadium. Sachin did not bat on the opening day, and I came back the next

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The Retirement Travelogue! – I

This piece talks about successful efforts to watch Sachin Tendulkar at the ground, and his unsuccessful run of form between his ODI and TEST Retirements. The search to watch Sachin in sublime form is still on! The Honda Activa’s fuel bar was below the ‘E’ mark. Not quite the thing to have, when you are roaming on a highway, with no Petrol station in sight. I was, frantically searching for Petrol to fill my bike,

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