Home is where the cricket is!

Home is where the cricket is!

Its bigger. Its massive. Its glamourous. Its IPL! The one summer sensation that unites the nation. It contributes to vivisection of the nation too. But at the end of the day it is cricket that unites us all anyway. India is an emotional country. We thrive with emotions. We drive with emotions. Cricket is one such emotion catalyst. Many of our mundane activities get lesser priority than a short and sexy cricket session. Cricket runs in my family’s interests. If not for my for the summer street cricket sessions with my cousins I would have remained unaware of the pleasure of imitating cricketing shots in mid air. I can easily trace my memory back to my first cricketing “awe”. Multan was the slaughter house with the Pakistan Cricket team being the imminent beef meat. Sehwag was the butcher who reigned a rain of boundaries. Eventually he became my favourite cricketer painfully testing my loyalty with inconsistent performances. Adding to my loyalty worries was the fact that I had to root for the Delhi Daredevils for a decade. As I ponder upon my favourite cricketing memories, wishing for a summer with 9–5 carefree gully cricket sessions the importance of this game comes screaming back to me. My dad often refers to cricket and its players to motivate us while we bring back a sorry sight of marks in our report cards. When I cribbed about life and the testing academic curriculum, he brings cricket analogies to our light to make us feel that problems are an everyday occurrence. I still remember how he made me feel strong when he used...

WWE’s Rising Stars

The WWE isn’t given enough credit for the effort they put into building future stars. Quite oft a bulky bald-man going by the name HHH does come out with his golden shovel and puts rising stars’ careers six feet under. But at the same time, a lot of long term booking is currently underway, a lot of the current stars are bound for glory in the foreseeable future. Here’s a list of the top 5 up and coming stars who Vinny Mac and co. can bank on when the going gets tough. Bray Wyatt   It’s quite honestly a travesty that Bray Wyatt is on this list, because by now, Bray Wyatt should’ve been the biggest heel in the company that felt like a big deal the likes of The Undertaker or Kane. Wyatt has all that is needed of an elite main eventer in the WWE yet it’s still a mystery why Wyatt hasn’t been treated like the star he is. Wyatt’s promos are the best in the WWE right now, if not the entire Pro-Wrestling industry. Wyatt can move with the ferocity and speed of a Cruiserweight and lay down a hellacious punishment of a giant. His gimmick is by far the most unique idea that WWE have come up with and the way Wyatt chooses to work the character and tell stories perfectly in the ring have made him the most under-utilized talent in the WWE currently. Wrestlers like Bray Wyatt are extremely rare and the WWE are sitting on a goldmine right now as he has the talent and charisma to become either the company’s biggest heel...

Royal Rumble 2017

Top talking points from the Royal Rumble 2017 John Cena is champion. Randy Orton wins the Rumble. The Undertaker, Goldberg and Brock Lesnar are in the match. WWE seems to have started the new year with more than just a touch of the old. 4 out of the 9 active tittles being defended. A total of just 4 singles matches on the main show. On paper, that sounds like the card of a glorified secondary pay-per-view. However, the 2017 Rumble was anything but. Starting 2017 with a near-perfect build up to Wrestlemania, the Royal Rumble closed show with a lot of talking points and loose ends which are enough to convince you to turn in to Monday Night Raw the following night. 1. Randy Orton’s Victory Cut straight to the chase. Being dubbed as one of the most unpredictable Royal Rumbles in recent history, the match lived up to the name and the hype. If someone told you a day in advance that they were sure of who was winning the match, they were lying. Randy Orton made a later entry into the match, following the trend of most winners entering from the 20-30 spot.   Uncertainty is something that sells in the world of Pro Wrestling. Currently all that one can do as speculate as to who the Viper will face come April and come Wrestlemania. With the tittle being on the line once again in 2 weeks in a 6-man Elimination Chamber match in the pay-per-view sharing the same name, 1 of the 6 men stand the chance to join Orton on the posters of Wrestlemania. The...
To Be Formula-One Racer

To Be Formula-One Racer

The highest class of open wheeled racing is not so easy and cool as it sounds to be. With the incredible involvement and high expenditure, making a choice to be a racer, an F1 racer in precise, is most challenging and most competitive careers. Being successful in this dream job takes a lot of dedication, rigorous training and strength enough to take risks. Check these interesting facts in F1 racing Formula 1 is the last stage and highest paid professional driving. You need to start from ‘karting’ at a very early age (at the age of 8!) if you truly determine to flourish. After getting trained in karting for 5 to 10 years, you are allowed in Formula BMW/ Formula Renault. Then you need to get through GP3 (Grand Prix 3) and GP2 to complete the process of training. Believe it or not, you must be in a position to spend minimum of a million USD to complete GP2 series. You will be started to get paid as a Formula 1 Test Driver based on your career record. Upon successful achievements, you are now a Formula 1 Racer! Similar to the level of investment, the level of payment to an F1 racer can rank to minimum of 10 million USD. While starting at the age of 8 with karting, you will be 23 (with successful completion of training in defined period) to get settled as an F1 driver. It is always recommended to get a university certificate as a backup for your career incase you are not successful in racing. F1 teams select only those who finish GP2 series...
Mahendra Singh Dhoni –  The Living Legend

Mahendra Singh Dhoni – The Living Legend

When you hear this name you come up with so many names ‘captain cool’ ‘genius’ ‘bike lover’ legend’ ‘true lover’ ‘pressure handler’ ‘winner’ ‘gentleman’ and what not.  I have watched him from the pakistan series and who can shun his helicopter shot,at least I can’t.  He is the one under whose captaincy India became world champion in 20-20 as well as 50-50.  He is the one who brought India at number one ranking in both one-day as well as test cricket.  Who says winners never fail?  who says time changes people?  who says perfectionist doesn’t exist?  who says humanity is missing?  who says people loose friends?  if you feel so have a look at this man.  He was a dreamer from his childhood. He was a goalkeeper of his school football team when his school cricket team coach noticed him.  He got selected due to unavailability of wicket keeper in cricket team.  Isn’t it funny?  But then he slowly realized his passion.  It was his destiny, he felt.  And once he got to know his passion and aim of his life he never looked back.  He is a perfect living example for all the dreamers, giving all of us several lesson, the very first lesson not to look back in life. Once you choose your path, leave behind everything and just live your dream every single day.  He played and kept on playing and soon he got a job in railways.  but he didn’t like his job, daily doing the same thing.  He is the one who thinks change is mandatory and he felt it and just left everything...

india’s trumphing victory in the junior hockey world cup

The junior hockey world cup was held in Lucknow from 8 to 18 December 2016 . 11 teams paricipated in the biggest hockey event held in india. Team india before the start of the worldcup were not considered favourites as teams like Australia and Germany are the dominating teams in world hockey  There were also some new and emerging teams in the international stage like Canada, South Africa also. But against all odds the Indian team showed amazing form in the tonourment from the first game to the finals.  The Indian captain Harjeet singh showed his class by marshalling his team to victory in the world cup Team India showed excellent form in group stages by defeating Canada 4-0 then south Africa.  And in a tense quaterfinal beating Spain 2-1 in a close encounter indian forward mandeep  singh showcased his skills during the match. The semifinal was considered the toughest as it was with Australia the world no.1 but team india showed resistance and the match ended in a draw and then eventually winning in the shootout. And entering into the finals of the biggest hockey event at the junior level India’s final was against Belgium considered as the rising star in world cup but the Indian team outclassed the Belgians in the first half itself by scoring 2 goals one by Gurjant singh and second by Simranjeet singh and dominated the game and then cconfortably defending in the second quater India won the final by 2-1 as a result the Indian team emerged victorious in the worldcup and dominating the favourites and created a long lasting impression in...