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Picture of The Day: Cherry Flowers

These pictures are from the annual cherry blossom festival which is organized in Washington DC and runs for about 16 days (March 26-April 10) celebrating Spring season. The festival also celebrates the friendship between US and Japan; 3000 cherry trees were gifted by Japan to US in 1912 and the occasion honors the friendship between the two countries.

Image credit: |Jonathan Ernst/Reuters| Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images

Leave a Comment April 12, 2011

WINDIA: Team INDIA The World Champs

None of the home team had ever won the cricket World Cup, and no World Cup final century had ended in defeat but that was until yesterday– Team India are the world champions in cricket!!! It came after a long gap of 28 years, but what a tournament it has been for Team India. Congrats Team India, Congrats Indian cricket fans. Now it’s time to savor this well deserved victory.

The cup also adds one of the only missing laurels in legendary Sachin Tendulkar’s illustrious career of 21 years. As fellow teammate Virat Kohli rightly put it after carrying him on their shoulders for the victory lap around the stadium ” “Sachin Tendulkar has been carrying the burden of a billion fans for the past 21 years and it was time we carried him”. Well done Men in Blue!

No Jayawardene ton had ended in defeat. No World Cup final ton had ended in defeat. No home team had won the WC. Until today.

Leave a Comment April 3, 2011

Weekend Video: Cricket World Cup Special

Tomorrow, April 2nd 2011, India will be playing Sri Lanka in the finals of cricket World Cup. In India Cricket is not just a game but a way of life which is played in stadiums, school grounds, beaches and even streets and roads. No proper cricket gear available, not a problem, anything can be worked out as long as there’s a ball, a bat, and some passionate people to play the game of cricket. It’s the passion that drives the craze of cricket in India. I cherish those days when I used to play cricket every evening, every single day of the year. I was not much of a sportsperson, but enjoyed being in the field. Cricket originated in England as a gentleman’s game but it was in India where it became everyman’s game which could be played anywhere and by anyone. India winning the world cup in 1983 was a historic event, the importance of which could be understood by the fact that this year Indian census counting had a “local calendar of specific events and dates” to help people with no idea of their birthdates to estimate their age based on their remembrance of these events; India winning cricket world cup in 1983 was one of the events listed in the calendar along with India’s Independence day, Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination and Mother Teresa’s death among others. Now it’s time for another World cup! I will be up all night watching the game tonight and will be hoping that Sachin lifts the World Cup this time.

This weekend’s video edition showcases two cricket related videos: the first one is a historic video commissioned by the British Council in the 1940s to provide an introduction to one of the most traditional British sports, Cricket. The second one is one of the first Nike Cricket commercial which captures passion of cricket in India and the concept of street or gully cricket. If you are wondering what’s the song in the video, it’s a konkani song “Bebdo”.As a bonus there’s a third video just to say “Best of Luck India”.

Leave a Comment April 1, 2011

What Happened To My Blog??

Everything is upside down!! What happened to my blog??

Well that was something I was trying to play as April 1st prank. If you would have visited  my blog during day time today, you would have found my website turned upside down and the above snapshot shows how it looked like. Anyhow, now it’s time to get back to normal state as I don’t want to turn away my readers.

Leave a Comment April 1, 2011


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