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Site is Accumulating Historical Value! Ha! Ha!

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My first thought was to write on the spoilsport rains, a bit discriminatory too, that are adversely impacting teams like South Africa, England, New Zealand etc of the ongoing ICC Men's T20 World Cup in Australia. But then got pulled back: what's the use? who are going to read it? Therefore just abandoned the idea and decided to have some fun--if not with you then definitely  with ourselves only. Don't worry! I am not going to bore you again with age-old lament of not having readers; instead I'll point out a positive thing about this site and will be very brief.  Well, in the last few weeks I've been noticing a surge of interest in the ancient posts of this blog and a healthy unabashed contempt for our newer pieces. Of course, if this surge is caused by genuine readers or bots or casual surfers or whatever is not at all known. In light of my consistently persistent experience I can tell you that the number of genuine readers for our site is less than or equal to ten

T20 WC-2022: Virat Plays His Most Incredible Innings Ever As India Win the Most Incredible Match Ever Against Pakistan!

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More than ninety thousand spectators at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) watched spellbound as Virat Kohli scripted his most incredible innings ever to propel India to an incredible victory over archrivals Pakistan in their opening Group-2 match of the Super-12 stage of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup today. India-Pakistan matches are always exciting, nail-biting and full of ups and downs. However, in my lifetime experience of watching Indo-Pak cricket today’s match is perhaps the most incredible one, considering the unbelievable climax. When most of Indian fans, including this writer prominently, were almost giving up on Virat Kohli, he has chosen today’s match to prove what champion matter he’s made of. He has made the impossible possible, snatching the most improbable victory from the jaws of sure defeat. No doubt, he has thus bettered the memories of Sachin Tendulkar against Australia in Sharjah. Well, Virat’s innings of 82 in 53 balls with 6 fours and 4 sixes is not without preceden

Does Sourav Ganguly Need A Rehabilitation Package?

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It is a historical fact that cricketers from the Eastern and the North Eastern regions of the country rarely make it as big as Sourav Ganguly and get to represent Team India at the international level. We’re yet to have a cricketer from the states of North East India who’s made it to Team India. Therefore, when some player achieves this feat people of that particular state or region get ecstatic and their euphoria normally gets translated into a range of sentiments and emotions—positive most of the times, but can be darker at moments of adversity that, according to their perceptions, seem to affect their loved cricketer. I remember quite a few instances while I had been to Kolkata and happened to listen to the radio commentary of India’s test or one-day matches out on the streets. Invariably a person would come up to me and ask what the score was. I would reply India was batting and the score was this or that. On almost a reflex emotion the person would want to know, “Is Ganguly still

India Post: Business Meet to Provide Logistic Solutions for Speedy Delivery of Parcels and Cargo!

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Maharashtra Postal Circle has today organized ‘Business Meet-2022’ in Mumbai with a view to announce the Circle’s new initiatives to its bulk customers in providing logistic solutions for the speedy delivery of parcels and cargo services. This Meet is a part of the National Postal Week-2022 being celebrated from 9 th to 13 th October with various daily activities wherein October 12 has been marked as the ‘Mails and Parcel Day’. The highlight of this Business Meet has been the presentation of the new initiatives in the presence of India Post’s major stakeholders from Mumbai and Navi Mumbai as regards the parcels and cargo services.   Amitabh Singh, Postmaster General (Mails & Business Development), made the presentation regarding the new initiatives taken up by the Department of Posts and apprised the Customers of the planned Logistic Post and Express Cargo Service revamp.   During the interactive session that followed discussions were held for ensuring better and speedy d

‘Echoes of Earth’ Festival is Back: Celebrate the Music of Mother Nature by Being Responsible!

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The ‘Echoes of Earth’ festival is righteously taglined ‘India’s greenest music festival’, because while the festival allows you to enjoy the musical presentations of renowned artistes from across the globe it primarily aims at making you a responsible human being of Planet Earth always caring for Mother Nature. The Year 2022 marks the grand return of the Festival with its fifth version to its home turf after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic. This year’s theme is centered around the ‘Circle of Life’ and the platform is set to showcase the spirit of five of India's most notable ecosystems through music, art, and stirring tales of how conservation and restoration have impacted people in the most healthy ways which are, in fact, the most urgent need of the hour in view of the looming climate change and global warming.   The festival is set to unfold at the Embassy Riding School, Bangalore, nestled amidst a sprawling green space of 180 acres. With inventive stages created from re

Is Team India Ready for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup-2022?

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It’s always opined by knowledgeable folks that when a car is kept sitting in the garage for months its maintenance suffers—ranging from battery disorders to even rusting in the body—not to speak of the atrocities heaped upon the inactive object by the rats. This means that all humans of various professions and even lifeless objects need to do what they’re meant to do, on a regular basis. Else, maintenance issues emerge leading to breakdowns of various types and escalation in the expenses. Cricketers are much more prone to such inactivity disorders, because it follows naturally that the more they play the fitter they get. Thanks to the experiments-cum-rest syndrome adopted religiously by the cricket management of India these basic principles have not been followed. As one of the results, the crux of the Indian bowling attack, Jasprit Bumrah who had been on indefinite rest, is out of the ICC Cricket T20 World Cup-2022. Now, the entire Team India management is in a daze, unable to take th

Durga Puja-2022 Heats Up Amidst Continuing Humid Heat!

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Kolkata is fully back to its old-normal ways after two long painful years as West Bengal's biggest festival Durga Puja heats up. Pandal hopping is in full flow with thousands on a spree of ' Thakur Dekha' (how many Goddess idols have you seen?) almost since the start of Navaratri. Although Durga Puja rituals start only from Mahashasthi which starts today, technically for all here Goddess Durga descends on earth on Mahalaya, the last day of Pitru Paksha, that is the eve for the beginning of the bright lunar phase or Shukla Paksha . There are crowds thronging the major pandals, particularly from afternoon to late night every day, with their mobiles clicking non-stop, falling upon each other for a better view, the rush for the selfies in all available spaces, thronging all the eating joints to their fullest capacity and all the smiles. Celebration is the motif and soul of the festival. Married or unmarried couples of all ages who could be going through lots of strain and stre