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Rajasthan Royals Vs Deccan Chargers: A Classic Tale Of Cricket!

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A cricket match where it no longer mattered what format it belonged to. Test or fifty overs or twenty overs! If you want to know, it was an IPL T20 match played on April 5 at Nagpur, India. Both teams-- Rajasthan Royals ( RR) and Deccan Chargers ( DC )--were desperate for win. The pitch was slowish and was not easy to bat on. The batsmen had to dig in to play major innings. It offered something for the bowlers--both spinners and pacers--despite all the crippling restrictions imposed on them thanks to T20 IPL cricket. Fours and sixes were normalized and genuine gripping cricket played. RR scored 159 all out in 19.5 overs. A fighting total considering the conditions. And, RR had the stamp of never losing a match defending 150 or more. DC bowlers, prominently RP Singh excelled. DC seemed to be cruising midway. But then, the 40 year old wonder called Shane Warne got possessed as on many occasions of his illustrious career and took four wickets on a trot making way for a crick

The Sania Connection!

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In the midst of terror attacks and talks, charges and counter charges, leg pulling and bullying and lobbying the bragging boys called India and Pakistan suddenly face up to the immense challenge of becoming in-laws! Sania Mirza, the tennis star of India, has decided to wed Shoaib Malik, the cricket star of Pakistan . And all hell breaks loose. The tennis authority of Pakistan had already declared that Sania will now play for them. Her Indian lawyer insisted that Sania will continue playing for India. Father of Shoaib's first wife (?) threatens to sue him while Shoaib dismisses this as allegations and threatens to file a suit too. The mystery is deepening day by day. Parents of Shoaib have expressed their displeasure Sania wearing skirts and playing tennis. Protectors of the Indian heritage have given the judgment that Sania is 'no longer Indian '. The would be couple reportedly plans to settle in Dubai. Why not leave them in peace! Why not wish them Happ

Look Before You...Invite Amitabh Bachchan!

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You invite a celebrity because s/he is a celebrity. Because s/he has accomplishments to make you proud and to add grace to your event. No longer valid in India that is wonder. Just don't even bother about her/his national or international acclaim. Just concentrate on which caste s/he is born with, which religion s/he adheres to, which language s/he speaks and what are her/his political affiliations. Have the final assessment based on these parameters and decide whether to invite or not to invite. As the Bandra-Worli Sea Link event controversy in Mumbai still rages on you must put things in focus. Political parties in India always talk about national integration, but when it comes to integrity they bother only about their own party priorities. They stop recognizing the existence of different states within the wonder that is India, the existence of different languages, cultures or religions, the existence of the fundamental rights of freedom of expression and opinion and even

The Crispy Maya Of Mayawati!

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It's all maya , you know! Maya meaning 'illusion'. Since ancient times Indian sages have been telling us that the visual materialistic world is all maya , reality lies beyond that. Mayawati--lady politician from north India--seems to have taken all pains to reaffirm this ultimate truth. She decided to wear a garland worth 50 million rupees and made entirely of hard currency notes of 1000 denomination. By this unique unprecedented lunatic act Mayawati intended telling you the simple truth 'Forget about money! What hard cash can give you after all! Live in reality and continue to do so! Like this garland shows, it's all meaningless! Have a peaceful and meaningful life, trust me!' But the moot point in Mayawati's maya is what happens to the currency notes finally. Maya would definitely not discard them due to maya . She would definitely like to convert them into reality--sweet hardy cashy reality. For reality's sake, the income tax department is alr

Histrionics after History!

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Left and Right came together in a rare embrace to support Centre pass the Women Reservation Bill,2010 in the upper house the of Indian Parliament breaking the first hurdle to ensure 33% reservation for women in Parliament and all legislatures of the country. History was made after a struggle of nearly 14 years. The feudal lords and chieftains of India never allowed it in all these years and this time, nonplussed by Left-Right embrace they hid behind an excuse to still oppose it. Suppressing, oppressing, dominating and exploiting women through the centuries now they suddenly got amorous of the backward women and demanded quota within quota. They showed so much vehemence that it started infecting all other political parties who supported the Bill. Now, nothing is certain for the next step--making it an Act by passing it in the lower house. Everybody is having second thoughts, doubts and scares. Why wonder in a wonder that is India! How anyone male would allow women to come up

Redefining SHAME!

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In an elite social networking site inhabited by most educated liberated and enriched individuals, a hot debate raged on the topic of a celebrity artiste hounded out of India for insulting religious sentiments who recently accepted foreign citizenship. Was it a shame for Indians? 'NO! NO! NO!' shrieked all barring a few hesitant voices. 'You dare insult us? You deserve to be hounded out!' Well, recently a political stalwart was expelled from a national party for writing a book that contained things not acceptable to some. There is no mercy in the largest democracy of the world. All creative souls can no longer afford to express opinions here in any medium that may not please some. Make one mistake and prepare for an exile or get humiliated or even killed. Ideals of a few intolerant groups are cited and followed ecstatically. In the land of Gandhiji tolerance no longer exists. Social networking sites seem to be entirely bereft of any socializing thoughts! SHAME needs

HAAPY HOLI!

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India celebrates the Festival of Colors or Holi today! Myriad colors bringing joy fulfillment and togetherness to all! Happy Holi! Come and join in!