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Test Cricket: New Zealand Beat India By 40 Runs In Auckland!

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Crucial 4/62 By Neil Wagner Thanks to a freakish third day the first Test between New Zealand and India got stretched to the fourth day today and as has been the trend New Zealand overpowered India by 40 runs in Auckland taking an unassailable 1-0 lead in the two-match Test Series. India’s overseas woes spill over with a possible redeeming winning chance in the Test Series gone after this defeat. India can now at best draw the Series or return home with all the zero-defeat margins compounded. As the richest cricket Board of the world, BCCI and its all-powerful and absolutely insulated president N Srinavasan, looks set to take full control of the ICC (International Cricket Council) in the near future their money-spinning Team India seems down and out. The BCCI cannot wish away more overseas tours scheduled during the year, but they must be looking into their bag of dirty tricks to pull out crowds-restoring matches. Anyway, the Indians here created a great opportunity to win an

Humor In Corruption: The Cattle Ransom!

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Once upon a time somewhere in India there lived an young man who dropped out of school due to family poverty and later was appointed as a caretaker of a house under construction in the suburbs of a big town by the benevolent owner. The young man built a small thatched hut in the campus and started living there doing odd jobs apart from taking care. Soon he mixed well with the neighboring households and began to take errands from them too. Thus he somewhat earned the name of a Good Samaritan. However, things were not that met the eye. That winter was unusually dry with the rains refusing to pour even in little drops. The greenery in the neighborhood vanished and the cows owned by a few families had a hard time finding green pastures to graze. The heads of the households therefore had to take the decision of untethering their cattle so that the animals could graze freely in nearby paddy fields feeding mainly on the dry and cut straws. Things started happening fast. Almost

Maharashtra: Ashtavinayak Yatra Or Pilgrimage: Day 3

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We got a little late because we had to check out of our hotel this third day being our last of the tour. Our bus was underway around 7am. This morning we were served breakfast at the hotel. Vighneshwar Temple:  Our seventh temple of the Ashtavinayaka tour was the Vighneshwar Temple at Ozhar. It is situated on the banks of Kukadi River, 95 km away from Pune city, just off the Pune-Nashik Highway, in the Junnar taluka of Pune district. The temple is enclosed on all sides by high stone walls, and its pinnacle is made of gold. The Ganesha form worshipped here is called Vighneshwar, ‘Lord of obstacles") or Vighnahar (spelt also as Vignahara, "Remover of obstacles") and is associated with the legend of Ganesha defeating Vignasura , the demon of obstacles. The temple is surrounded by a walled compound with a large gateway flanked by two large stone Dvarapala (gatekeepers) sculptures and a row of four musicians in bas relief on the lintel. One can view the L