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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Judgement Day - Awaits Sourav Ganguly

Sourav is living on the thin ray of hope i.e. recall to the Indian Cricket Team...

With the Indian teams' fortunes taking a deep dive from the TABLE MOUNTAIN in CAPETOWN, this hope may soon turn into a reality....We all just need to wait n c what is in store in tomorrow's SELECTION meeting for the selection of the Indian Cricket Test team to SA..

Meanwhile watch the "Sourav Last Stand" interview with Rajdeep Sardesai on CNN-IBN live.

the whole of nation awaits another Judgement Day in the lives of Indian High Fliers....

"Munabhai" of the bollywood has heard his fate, now the cricket crazy nation awaits the judgement on the "DADA" of cricket.... Will the PRINCE OF CALCUTTA fly the MAHARAJA airlines to SA is worth rising to..

Thanksgiving Weekend - Holiday Season

Last weekend was the ThanksGiving Weekend and the curtain raiser for the holiday season to begin in the US.

This was also an opportunity to catch up with your families, take a break from the fast paced worklife.

Apart from relaxing, the most anticipated and eagerly awaited even is the "Black Friday" sales. The "Black Friday" is the day when most of the bigwigs of the retail industry put out 'blowout' sales for a short span of time. This also signals the beginning of the shopping season and would also indicate the health of the retail industry based on the way people would spend. To make the most of this sale, people queue up in front of the shops very early. Hats off to these people as they brave the weather to collect gifts for their loved ones.

Frankly, I do not have the strength to brave the weather/crowds to do such a shopping but feel more & safe in the sanity of online shopping.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Traffic Lights in Vancouver,Canada - Intersting Logic

Last week, was away to Vancouver (Canada) for an appointment with US Consulate. The H1 B stamping and interview was sucessfull.

During my stay there noticed that the traffic lights keep blinking green and do not follow the normal mode of changing colors. On enquiring with the cab driver, was told that the lights keep blinking until some pedestrian wishes to cross the road. Even when a pedestrian wishes to cross the road and pushes the sidewalk cross button, the lights do not change color but they turn solid green. After few seconds the traffic turns red and there is no 'amber' step involved. It is believed this method of traffic lights is in place to keep the traffic moving along the long stretch of the road.

Weather in Vancouver during my stay was really 'wet'. It rained all the time I was there and to top it all the City of Vancouver issued an advisory stating the tap water was to be boiled before drinking. Also it was stated not safe to use for brushing or cooking activities. As a result of this advisory, had to go without a 'starbucks' coffee as most of the coffee centers had stopped brewing the coffee.

Was put up in the Georgian Court Hotel, which was very close to the downtown and gave easy access to the Robson Stree - high fashion street. Also had the opportunity to walk to the Harbour Vieww tower and the Chinatown. The hotel is bank opposite the BC Place, unfortunately there was no match scheduled during my stay.

Vancouver is in process of building the city for the 2010 winter olympics. In future, if have an opportunity would luv to return to the city with my family and take in the sights of this beautiful city.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Sachin n Kambli in Making - Hyderabad Boys do it

Finally the record held by Sachin n Kambli is broken.... And it was broken by boys from the fast growing city called HITECH - Hyderabad.

Look at the video interview of Manoj - one of the AWESOME TWOSOMES...
http://www.cricketnext.com/videos/21752/manoj-tumbi-bask-in-the-glory.html

It is interesting to note that the match was a 50 overs one but curtailed at 40 overs due to time constraint. Who knows...if they had continued for another 50 overs, we might have seen another score than 721 on the board...

Great going by the Hyderabad Nawabs...hope both represent India and do well in their choosen careers.

Friday, November 10, 2006

Youngest CEO in the World from INDIA

Wow... India has the youngest CEO in the world. CEO and president of Globals Inc that he founded in 2000,

Read the details in this article at rediff.com

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Indian Stars shining in other sports

Everyone let's take a break from Cricket and follow the paths of some other sportsmen who are doing extremely well in their field of sports and earning laurels for the country

Jyoti Randawa is going great guns at the US $5 million HSBC Champions where he has even impressed the "TIGER" woods. Look at the details at the following

http://ia.rediff.com/sports/2006/nov/09golf.htm

Saina has stormed into the semi-finals of the World Junior Badminton Championships ...

http://ia.rediff.com/sports/2006/nov/09saina.htm

It is not a surprise to know that she is being coached by none other than Pullela Gopichand a great badminton player of his time and hails from Hyderabad...

Let's keep cricket aside for somtime and follow these sports too..... Hope to see a golfing champ or badminton champion arising from INDIA.. All the best for these sportsperson in their endavours.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Champions Trophy 2006 - Australia claim stake on the elusive cup

The curtain has finally come down on the Champions Trophy 2006 and the cup has gone 'down under'.

Australia wrapped the final in the only style they are known to do i.e. 'champion style'. No hiccups, no drama, no controversies.....but a methodical surgery took place in Mumbai...the patient WI were administered 'general anesthesia' and they never recovered from the same.

This was considered a dress rehearsal for the WC-2007 and do not know which of the teams benefitted the most. The only teams who would be going home with some 'positives' is NZ and WI. NZ came into the champions trophy after almost 8-9 month layoff and they did not do any harm to their comback performance. Other team to feel on cloud 9 apart from Aussies are the runners-up. Since India brought them back into form they have been firing on all their guns. And if one of their 'icons' MR LARA decides to go out all blazing into the sunset...then it would be bye to many of the fancied teams in the WC-2007.

Host country must be rueing its experiment policy and selection policies. They just did not play to their potential and have lots of thinking to do before they venture for the SA tour. Hope the SA tour turns favourable and does not dampen the hopes of the INDIAN team n fans before the WC-2007.

Other Asian countries, SL started off in a blazing fashion but came cropper against some good offensive. Need to get their act together before the WC. Pakistan were overcome with the sideline tamasha and were not a '100% ' unit. Hopefully they would rejuvenate and become a big force at the WC-2007. But definetely a India v/s Pakistan would do wonders for the WC -2007.

The win would do wonders to Austrailain team before the ASHES. Everyone would now be glued to the ASHES tour and wonder how would the POMMIES fare down under..

It is good bye Champions Trophy and look forward to ASHES n INDIAN tour of SA