Friday, October 31, 2008

Cricket - no longer a Gentleman's game

For all those cricket followers it would be interesting that the Australian team is being challenged these days. The results speaks out. They haven't won the last four tests. That is not the result we see often in the last decade. Anyhow what makes India challenging the aussie. May be we can argue that its due to the send off of Warne and Mcgrath.

But the obvious reason behind the game is that, the opponents are starting to play aussie in their own way. Its aggressive and tough cricket. This unique way of playing the game is appriciatable provided aggression is within the limits.

Usually we find on field spat, sledging, footing and many more in different games, but not in cricket. That is why cricket is called gentleman's game. It seems now the tag of cricket is fading away. We remember the Sydney test last year which made to the headlines for various reasons. Not even an year has passed by, another verbal dual and suspension have come by the way.

The latest buzz is the biography "True Colors" of the great Australian wicket keeper Adam Gilchrist. Already Gilly had apologized to the little master for commenting on him. Now the new one is involving ganguly and Harbhajan, commenting they were chickened out in 2004 Nagpur test in fear of defeat.

If this culture goes on then cricket will no longer be a gentleman's game. Authorities concerned must inquire into this developing culture. Lets hope cricket to be played in the spirit of the game.

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Hi everyone. Here i would like to post an interesting fact about snakes.

Many people believe that the South American Anaconda is the longest snake in the world. But its not been proved yet. May be we would have seen in the Hollywood movie. The reason behind the above fact is that once the US President Theodore Roosevelt offered $5000 to anyone who would produce the skin of vertebrae of an Anaconda of more than a 9m long. The US wildlife Conservation Society increased this offer to even $50000,but the prize has never been claimed.

Then which one is the longest..?

Its the reticulated or Royal Python is probably the longest snake up to 10.7m.
But Anaconda succeed Python in weight as it weighs up to 230kg.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tsunami in 2004 "Not the first"

Hi everyone. I believe all would remember the worst memories of the huge natural disaster that took away more than hundred thousand people and leaving more than an equal number in the streets. Hope everyone got it. It is the Tsunami which shacked the islands of Indonesia and coasts of east India.

Many would have wondered that this type of disaster in a new one and the word tsunami would be new to their ears. But researches have revealed that this type of major disaster have happened before.

A research team was deployed and were working in the post tsunami struck areas. Usually when a major tsunami hits a shore it leaves a layer of soil in the attacked areas. The scientists on examining those lands found a number of such layers and have concluded that there had been a major attack some 600 to 700 years ago.

Its really frightening to think of those bitter memories. Let us hope that this never happen again. May God save us........

Improved version of OS

Microsoft have unveiled its new version of operating system "WINDOWS 7". It is studied that this version of OS will be more user friendly than the previous version Vista, which claimed to have many attractive features than XP but failed to come high in the market. Usually the corporates were slow to switch from XP to vista as it had a lot of feedback.

Hopefully Microsoft has promised that their new version will hit the market sometime late next year. It has some new features like
  • Zoom in on an image by moving two fingers closer together - a technology first introduced to millions of users by Apple's iPhone.
  • A new taskbar aims to give more rapid access to files and programs, with each open window appearing as a graphic thumbnail.
  • HomeGroup, allowing users easy sharing of data across PCs and other devices in the home.
  • More support for devices such as cameras, printers, and mobile phones with a product called Device Stage offering a single window to manage tasks for each device.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Tough contest ahead

In the second cricket test match, India totally outclassed the mighty Australia. Coming into the third test, its been a week since the aussies tasted the bitter experience which they usually present it to their opponents. But the aussies have come through a week to regroup and we could expect a charged up team at Delhi, the venue for the third test.

India have won their last seven tests at Delhi and its bean a hunting ground for Kumble, who is likely to continue where he left off in Bangalore due to a stiff shoulder. It will be a real test of character for him. Previous stats are that the Indian batsmen have done considerably well here with Ganguly leading the list followed by Dravid. India will never have a better venue than this to come up with an undefeatable lead in the series. In the mean time the aussie will be raring to come out of their den. Aussies will be looking for some runs from their 'run machine', Hayden. Also the spin department may play a great role as Ponting described the pitch as 'loose'. Jason Krezia may make his debut.

Play might be delayed due to the smog over the ground. Lets hope for a good contest.

Sorrow shadowed Happiness

Hi everyone. The function Deepavali(festival of crackers) went calmly safe in my area not until an unexpected incident happened near my house. While i was in my room surfing, i heard a huge sound of crackers which i haven't heard the hole day. It was around 6 o'clock when the sun was going into its cave and darkness spreading rapidly. I rushed out and to my surprise, a crackers shop which was a few steps from my house was on fire. I could hardly find any people nearby as the fire was huge. Later the fire van arrived and the fire people took a lot of pain to put out the fire. By God's grace there was no damage to any life. Later when the authorities probed an inquiry into the incident and it was studied that it was due to an electric short. May God save us from these type of miseries.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Perfect Solution

Hello everyone.
Its my pleasure to share my experience with you all. In my post named MISSION AHEAD i have mentioned about my past 3 years, in which i was lost from this world mentally. But where did i come back(mentally) to this world?

First of all the credit goes to ALLAH, who created these whole beings and controlling everything. As i completed my college i was puzzled about my future since there were arrears left behind to complete my bachelor degree. Suddenly an idea struck my mind to go in a religious trip. Its not like visiting holy places. Religious trip means JAMATH (going in the path of ALLAH, staying within mosques in various places and studying cum practicing Islam). By God's grace i started for 40 days. We were in Tarapuram, a town near Coimbatore. These were the days i started researching Islam.
What is said in it.?
How a muslim should lead his life?
Who is Prophet MOHAMMED(sallalagu alivasallam)?
What was his life style?

I was totally away from all my contacts. It was this loneliness that answered all the above questions. That was the perfect solution for my puzzle. I started understanding the meaning of the life, given to us by the Almighty. As days passed by, I was very much interested in extending my trip. I then went on to North India. Was there for nearly 40 days around parts of Delhi. Finally I returned to my native,Tamil Nadu last month.
I am afresh from my past bad memories and hope to do good in my future life. May ALLAH help me out in every step i take further.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Deepavali(4 days to go)

Deepavali, the festival of crackers falls on 27th of this month. With just 4 days to go, today morning my parents went out without informing me as i was engaged in surfing. I was wondering where these people went. To my surprise the came an hour later with a bag full of sweets. I heard that those were brought by paying money monthly. Let me go now and have those sweets. You all too have sweets and enjoy this Deepavali festival.

Selection crisis

The Indian cricket team after winning Australia by a large margin may be up beat. But the problem is over the playing 11 for the third test at Delhi. Delhi is the hunting ground for Kumble, which assists spin. With Amit Mishra (replacement for Kumble in 2nd test) making a dream debut, it will be hard to drop him and bring back Kumble. Well, if India goes on with 5 bowlers, then who will be the batsmen dropped? Almost all the top 6 batsmen have played a part in the concluded two tests.
Lets wait and see how the team comes in.

Mission ahead

I am quite an introvert to a stranger, but once introduced will bug like a busy bee. I was affected by the so called exam fear for the past three years which spoiled my engineering life. But now being out of college, I am alone and was thinking over where I went wrong. In a vow to hit back I took many steps to get rid of the so called tag "TESTOPHOBIA". By God's grace I am feeling a lot better now. Hope to do better in future. As a test to my new avatar I have my semester exams ahead next month. Hope to clear all my arrears next month.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Historic win

It was a great start for MS Dhoni as captain for the cricket's most prolific format(test cricket) at Mohali in which India trashed Australia by 320 runs. Those figures do not come often in the recent time. Credit goes to the whole team. India dominated Australia in all the departments. Indian pacemen had their balls pitched at the right spot and made it move either ways while the Australian pacers were clueless and the batsmen were caught on the crease for most of the time. At last more than a decade we have a cricket team(India) challenging the might Aussie. Well lets wait and see how the tournament goes on. More excitement awaits.