Thursday, 11 December 2014

See the Ball, Hit the Ball

Sehwag makes batting a very easy business; it seems everyone can bat and play cricket. I like his style;  "See the Ball, Hit the Ball." Sehwag is the only Indian batsman with two triple hundreds (and also a 293) in Tests to go with a double century in ODIs. He is only Indian opener who redefined batting. 

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Amol Muzumdar: An Unsung Hero

When two young boys (Sachin Tendulkar and Vinod Kambli) were scripting a record, a 13-year-old boy named Amol Muzumdar was padded-up waiting for the first wicket to fall. Everyone knows Sachin Tendulkar who went on to be regarded as one of the greatest batsman of the modern era and Amol Muzumdar was there only to glitter momentarily before fizzling out.

Monday, 8 December 2014

एक बायोलॉजी स्टूडेंट की आत्मकथा

कुछ ही दिन पहले "कॉमेडी नाइट्स विथ कपिल " देखा, विराट कोहली आया हुआ था। पता चला की जब वो ८ साल का था तभी उसको लग गया था की क्रिकेट को ही करियर बनाना है। मैंने सोचा मै जब २० साल का हो गया था तब भी मुझे नहीं मालूम था मुझे क्या करना है। सच है की जिन्हे महान होना होता है उन्हें मालूम होता है उन्हें क्या करना है।

Sustaining Love

Can you sustain love if it's always rough and you go through tough times? Will love help get you through it if you're always struggling to pay the rent and buy milk? Will not love take a beating? 

Friday, 5 December 2014

Let's Meet Again

A Guest Post By +Kamal Megha 

With handful of flowers
In the heavy hail of rain

With the heart full of love

Let's meet again

Monday, 1 December 2014

So You Think You Can Write?

I always wanted to pen down a book, whether it may be a science fiction or a romantic or anything. But I know wanting to write and intending to write are two different things. I know there are the people like me out there who have no clue on how actually to start writing a book.

I got many advices from people about writing but none of them worked for me. The conclusion of Ideas was that I should sit down, write one or two paragraphs and then reread the whole thing. The point was that after reading the whole thing I realized that there was no need of any expert or critic comment. Every time I found myself uttering the same phrase, “what a lame opening, Shit! No one is going to read past that paragraph."

Jeanne Louise Calment: The Oldest Supercentenarian

"I've never had but one wrinkle, and I'm sitting on it.": Jeanne Calment

Jeanne Louise Calment was a French supercentenarian who had the longest confirmed human lifespan on record, living to the age of 122 years, 164 days.

Jeanne Louise Calment, a French, was celebrated as the doyenne of humanity. People had their own theories about why she lived so long. It has been found that she used to eat approximately 1 kg of chocolate a week and treat her skin with olive oil. She rode a bicycle until she was 100 (On her 100th birthday she walked all over Arles to thank those who congratulated her on her birthday), and only quit smoking 5 years ago.

Thursday, 27 November 2014

Blogoversary of Emotions and Aftermaths

It was 8 November, 2012 when I wrote my first post for Emotions and aftermaths and ended up with 10 more posts in the last two months. However, it was sad that in the year 2013 I could write only 10 more posts; I knew it was very less. Very poor! I was little disappointed with myself. I believed I am not getting enough visits and likes on the posts.

Meanwhile, I got to know that some of my friends really liked my posts. They encouraged me to continue writing. 

Now I have almost 80 posts published and I think people are liking it. My blogs is growing as Emotions and Aftermaths has completed 2 years. In September 2014 I created my Facebook fan page. Yes it was slow but the page got more than 100 likes in 2 months. I wish I could get more likes, more visits and more comments from friends, well-wishers and followers :P.

Let me know about one thing you like about my blog. Although I don't mind two! :P

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Humans of New York: 15 Best Posts

Few days back, I got to know about Humans of New York (HONY). It is an Instagram account and a blog, which features one-question interviews of New York’s unique inhabitants. Humans of New York is the brainchild of NYC photographer and blogger, Brandon Stanton. After surfing through his quick portrait and interview snippets, I was astonished by each person’s story and the human experience. Brandon is able to do a great job and created something brilliant. With more than 4 million fans and a #1 best-selling book, I’m not the only one who thinks so! I think HONY has moved and affected my life, Iit made me to share a few of my favorite posts. I hope that you can find the beauty and honesty in them, too. I also recommend following HONY on Instagram — it’s without a doubt the it is the most meaningful account I follow. 

Have a blissful day friends!! 

1. “People waste way too much energy taking things personally. That Facebook post is probably not about you. It was probably an accident that you weren’t tagged in that picture. And the person you’re dating is probably acting sad because that’s how they respond to setbacks at work, not because of anything you did.”

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Somewhere in Delhi

Two TV journalists were talking to each other. "The law is very bad. The women are not safe in this city. What do you think?" Asked the reporter.

"I also feel the same. But we shouldn't draw any conclusions. Shortly the commissioner will be arriving. Let us ask him if really the law and order situation is bad in the city and if women are not safe here. If he says yes then only we will conclude that women are not safe"; said the another reporter.

[The statement was similar as in the other months, there is no a single drop of water in a district. Crop has been destroyed. Drinking water is not available. But until and unless the government doesn't declare that the district has drought, no one will assume that the district actually had drained and having drought.] 

Reporter asked to Commissioner, "What do you think sir, women are not safe in Delhi?" 

Commissioner said, "They are perfectly safe. If they are not, then you wouldn't have been here leaving your wife at alone at home"; Commissioner gave the answer.

I wanted to mention a real incident here. It was a new low for India. We know Uttar Pradesh has always been notoriously famous, but, this is a plain bizarre. Whether these are the comments from the UP leaders or the UP government; it seems people of UP have sworn to behave like an idiot.

What actually happened was that, recently a RTI activist Lokesh Khurana had asked about the details on the number of rapes in India's most populous state (UP) and the reason behind the spurt of rape incidents. 

The reply he got was : 'Lack of Entertainment Options' Causes Rape

Other reasons include women's clothes, their appearance, DD telecast, mobile phones and vulgar movies or songs.

So, according to UP Police, the sources of entertainment are:

1.Mobile phones
2.DD National 
4.Spitting Pan

Really? Why not just declare Rape as the national source of Entertainment. Bullshit!!

However, the question is not about UP or Delhi but the whole country – metros, towns and villages included. What should a woman in India do and where should she go? She is not safe at home, with cases of girls being raped and assaulted by their family members and relatives being reported every day. She is not safe outside her home when she goes to school, college, office, marketplace and movie and in fact every damn place. There are evil spirits lurking at every nook and corner out to satisfy their sexual lust.