There’s often a fine line between surprise and shock. And not many possess the ability to tread this tightrope. Magicians can. Stuntmen can. Detectives can. And ‘MSD’ is the abbreviation if one clubs the initial alphabet of these three unorthodox jobs! Call it a case of smart word-play, but MS Dhoni does possess traits that are a trademark of these men. He wears the wicket-keeping … Continue reading MS Dhoni Retirement Anniversary Special: He’ll Be Forgotten!
‘Prevention’ & ‘Precaution’ ~ The two ‘P’s which are excessively repeated in our current day-to-day conversations. And rightly so because it’s often taken for granted by most of us. Just like the two ‘A’s ~ ‘Adjust’ & ‘Acclimatise’ are, by the touring parties in cricket! Partly due to complacency & partly due to under-estimation. The negligence of this factor has the potential to be the … Continue reading World Test Championship Final: 2 Routes, 1 Destination!
In a world that measures success in terms of numbers, what would have been the social media following of these yesteryear sensations like Parveen Babi & Divya Bharti? Could they have matched to the new-age so-called ‘Influencers’? You never know, they would have, given how the entire nation once fell for them. GPS & the other technological advancements that we boast of, could the infamous … Continue reading Would Sachin have been a T20 great? – The Right Answer To A Wrong Question!
Why on earth do we over-rate the human brain? It is incompetent in matters of the heart. Conveniently taking a back-seat or in some cases, it resorts to escaping from the narrow lane when emotions take over our sensibilities. Fit and anger compel us to make strange decisions. In fact, most emotions do except the soft ones. What’s more fatal is the non-realization of its … Continue reading Missing Mayanti Langer: It Isn’t The Same These Days!
It’s amazing how a standard template of a meme subtly fits in most contexts, isn’t it? The meme I desire to bring in to your notice is the ‘Original versus Lite’ one. The recently concluded test series sufficed to our sensibilities of an Indian tour down under. It was tough. It was tiring. It was terrifying. For both, the teams & its supporters, likewise! Crowd … Continue reading India vs Australia 2020-21: All Magic. No Miracle!
‘The first impression is the last impression’ – Of all the proverbs, I reckon this one is a tad more exaggerated! The first impression is surely a lasting one and its imprint is deeper than the subsequent ones. However, with the passage of time, it fades away and all that counts is the present. We all change and the world’s view-point regarding us follows suit. … Continue reading KL Rahul: An Interlude Of See-Saw Six!
‘Royal Jail’ – Well, that’s precisely the term Virat Kohli used to describe his claustrophobic public life in India. The world is at his beck and call but there is hardly any escape from the confines of those walls of luxurious suites. Tours to SENA nations do act as an occasional respite. He admitted, he craves for a regular evening walk to the nearby cafe … Continue reading Living In A (Bio) Bubble!
Imagine the plight of a reputed sculptor who realizes that his highly proficient hands, whose pin-point precision served him for decades, have started to experience the occasional tremble. Or for that matter, a renowned singer whose charming voice mesmerized one and all for ages, now faces the dreadful prospect of turning off-key due to tremors. Yes, in life, not many scenarios are as frightful as … Continue reading Perish Of The Perennial?: CSK Mid-Season Review