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I am from Kolkata. Like any other Bengali I love my fish, eggs and bhaat and sweets but I also feel proud to be a part of the biggest melting pot of the world - India. It is true that I need to go a long way before I finally call it a day but I have come some way and am sure will travel further. Cheers :)

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India vs Australia

Australia is here! The test series that we had been waiting for so long is finally upon us! Even though India has blanked the likes of New Zealand and England already, a similar result against the Aussies would be ‘cleansing’, considering how successful the latter team has been over the years. Even though Australia may have been underperforming of late with series losses to Sri Lanka (away) and South Africa (home), it’s still a team [...]

ipl-auction-2017

The auction for the 10th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was organised on February 20, 2017 at Bengaluru. This year’s auction was special in the sense that it came at the end of the third three-year cycle. In all, 352 players went under the hammer and the franchises were able to buy only 75 players (including 28 overseas professionals) from the said pool. Before the auction started, the eight teams had released 161 [...]

IPL 2017 Schedule

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has recently announced the schedule for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). This is going to be the tenth edition of what is regarded by everybody as the finest T-20 league in the world along with the Big Bash and Caribbean Premier League. Hyderabad will host the first game on April 5 with a game between last year’s finalists Royal Challengers Bangalore (runners [...]

Apple-to-Make-iPhones-in-Bengaluru

Apple has come to Bengaluru with Wistron, its manufacturing partner from Taiwan, establishing a plant at Peenya, Bengaluru. This facility is expected to be used to make and assemble iPhones from April, 2017. Tim Cook, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Apple had met Prime Minister Narendra Modi earlier this year. It was at that meeting that the Prime Minister of India explained to him the need for manufacturing in India. In fact, Apple also [...]

fight-for-tripal-talaq

Asaduddin Owaisi, the head of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) has asked his fellow Muslims in India to stand together and support the age-old practice of triple talaq among Muslims. He has stated that members of the religious community need to draw strength from the manner in which people in Tamil Nadu recently fought in order to get the ban on Jallikattu lifted. Incidentally, the ban had been placed on this popular sport that involves [...]

Republic-Day-2017-68th

This year, the Republic Day will be celebrated on a Thursday and it would be the 68th occasion that the momentous day is observed by people around the country. As many would know, it is one of the secular festivals of the country, which also makes it a proper representative of the country’s secular fabric. It is celebrated in order to commemorate the day when India’s Constitution came into being. Coming as it did in [...]

article-cover-cricket

It is the start of the year and the Indian men’s cricket team already gave plenty of moments to cheer for the avid Indian fans. The year started with a hard-fought series win against West Indies in their backyard followed by consecutive home series wins against New Zealand and England in rather convincing fashion. The team ended as the top-ranked test team. Not that long ago, on the limited overs front, though it lost the [...]

implications-of-trump's-presidency-over-india

Before he became the forty-fifth President of the US, Donald Trump had said that if he became the President the “Indian and Hindu community” will have the friend that they needed in the White House. He pretty much guaranteed that. The open show of faith that came from the soon-to-be President of what is regarded by many as the most powerful country in the world is quite different from how things were a few years [...]

Jallikattu Bull Sport in Tamil Nadu

Supreme Court may have banned Jallikattu, a sport that involves taming of bulls but that has not stopped people from protesting across Tamil Nadu, the state where this “sport” has been played with gusto for centuries. Recently, in clear defiance of the apex court’s orders, people at Palmedu, Madurai have let loose bulls. There has been plenty of frenzied excitement all around as well, even as people have taken to the streets to protest a [...]

akhilesh-yadav-gets-cycle-symbol

A lot of election experts may have been thinking that following its family feud the election symbol of cycle, used traditionally by the Samajwadi Party, may be frozen and that the two new factions of the party may have to contest the upcoming assembly elections with new symbols. However, in what can be termed as a major development, the Election Commission (EC) has decided that the faction headed by Akhilesh Yadav is the actual Samajwadi [...]