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The Aircel Chennai Open

THE AIRCEL CHENNAI OPEN – OUR PRIDE

For the past two decades, the birth of January brings the exciting world of tennis to India in the form of The Aircel Chennai Open. It holds the honour of being the only ATP tournament in India and South East Asia. Many ATP & WTA tournaments have come and gone, but none have withstood the test of time as Chennai Open did. read more

 
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Jayanta Talukdar

Most people would remember Jayanta Talukdar who made history in 2006 in the FITA Meteksen Archery World Cup upon becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal in the event. Eight years later, he is still considered one of the primary faces of Archery in India. For a 29-year old, he has achieved quite a lot of extraordinary milestones which set him apart.THSHK_LONDON_OLYMP_1161697f read more

 
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The Sangakkara way

It was outside the off and he recognized it was in the driving area, what followed next was something like this. Led by front shoulder into the shot he took a full stride towards the pitch of the ball, bent down a little to adjust his body weight to transfer it into the front foot, his bat came down from slip keeping it as close to his pad as possible, he kept his elbow high and bat straight (The makers were proud of the complete visibility of their logo), he lent forward a little more (in perfectly rehearsed manner), the bat seemed like just kissing the ball, which to play its part in the whole act raced away all along the carpet to the boundary. The follow through was majestic (and natural). Over his 15 years international career where Sangakkara has struck 3001 boundaries many have followed the above routine. He was unique, not because the way he batted, not because the way he kept wicket, not because the way he handled his troops when in command, but because of the fact that all this traits came in a package. An excellent wicket keeper who was the mainstay of his team’s batting for over one and half decades, and one of the most important brains behind the success of his nation in international cricket post Arjuna Ranatunga era. And yes there were occasional cover drives which mesmerized the age-old purists and the modern day T20 loving youth alike.Sri-Lankan-cricketer-Kumar-Sangakkara-leaves-the-field-after-being-dismissed-at-221-runs-during-the-fourth-day-of-the-opening-Test-match-between-Sri-Lanka-and-Pakistan2 read more

 
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Behnaz Shafiei

THE BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Does the groan of a bike turn you on? Trembling hands, the gush of wind through your hair and the adrenaline rush keeps it going for many youngsters. There are also those who cannot live without spending a considerable amount of time with their best friends-bikes. One such youngster is Behnaz Shafiei.10314595_677743422309419_5312336572005895580_n read more

 
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Food for sportsman

5 Must Have Foods if you are a Sportsman

Nutrition plays a major role in your physical and mental well-being. People in India are started to getting highly concerned about their nutrition, however, the sports-persons yet aren’t that much concerned. read more

 
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Health is wealth

7 ways to stay healthy

This is the world of technology, in which every person is busy with their education and duties. But what about health? Do we really remember the quote “Health is Wealth”? There is no use of hell lot of money if your body is not supporting you. read more

 
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Healthy Food

TOP 9 FOODS THAT WILL CERTAINLY IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH

A lot of praises have been heaped by nutritionists and doctors on the advantages of various types of foods. Eating some of these healthy foods has been found to improve one’s health, enhance blood flow in the body and also reduce chances of contracting diseases such as diabetes, stroke, and heart failures. So here are the top 9 foods that will certainly improve your health and well-being and help you live a more fruitful life. read more

 
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THE RISE OF STAN THE MAN: STANISLAS WAWRINKA

Stanislas Wawrinka proved to the tennis world once more that he is a name to reckon with. A late bloomer, this Swiss stalwart has been overshadowed by Federer for most of his career. Even now, with two Grand Slams in his kitty, the first question put forth to him in any interview will have Federer’s name it. But Wawrinka always takes them in his stride and answers them with humor and respect for the maestro.Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka read more

 
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Was IPL started to help Young talents?

The 8th edition of IPL yet again saw a string of interesting nail biting last over finishes, which would often make you think that they have scripted the play to end on the last ball. But let us not speculate anything. The league has had its dose of match fixers and tax frauds.ipl-wallpapers read more

 
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Yoga for Health not Politics

Adding on to his list of “important-days” to the Indian calendar, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced June 21st to be International Yoga Day. Initially proposed by Mr.Modi in his speech at UN General Assembly; the day has been officially recognized by UN on December 11, 2014.
It is definitely a refreshing proposal from our dynamic Prime Minister because in the race of life and catching up with Western countries; we have forgotten the better existing Indian alternatives. With many developed nations and western celebrities finding solace in Yoga, we in India are running on tread mills and signing up for gyms.International-Yoga-Day-21-June-PM-Narendra-Modi
“Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s ancient tradition. It embodies unity of mind and body; thought and action; restraint and fulfillment; harmony between man and nature; a holistic approach to health and well-being. It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature. By changing our lifestyle and creating consciousness, it can help us deal with climate change. Let us work towards adopting an International Yoga Day.”
These were Mr.Modi’s words which concisely presented the idea to the world leaders at UN General Assembly.
It is commendable of our PM to vouch for Indian culture and praise our traditions wherever given a platform. It is known that only when we realize our own traits and identity, and use it as our strength; even others will show us respect. PM’s propaganda of welcoming foreigners to India by publicizing our traditions is worth praise because he truly believes that the world should respect India for its rich culture and heritage.
The whole picture becomes very shady and tainted when you wish to look at it more critically, and politically.
The Indian culture and traditions apparently belong to the age before India was invaded by Mughals, Persians, Arabs or Europeans. That Indian culture is predominantly Hindu in nature. If to be spoken from a naïve layman point of view; PM Narendra Modi is trying to propagate Hinduism through his office and position of power.
But we all are not naïve. Neither are most of the Indian citizens.
They might not understand the concept when people say Hindutva is not a religion, but it is a way of life. But they surely understand that more or less Yoga is just an old form of exercise which is very helpful in leading a healthy life.7-Steps-to-a-Life-Long-Yoga-Practice-Youll-Love
There are politicians all over India trying to make hay in the sunshine of religious battle cry; who are trying to instigate people to abandon Yoga Day as it is insulting their religions.
Thankfully majority of the educated middle class understands the difference between religious ritual and a healthy practice. As an act of appearing liberal and secular the government has even made all Yoga Day activities voluntary for anyone, rather being mandatory for all; unlike the “Swaccha Bharat” campaign which was strictly made a norm.
The BJP government with its vast number of RSS kar-sevaks has organized large number of Yoga Centers all over the nation to be open on June 21st. Pamphlets and materials will be distributed at these centers and a small session of Yoga will also commence to mark the 1st International Yoga Day.
Let’s make International Yoga Day an effort towards healthier Bharat, instead of tainting it with gash of politics.International-Yoga-Day-June-2015 read more