The Indian Grandmaster - Anand..!

  • Whenever you hear the word Chess, the name "VISWANATHAN ANAND" will flash in your mind.

  •  Anand has been the undisputed world chess champion since 2007 and has proved his class over the years against the experienced as well as the young promising opponents.

  • On Friday, the Indian Grandmaster was finally dethroned by Norway’s 22 year old, Magnus Carlsen.

  • Carlsen dominated this world championship throughout and played to his strengths while Anand was forced to play to his weakness.

  • Carlsen picked up a draw on Friday thus making a tally of the required 6.5 points over Anand’s 3.5. He won the game 5, game 6 and game 9.

  • Anand needed three wins in a row and was going for the kill in game 10 but Carlsen showed his master class and held the game to a draw.

  • Carlsen is now the second youngest Chess Champion, just 5 months elder to the youngest Chess Champion Garry Kasparov who won in 1985.

  • Anand’s world championship might have been gone but nevertheless Anand has been the best Grandmaster India has ever produced.

Chess and Vishy:

  • Anand started to play chess right from the age of 5 and has single handedly propelled India to the top of the chess world.

  • In 1984, he became the youngest Indian to win world junior chess championship at the age of 14 and showed the world that Indians can play Chess.

  • At just 18, he became India’s first Grandmaster and was awarded Padma Shri.

  • He has won Chess Oscar (given to the best player of the year worldwide) six times – 1997,1998,2003,2004,2007 and 2008.

  • He won the world chess championship five times – 2000,2007,2008,2010,2012.

  • He even became one of the six ever to break the 2800 mark on the FIDE rating list.

  • He was awarded Khel ratna in 1991 and voices have been raised for conferring him with Bharat Ratna.

  • He is a legend and will always be remembered as the "Sachin Tendulkar" of Indian chess. Such was his dominance.

  • His carrer is not only an inspiration for Indian Chess but also taught how to chase a dream and achieve it.

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Virat – The Future :

  •  Virat Kohli scored a match winning 86 yesterday against the Carribeans and in the process crossed the 5000 run landmark with a massive six.

  • He is now the joint-fastest batsmen to reach 5000 run mark along with Sir Vivian Richards.

  • Both Kohli and Richards played 114 innings although the West Indian Legend featured in 126 matches, six more than Kohli.

  • During this record, he also surpassed Sourav Ganguly’s record of fastest 5000 by an Indian (126 innings).

  • He could have surpassed Sir Vivian Richards’s record in his previous match itself but was unfortunately run out without troubling the scorers.

  • He also holds the record for most ODI hundreds scored with 5000 runs or less.

  • Kohli now tops the ICC ranking for ODI batsmen with 857 rating points, 8 points ahead of AB de Villiers.

  • He has established himself in all the formats especially in the shorter formats of the game.

  • He has shown the world that he is capable of scoring either a blitzkrieg innings or an anchoring innings.

  • He is averaging 68.98 in winning cause in ODIs and 65.54 while chasing, which is the highest in ODIs.

  • He has got that aggressive attitude, determination and appetite for runs, which has kept him going.

  • Though he has a lot of haters because of his arrogant attitude, he has kept them silenced with his performances.

  • He is just 25 and has already scored 17 centuries.

  • If anybody could surpass Sachin’s record of most centuries in ODIs, then it could well be this young sensation.

  • He along with Rohit Sharma has formed the backbone of Team India.

  • Certainly, the future of Indian batting is in the
    safe hands.

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Mangalyaan - "the ISRO baby"...!

  • India today has successfully launched its first mission to Mars "Mangalyaan", a Rs 450 crore mission.

    • Mangalyaan means "Mars craft" in Hindi.

    • It is the size of a small car and is meant to make a 300-day journey to study the Martian atmosphere.

    • It has been in the making for 15 months started at once after China's Mars missile failed in 2011.

    • Over 500 scientists worked with sleepless nights.

    • The launch has put India in the group of four countries that includes America, Russia and Europe.

    • The mission is aimed at establishing the country's capability to reach the Red Planet.

    • And focussing on looking for the presence of methane, an indicator of life, in Mars.

    • It was launched at 2.38 pm, entering orbit around Earth 44 minutes after blast-off.

    • It will reach Mars orbit by September 2014.

    • This mission will undoubtedly make India,  a nation to be reckoned with space research and exploration.

    • This mission is comparatively cheap yet critics have questioned whether a country with poverty like ours can afford to spend this huge amount in Mangalyaan.

    • On the other hand, optimists say that this mission will in turn reflect in the development of economy of the country and could possibly reduce poverty.

    What's your say...?

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    The Great Indian Run Chase...!

    What a fantastic chase that was…! Second highest successful run chase in the history of ODI cricket and that’s the best run chase ever by India.


    • ·       Australian batsmen were on rampage as they hammered the Indian bowlers for the second successive time in this series.

    • ·       The Indian bowlers looked clueless as each one of the top 5 batsmen scored a half century which is a record.

    • ·       Eventually, India were left to chase a daunting target of 360, thanks to some hard hitting by Maxwell and Bailey.

    • ·       In reply, the openers Dhawan and Rohit started off steadily scoring about 6 an over.

    • ·       Dhawan had two lucky escapes and after that he began to explode. The short pitch delieveries were smashed with ease by Dhawan. Every bowler was greeted with a boundary.

    • ·       Finally, Faulkner broke the partnership at 172, getting rid of Dhawan on 95 off just 86 balls .

    • ·       Then came the young sensation Virat Kohli.

    • ·       The man who brought the attention of the world with his aggression (8 fours and 7 sixes).

    • ·       Virat scored 100 off just 52 balls which is the fastest ton ever by an Indian.

    • ·       Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma finally lived up to his promise and proved that he is capable of holding the innings together with his master class 141.

    • ·       His highest score ever, which won him the man of the match.

    • ·       India winning the match by 9 wickets with a whooping 39 balls to spare and proved why they are the world champions.

    • ·       The 7 match series is now leveled at 1-1.

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    Happieee Independence day ......??

    * August 15, 1947 , the day India got freedom from the arrogant English.

    * It was not pronounced in a matter of years. It was indeed acquired after decades of struggle.

    * Millions lost their lives in the struggle. Yet the freedom fighters advanced.

    * Indians manoeuvres were teared apart by the mighty British.

    * However,  Under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi, through a series of movements, We made the English bug out of our country.

    * That's how we got the Independence.

    * We are celebrating our 67th Independence day today.

    * Are we celebrating the real independence or for just name sake..?

    * Is what happening today in our country is called the Independence..?

    * I guess not so. Certainly we have got the freedom of speech, right to vote and every right that a citizen deserves.

    * But are we contented with that alone..?

    * We have got independence from the English but have been captivated by our Politicians who are proving to be more tactical than the English.

    * Is this why our freedom fighters got us the Independence..?

    * Certainly our Politicians today are leading astray.

    * In each and every aspect we are being betrayed and we have no other go but to go along with them.

    * Politicians are using their power mischievously and there is a need to keep an end to it.

    * Need for a change indeed. But the change happens only in movies.

    * In fact they ban movies for no reasons too. Irony but truth.

    * Hoping for a better INDIA that is real independent,  non corrupt and progressive in every aspect.

    * Expecting that we will get our real independence soon.

    * But how ..? That prolongs to be the question...!

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    Life beyond your screen..!

    Having a Facebook account has become a necessity once you
    turn 15+.

    How it starts :

    It all starts with scrolling through your boring newsfeed and sending friend

    But once you are all set, your life becomes Facebook-centred, which sets
    me wondering why it has become such an integral part
    of our lives

    Our Facebook persona has become our primary concern
    and we fail to realise we have a beautiful life beyond the
    digital screen.

    We pose for photos even better than models to gain a respectable
    number of “likes”, we beat our brains for a fitting caption to
    define our profile picture, we go to restaurants and cool
    places only to update status or “check in” from that place.

    Life without facebook :

    Each and every moment of our life revolves around Facebook.

    Let us rewind to our Facebook-less lives for a

    We will realise that a select choice of candid photos recalls the choicest and genuine moments of our lives.

    Calling on a friend on his/her birthday strengthens the bond of friendship better than posting a birthday wish on their walls.

    We were happy in whatever small world we were in and we will discover this genuine and classic way of life can never be paralleled.

    Despite having the chance to have contact with our old friends and distance mates, it is still way far inferior to our Fb-less lives.

    Fb helps to gain loads of knowledge and the currents updates, yet not many people are using this social networking site for that very purpose.

    People love to add new friends to their long list. but what they failed to realise is that, "Books and friends should be few and good.

    Well, the debatable topic is whether FACEBOOK IS A BOON OR A BANE.

    It totally depends on how people use it yet on the whole, I need to admit that it is certainly revolutionising our way of living.

    What's ur say mates.....? 

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    IPL Champions ..!

    The long home season, IPL has ended and eventually Mumbai Indians have been crowned the Champions. It was unfortunate that CSK were runners up again. They have choked in 3 out of their 5 appearance in the final but they’ve proved that they’re the most consistent team in the IPL.

    • Electing to bat, MI were reeling at 16/3 at one stage. Karthik and Rayudu tried to steady the ship.

    • But it was Pollard’s day, who smashed an unbeaten 60 off 32 balls as MI reached a par 148/9.

    • Malinga was not at his usual best in this season but he delivered when it mattered the most, destroying CSK’s top order in the very first over. CSK were staring at the defeat as the scoreboard read 3/3.

    •  CSK never recovered after that blow as they ended on 125/9 with Captain Cool scoring a defiant 63 off 45 balls.

    • MI won their maiden IPL title by 23 runs against the two time champions CSK.

    • MoM : Kieron Pollard
    • Player of the series : Watson
    • Young Player : Samson (RR)
    • Best Catch : Gurkeerat Singh (KXI)
    •  Orange Cap : M. Hussey
    • Purple Cap : D. Bravo
    • Fair Play : CSK

    Surprise commentary :

    Harsha Bhogle asked Sachin to give commentary for a wicket off Bhajji’s bowling and he gave so enthusiastically showing that the child in him is still alive and his passion for the game continues to be so.

    Meanwhile, Sachin announced casually that this was his last IPL and was happy that he was able to touch the IPL trophy within 6 years. The Master’s last IPL shot was a six into his own stand...!!

    Incidentally, Sachin won the WC in his sixth attempt and the IPL too in his sixth attempt.

    Now, we will able to see Sachin bat only in the test cricket. L

    This IPL had a lot of controversies like the fight between the players, sledging, spot fixing claims and whatever we need to admit that this IPL has entertained us too.

    Legends like Dravid, Gilchrist, Sachin, Punter will be missed largely in the next IPL though.

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    The Most useful site on the internet..!

    Now-a-days, the second best friend to a internet user after Google is definitely WIKIPEDIA. If one needs the trace out something, there comes Wikipedia.

    •     Wikipedia was created as a complement and "feeder" to Nupedia.

    •     Nupedia was created in 2000, the plan was to feature expert-written, peer-reviewed content. But it suffered from a major problem, lack of speed.

    •     Its main contributor was Ward Cunningham.

    •     To improvise it, Larry Sanger suggested, creating a counterpart that anyone could contribute to without editorial review and the result was.

    •     Wikipedia is a non profit foundation, formally launched on Jan 15, 2001 by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger.

    •     The new model quickly eclipsed its older sibling. 

    •     By the end of the first year, Wikipedia contained more than 20,000 articles in 18 languages.

    •     Since then, the site has grown rapidly,to 250,000 articles by 2004 and a million by 2006 and now more than 4 million entries and 17 billion users.

    •     People who edit Wikipedia are self-selected, self-titled "Wikipedians", who spend many hours working on articles.
    •     There are more than 1000 administrators.

    •     The problem that Wikipedia faces is, how to censor unacceptable or offensive content, without actually censoring information.

    •      The company's costs reach nearly $6 million per year. It has more than 100 billion page views per year yet it is and it will remain ad free.

    •     It is basically run by the donations funded all over the globe.

    •     So, as far as the funds flow, Wikipedia will educate people and will be a dominant site in the foreseeable future without advertising.

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    Who will reach IPL Play Offs....?

    IPL has reached the exciting phase. Six teams are trying hard to make themselves through to the Play Offs. Everything will now depend on how teams take up the pressure in these crunch games.

    Teams fighting for a spot in Qualifiers :

    • Chennai Super Kings :
                                                 They are the most consistent team in the IPL so far making the semis in all the editions. This time too they've positioned themselves in a desirable way. They are certain to get through to the next stage.

    • Rajasthan Royals :
                                             They have got a great leader in the form of Rahul Dravid . His presence has immensely influenced the team in a positive way. They are sitting quite safely with 20 points but will hope that other teams don't spoil their party.

    • Mumbai Indians : 
                                           Mumbai have 20 points in their kitty. Mumbai too are on a high since Rohit Sharma has lead the side winning all the games as captain. Would love to see them through as well.

    • Royal Challengers Bangalore :
                                          They are on 16 points and need to win both their matches against CSK and KXI. Their advantage is that both the games are on their home turf but they are too dependent on Gayle and AB.. As a RCB fan. needa keep my fingers crossed.

    • Sunrisers Hyderabad :
                                           The new addition to IPL is working really hard to make their way into the next stage with a strong bowling attack. They need to win both their matches to go through.

    And for now, PWI, DD have been knocked out and the defending champs KKR and KXI have a mathematical chance of going through.

    So, What's your prediction of teams for the PLAY OFFs..?

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    KISS - The Formula of Twitter....!

    Yes, Kiss is the formula of Twitter.
    It is Keep It Short and Simple.

    Twitter is one of the most popular social networking site used today after FB.

    The definition of twitter is “a short burst of inconsequential information” and “a series of chirps from birds”.

    Twitter was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and by July, the social networking site was launched.

    Along with him, Evan Williams and Biz stone also worked in this site and they never knew how popular this would become.

    When they first created the site, they were just looking for a way to send text messages on their cell phones and a way to reinvent a somewhat dying company.

    The first tweet was “just setting up my twttr” by Jack [@Jack].

    Today Twitter has over 200 million users with about 460,000 new accounts being created each day. There are more than 140 million tweets sent each day.

     It allows users to send only 140 characters called a tweet and it is termed as the best micro blogging site.

    It is mainly popular among the celebrities and big icons because twitter allows them to have a pretty good interaction with their fan base and also communicate to them whatever they wish to.

    In June 2008, Twitter launched a verification program, allowing celebrities to get their accounts verified.
    Its exclusive brand caption is "What's happening?"

    Though the twitter logo may look like a dove, it was addressed as the Mountain Bluebird.

    It has four tabs, default tab is the tweets feed which contains all tweets from users whom you follow along with yours.

    The second tab is for interactions and mentions. It is similiar to the notification in FB.

    The third tab is Hashing that allows you to find the most trending topic in twitter and also people whom to follow and whom you may know.

    The Final Tab is your profile which allows you to view your tweets, view direct messages and requests from the followers.

    In October 2012, Twitter announced it had hired Google executive Matt Derella to become their new director of business agency development.

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    Dada - The Unsung Hero..!

    Today is the day, when Sourav Ganguly played his final match of his career. Yes, its May 5th.

    Who is that guy ?
    Who can make Steve waugh
    wait for 10 mins for the toss..

    Who is that guy ?
    Who can remove his jercy in
    ecstacy in lords in front of
    English crowd...

    Who is that guy ?
    Who can go to umpire and
    force him to give for third
    umpire decision when he feels
    decision is wrong...

    Who is that guy ?
    Who can warn a batsman not
    to run down the pitch when
    even umpires forgot to warn...

    Who is that guy ?
    Who can bravely say to a
    coach that he is being partial...

    Who is that guy ?
    Who roared back to prove
    himself when everyone said
    his career has ended...

    Who is that guy ?
    Who argues and fights to get a
    player in the squad...

    Who is that guy ?
    Who showed that even India
    can win overseas matches...

    Who is that guy ?
    Who stepped forward when
    legends like Sachin himself
    stepped back to take
    captaincy ...

    Can we see any other guy who is
    such gutsy aggressive and
    daring with bravery... And all
    this with a smile on his face...

    Sourav Ganguly became Indian
    captain when the Indian team
    was in black time, and he brought
    India from 8th to 2nd rank in
    ICC Test Rankings.

    He was the 1st foreigner to
    score a Test debut 100 at Lords.

    He scored 16 test centuries and India haven't lost any match.

    He won 4 consecutive man of the match awards in ODI,
    which is a record and have won 31 man of the match
    awards (3rd in the list) in ODI.

    He has got the record of
    maximum 6's in World Cup and
    highest individual score of an
    Indian in World Cup.

    He is 4th in the no. of ODI 6s. He involved in the 1st 300
    partnership in ODI which is still
    the best in World Cup.

    He gets claps by the fight
    against the opposition team in
    the ground and fights against team management and
    others outside the field.

    ¤The warrior won't pick up his bat again¤

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    Li - Fi Technology

    Here is a masterpiece. You might have heard about the term Wi fi and its usage. But have you heard about Li-fi.?? Here is a small intro to that technology.

    Li-Fi :

    ·       Li Fi is nothing but the Light fidelity communication systems.

    ·       It is the fastest and cheapest wireless communication systems and is the optical version of the Wifi.

    ·       The term was first used by Harald Haas in TED Global talk.
    ·       The technology works by adapting LEDs to send digital information, invisible to the naked eye.

    ·       A light sensor on a device picks up the digital information sent by the LED, which enables it to be processed by a computer.

    ·       It is similar to the Wifi except that it uses Light waves instead of Radio waves.

    ·       Wifi is great for general wireless coverage while Lifi is ideal for high density coverage in a confined region.

    ·       It is believed that the technology can yield a speed more than 10 Gbps, allowing a HD film to be downloaded within 30 seconds.

    ·       Its disadvantage is that the light waves cannot penetrate walls.

    ·       In 2012, this technology was demonstrated and it was detectable upto a distance of 10 meter.

    ·       Every light source in homes and offices could potentially be a “Li-Fi” within 20 years. 

    ·       When this technology becomes feasible like the Wifi, then our life will be awesome on earth.    

    "This is the technology that could start to touch every aspect of human life within a decade”

    - Prof. Martin Dawson, Univ. of Strathclyde

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