Poser culture on the rise
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Poser culture on the rise

“M a gunner 4 lyf” “GGMU” “KTBFFH” If you follow football (the real kind, not hand-egg) you definitely must have heard these phrases during a match, on the internet, or while talking to fellow football watchers. While watching and avidly following football is a sight for sore eyes in the …

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Dancing on Ice
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Dancing on Ice

The Winter Olympic Games were held at Sochi, Russia, from February 7th to Februrary 23rd this year. Two thousand eight hundred and seventy one athletes from eighty eight nations took part in ninety eight events. Rife with controversy, there were several spirited protests about dubious practices leading to cost overruns …

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Bungee Jumping- The Leap of Faith
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Bungee Jumping- The Leap of Faith

I must have been in the 6th grade when I saw this amazing movie that changed my entire outlook on life. The movie involved a bungee jumping scene. I still remember the goose bumps I felt when the heroine leaped off the bridge and jumped into the river. I could …

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What is Wrong with 'Captain Cool' and his 'Boys' ?
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What is Wrong with ‘Captain Cool’ and his ‘Boys’ ?

It would be unwise not to commend Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his impeccable captaincy record over the last few years. Under his cool and composed leadership, the Indian Cricket Team has touched the zenith in all the known formats of the game. India has become a cricket champion all around …

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The unsung wing.
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The unsung wing.

When we think of sports, the first thing that hits us is a huge ground, players, tracks and courts. Rarely do we think of the referee and the coach. Hardly do we probe into the strategies behind it. Now, there is nil possibility about the psychological back bone of those …

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Chuck De India!: In the Defense of Hockey
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Chuck De India!: In the Defense of Hockey

Every school kid knows that hockey is the national sport of our nation. With Dhyan Chand, the famed sport veteran on its list, you would think that this great sport would be known through all the narrow streets of our country? But then perhaps that is the problem. If someone …

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The Spoilsports Of Sports
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The Spoilsports Of Sports

A few mortals amongst us chose to strive to excellence and perfection from a very young age. These mortals decide their goal well in advance of their peers and hold the rare honor of representing their nation. Sportsmanship is a form of art which allows sports-persons to combine skill, energy …

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MANCHESTER UNITED - All the Way!!
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MANCHESTER UNITED – All the Way!!

Shameful or not, I started watching soccer when I was a kid and well, you might not even want to call it “soccer”. There was a cartoon on Animax which caught my childhood fancy and I watched every single episode without a miss. Yes, it was about soccer. In my …

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May the force (of the wind) be with you!
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May the force (of the wind) be with you!

If you happen to be meandering along the sands lining the sea when the aurora sets in on a weekend morning, it is very likely that you will find teams of enthusiastic young chaps throwing about discs with a lot of fervor and excitement making you reminisce about your childhood …

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A child athlete long forgotten- Budhia Singh
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A child athlete long forgotten- Budhia Singh

A lot us would remember stumbling upon news pieces sprawled across newspapers and the internet a few years ago, narrating the story of an exceptional child athlete. Budhia Singh, once famously touted as the world’s youngest marathon runner, has now bounced back to a life of poverty and obscurity. At …

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