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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

A Walk Down The Memory Lane

I just happened to read this blog, when one photo zoomed me back into my own childhood.


As kids, all we did when we were small, was " EAT , SLEEP , PLAY , REPEAT "

That was the mantra i followed too.
When it came to cricket i was and i am still crazy for the game.
I never miss a India Pakistan game for nothing, unless its a board paper, and i have a graduation paper at stake. ( That was my scenario during the 2011 world cup, when India was playing Pakistan and i was writing a stupid paper ) :/

Anyways, when we were kids, we played bat and ball (That's what we called cricket)
We played for a while, and then there was this family who reside at the ground floor.
They had a huge T.V.
In the early 2000's having a Huge TV was not at all general.
We all guys played for a while, then would sneak on their house to watch the match.
It was so clear that sometimes we would end up watching 10-15 overs a time.
This took place for few weeks.
We witnessed some fights too. (wicked :P )

One day, Uncle found us sneaking in from the window for a glimpse of the match, and promptly asked us to come in.
He wasn't mad at us. We were scared until he calmed us down.
For all i thought, our parents would get a complain from these guys, and our playing days would end.
But he was a good man.
He offered us some potato wafers and also Rasna.
We enjoyed watching the match.
We yelled and screamed when there was a boundary or a six, or even a wicket.
It looked so clear, we just couldn't believe it.
We left after an innings was over, and were content.

From that day, all we did was wait for an important match.
Who would want to miss a beautiful TV viewing experience and some chips, and some rasna etc etc.
I wouldn't.. Would you?

My mother would be terrified for a while, as i used to complete my maths homework book quickly (Ugh, i so hated that) just so that i could go to watch a match on a big TV.

They vacated the place after a while.
Oh.. how i miss those days.
Funny, i have been doing crazy things to watch a cricket match since childhood.

Now #kanna's like me don't need to watch cricket outside other's homes.
At this age of smartphones, tablets etc etc, we all have access to the internet. has got all possible highlight reels, which can make anyone's day.

So now
 if #kanna missed a beautiful cacth, he can log on to and watch it.
 if #kanna missed a boundary or a catch, then go to and lastly,
 If #kanna missed the entire match then he just needs to keep calm, because he can now watch Pepsi IPL on

If you have done such things too, do drop by and leave your comments.
Would love to read them too.

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Tuesday, 29 April 2014

My Role Models

I’m a diehard lover of sports.

Give me a little water, something to munch on, and a day full of sports to watch and yes, I will survive and enjoy.

We all have Role Models, and there are certain traits which we admire about them.

Fortunately, there are many people whom I adore who have certain traits which can make them role models for anyone and everyone.
Let me mention some of my Role Models in the world of sports who inspire me with their qualities.

      1) Sachin Tendulkar:       

For being true to yourself, and accepting your mistakes.
Whenever he plays, the umpire doesn’t need to adjudge him out, if he knows it, he will walk out on his own. It’s rare in this game. 

2) Lasith Malinga:

For keeping a smile on your face when nothing is going your way. 
 If you all notice, if he is hit for a four, or a six he will just smile. No frowning, no hurling abuses, nothing. Just a smile. 

3) Rahul Dravid and MS Dhoni:

To be calm and composed.
Dravid and Dhoni’s mere presence depicts calmness. They think, they react but in a sound manner.
We all have given these two names which are synonymous to calm, silent, planner etc. 

4) Roger Federer:

To be humble, and always smile.
Anyone who has seen Roger on court or off court knows what a gem of a person he is. He doesn’t show off, respects the crowd, and is one of those rare people like Tendulkar who can enter any country and have fans more than the local figure over there. 

5) Max Chilton: 

I know this is a surprise but I adore this young lad. He is a Formula 1 driver for Team Marussia.
We all know where there is a race there is bound to be a crash. But not for this guy.
There are 19 races in a season. He finished each and every race. Although he did not score a point, but he did not crash either. This year too, he has finished the starting 4 races which is an all time record for any rookie
 i.e. 23 races without a crash.
For me, he has taught, how to play safe and how to reach the finish line of any task when you know your capabilities. 

6) John Terry and Steven Gerrard:

For leading from front, and always supplying unending energy and morale to the team in times of defeats.
For aiming towards glory, and moving towards achieving the goals set.
These two footballers have been with one club for over 15 years, they have led the team to glorious achievements and have been pillars of success. 

 7)  Virat Kohli and Sachin Tendulkar:

For putting the team’s needs first than the personal needs.
They both lost their father’s a day before a huge match.
Both were in their prime form and were needed by the team. They did what was needed, and let their personal needs aside to fulfill the team’s needs.
Such are men of honor.

Sports have taught me a lot of things.
One of them is that winning or losing doesn’t matter.
What matters is your effort.
You do your best, Let God do the rest.

These are a few people whom i have mentioned.
There are many such personalities which you all must be knowing.
Feel free to enlighten me too.

I am writing about #MyRoleModel as a part of the activity by Gillette India in association with

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Lancelot is a 24 year old post grad who one day was so bored of his life, that he started to write. The writing he thought would be a one time thing. It's been over a year and the writing has never stopped. Professionally in the field of finance, Lancelot aspires to make his family and himself proud. In his free time, Lancelot loves eating food, reviewing them on Zomato, watching various TV sit-coms, writing of course, playing the keyboard music app on his smartphone, reading crime-murder-mystery... maybe romance novels sometimes, watching a lot of sporting events and making time for his near and dear ones. 

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