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  • Narendra 11:59 pm on August 17, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: baby, , Memory, Pakistan   

    My Favorite Moment 

    Few hours ago, I wished my friend from Pakistan on her Birthday and I asked her to share her happiest moment before she could say anything the topic drifted away. Later on I sat back and involuntarily dug deep into my memories to pick my favorite.

    I have a handful but the first meeting with little Meghana stands out and it’s an extremely precious moment for me. Exactly 10 days after she was born, my family decided to pay her avisit. It goes without saying I was thrilled. Call me to visit a baby and I would say a YES in a jiffy.

    I went with high hopes of seeing a cute little doll but when she eventually glided out of her bedroom, what I saw was a tiny little rat, purple lips, bald head, she was ugly 🙂 however, she stole my heart, call it love at first sight.

     

     

    I was eager to hold her, never before had I held a baby that young. As I watched my mom gently transfer her into my arms, Uncle Kumar’s heart melted, I was holding this tiny rat, her fingers were sharp and pointed, nose was hard and round, her gentle moments were creepy and scared me but I held on not without heaps of anxiety though, every time she moved my heart would be in my mouth, I was so scared 🙂  she weighed like a little dumbel, made weird sounds, eyes were half closed, mouth was half open and she would often stick out her tongue, so sweet to say the least. Holding her for the first time gave me immense happiness. I didn’t want to let her go, I kept teasing her cheeks and chin, I placed my finger in her palm and she grabbed it with lots of effervescence. I was like, shall we say in a state of bliss.

    Whenever I feel sad or want to feel better I play this video, I love that moment so much. I can’t imagine how a simple video can have such a therapeutic effect but it works for me. I like to believe it’s her charm that does the magic.

    What’s your favorite memory? please do share 🙂

     

     

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  • Narendra 11:43 am on March 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , Pakistan, , Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz   

    India claims “The mother of all games” 

    After all the hype and bold statements, Afridi was finally grounded. He rightly summed it up. ” I think they [India] played better than us “.

    A game which was billed as ” The mother of all games” was surprisingly played in an excellent spirit, no one was out of control, no emotional outbursts, no unparliamentary language,  no overtly aggressive body language. In fact there were lot of pleasant sights, maybe it was the pressure of playing in front of the two Prime Ministers, I really appreciate this form of Cricket, truly a gentlemen’s game last night, it was played with zest and zeal, hats off to both the teams for taking the match to a new level.

    Right, if you look at the match. I would say it went as per the script. India were clear favorites. We were expected to win and we did.

    First Innings, Indian batsmen were supposed to do well, they did, however, they lost the plot after an exciting start but, a scratchy 85 by Sachin [he was gifted as many as 4 lives by the generous Pakistani fielders] and a crucial 36 from Raina, took us to a respectable 260. Pakistan has always produced outstanding bowlers and today was Wahab Riaz’s day, the in swinging yorker which got Yuvraj was one of the best deliveries of the tournament, I’m sure he will have a bright career. Pakistani fielding was horrendous however, that was expected. I also felt towards the end, Pakistani bowler’s inability to wipe out the Indian tail proved extremely costly for them. Full marks to Indian batsmen for putting up a decent total, which EoD proved matching winning.

    For this game, India had opted for Ashish instead of Ashwin, experts thought it was a suicidal move. But, you see when Dhoni makes a decision, he hardly gets it wrong. Nehra bowled a remarkable line and pouched important wickets. but, for me the pick of the bowlers were Yuvraj and Munaf, those two guys built the pressure and got the big wickets. In between all the tension, one batsman was in his zone – ‘block everything’ zone. Misbah’s exasperating batting method ruined everything for Pakistan, he seemed so disinterested in the middle. It was a shocking performance from Misbah. Anyways, credit to Indian bowlers for keeping it simple, a victory well earned.

    I particularly liked Afridi’s humble post match interview, he was gracious in defeat. He knows his team was beaten by a better team. No shame in being overpowered by a quality team. They tried their best however, they have to wait another 4 years to look for a possible revenge.

    As of India, this win will certainly rank among the top 5 all time ODI victories. Nothing comes close to beating Pakistan at this level. Incredible win for Incredible India. But, I don’t want to go over board because team India is yet to win their most important game since 1983, the finals of ICC Cricket world cup 2011. This is what matters the most. However, full credit to team India on successfully claiming ” The mother of all games “. As of Pakistan, they lost the game yet won the hearts of millions of Indian fans by their pleasant demeanor and sporty attitude.

     

     
    • sufia 12:01 pm on March 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      i still want to cry 😦 and u know 😦 ppl going on and on how gracious afridi was…makes it worse 😦 what i did find heartening was. yeterday i had gone to watch a screening.. even after the match, EVERY SINGLE one of the pakistanis still said it was “ok”…we got this far, we shud be grateful. there was no rioting as typically happens after a screening….everyone was still cheering on afridi and no one wanted to kill him.

      • Narendra 12:16 pm on March 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Awwwhhh.. I guess it must be extremely hard for your people to accept this defeat however, this was no white wash, you team played extremely well, gave a tough fight. As everyone has been saying- Team Pakistan has exceeded expectation.

        I’m now officially a fan of Shahid Afridi, I was expecting him to react badly and go crazy on the ground but, he charmed his way through. EoD India won but, I would remember this game for a long time for Pakistan’s gentleness and humility. Cheers to Pakistan.

        • sufia 12:37 pm on March 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          thats the only thing that helps me salvage the situation…..despite it all, alls set to give afridi a heros welcome back in karachi. misbah and younis had better hide tho 😀 ab samajh aya why we all love afridi so much?? despite his players not doing well, he still backed them, had it been any other captain kamran akmal would have been axed ages ago…hes a small man..with a HUGE heart…and thats why everyone loves him. whatever stupidities he does, everyone forgives him simply cuz he is shahid afridi.

          ps. now that im getting over the heartbreak: congratulations.

          • Narendra 1:09 pm on March 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Sweet of you ^^

            I guess if Team Pakistan works on fielding and discovers few good batsmen like Umar Akmal, they might turn world beaters. I thought had Umar stayed for few more overs, the result of the game would have been different. He is such an exciting player. Misbah and Younis should make a exit from the ODI side, they seem to have lost the plot completely.

            • sufia 1:37 pm on March 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

              and end the stupid “parchi” system 😦 misbah, younus and K. akmal only stay cuz they have connections 😦

    • Single Malt Monkey 2:22 pm on March 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      It was a great match. Riaz’s bowling was spot on and for a moment he culd have caused real trouble. But India seemed to me to be more disciplined in bowling and the field when 260 was a target that could have been caught. I thought the spirit of the game was excellent. It was good to see players from both sides exchanging banter and smiles sometimes on the field. A great victory for the spirit of cricket and sport. Sri Lanka on Saturday………..are you ready for Malinga (the strangest bowling action on the planet )?

      • Narendra 3:15 pm on March 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        India & Sri Lanka have played like 20-30 matches in the last 2 years..to be honest, it’s touch irritating to see them play yet again. Now that, we have reached finals, there will be many more bilateral series coming up..it’s going to be such a pain for the fans.

        Malinga, Mendis, Herath all had their highs and lows against India, so there won’t be any element of surprise, Sachin n Yuvraj usually do very well against SL, they will be key from our side, Dilshan and Sanga for SL. I’m sure this one wil be a close contest unlike like the last 3 editions. Hoping for the best.

  • Vincent Raja 3:23 pm on March 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , online, Pakistan,   

    Watch India Vs Pakistan Semi Finals Online :) 

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    • Vincent Raja 3:28 pm on March 30, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Sorry guys, i tried to insert Online Stream in this post. but iFrame is Not supported in this WordPress Blog. So you can Watch over the Link which i mentioned below.. Once again sorry for that 🙂

      • Narendra 11:46 am on March 31, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Thanks, Dude. I checked it out. Plenty of channels. I liked it.

    • Vincent Raja 11:32 am on April 7, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Channel Closed!! We are now Planning in 24 hour full entertainment FM withough ads… 🙂 Full of songs.. TAMIL & HINDI,, Sure ill post the link over here.. 🙂 Tc

  • Narendra 10:17 pm on March 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , , , Pakistan, , , Umar Gul   

    Cricket World Cup Review – II 

    Finally, after a month long saga, group games concluded with the ICC top 8 making it to the knock out stage. Pakistan finished top of Group A, trouncing Australia effortlessly. Ponting and his men look highly vulnerable, only a miracle can help them retain their trophy. On the other hand toppers, Pakistan pleasantly surprised us with their fielding efforts, I remember they almost messed up a game due to poor fielding. Meantime, Umar Gul is reversing and swinging the ball late, I have never seen any bowler move the white ball in that fashion, his form will be crucial as Pakistan takes on an unpredictable Indies team.

    Other qualifiers from Group A are Sri lanka and New Zealand. Both teams have their strengths and disturbing weaknesses. Sri Lanka is over reliant on Sangakara, rest of the batting line up has been scratchy, bowling too has been on-off. New Zealand as always are wild and thrilling, never know which way they would go. New Zealand will take on South Africa, my prediction is either they will blast away the Africans or loose by a huge margin, no scope for a close game.

    Group B has remained exciting till the very last league game. However, it was England and Bangladesh who provided the best moments in the last two weeks. Bangla tigers culled England in a dramatic fashion, few days later england who had to win to survive in the CWC, beat an indisciplined WI in a thriller. Meantime, SA destroyed Bangla dreams of making it to the Quarters. Barring a familiar collapse against England, SA has been top of its game throughout the tournament. Their win against India proves that they can handle pressure and pull off victories under tense situations.

    India had a very ordinary time. Batting disasters and listless bowling has planted huge doubts in the mind of fans and experts on its chances to win this WC. We are no more the favorites in the tournament. Batting, which was supposedly our stronghold came apart during the powerplay each and every time we batted first. Bowling has been terrible, Harbhajan and Zaheer have hardly done anything noteworthy, If India has to do well at the Knock Stages, these two gentlemen have to come good, now is the time which matters the most. On the brighter side, three Indian Batsmen are going strong. Sachin thundered two centuries [ We didn’t win any of those games though ], Sehwag is at his belligerent best. Yuraj has risen like a Phoenix and reaffirmed the good old saying – Form is temporary, Class is permanent.

    For the first time since the 1987 edition, every team from this stage seems to have an equal chance of winning the trophy. All the eight teams have their issues, no one is outstanding, no one looks threatening, no one carries the clout of a world champion. It’s all even. Whichever team plays three  good games from here will clinch the cup. I am hoping the big guns will rise to the occasion.

    Looking forward to the Quarter Finals, especially, India v/s Australia. 😀

     

     

     
    • Arvinth 11:57 pm on March 20, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I guess we wud beat Aussie boyz.. and then take on Pakistan in the Semis.. Ready for the challenge Sufia? 😉

    • Single Malt Monkey 10:52 pm on March 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Good summary, Narendra. WI gifted England the game.

    • Arvinth 11:40 pm on March 21, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      chapell ko chappal maro.. 🙂 i guess the aussies knowthey are not going to win and resorting to tactics like this.. in btw pakistan played really gud against aussies.. hope we will see you in semis.. sufia 🙂 may the best team win.. in btw gud post don 😉

      • Narendra 11:01 am on March 22, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Machi…India Jeetega 🙂

      • sufia 11:40 pm on March 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        india pakistan in the semis ….. going to be the “mother of all matches”.. FINALLY a knockout match that wont be boring

    • Arvinth 11:50 pm on March 24, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      agreed.. 🙂 its gonnabe a big match and i think whoever wins that match will win th WC

      • Narendra 12:26 am on March 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        yyyyaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!! Ind-Pak…I don’t know what to say…This is it, people…thisssssssss is itttttt 😀

      • sufia 1:43 am on March 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        agreed. there can be NOTHING better. every cricket-obsessed subcontinental fan’s dream come true. no words simply.

    • Single Malt Monkey 4:08 pm on March 25, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      ..and it’s ON..!!!

  • Narendra 9:03 pm on March 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , , , Pakistan, , Shoaib Akhtar   

    Reliving March 1, 2003 

    March 1, 2003 produced one of the best games of ICC Cricket World Cup 2003. It was played out between arch rivals India & Pakistan. Both teams boasted of huge credentials however, Pakistan looked a notch better, their bowlers like, Wasim, Waqar and Shoaib could run through the best of the best batting line ups. India on the other hand was flying high during the WC, thanks to Sachin’s mercurial performances.

    So, on the D-day. Pakistan batted first. They were a strong team and I must say I thought they would win the game easily [ despite India’s red hot form ]. Pakistan’s batting came good, Saeed scored a prolific hundred [ I never understood how and why he was so successful against India ]. Other batsmen chipped in, they finished at 273. During those days that was a huge score especially,  if you have a bowling line up of Pakistan’s pedigree, anything above 250 was out of reach. So, when India started their Innings, Sachin took first strike [ he seldom does that ] and 5 overs later India was speeding away. By the time power play came to an end, Sachin had already produced one of the greatest innings in a WC, virtually ending Pakistan’s chances of a comeback. He fell at 98 however, his exit made little difference as Indian batsman stormed to a famous win. It has to go down as on the finest wins for India at the biggest stage of World Cricket for living up to the expectations of billion plus fans and out playing Pakistan with effortless ease.

     

    Here’s a quick 6 minute compilation of the match.

     

     
    • sufiaz 10:39 pm on March 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      unfortunately india has always run over pakistan in WCs 😦

    • sufiaz 11:01 pm on March 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      koi bat nai….khail main chot lagti hai..rote nai hai….and sth abt how in battles only the fighters manage to fall 🙂

      • Narendra 11:22 pm on March 1, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Ummmm…maine pehle hi bola tha..tumhe lawyer ban jaana chahiye 🙂
        You would win every case…You’re able to defend so very well…kamaal hai

        • sufiaz 11:18 am on March 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          i didnt mean it like that..i meant…whats the point crying over spilt milk? haar gaye to haar gaye, next time well do better 🙂

          • Narendra 11:27 am on March 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Right, that’s more like a Champ… Your team is going great…I hope you guys do well.. Ind-Pak finals is what is expected…and then.. blood bath 🙂

          • sufiaz 11:50 am on March 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            yay….lets see who wins..our bowlers or yr batsmen 🙂

            • Narendra 11:55 am on March 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

              Yaar ( as in a rivalwala yaar )… Bharat jeetega…bekaar main apne pe hope mat rakhna ^^

              • sufiaz 12:01 pm on March 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

                shhhhh make 330 in the first innings, and bus bhajji ya sreesanth ko bowling de dena 😉 baqi zimmedari hamari 😉

                • Narendra 12:13 pm on March 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

                  hhahahaahhha..what a recipe for Indian lamb curry..
                  Abhii finals bahut door hai..so lets cheer for our teams..n get them to finals…and then ><

    • Single Malt Monkey 12:56 am on March 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      I have to say, Narendra, following your’s and Rajiv’s blog has got me watching the WC this time around. 🙂

      • Narendra 11:21 am on March 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Oh yes, your team gave us a mighty scare..stole a point 🙂
        Looks extremely promising for England…Good Luck..Enjoy the WC..

        • sufiaz 11:51 am on March 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          yes. very promising for england…looks like finally will have a chance to get a WC 🙂

      • Narendra 10:32 pm on March 2, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Sorry Al…it’s no more promising for England 😦

  • Narendra 9:29 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Bruce Lee, , Enter the Dragon, Hong Kong, Kung Fu, Martial arts, Pakistan, ,   

    Enter the dragon…forget about returning 

    During the Innings break of today’s Pakistan-Sri Lanka game unlike most days I was scanning other channels. I stopped at WB films. Bruce Lee’s “Enter the dragon” had just started. I have seen this movie few times before, in fact I wanted to give it a miss tonight however, five minutes into it, my mouth was half open, I was stuck. *sheepishly smiling* I could neither move away from my seat nor flip the channel. After the first 30 minutes I had no choice, I was enslaved by this brilliant piece of Cinema.

    I was totally hooked to the Television, I some how managed to grab a pouch of potato chips and a large glass of orange juice, that’s all I remember. For the next 1 hour or so, I was teleported into Mr.Han’s Island along with Lee, Williams and Roper. Movie holds such a simple premise, it has been exploited in so many yesteryear Indian movies. Anyways, back to Bruce Lee 🙂

    The fire in his eyes, body language and the Qi flowing through his body in those dramatic action sequences, WOW! exhilarating stuff *speechless, in search of superlatives, please help me*. No other Kung-fu star has such a powerful on-screen impact as Lee. Take a bow to Mr.Bruce Lee. *bowing in awe*

    Here a few outstanding fight sequences from his movies. Watch them. Enjoy them. Treasure them.

     

    1. Way of the dragon

     

    2. Fist of Fury

     

    3. Enter the dragon

     

     

    Why don’t you share your favorite Kung-fu action sequences? that will be fun.

     

     

     
    • Rajiv 9:40 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      no doubt abt it… and I know what scene you r glued too 😉

      • Narendra 10:12 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        yyaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy…Sach mein bhai mazaa aa gaya…now glued to the match…expecting tight finish..mummmyyyyyyyyyyyy

        • sufiaz 11:30 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          ok ill watch this one 😀 couldnt take me eyes off the match tho 🙂

          • Narendra 11:35 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            awwwwwhhhhhhhhhhh I understand
            YOur team provided great entertainment with some variety of fielding bloopers…however, I dun want to spoil this moment ( looks like I have already dampened it )… Chalo…. yyyyaaaaaaaaaayyyy for Pak…………..yaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy for lala

            • sufiaz 11:47 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

              lol…whats new? 😉 why do u think r bowlers r so good at ukharofying wickets? 😉 they have to…they cant rely on the fielders 😀 imagine, how good the bowlers must be 😛 with such fielders, they still got eight out of 10 🙂

              • Narendra 11:55 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

                Amazing….happy for you…good result for your team
                Enjoy the moment,girl

    • Leianne 10:32 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      this is actually one of my favorite movies of all time, love love love it so much!

      • Narendra 10:46 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        Ohhh…u guys share the same name as well ^^

        • Leianne 10:57 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Ah yes,hihi! It’s actually my nickname which was given someone special, based it on him since he knew I’m into Taoism 😉

          • Narendra 11:03 pm on February 26, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Sweet ^^
            Be happy…very happy…u got a legend’s nickname…Ooooohhhwaaa! 🙂

            • Leianne 12:06 am on February 27, 2011 Permalink | Reply

              Oh I am, 🙂

  • Narendra 10:21 am on February 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , , captain, , , , Pakistan,   

    Pakistan’s chances @ WC 2011 

     

     
    • Bianca 10:27 am on February 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Me = clueless about cricket.
      ^^

      • Narendra 10:33 am on February 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        awww…poor u…u r missing out on something really really big lil girl..try tuning into the highlights package..trust me, u dun have to know anything about the game to enjoy it..try it ^-^

        • Bianca 10:39 am on February 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          Agreed to everything…..except.. LIL GURL?!?!??!!?
          Cummon now, only cuz you know am 16!!
          Me no little!
          ><

    • Narendra 10:51 am on February 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Hmmm…Alright Big ‘lil’ girl
      Enjoy the game..support India ^-^

    • Blockader 7:11 pm on February 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      Go Pakistan Go!

    • sufiaz 10:43 pm on February 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

      agreed with the above..NOTHING beats an india-pakistan final 😀 i miss amir really do 😦 but hey, lets see what the new bowler is capable of. u never know with pakistan.

      • Narendra 10:53 pm on February 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

        yyyaaaaaaaayyyyyyy…
        I seen very lil of the new bowlers but results are coming…all good
        lets hope for Ind-Pak finals ..yeeeaaaaaahhhhhhhhh

        • sufiaz 11:02 pm on February 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

          new bowler..theres only one, junaid khan. hes coming in place of tanvir. hes being touted as the next mohammad amir..lets see.

          • Narendra 11:15 pm on February 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

            Wahab n Abdur r relatively new at top level na…they seem to b fair job..
            BTW..I hav never heard or seen Junaid…hope he’s good

            • sufiaz 11:27 pm on February 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

              yes…abdur rehman has a good economy rate, so if he doesnt manage to bag wickets at least he keeps the run rate in control, which is sth the older bowlers can never manage to do. wahab, i dont know. he did well against NZ though. junaid is new, in fact these matches will be his first international matches. he used to play domestic cricket before.

              • Narendra 11:40 pm on February 12, 2011 Permalink | Reply

                Best wishes to your team… I hope Junaid guy does well.

            • sufiaz 12:03 am on February 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply

              yes thank u…as they say, may the best team win..

              btw…sth for u:
              http://www.espncricinfo.com/icc_cricket_worldcup2011/content/current/story/500573.html

              • Narendra 12:13 am on February 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply

                Nice article..
                “Their talent is deceptive and disarming” – totally..totally agree
                Bunch of crazy men..capable of raising thr standards to dizzying heights..might well go on to be the giant killers..
                WC countdown has begun..tomorrow India play Oz in a warm up game…me super excited..

              • Narendra 12:17 am on February 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply

                Hey, ur subscription thing is not working..no updates on comments..it’s crazy..u paid for the upgrade na..u shud check with wordpress..it’s ridiculous..

            • sufiaz 12:36 am on February 13, 2011 Permalink | Reply

              are u kidding?? i PAID?? i never pay for nothing if i can get away with it 😀

              this thing ill check on monday when i go back to work.

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