Archive for January, 2008

26th january – India’s Republic Day- Proud to be an Indian

January 25, 2008 14 comments

26th of January is celebrated as the Republic Day of India. 26th January 1950, on this day the constitution of India came into effect and India became a truly sovereign(self governing) state, and complete republican country.

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On January 26, 1950, Rajendra Prasad was elected as the first president of India.

Republic Day is celebrated with the hoisting of the national flag, and parades by the armed forces and school children all over the country.
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India-Australia 3rd Test at Perth-2008

January 17, 2008 2 comments

India won the 3rd test match by 72 runs. Australia ended on 340 in second inning.

India halted journey of countineous 16 test wins of Australia.
as R.P.Singh took last wicket,
Harbhajan Singh comes racing into the field with the Indian flag.
as per crickbuzz
India becomes the first side to beat Australia in Australia in 5 years!. and te last team to do was India.

The dio, R.P and Pathan done great job for India in both inning. Irfan Pathan is the Man of the Match for his all round performance in this Test match. He picked up 5 wickets and a valuable 28 in the 1st innings and 46 in the second inning.

Well done Guys.

Fourth day: Australia needed 348 runs to win. infirst session of the day Ricky and Hussey played well. insecond session India comes back in test. only clarke played well from middle order. Mitchell Johnson was fighting, he is not out on 50 runs.

Third Day: Australia needs 348 runs more to win 3rd test. before that Australia restricted India on 294, middle order completely failed, so India can not set a big target. total target for Austarlia is 413 runs. At the end of the day Australia is on 65/2. needs 348 runs to win , 2 days and 8 wickets in hand. To get the total coverage click here

Second day: India managed to restrict Australia on 212, at te end of the second day India got the lead of 170 run, still has 9 wickets in hand. India got control over game.

India 2nd innings score: 52/1

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Indian team back in spirit. It’s our Bowler’s smart work. R.P. Singh (4 wickets) and Pathan(2) done well, got support from Ishant Sharama(2) and Kumble(2).

Kumble has completed 600 Test wickets.

Symonds and Gilchrist manage to 50 individuals, so Australia manage to reach at 212.

Now India need to capitalise this lead in to victory.

India lost wicket of Jafar. Sehwag playing on 29 and Pathan on 2.
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Umpires hammer continues in 3rd test

January 16, 2008 2 comments

Is Sachin Tendulkar again victim of wrong descision?

3rd test that going on in perth, India won the toss and elected to bat first. Sachin and Rahul Dravid were playing well but bad luck continues of India and so of Sachin tendulkar as he given out LBW. [Click here to get 3rd test more info]

Pakistani umpire Asad Rauf given Sachin leg before to Brett Lee, that decision raised many eyebrows as the ball struck the batsman above his knee roll on a bouncy pitch and on middle and leg stumps.

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Makar Sankranti – Festival of friendship

January 10, 2008 1 comment

In India, in Hinduism, Every festival, every social custom has science behind it.
Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of the Sun’s journey to the Northern Hemisphere called Uttarayana.
Makar stands for the constellation Capricorn and the Sankranti of a month is the day when the Sun passes into a new rashi (zodiac).
The day and night on Makar Sankrant are of exactly of equal hours.

Makara Sankranti is also celebrated throughout India as a
harvesting festival.It is a way of giving thanks to the elements of
nature. In the coastal regions, it is a harvest festival
dedicated to Indra.

Celebration all over INdia:
In Maharashtra, when two persons greet each other on this festive day, they exchange a few grains of multi-coloured sugar (TilGul) and say “til-gul ghya, god god bola” means “accept these tilguls and speak sweet words”.(hereafter,let there be friendship between us).
In Gujarat, perfect weather conditions at this time of the year mean this day is celebrated as Patang Divas (Kite Flying Day).
In Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh, festival called as Pongal,the whole festival lasts for four days, the first day Bhogi, the second day Sankranti, the third day Kanuma and the fourth day, Mukkanuma.
In Assam, the festival is celebrated as Bhogali Bihu.
In Punjab it is called Lohri.
In Uttar Pradesh, Sankrant is called “KICHERI“.
In Bundelkhand and Madhya Pradesh this festival of Sankrant is known by the name “SUKARAT” or “SAKARAT“.

On this day people eat “bajari” bread mixed with “til” (Sesamum). On the feast of Sankrant “til” is
given great importance, for in this season it is considered to have special nutritive and medicinal qualities. “Til” is a very oil-giving seed. Mixed with jaugari or sugar it becomes a very sticky
sweet which people exchange with one another as a sign of friendship. “Tilgul ghya, god bola.” (“Take tilgul and speak sweetly”) is the phrase on everybody’s lips.
Til-Gul is heat giving taht significant in winter days.

Throughout the year the sun passes through twelve constellations: Mesh (Ram, Aries), Vrishabh
(Bull, Taurus), Mithun (Couple, Gemini), Kark (Crab, Cancer), Sinh (Lion, Leo), Kanya (Girl, Virgo), Tula (Balance, Libra), Vrishchik (Scorpion), Dhanu (Bow, Saggitarius), Makar (Crocodile, Capricorn),
Kumbh (Wateijar, Aquarius), Min (Fish, Pisces).
When the sun does not cross any constellation then there is an extra month called “Adhik Mas“. The crossing of the Makar constellation takes place in the month of Paush.


Steve Bucknor out. Team India tour resumes as Harbhajan in.

January 9, 2008 1 comment

The BCCI agreed to continue the tour when the ICC caved in to their demands to sack West Indian umpire Steve Bucknor and charge Australian all-rounder Brad Hogg with abusing an Indian player.

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ICC decided to remove Steve Bucknor as umpire from India-Australia series, Billy Bowden will replace Bucknor for the rest of the series.
“It is accepted that Steve, and his on-field colleague Mark Benson, did not have good games by their very high standards and we feel that given the added pressure and attention Steve’s presence would have at the third Test, it is better for the match and for Steve himself if he does not take part,” said ICC Chief Executive Malcolm Speed.

Views of Aussie legends:
Some of Australia’s Sports Hall of Fame members like John Bertrand, Herb Elliott and AFL player Rob de Castella are planning to complain to Cricket Australia that the behavior of Ricky Ponting’s team was damaging Australia’s international reputation.

Roebuck writes: “Ricky Ponting must be sacked as captain of the Australian cricket team. If Cricket Australia cares a fig for the tattered reputation of our national team in our national sport, it will not for a moment longer tolerate the sort of arrogant and abrasive conduct seen from the captain and his senior players over the past few days. Beyond comparison it was the ugliest performance put up by an Australian side for 20 years. The only surprising part of it is that the Indians have not packed their bags and gone home. There is no justice for them in this country, nor any manners.” To know more:





Sachin supports Harbhajan by SMS – team spirit

January 8, 2008 3 comments

Text mesage is as follows:

It’s time to support Harbhajan, our team .. after all its concern to our pride.

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BCCI cancelled Canberra travel plan – Good move

January 7, 2008 3 comments

Team India has cancelled its travel plans to Canberra or a practice match.
Good move by BCCI. we all need to support the descision, and Harbhajan.

Vice President Rajiv Shukla told reporters the BCCI has officially asked ICC to drop Steve Bucknor as the umpire from the next Test.
The team will stay on in Sydney on Monday night and will file an appeal against the match referee’s decision to ban Harbhajan for three Tests.
Board Vice President said in New Delhi that BCCI will appeal to ICC to withdraw racism charge against Harbhajan. Shukla added that the BCCI considers the ban on Harbhjan Singh as ‘unfair’ and ‘unacceptable’.

BCCI’s Chief Administrative Manager Ratnakar Shetty said it was an “unfortunate” development. “There was no evidence against Harbhajan so I don’t know how they could arrive at such a conclusion.”
The Team Management will also lodge a complaint against Brad Hogg, who allegedly abused Indian players.

latest news: Sachin Tendukar suppports Harbhajan

Sachin Tendukar suppports Harbhajan

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