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Archive for August, 2007

India Victorious

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As Anil Kumble bowled the last ball of the 5th and final day of the Oval Test Match, curtains fell on a historic series that India won convincingly. Watching the Indians celebrate after the final ball was very pleasing to the Indian fan, especially after the World Cup debacle early this year. 

It was very heartening to see the current captain embracing his predecessor Saurav, affectionately. Not often do you get to see such emotional scenes on the field involving Rahul. Also joining them in this special moment was the other integral part of this famous batting trio, Sachin. The 3 stars were aware that this could be their last test at England. More importantly, it seemed as though they had shared a dream of winning a series in England and that had come true finally.

Kudos to the Indian team. They deserved to win and 1-0 or 2-0 is after all just numbers. Remember, we have won the series in 21 years and that is reason enough to celebrate.

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An evening at Sankey

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Thanks to a nagging shoulder pain, I decided to skip my regular morning walk at Sankey’s Tank last Saturday. By evening I was feeling a lot better and so decided to make up for the morning walk. It was a rainy evening and the weather was chill too. And when I reached the tank, what I got to see was nature at its best in namma Bengalooru.

An overcast condition, water droplets dripping from the leaves was a perfect sight to behold. More than a routine fitness walk, it seemed as though I was out on a walk amidst nature. Many a times, we talk about the scenic beauty we get to see in other countries. But I got to see all these and more at Sankey.

I had a nightmare of a time editing the snaps. Given a choice, I would have probably uploaded all the snaps. Yes, I have deliberately avoided capturing the not-so-clean portions at Sankey. But then how many of us, actually capture such snaps when we travel outside India.

Before writing this post, I was like a film producer with 5 scripts in his hand, not knowing which script he would direct first. But after the walk at Sankey, my decision became an easy one. After all, nature takes priority and rightly so.