Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bow to Dhoni’s captaincy and India’s fielding!

It could not have been any better than this. Just loved the show. Nehra and Munaf steal the show.

How on the earth Dhoni could have thought of dropping Aswhin to pick Nehra when Nehra had horrible last over just few days back that eventually led India to lost the match. But Dhoni has other plans. He really is a smart captain if not the smart batsman. He really used his bowlers very well today. When he called Zaheer in the second spell and he struck at the right time when Akmal was going well and again when Umar Akmal was hitting fiercely, Harbhajan struck. He kept himself cool till the end. It takes a lot from within to keep calm and compose in such a pressure situation and in front of such an electrifying crowd where crowd cant accept a single mistake.

India’s fielding was the best today, I didn’t realize when Nehra actually tried that catch. He did an awesome job with the ball and really silenced his critics.

Again Sachin played the master’s knock with share of some luck. Sehwag pulverized their strong man in the start but they could not capitalize the opportunity. Everyone knows what Sehwag is capable of and he did exactly the same today. At the end Raina really played a superb inning. Yuvi is doing great job with the ball and making an option for an extra batsman for the future.

Now the pressure is relieved a bit what was mounting on for the Indo – Pak match. They are through to the final and just one step away to create the history once again.

Congratulation once again to team India and all the very best for the final.

Before signing off let me congratulate one man and that man is Gary Kristen. He is doing fantastic job. What if he could not be the part of WC final as a player he is surely turning every stone to make the India proud.

Signing Off
Anil Anuragi

Good night and sleep well with cherubic smile on your lovely face! :)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

SWOT analysis on Indo - Pak match!

Every time I switch on the TV, a news flashes in "India will take on Pakistan on 2nd Semifinal on 30th March". There is lot of buzzes and predictions already going on and who is going to be the tallest of tall will be seen on 30th of march because India - Pakistan matches are just not the cricket match where 11 players of Indian team play against 11 players of Pakistan team. On that day 1.2 billion people play against 170 million people. There is lot of respect, emotion and pride is at stake every time when both team faces each other. Some are even saying that this is going to be the final for both the teams. Both the team never want to loose at any cost. And in these matches records, statistics, experience or flamboyancy dont matter. On event of this magnitude starring two arch rivals, pressur is bound to mount but the one who keeps their cool till the end will emerge as the super power. :)

Here i am trying to analyze chances of both the team, who would come out superior over other


Strength : India's strength like always is their batting line up. They have the capability of ripping apart any bowling attack. So if Pakistan doesnt get Sehwag and Sachin's wicket and early, it can be very dangerous to them. Zaheer is bowling at his best and Yuvi is also striking at the right time.

Weakness : There is no one who can fortify the bowling attack along with Zaheer. Harbhajan has to take chances and has to bowl some good wicket taking deliveries not just to save runs. Also it is high time Dhoni contribute something from bat. He needs to get some runs to gain the confidence.

Opportunity : There is good opportunity for India to make good use of Mohali wicket also its home ground of Yuvi so we are expecting him to detonate in his home ground.

Threats : Umar gul is gonna be real thread. India need to play him cautiously. He is bowling his best balls. And you never know, Pakistanis always play against Indians. Who is going to forget Afridi's sixes all over Green Park stadium.


Strength : Bowling has to be their strength. Also moral is quiet high in their dressing room. Everyone is performing and his captain is leading his side from the front and that is their big big advantage. He is the leading wicket taker so far in the tournament.

Weakness: How good they bowl but thier fielding always let them down. Fielding has to be improved because you just cant let Sehwag or Sachin's catch drop. Also Kamran needs to do some miracle to get out the trauma.

Opporunity: They are again getting the chance to break the jinx by beating India in world cup. They couldnt have asked more. This is the big opportunity for them to shut the critics mouths. A big plus point for them is that they have beaten India both the times at Mohali.

Threats: Virendra Sehwag is gonna haunt them if they dont get him cheaply. Everyone knows his ability that even if he stays for 10 overs, match might go away from paks hands.

So let us see who is going to emerge as a true champion. Fingers crossed. :)

What ever will the result be but one thing is pretty sure that only sports can bind the two nations if not the politicians.

I would like to write what i heard something today
बड़ी खूबसूरत है हर बात, लेकिन दिल भी खूबसूरत होता तो क्या बात होती ! :)

I am loving my job as it has been declared holiday tomorrow. :) Cant miss any single ball.

All the very best to team India.
We all are with you! :) Chak deeeeeeee

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Ponting, learn something from Him!

Those who have watched Pakistan vs Australia yesterday and India vs West Indies today know what I am talking to and those who didnt watch can figure out what i am talking by reffering the first letter of word 'Him' as there is only one God in cricket and that is Sachin tendulkar.

In yesterday's game, Ponting was given not out by upmire Erasmus initially though Ponting knew that there was a thick edge but still he didnt budge. Akmal held really a good catch on hafeez cutter. Pakistan asked for review and the decision was turned down and Ponting had to go. This shows how shameless he is in sipte of carrying such a marvelous talent, I must say.

"There were no doubts the nick, i knew I hit it, but as always I wait for the umpire to give me out. That's the way i have always played the game" Ponting said after the match. This is rediculous though. A man of his stature and playing 16 years of international cricket and leading one of the best sides inthe world, doing such kind of stupidity, i simply cant digest that. And this is not the first time, he has done the same quite a few times before too.

Now in today's game, Sachin nipped in the quicker by rampaul. All shouted but umpire Davis turned down the appeal. Now even He could have stayed and waited for the final call but that was His grace that he made it to the pavilion himself without even looking at the upmire. After playing 21 years of international cricket, he still looks as calm and serene as he is debuting.

"Milestones can be measured through statistics but greatness can be measured only through moments" DD commentary after Sachin walked.

So all those who keep on buzzing who is the greeater cricketer, I would certainly say that it is Him only.At the end of the day it is not about playing cricket alone but how you play it and how you behave on and off the field and how you carry yourself throught the game.

Umpires to have become too callous now after instituiting UDRS in World Cup because they know that if the decision is not right, players always have the chance to review it.

One sentence after the incident, Sachin you are just great. No one can even touch your resiliency!! You made the whole India proud by doing what you did today.

Read and share! :)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy Holi!!

This is the festival which every Indian wishes to celebrate with their family. We sprinkle colors on each other and have sweets and when after forgetting their old rivalry everyone comes closer and gets united. Everyone has their own way of playing it. Olds put Abir on forehead while juveniles rush here and there and dance uncontrollably.

When everyone at home is savoring lavish gujhiya, rosgulla and getting smeared in the color I am stuck here in writing this excruciating post. Wish I would have also made to Home to join this vibrant celebration of colors but it didn’t work out. It has been six years I am celebrating this mirthful festival of color away from home. I hate this professional life now.

When I was a child I didn’t have money to buy colors of my own and now when I have money, I don’t have time to play. Life gradually changes but I still believe that it does change for a good. I wanted to go to that childhood again when there was no fear of getting blackened away by lasting colors, when it used to take hours to abrade the colors, when we used to rush to douse any passersby, when we used to holler raffishly without fearing others.

Whatever it is, I am getting nostalgic while writing this post.

I wish you all a very very happy and colorful Holi. Please play safe and serene.

I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel


Q: How did you celebrate your 23rd birthday?
A: I had fantastically awesome day and celebrated twice this time and what a pleasant surprise by my project mates. And what a beautifully lines complied by one of my close friend

Tu dostoon ka dost hai...
Tu yaroon ka yaar hai..
Tu eek aam aadmin hai ish dunia ke liye..
Par tum aam ho kar bhi hamere liye kuchh khash hai..

Just loved it!!!

Q: Do you respect Mr. Rahul Gandhi?
A: Well I don’t respect age, money, seniority or power rather I respect value, character and knowledge. So now I guess you have your answer.

Q: Who are the hot favorites in this World Cup?
A: Still it is hard to figure out who are the favorite for the cup but still I think India, Sri Lanka, Australia and Pakistan have got the strong chance to win the cup this time.

Q: Do you advocate UDRS?
A: Nope, not at all. Technology should be used to make the game fair but not to overrule it. And surely it is making the game less interesting.

Q: Have you recovered from the trauma of the previous match?
A: Nope, still getting nightmare of Peterson’s six over midwicket!  :@

Q: Should Euthanasia be legalized in India?
A: I had my views on Facebook. I still strongly believe that it should not be legalized in India. I would try to write a new entry on it.

Q: What is the real happiness?
A: nkpsycgology will answer this one. Please help me answering this question man!

Q: You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people to get what they want.
A: Fantastic, mind boggling.

Q: You really are a nice guy.
A: Awwww thank youuuuu!!

Q: Hey why don’t you start writing a book?
A: Thanks for the compliment, but not now may be later I might pen down my thoughts. As of now writing aint my primary job. This blog is just a reflection of my thoughts when I don’t have anything to do.

Q: What are you thinking right now?
A: About the girl at cafeteria. Hahahaaha

Q: What do you miss the most about college days?
A: Gossiping and most important badminton with Navneet Akash and Jadoo. :)

Q: Are you happy with your job?
A: No one can be happy with same job, same girl friend, same place and even with same food. But it is going so far so good. I have got nice people in my project. :)

Q: Do you believe in living in present or in future?
A: I believe in living in present. If present is good future is absolutely going to be good.

Q: Any special plan for Holi?
A: No plan as of now. Have to see how it goes.

Q: You have evolved hugely as a writer.
A: This is the nicest compliment I have got in my blog. Thank you so much!!

Q: What would you rather want to pursue, continue with the job or further study?
A: This is the question I am being asked almost every day I guess. Though I can’t answer this confidential question here. Hahaha :D

Q: Do you think India is becoming a better place to live in?
A: For biggies it is but for mango people I think it is going to be really painful in coming years.

Please pray for the people of Japan. Hope the situation becomes normal soon.

It is never about being busy, it is always about priorities!! Random read but very true.

Signing Off

Anil Anuragi

Good Night!! :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

XXI convocation!

So finally the day came which I was eagerly waiting for. 24th February 2011 was the date when I officially became a graduate. So people don’t treat me as a kid as I am a grown up now. :P

There were many things that drew me again to BIT Mesra. This is the place where I would say I have spent most memorable years of my life. Wish I could get these years back again. I loved everything about this place starting from mess food to playing office office. I loved sleeping on late nights, pranking, waking up till 12 to make sure I didn’t miss birthday’s celebrations, going to temple right before exam starts, queueing up in the morning to use bathrooms, falling just short of 75% attendance and pleading to professors, imitating every girl’s walking style that passes by, being toady to good students at the time of exams to get their notes, wrapping up whole book in one night, endless talks on politics and cricket, to save every penny that needs to be saved to make the phone talk longer but still the obedient kid to the parents eyes..

The moment came when people were getting gold medals and I being a bystander was clapping for them. I wished that if I too would have worked hard I could have got the gold medal but seriously I didn’t want to trade my four years of adventurous life with a gold medal, the unadulterated fun we have had, the indelible memories we have made.

Here are the inspiring words from the most respected man Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam who every wannabe scientist aspires to be.

The pillars of Indian development profile 2020 are as follows. Distinctive Profile of India by 2020

1. A Nation where the rural and urban divide has reduced to a thin line.
2. A Nation where there is an equitable distribution and adequate access to energy and quality water.
3. A Nation where agriculture, industry and service sector work together in symphony.
4. A Nation where education with value system is not denied to any meritorious candidates because of societal or economic discrimination.
5. A Nation, which is the best destination for the most talented scholars, scientists, and investors.
6. A Nation where the best of health care is available to all.
7. A Nation where the governance is responsive, transparent and corruption free.
8. A Nation where poverty has been totally eradicated, illiteracy removed and crimes against women and children are absent and none in the society feels alienated.
9. A Nation that is prosperous, healthy, secure, devoid of terrorism, peaceful and happy and continues with a sustainable growth path.
10. A Nation that is one of the best places to live in and is proud of its leadership.

Before much writing, here are some snaps that I clicked on the graduation day.

Happy seeing!!

                                                                      The man!!

                                          Sole beta jitna sona hai, IIM pahunchne ke baad
                                         saari  need ud jayegi                                                                                       

                                                                    The building!

                                    Most fortunate son to get degree infront of his parents
Prepare as hard as you can rather than hope for a lean opponent,
because learning is more important winning.         ---- Anil Anuragi 
Signing Off
Anil Anuragi
Good Night Sweet Dreamzzz ;)
Happy Week!!