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I am not able to believe myself. While in Indore this week, I undertook an adventure ride – my first on a zip-line. A FOAF’s (Friend of a friend) farmhouse which I was lucky to get invited had two zip lines, a shorter distance one for beginners’ to practise and get rid of their fear, and the second was over a longer distance and on top of a running canal below. Normally, I am terrified by at the idea of adventure sports and rides like Roller Coasters, but today for some strange reason I opted in to try the zip lines…

The other day, while visiting his office, my friend Jonah Stephen, surprised me with a gift to cherish. It was a limited edition replica of a painting showing two of cricket world’s legends – Sir Donald Bradman and Sachin Tendulkar. Painted to depict the meeting that between the two on 27th August 1998, on the occasion of Sir Donald’s 90th birthday. The two great men who have set the bar high enough for generations to aspire and one day best. Every day when I see this picture of these two legends, it is sure to motivate me to achieve more in my…

“Vijay Amritraj”, the name itself is an inspiration for every Indian who grow up in 1970s and 1980s. Long before Sunil Gavaskar , Kapil Dev or P T Usha put India in International sports map, it was Vijay who turned world attention to India for right reasons. I think it was 1987, when I got galvanized by Vijay’s world cup victory that I joined Tennis coaching in T.Nagar Ladies(!) club behind Holy Angels’ school in Pondy Bazaar. It was the popular Tennis coaching centre then, and this <1 year of Tennis coaching was the only sporting activity that I ever put in effort learning. My dear readers, if you are wondering how…

What a season this IPL2011 was. Though for me it was an overdose of cricket following immediately to the World Cup and with 74 matches, IPL2011 was memorable. I got a chance to watch the first match of the season at the M.A.Chidambaram Stadium, I was lucky to get tickets gifted to watch it from the special Anna Pavilion (Air conditioned corporate box of TNCA). Though I was delighted for CSK winning the trophy again this year, the final’s match between CSK and RCB turned out to be an anti-climax. At the end of first innings and after Chris Gayle…

Yesterday I got tickets by chance to see the first cricket match of IPL 2011 season in the stadium. The match was between CSK (my home team) and KKR team. I had taken my son for the first IPL season but then he was not old enough to understood much and so didn’t enjoy. Now he is 7 Years old, plays Cricket in the street and so was super excited to be there at the Chepauk Stadium. For me, it meant being away from the comfort of home – AC, TV & Snacks. Anyways, the atmosphere was electrifying in the…