Friday, April 29, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Frequented by hundreds of thousands each year, and a place where I myself have been to many times over the years, this picture seemingly captures the spiritual calm while the tiny dots of light represent the guidance it gives to many a yearning mind and heart.
Yet, it belies the frenzy that lies within and beneath the cover of dark.
The many steps as you make the 14 km journey upto the summit, the scores of eager devotees that throng the santum sanctorum, and the peace one can appreciate right in the midst of all of this.
For anyone, who's been to this temple, the experience is unforgettable!
Friday, April 22, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Friday, April 08, 2011
Thursday, April 07, 2011
Monday, April 04, 2011
Sunday, April 03, 2011
Amidst the thunderous applause that reverberated through the Wankhede on the night of 2nd, April, 2011, Mahendra Singh Dhoni emerged to hold aloft the object of a million prayers, the World Cup Trophy!
Having silenced every wagging tongue, with a Captains innings of 91*, the Indian skipper not only sealed his place amongst the greatest ever captains, but also won a billion hearts!
Over a 7 year period, the boy from
… And so everyone wants a piece of Dhoni! (Just look at the no. of ads he features in right now: Reebok, Sonata, Pepsi, Aircel… and the list goes on!)
Dhoni has proven to be a great strategist, a Captain who thinks on his feet, be it gambling with Joginder Sharma in the last over of the T20 final against Pakistan or sticking his neck and picking Ashish Nehra in the semi final, Dhoni’s calls have shown to be refreshing and inspired at most times! Apart from Captaincy, Dhoni also continues as
For someone who believes that Dhoni’s always had a good degree of luck going for him, I admit that I’ve been made to swallow my words. After all, what’s luck without talent and hard work eh!?!
So, the inevitable question, ‘Is Dhoni the greatest ever Indian Captain?... Ahead of Kapil Dev and Saurav Ganguly?...’ That’s still a difficult comparison to make. As for Kapil, I’ve no opinion (as I haven’t seen him during his playing days), but in my book he ties with Ganguly for the top spot!
The reason is: Ganguly had to build the team; Dhoni consolidated and took it forward. Ultimately, whatever one may say, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has indeligibly etched his name in the history book!