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Legendary XI: Indian Cricket Players that stayed in our heart forever

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In the late 90s when Indian cricket was struggling to make an impact despite of having talented players in the team. The clouds of fixing allegations, corruption looming over the team made them preformed poor. Various key player was at the centre of these allegations have been made. In all these chaos when Sachin Tendulkar denied captaincy and he suggested a player who handle the team in correct manner and hence Ganguly was given the charge.

The very first thing Ganguly did was to clean the team. All the relics of past were shown the door. Fresh blood was brought into team. Yuvraj, Kaif, Zaheer,Sehwag, Harbhajan and Nehra were brought into team along with the legendary stalwarts like Sachin, Dravid, Kumble, VVS and Srinath. He single handedly cleaned the team of fixers and installed confidence in young players protecting them from any sort of malicious activities in cricket.

Ganguly captained till 2006 and throught this he made team India a very feisty side which before was humble and polite team. He’s is real Dada of Indian cricket. How can we forget his insane celebration of removing his jersey and rotating it by hand at Lords during Natwest series final. Complete gesture of dominance and aggression and intimidation. The man, god of Off side, loved by millions “Dada”

Let’s talk about the remaining gems who are the heroes of 90s generation especially. If you are not overwhelmed by that 2003 World cup Jersey then you haven’t lived your childhood if you were born in 90s.

1. Sachin Tendulkar

Do I need to mention anything about him here. If I did you will slap me hard. If you are reading this article, somewhere it is only because of great Sachin. Kuch to likhana hai to yahi likh deta hu, “God wanted to play cricket so Sachin was born”

2. Virendra Sehwag

The most chillax and fearless personality of Indian cricket. Sir ji ko aate hi first ball pe chowka maarna hi maarna hai aur 300 run six marke complete karna hai. Baap-beta wala trend shuru Karne wale yahi janaab the. His witty lines still entertain us. The powerful striker of Indian team, “Multan ka Sultan” Virendra Sehwag

3. Rahul Dravid

Whenever you says defence I will say Dravid. “The wall” of team. He’s defence is so soft that ball wasn’t even cross the end of pitch sometimes. Pareshan ho jate the bowler lekin ye deewar tutati nhi thi. Britannia bat ko famous Karne wale, Gentle, calm cricketer.

4. VVS Laxman

He was more like an Artist than a sportsman when he was batting. “He was a guy who could straight drive a ball similar to the one he has cover driven before earlier, and if he’s on song, he may roll his magic wrist to place it behind square,” said Sachin Tendulkar once. Truly the class and craft of the player. Very very Special “Laxman”

We are all in awe of the these famous “Fab Four” of Indian cricket. Each one of them has different qualities which left us astonished.

5. Mohammad Kaif

The quick and agile player which cricket ever had. He’s reflexes still surprise us. When he’s fielding, ball seldom finds his way to pass around him, only when batsman was that lucky enough otherwise dont even think that you could play Cut shot or cover drive for boundary when he’s there.

6. Yuvraj Singh

“Sankatmochak” of team literally. If anyone who can take Kaif’s place, he’s the one. His elegance while that cover drive is damn spectacular. And yeah never messed with this man otherwise he will hit six sixes in an over. Andrew Flintoff knew this very well and Stuart Broad still feels the pain given by Yuvi in South Africa.

7. Zaheer Khan

The man of complete accuracy and disciplined bowling. Though he struggled in fielding and batting but when its comes to his bowling, no one can bit him. Just watch his deliveries and specific fielding position for same delivery. Inventor of Nakal ball, “Zak”.

8. Harbhajan Singh

Remember that Eden garden test played between India and Australia where he emerged at his best. Steve Waugh still thinks, ye out of syllabus question aaya kaise. Most charming player of team India. I still feel sad for S Shreesant.

9. Ashish Nehra

His action is simply unforgettable. Brilliant bower holds a very rare record with the greatest Viv Richards of hitting the six out of the stadium at Lords. He did this the last match of the series played against England in 2002 at Lords’. This incredible record making Nehra the last player to do so at Lords’. Though India lost that match but it was still remarkable for this record by Nehra.

10. Mahendra Singh Dhoni

I know some of you desperately looking for his name in this list. I intentionally put him at last, coz I think he’s the best at handling the pressure situations and no one can do it better than him. And what could I say about this man. I literally dont have words for him. Omnipotent!

I can end up writing a whole new article on MSD! Stay tuned for next then.

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Dussehra: Victory of Good over evil

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Dussehra: Victory of Good over evil, is celebrated on the 10th day of month Ashvina. Victory means Prabhu Rama over Ravana in famous hindu epic Ramayan. Also it means the end of Durga puja and Ramlila. In Ramayan, Ravana kidnaps god Rama’s wife Sita, as god Rama & Laxman cuted of the nose of ravna’s sister surpanakha. So to claim vengeance on them Ravana kidnapped sita. To get back maa sita Prabhu Rama and Laxman faught battle against Ravana with the help of hanuman, Subriv & other Vanar sena.

In this battle Ravana’s brother Bhibishan also helped god Ram against Ravana . At the end of Prabhu Ram wins the battle and rescues Maa Sita. Thereafter this victory is celebrated by burning the statue of Ravan, Kumbhakarn, his son Meghnath. Dusshersa is a climax of long day celebration of Navratri.

Navratri:

           The nine days of Navratri is the time to reflect on oneself, observe silence & practice fasting. Fasting cleanses the body of toxins and silence purifies speech & mind. What does Dasehra means Das means ten and hara means take away. Which came after Navratri means nine nights if darkness.  On each day of Navratri we pray to that form of goddess durga to take away that darkness of ignorance within us. After that on tenth day on the occasion of Dasehra we burn all the evil, bad things, thoughts, bad habits inside us in that fire in the form of Ravna as evil inside us.

Dusshera: Victory of Good over evil

Ravana is not the demon or evil, you yourself are one. In the battele of Ram and Ravana, god Ram had been invoked Durga May to help him win the battle against Ravana. We also should invoked Durga to help us in gaining back our Sita. Sita?  It is awareness inside is which has been traped in maya surround us. To make our soul clean and pure we have to burn the evil in the fire by fighting and winning battle against evil. many evils and negative aura lives within us, we should overcome this with good things. This is what Dasehra symbolise.

It is a supreme festival of Hindu culture with true meaning. Furthermore it also symbolize the feminism as the battle is to bring back maa Sita from the Ravana. Whenever person crosses his limit, go beyond it and try to hurt marayda of stree. She will transform into Durga and will punish that person to death. Rama won the battles and the light and happiness spreaded. its our choice, either we want to be Ravana & get entrapped in the worldly pleasure or want to Rama (A spiritual being).To symbolise and to aware Dashera is celebrated do its called, Dussehra: Victory of Good over evil!

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Priyadeep Kaur : Published author at 19!

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Priyadeep Kaur is a published author at age of 19. She is the transpiring novelist and her work has been sighted by Shri. Narendra Modi – Prime Minister of India. Priyadeep spent her antecedent days in Shiv Ki Nagari Kashi – Banaras. She is proficiently known as Kashi Ki beti in her hometown. She is awarded with Uttar Pradesh (U.P) Gaurav, Atal Samman 2018, and the title Shaan-e-Kashi. 

More about Priyadeep:

Priyadeep currently is staying in the ‘City beautiful’- Chandigarh. She furthermore worked with a national TV channel of Rapper Badshah. ‘Millions Of Faces in a Face’ is her first book, which received massive love from readers especially from youngsters.

Her second book named Oscar for loving, Grammy for Not! is listed as the best-selling book on the amazon and she grabbed the best-selling author title. Apart from studies she was also highly interested in extracurricular activities during her school days and now Priyadeep Kaur is a published author at age of 19.

Q. When did your journey into writing began? 

Priyadeep: “I am fond of writing back from school days. My grandmother passed away, I found dairy of dad- he had written a poem dedicated to his mom. The poem was very heart touching and emotional. So, I felt like I should also start writing, then I started writing small poems and about things happening around. Then I also started writing parodies on teachers just to express my thoughts. When I was in grade 10, then I started compiling my writings together. That time I use to read novels from ‘Chetan Bhagat’, ‘Nikita Singh’ and from many other novelists too. So, at that time I thought should try writing a book. That’s how the journey started.”

Q. When did you realised that you should be a writer and your writing should get published?

Priyadeep: “Actually, as soon I completed my first book writing, actually I started writing that book when I was in the 11th grade. So, I at that time it was bit hard for me to get things done in a commercial way to get my book published and it took lot of time for that. Then I started doing research how to get book published and I also mailed my work to many publishers. So, I got few replies and with one of the publishers I got my book published. And soon it was available for reading.”

Q. What was the most surprising thing you learned while writing novels?

Priyadeep: “I learnt my things from my novels and one thing I want to mentioned is – there is very slight difference between the things we imagine and things which really happen. I think people who are into writing are a kind of overthinkers, they think a lot. They think from different perspective and try to create an anonymous situation out from it. Being writer, I imagine many things but they are not into real life. So, its very important to keep imaginary world and real life separately and keep the things sorted.”

Q. A person can’t be a writer if he/she doesn’t have strong emotion, what are your views?

Priyadeep: “I would not agree on this personally, but a person can be a writer if they are not good grammar, even if they are not having a particular knowledge of language and to portrait things. Emotions are necessary for writing; we need to feel the situations in that particular way. Although very body has emotions it’s not necessary that to be a writer you should have strong emotions, with time and practise you can achieve it. I agree emotions play a vital role in writing and every one of us have emotions and everybody can write.”

Q. What was your childhood dream?

Priyadeep: “I wanted to be singer actually, that was my childhood dream. When I was 4 years old, my dad introduced me to pandit Anurag dixit. He uses to conduct my classical music classes and I was fond of performing in school and at many other places. So later I started to go in shows and started performing at very small age. I also used to sing local songs at that time. Since 12 grade I started performing- singing and also recorded few songs. At that time, I was also busy into writing and getting book published. So, writing made me feel somethings, like that’s what I want to be. So, I continued by writing.”

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Q. What are the techniques and strategies you keep in your mind while you are writing?

Priyadeep: “Actually I try my best to justify the title, which I have given to the book. I think title should be always justifying. Then draft your story accordingly so you can keep the track of it. So, I make the points and draft and then start writing the book, so it’s easy for me if I need to add on few things in between. Mainly I focus on the words and vocabulary add it accordingly. I prefer to sketch the character and his nature, so its easy to maintain and build the story.”

Q. Generally how long does it take to complete a book?

Priyadeep: “My first book I completed in six months. And it took lot of time to complete my second book, because I have joined the office and started working at production house in Chandigarh. Now I am launching my next book, so it took me around 3 months to complete it, which I stared writing during lockdown. So, it’s in pipeline and will be out soon. Although it depends on the time and story to complete a book, it may differ from writer to writer.”

Q. How was your experience working with Badshah sir as a creative producer?

Priyadeep: “It was a very nice experience; I had a wonderful time with the team. We also shoot few songs and I learned lot of things about real life and reel life. I determined the people are so much different in real life, then we usually see in reel life. Specifically talking about BADSHAH sir, as we see his personification in songs, he is completely different in real life. He is very sweet, innocent and humble person. In real, he is not much interested into parties. He is very hardworking and fully dedicated to his work. The whole team was amazing, I got few friends too and the overall journey was awesome for me. I learnt many things from them.”

Q. Can you tell us about the moment when you meet Shri. Narendra Modi (Prime minister of India) and you and your work recognised by him?

Priyadeep: “It was an awesome moment for me, I am very grateful for that. Talking about my family they have framed the photographs and pinned to wall everywhere in my house. For them it was a very proud moment. For me it was a very happy and different kind of adventurous moment. I wrote a letter to PM office randomly and unexpectedly I got response to launch my book by him. I think that was one of the best moments as of now in my writing journey.”

Q. What are your future plans?

Priyadeep: “My next book is coming in November and I am also doing a freelance work in Chandigarh right now, it’s a project of 6 months. So, need to go to Ahmedabad for that work. I have completed two more books in lockdown so I will be planning about there editing and publishing. Due to covid I have many projects pending, so when things will settle need to complete the projects and shoots.”

To know more about Priyadeep Kaur published author at 19- journey and about her life. And some intresting facts- Watch full Instagram interview session with her on IGTV – Paradox India.

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