FIFA World Cup Shocking Moments : Part III

Read Part I  and Part II here… The German Masterclass, 2014 The 7-1 is like a ghost. It’s present. People still talk about it, but the more you talk about it, the less likely it is that the ‘ghost’ disappears. If football is its religion, then Brazil just found out that night that its god isn’t real… This was more than just an upset, different to mere … Continue reading FIFA World Cup Shocking Moments : Part III

The Underrated One : Michael Carrick

From the unprecedented levels of success under Sir Alex to the era of uncertainty under David Moyes, Louis vaan Gaal and then the subsequent rebuilding under Mourinho… Michael Carrick has seen the ebb and flow of England’s premier club like few others, and his retirement pushes Manchester United further away from the halcyon days under Ferguson. England boasted many world-class midfielders in the 2000s, sparking … Continue reading The Underrated One : Michael Carrick

FIFA World Cup Shocking Moments : Part II

Read Part I here… Ronaldo out.. Ronaldo in, 1998 Sixteen years on, the events of that Paris evening in 1998 remain shrouded in mystery and intrigue… The murky circumstances that led to Ronaldo first being omitted from the Brazil team sheet and then reinstated, has led to fascinating conspiracy theories related to Nike and FIFA, rumours of self-interest and political manoeuvring, and above all, a story where … Continue reading FIFA World Cup Shocking Moments : Part II

Nerd’s Eye View : Manchester, England

‘This is Manchester, we do things differently here‘, the motto aptly describes the city of Manchester. The city is a product of the Industrial Revolution and is known as the first modern, industrial city. From being the breeding ground for industrial revolution to leading the architectural style with rich variety of Gothic and modernist styled buildings… the spectacular range of architectural styles makes Manchester’s skyline a … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Manchester, England

Nerd’s Eye View : Pashupatinath, Nepal

At first glance, Pashupatinath might not look that sacred… The temple is just a few hundred metres from the end of the runway at Tribhuvan Airport, overlooking a particularly polluted stretch of the Bagmati. However, in religious terms this is a powerhouse of Hindu spiritual energy, and is closely connected to Shiva in the form of Pashupati, the Lord of Animals. This extensive Hindu temple … Continue reading Nerd’s Eye View : Pashupatinath, Nepal

FIFA World Cup Shocking Moments: Part I

French implosion in South Africa, 2010 French coach, Raymond Domenech suffered the ultimate humiliation at the hands of his players as strikes, rows, resignations and recriminations left the French in disarray on one of the darkest days in the country’s football history. Domenech’s impotence was laid bare in extraordinary fashion after his players refused to train at their scheduled session, in protest at the FFF’s decision … Continue reading FIFA World Cup Shocking Moments: Part I

A Beginner’s Guide to the World of Podcasts  – II

Do give a read to Part I for an overview of different ways to get started with the world of podcasts.. Some of the best podcasts which can serve as a good starting point to podcasts across different categories. You’ll be able to find most of them in any one of the apps mentioned in the earlier post. Technology / Internet Reply All  A podcast about the internet’ … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to the World of Podcasts  – II

A Beginner’s Guide to the World of Podcasts – I

The level of exposure to the world of podcasts is ever so growing. And if you’re still unobservant to it, you’re certainly in the minority here… !! Podcasts embody what is arguably the essential promise of the Internet : a means for surprising, revealing, and above all ennobling encounters with people, things, and ideas we didn’t know. Listen to enough podcasts and you may come to feel … Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to the World of Podcasts – I