Indian Cricket – 10 Questions

10 questions every Indian Cricket fan should ask.

The difference between victory and defeat lies in that moment of truth , whether you let  go or hang in there for one more second. Fighting each moment of truth inches you close towards winning the war.

Unfortunately, in this England series we lost many such moments and a 1-4 scoreline is written in history forever.We made champions of débutantes and heroes of old war horses, in conditions which were similar to our backyard.

Its time to ask tough questions : here are 10 of them, which Cricket lovers across the country should ask the team.

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The WhatsApp Constitution

100 messages and nothing to talk. 50 forwards and nothing to see. 40 Video downloads to delete , 30 good morning messages  to ignore, 20 jokes to filter, 10 random motivational links to yawn and  0 interactions with 100 people connected.

So, one day if you decide to change all that, and have a real conversation, what happens?

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Information Fatigue

2.5 Quintilian bytes of data is being generated per day.Information is exploding everyday, and we are doubling this every minute,you can’t run, neither can you hide from the effects of this data explosion. It will find you wherever you are on the planet , because the planet is running on this data fuel.

Ever wondered what it does to your mind?

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The Degrees Of Love

Choosing a groom has never been easier for the typical arrange marriage oriented family these days. They just head to the mall, look for the varieties on offer, choose the best product off-the-shelf after carefully evaluating the price tag, quality benchmarks and the country of origin.

If imported, it is certainly a big buy, even if there are minor quality issues who cares? But if degrees are premier,love is certain. Rest can and will be blissfully ignored. Compatibility ? Huh ? What’s that got to do with marriage?

So when  an elitist and sexist offensive advert  splashed on a national newspaper, it drew a huge backlash, I was taken by surprise. Didn’t we do this to ourselves?  The gentleman duly apologized for the mistake , but it is a classic case of shooting the messenger when the whole society or at least a large part of it is behind this mindset. But who’s listening?

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Sanju?!.

Paresh Rawal questions why an article ends with a question mark instead of a full stop? The answer is simple , when a narrative is in doubt, it presents itself with a “could-it-be possible” narrative, while the finality of it all arrives, when it is backed by facts and it becomes a statement.

There is a difference between creating a gripping true to life biopic and an entertaining movie which pleases the masses. Sanju tilts more towards the latter, a good entertaining movie, but not such a great biopic.

Is that even possible? They did make a movie! It’s a good movie.

Sanju ? ! .

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Raazi : A View

Its good such movies are made. Hopefully it opens eyes for people who thought Gadar was the only way to show Ind-Pak stories on celluloid. A mature way of story telling. It underscores the emotional upheaval of the protagonist which at times makes you question whether Raazi is an emotional spy thriller or is it a spy thriller with emotions?

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Under The Hood

True blue, pedigree, high potential, are some words used to describe the best in class.If you follow Cricket this example will somewhat suffice. Sachin was a genius player, Saurav was an above average player, but Sachin was a below average captain while Saurav was certainly the much better captain.

Yet both their teams had very different results.

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