A Quote for life!


“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.
Specialization is for Insects


Robert A Heinlein
(American science-fiction writer,1907-1988)

Thursday, April 30, 2009

A Little Sharing

Love changes so many things in and around us. Love inspires; love motivates; love stimulates us to excel, to move ahead in life. We get love from many – at times, from unknown and unexpected sources. A little bit of love shared and spread around brings us more love – it brings us happiness as well as peace of mind. If sharing a bit of what you have got in ample makes you happy and makes you think that you have achieved something then why not do that?

Well, I am on my way to reach out to the deprived. I am going to share what I have got – devoting a part of my time and a part of my share of love to those who have got none. I stand for a cause. I will stand for it as long as I can.

Wish me luck. Wish me success in my endeavor. I want to contribute too, and Make a Difference!
Will shortly update you all more on it.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cricketing Records of Sachin Tendulkar

Here is a list of Cricketing Records of Sachin Tendulkar. I am sure this is not an exhaustive list, but I am just listing all those which I found here. Hope you enjoy reading these:

1. Highest Run scorer in the ODI
2. Most number of hundreds in the ODI 41

3. Most number of nineties in the ODI

4. Most number of man of the matches(56) in the ODI's

5. Most number of man of the series(14) in ODI's

6. Best average for man of the matches in ODI's

7. First Cricketer to pass 10000 run in the ODI

8. First Cricketer to pass 15000 run in the ODI
9. He is the highest run scorer in the world cup (1,796 at an average of 59.87 as on 20 March 2007)
10. Most number of the man of the matches in the world cup
11. Most number of runs 1996 world cup 523 runs in the 1996 Cricket World Cup at an average of 87.16
12. Most number of runs in the 2003 world cup 673 runs in 2003 Cricket World Cup, highest by any player in a single Cricket World Cup
13. He was Player of the World Cup Tournament in the 2003 Cricket World Cup.
14. Most number of Fifties in ODI's 87
15. Appeared in Most Number of ODI's 407
16. He is the only player to be in top 10 ICC ranking for 10 years.
17. Most number of 100's in test's 38
18. He is one of the three batsmen to surpass 11,000 runs in Test cricket, and the first Indian to do so

19. He is thus far the only cricketer to receive the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, India 's highest sporting honor
20. In 2003, Wisden rated Tendulkar as d No. 1 and Richards at No. 2 in all time Greatest ODI player
21. In 2002, Wisden rated him as the second greatest Test batsman after Sir Donald Bradman.
22. he was involved in unbroken 664-run partnership in a Harris Shield game in 1988 with friend and team mate Vinod Kambli,
23. Tendulkar is the only player to score a century in all three of his Ranji Trophy, Duleep Trophy and Irani Trophy debuts
24. In 1992, at the age of 19, Tendulkar became the first overseas born player to represent Yorkshire
25. Tendulkar has been granted the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna Award and Padma Shri by Indian government. He is the only Indian cricketer to get all of them.
26. Tendulkar has scored over 1000 runs in a calendar year in ODI's 7 times
27. Tendulkar has scored 1894 runs in calendar year in ODI's most by any batsman
28. He is the highest earning cricketer in the world
29. He has the least percentage of the man of the matches awards won when team looses a match.
. Out of his 56 man of the match awards only 5 times India has lost.
30. Tendulkar most number man of match awards(10) against Australia
. In August of 2003, Sachin Tendulkar was voted as the "Greatest Sportsman" of the country in the sport personalities category in the Best of India poll conducted by Zee News.
32. In November 2006, Time magazine named Tendulkar as one of the Asian Heroes.
33. In December 2006, he was named "Sports person of the Year
34. The current India Poised campaign run by The Times of India has nominated him as the Face of New India next to the likes of Amartya Sen and Mahatma Gandhi among others.
35. Tendulkar was the first batsman in history to score over 50 centuries in international cricket

36. Tendulkar was the first batsman in history to score over 75 centuries in international cricket:79 centuries
37. Has the most overall runs in cricket, (ODIs+Tests+Twenty20s), as of 30 June 2007 he had accumulated almost 26,000 runs overall.
38. Is second on the most number of runs in test cricket just after Brian Lara
39. Sachin Tendulkar with Sourav
Ganguly hold the world record for the maximum number of runs scored by the opening partnership. They have put together 6,271 runs in 128 matches
40. The 20 century partnerships for opening pair with Sourav Ganguly is a world record
41. Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid hold the world record for the highest partnership in ODI matches when they scored 331 runs against New Zealand in 1999
42. Sachin Tendulkar has been involved in six 200 run partnerships in ODI matches - a record that he shares with Sourav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid

43. Most Centuries in a calendar year: 9 ODI centuries in 1998
44. Only player to have over 100 innings of 50+ runs (41 Centuries and 87 Fifties)(as of 18th Nov, 2007)
45. the only player ever to cross the 13,000-14,000 and 15,000 run marks IN ODI.

46. Highest individual score among Indian batsmen (186* against New Zealand at Hyderabad in 1999).
47. The score of 186* is listed the fifth highest score recorded in ODI matches
48. Tendulkar has scored over 1000 ODI runs against all major Cricketing nations.
49. Sachin was the fastest to reach 10,000 runs taking 259 innings and has the highest batting average among batsmen with over 10,000 ODI runs
50. Most number of Stadium Appearances: 90 different Grounds
51. Consecutive ODI Appearances: 185
52. On his debut, Sachin Tendulkar was the second youngest debutant in the world
53. When Tendulkar scored his maiden century in 1990, he was
the second youngest to score a century
54. Tendulkar's record of five test centuries before he turned 20 is a current world record
55. Tendulkar holds the current record (217 against NZ in 1999/00 Season) for the highest score in Test cricket by an Indian when captaining the side
56. Tendulkar has scored centuries against all test playing nations.[7] He was the third batman to achieve the distinction after Steve Waugh and Gary Kirsten
57. Tendulkar has 4 seasons in test cricket with 1000 or more runs - 2002 (1392 runs), 1999 (1088 runs), 2001 (1003 runs) and 1997 (1000 runs).[6] Gavaskar is the only other Indian with four seasons of 1000+ runs
58. He is second most number of seasons with over 1000 runs in world.
59. On 3 January 2007 Sachin Tendulkar (5751) edged past Brian Lara's (5736) world record of runs scored in Tests away from home
60. Tendulkar and Brian Lara are the fastest to score 10,000 runs in Test cricket history. Both of them achieved this in 195 innings

61. Second Indian after Sunil Gavaskar to make over 10,000 runs in Test matches

62. Became the first Indian to surpass the 11,000 Test run mark and the third International player behind Allan Border and Brian Lara.

63. Tendulkar is fourth on the list of players with most Test caps. Steve Waugh (168 Tests), Allan Border (158 Tests), Shane Warne (145 Tests) have appeared in more games than Tendulkar

64. Tendulkar has played the most number of Test Matches(144) for India (Kapil Dev is second with 131 Test appearances).
65. First to 25,000 international runs
66. Tendulkar's 25,016 runs in international cricket include 14,537 runs in ODI's, 10,469 Tests runs and 10 runs in the lone Twenty20 that India has played.
67. On December 10, 2005, Tendulkar made his 35th century in Tests at Delhi against Sri Lanka . He surpassed Sunil Gavaskar's record of 34 centuries to become the man with the most number of hundreds in Test cricket.

68. Tendulkar is the only player who has 150 wkts and more than 15000 runs in ODI
69. Tendulkar is the only player who has 40 wkts and more than 11000 runs in Tests
70. Only batsman to have 100 hundreds in the first class cricket.

Hail All!!

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Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Birthday to the God of Cricket!

Happy Birthday Sachin

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar (Marathi: सचिन रमेश तेंडुलकर) (born April 24, 1973 in Mumbai) is an Indian cricketer widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket. In 2002, Wisden ranked him the second greatest Test batsman of all time, next to Sir Donald Bradman, and the second greatest one day international (ODI) batsman of all time, next to Viv Richards. In September 2007, the Australian leg spinner Shane Warne rated Tendulkar as the greatest player he has played with or against. Tendulkar was the only player of the current generation to be included in Bradman's Eleven, the dream team of Donald Bradman, published in his biography. He is sometimes referred to as Little Master or Master Blaster.

Sachin was named after the Famous Indian Film Music Maestro Sachin Deb Barman, who happens to be from my state, Tripura! I'm proud of that too...

Tendulkar is the highest run scorer in both Test matches and ODIs, and also the batsman with the most centuries in either form of the game. The first player to score fifty centuries in all international cricket combined, he now has more than eighty international centuries.

On October 17, 2008, when he surpassed Brian Lara's record for the most runs scored in Test Cricket, he also became the first batsman to score 12,000 runs in that form of the game, having also been the third batsman and first Indian to pass 11,000 runs in Test cricket. He was also the first player to score 10,000 runs in one-day internationals, and also the first player to cross every subsequent 1000-run mark that has been crossed in ODI cricket history. In the fourth Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia, Tendulkar surpassed Australia's Allan Border to become the player to cross the 50-run mark the most number of times in Test cricket history, and also the second ever player to score 10 Test centuries against Australia, after only Sir Jack Hobbs of England more than 70 years back. Tendulkar has been honored with the Padma Vibhushan award, India's second highest civilian award, and the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, India's highest sporting honor.

Information Courtesy: Wikipedia

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It Hurts - to stay away!

When you are in a family, there will be some differences of opinions. Sometimes, you are right and sometimes, others are. But then, when you are right and the majority in the family is wrong and you can do very less about it, where do you go or what do you do?

Well, in such cases, you both sulk and give a damn to everyone else, or you just admit the fact that the majority always wins and try to patch up. A good way is to stay away for some time, till you cool down or till the others understands the mistake and the right thing is accepted and done!

I chose to stay away from the family. It hurts – it hurts because there is so much of love involved – so much of care and concern involved. It hurts because you want to go back to the family and tell them that you are not wrong, but you cannot do so. It hurts because you know you miss them. It hurts more when you know you are not being missed! Phew!!

I chose to stay away and away I will be. I do not want to, but then, this is the only thing my tiny little brain and the big ego can think of is to stay put! So I am.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Shubhonabobarsho...

...Om...

!!! Shubhonabobarsho !!!


Hey Mates...

Wishing you all a very Happy Boishakhi, Rongalee Bihu and Bengali New Year, 1416 Bn. May God bring all the happiness to you all and may you thrive better than never before in the coming year.

…Keep Writing…

…Keep Blogging…

…God Bless…

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Friday, April 10, 2009

A Beautiful Picture

Here is a photo taken using a panorama image capturing device called Gigapan created by the Carnegie Mellon University and a canon g10 camera.

The photographer had to click 220 snaps from that camera to get this complete view of the Obama's inaugural address. It took a MacBook pro around 7hrs to process the complete image. The final size of the image is over 2GB.

Check this Link: President Barak Obama's Inaugural Address

Scroll and enlarge the picture with the help of the scale in the left hand side. You will be surprized, for sure!

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Thursday, April 9, 2009

TWL Excellence Awards

Writing blogs were never so happening with me as the last few months have been. I admit that I was having less work in office and hence, I could devote more time in blogging. From the start of November till date, it has been an awesome experience. I have got new friends and together we spent a good time. This period has taken my blogging to great heights too. I have been writing more and more these days. In the month of March 2009, I posted 30 different posts in my Poem Blog, Thus Wrote Tan! Was not that surprising? Yes, it was. I’m loving it at this moment.

I have been telling you all about my venture with a group of fellow bloggers – The Writers Lounge (TWL). Recently (March 31, 2009), TWL has awarded me with this years “The Excellence Award.” There were a few categories all right and I was awarded the following two awards:

Award for Experimenting with different Genres (poetry)
Male: Tan
Female: Pratibha aka Prats

Mr. & Ms. Consistent @ Lounge (Poetry-Hindi/Urdu)
Male: Chirag and Tan
Female: Uzra and Insiya


For more information, please visit The Writers Lounge.

I am very happy to have received the same. Really, I am happy. I am obliged, honored and blessed. I am glad that I joined TWL. It all started with the Rain Drenched Lounge Contest, where I participated just by chance. And after that till now, it never stopped. I have visited, read, commented almost every time I logged in to the internet since then. It was like a family with them. Each day I need to check what is happening in the Lounge - if the review is out or a new contest or the results of the quizzes and of course newer entries. There is a huge lot of talents in the lounge now. Hope it lives long and supports all the prospects.

My Coming Days and Blogging:

Well, there was a big change when I joined TWL. The members and the readers there inspired me to write more and more. It was wonderful. Change, is constant and change is going to come soon again. After this month, I may not be able to be as active on the blogs as I am now. Things in the office are going to change and I may be moved to different process and different locations with different timings. I may not be able to be so regular on TWL or other blogs that I follow and visit regularly. I will try my best to keep up with the pace, but then I will surely be not that frequent.

Anyways, as they say, the show must go on – it will go on. I’m not giving up on anything. I need to cut it short – that’s it! Will rock again – will write and share again and will read a lot more from now on. Hope I will get all your support and well wishes as always. Together we shall rock!! Keep visiting my blogs and keep reading me more…

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Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Shubho Nabobarsho

Hi Mates. Its the New Year time once again. Its the Bengali New Year on April 15, 2009. I am going on a vacation for the whole week. I will be out of reach for 9 days, from 11th till the 19th of this month, as there will be no access to the internet. I will try to login at times, only if I can. Till we meet again enjoy reading my new posts, and once you have exhausted all those, move on to the older ones, that you might have missed.

Shubho Nabobarsho :)
(Happy New Year)

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Tuesday, April 7, 2009

List three: things I need to do!

I am writing this as prompted in Heads Or Tails, week # 85.

Three things I need to do as soon as I can. I will list all these three here. These are all real, and hence, I am posting this list here. Check out mates:

1. Well, I just came from a weekend trip to Masinagudi in Madumalai Forests, in Tamil Nadu with a group of my office and my wife. I need to write about the whole tour. Need to collate the pictures and upload in Picasa too.
2. I recently got a couple of awards in The Writers Lounge, for excellence in writing. Well, I need to write about that and post them here. Will do that at the earliest.
3. I need to pay my Insurance Premium and Friday is the due date. I do not know how to do that, as I will be mostly equipped in the day time (sleeping) and at night, in office!


These are the three things that came to my mind. I need to do a lot of other things too. I need to repair the fan in my bedroom. Bangalore is getting hot with each day now. I need to stitch a few dresses for my wife and a pant for myself – the New Year is coming and it’s in the next week. So, I need to hurry for that. Today was my father’s birthday. (Yesterday, as per Bengali calendar) I called him, but he reacted all wrongly and similarly did my mother. Well, I need to call them up again and patch up. I need to call my wife’s father too, as they are going to come to Bangalore and I need to arrange things. Hmm! That’s a hell lot of things that are there to be done, but I have listed the first three that came to my mind.

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