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Indian players have to raise bar to qualify for T20 semi-finals

23 Mar 16

For India to qualify for the semi-finals, Shikhar Dhawan and Suresh Raina will have to raise the bar and live up to MS Dhoni’s expectations.

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India Vs Sri Lanka T20I, Nidahas Trophy 2018: Statistical preview

21 Mar 18

After losing to Sri Lanka in the first match of the Nidahas Trophy, the Indian cricket team defeated Bangladesh in the second match of the tournament. The bowlers who had a little difficulty in gathering their pace in the first match against Sri Lanka performed a lot better against Bangladesh. Shikhar Dhawan's half century helped Indian team batsmen to complete the chase comfortably. India was able to achieve the target of 139 that was set by Bangladesh with notable contributions from Manish Pandey and Suresh Raina as well.

Sri Lanka lost to Bangladesh just a few days ago but still remains on the top with Indian cricket team, led by Rohit Sharma standing at the second position on the table. The Tigers broke the record of the highest run chase ever accomplished in a T20I by an Asian side after chasing down 215. All the three teams are set to reach the finals now. However, if India is able to beat Sri Lanka in their second match, they would be one step closer to the final.

Shikhar Dhawan has delivered in almost every match and has scored a total of 288 runs in his 5 T20I innings so far. Manish Pandey has delivered some quite consistent performances as well. Among the bowling line-up, Jaydev Unadkat has become a crucial part for the team. Washington Sundar has also given some spectacular bowling in the first two matches. Let's see if the Men in Blue come out victorious this time around.


By: Neha Maheshwari

Content: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/sports/cricket/india-sri-lanka-bangladesh-tri-series/nidahas-trophy-2018-india-vs-sri-lanka-4th-t20i-statistical-preview/articleshow/63264276.cms

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8 Women In Indian Army Who Proved There Is No Male Dominated Profession

21 Mar 18

Among the brave heroes in the Indian army, who have every bit of grit and determination in them, we have some extraordinary women in the armed forces who are part of the history too:

Punita Arora: She has served in the army for 37 years and is first female Vice Admiral in the navy and also first woman to hold the rank of Lieutenant General in the Indian Armed Forces.

Padmavathy Bandopadhyay: She has set her own bar with being the first woman to become Air Marshal of the Indian Air Force, become a fellow of the Aerospace Medical Society and conduct an experiment in extreme cold conditions at North Pole.

Divya Ajith Kumar: At just a tender age of 21, she became the first woman in the Indian Army to be presented with the 'Sword of Honor'.

Priya Jhingan: In 1992, Priya became the first woman to join the Indian Army. Indian Army opened admissions to women much later than Indian Navy and the Indian Air Force.

Ganeve Lalji: She was the first woman to receive the distinction of aide-de-camp in the Indian Army. She proved her ability after several hardships.

Deepika Misra: Deepika was the first IAF woman pilot who underwent training for the helicopter aerobatic team, Sarang. The team is one of the only four helicopter military display team in the world.

Shanti Tigga: Shanti was 35 and mother to 2 kids when she finished 1.5 km run 5 seconds before her male co-cadets to become first jawan of the Indian army.

Nivedita Choudhary: Nivedita is the first woman from the Indian Air Force to reach to the peak of Mt.Everest. 

By: Neha Maheshwari

Content: https://www.scoopwhoop.com/armed-forces-women-pioneers/?ref=latest&utm_source=home_latest&utm_medium=desktop#.zuri1cb95

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Meenakshi Amma - Kalaripayattu

19 Mar 18

Meet Meenakshi Amma, Kalaripayattu expert and exponent in wielding the urumi. At 76, she received the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award during the year 2018. Amma's tryst with the art began from a very tender age, when she was hardly of five years.

Even then, VV Raghavan (or Raghavan master as he was called), the founder and teacher at the Kadathanadan Kalari Sangham school, sensed the innate talent of his young student. Despite his reputation as a tough task master, he was impressed by her nimble footwork, rhythmic movements, agility and dedication. Meenakshi supported her Master Raghavan in running the school and work there as his assistant. This art of Kalaripayattu is a male dominated domain and women clad wrapped in a saree generally avoid the hassle but Meenakshi Amma at 76 have broken the myths with her expertise. Her agility, fitness, defense techniques, counter attack, and swift movement generated million fans.     

Every year, Amma's school trains around 200 students from various parts of the world and does not charge students. Only donation or dakshina is obtained from students that are offered on completion of the course. Amma reveals how Raghavan begin his journey by starting the school by his own and teaching the local boys free of cost. Since then, Amma is following his footsteps.     

As revealed by many of the trainees, dedication and hard work is the key to Meenakshi Amma's tremendous success as a Kalaripayattu trainer. Though Amma is the proud recipient of one of the highest civilian award, she still remains a simple kind-hearted lady who will always inspire and make us proud.    

By: Subrata Dey

Content: https://scroll.in/magazine/827834/how-a-kerala-grandma-went-from-kalaripayattu-exponent-to-internet-star-to-padma-shri-winner

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Stationery Items that Every Kid in the 90’s Can’t Forget

20 Mar 18

Childhood is the most beautiful and innocent phase of life. It is a phase when the mind is without fear and the heart is without greed. Kids in the 90’s used to surround themselves with fancy stationary items. Indeed that was one all a kid in those days desired. But today’s scenario is somewhat different. Today, due to technological advancements the scenario has quite changed. Ever since the child becomes a little mature, they are exposed to Iphones and Ipads. These things mean a lot to the kids in the present day than anything else. If we look back, there are a number of amazing things that kids in the 90’s craved. Some of these items are as follows: Multi-purpose pencil box - The multi purpose pencil box was the most wanted item among the children; Rocket Pencil - It used to be the most fancy thing available; Ink Eraser - Often used to erase ink but most of the times it used to tear the sheet of paper itself; Scented Erasers- These erasers were available in different shapes and scents. They were not so efficient in erasing though; Fancy Sharpeners - These sharpeners were available in different shapes and sizes and there used to be a lot of competition among kids concerning who shall have the best sharpener; Pencil Tops - The beautiful trendy pencil tops were another trend among the kids; Pop-a-point pencils - Also referred to as the magic pencils, these were indeed a blessing in the childhood days. Apart from these some other amusing stationery items of those days include: Mechanical pencils; wing sung fountain pens; correction fluid pen; pen pencil; glitter pens; geometry boxes; multi coloured pens; wax crayons, sketch pens, magic pens etc.

By: Anuja Arora

Content: https://www.scoopwhoop.com/stationery-items-every-90s-kid-will-remember/?   ref=latest&utm_source=home_latest&utm_medium=desktop#.va9u2amkf

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Djokovic Lost at Indian Wells Whereas Roger Won

20 Mar 18

The Indian Wells Masters, also known as BNP Paribas Open due to sponsorship reasons, is an annual tennis tournament. It is held in March at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, California, United States.

Novak Djokovic, who is a Serbian professional tennis player, is currently ranked world No. 13 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals. Five-time winner Novak Djokovic lost to Japanese qualifier Taro Daniel after suffering a three-set defeat in the BNP Paribas Open this year. Daniel triumphed by 7-6 (7-3) 4-6 6-1. Baffled Djokovic, stated that he is feeling very weird. His bad health over the last few weeks just puzzled everything for him.

Although he is grateful that he could come back to the field so quickly after undergoing a surgery but he feels bad at the errors that he made. He made four double faults, and 62 unforced errors in total. On the contrary, Roger Federer did not prove as unlucky as Djokovic. He won four games that he needed to defeat Federico Delbonis. Juan Martin Del Potro took just under 70 minutes to beat Australian Alex de Minaur 6-2 6-1. Frenchman Gael Monfils survived before beating big-serving American John Isner 6-7 (5-7) 7-6 (7-3) 7-5.

By: Anuja Arora

Content: http://www.skysports.com/tennis/news/12110/11286853/novak-djokovic-loses-to-taro-daniel-at-indian-wells

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