27 July 2014
7 May 2014
Ah, elder sisters! It’s sometimes better being an elder sister than being a princess. It always leaves a smile on our face to recollect those trivial fights we had and how suddenly we used to make up.
The memories may fade away with passing time, but the love we share will only grow. Here are some of the craziest experiences every sibling who has an elder sister have probably had.
1. You’ll always be the guinea pig, she’ll try things on you, makeup, dresses, hair etc.
2. Anything and everything will be used as a weapon of war
3. Fights over the remote – hair pulling, punches and shouting – someone has to cry
4. You’ll be the student of her makeshift classroom – while she plays the teacher
5. You’ll always be the Assistant to her weird experiments – cooking food, pranks, fun etc.
6. You need not worry about a career path – she’s there already to guide you. Been there, done that.
7. If you were a partner in a prank with your elder sister, then you’re safe. Elders get all the thrashing from parents!
8. You instantly become famous in middle school coz you know quite a few high school girls. All thanks to sis.
9. You get excited when a stranger questions, “Between both of you, which one is elder. You or her?”
10. You’ve been made to believe that you’re adopted. Admit it, you fell for it many times.
11. Permission required from parents? No probs, elder sis can convince. Bad news to tell parents? No probs, younger sibling
12. The best and the only babysitter you ever wanted.
13. You had immense pleasure simply by annoying the hell out of her!
14. But, at times, you also got overpowered, locked in a room (or bathroom) when things got messy
15. No matter what, she’ll always be the first, last & the best friend you ever had.
Goes without saying, she’ll always be there for you. Sometimes, you never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory. Wish your sister love today.
17 January 2014
16 November 2013
Sachin's Farewell Speech After His Retirement From Tests
All my friends, settle down let me talk, I'll get more and more emotional.
My life between 22 yards in the 24 years, it's hard to believe that it's coming to an end. I would like to thank all the people who have helped me in my life to get here. I have a list in my hand, please forgive me if I miss out on a few names.
First, the most important person in my life, my father. He passed away in 1999. He was key for my career. He gave me freedom at the age of 11 and told me, ‘chase your dreams and don't find shortcuts’. He also told me to be a nice human being, which I am still trying my best to be.
My mother, I don't know how she dealt with a naughty child like me. She took care of me to be healthy. She started praying for me even before I started my career and I think those prayers gave my strength.
In my school days, I used to stay with my uncle and aunt as my school was far away. They treated me like their son. When after a hard day’s cricket, I went home, I was half asleep. My aunt fed me so that I could go and play the next day.
My eldest brother, Nitin. He doesn’t like to talk much but he used to tell me, ‘I know you'd do everything right and I have the confidence in you’. My sister, she gave me my first bat. A Kashmir Willow bat. She continues to fast when I bat.
Ajit, I don't know what I should say about him. We have lived this dream together. It all started from the age of 11, when he took me to Achrekar sir my coach. He saw a spark in me and sacrificed his career for mine. And my life changed. Even last night, he called me and we were discussing my dismissal. We’ve had so many discussions and arguments. Various things we agreed upon and at times, when he said something about my technique, I didn’t agree with him. If I had not done that, I would have been a lesser cricketer.
The most important thing happened to me in 1990 when I met my wife Anjali. I knew she was a doctor and had a wonderful career ahead of her. But when we decided to make a family, she said, ‘you continue with your cricket and I'll take care of the family’. Without that I think I couldn't have played so much cricket. Thank you for bearing with my fuss, frustration and all the nonsense I have said over the years. This is the best partnership I've had in my life.
Then Sara and Arjun – the two precious diamonds in my life. My daughter is 16 and son is 14, time has flown by. I wasn't able to be with them for the birthdays, annual days and sports days. Thanks for understanding all that, both of you have been so special to me. I've not spent enough time with you but I promise you the next 16 years or even more, are all for you.
My in-laws have been supporting. I discuss various things with them, we have a strong family and I thank you for allowing me to marry Anjali.
My career started at 11. My brother took me to Achrekar sir and that is the best thing to have happened to me. Sir would be taking me on his scooter all over Mumbai, from Shivaji Park to Azad Maidan to ensure that I get enough match practice.
On a lighter note, he's never said ‘well played’ to me so that I don't get complacent. Sir, you can push your luck now that I don’t have any more matches to play.
In the last 24 yrs, I made new friends, before that I had friends from childhood. Whenever I have called them to bowl to me on nets, they have left all their work aside to be with me. Even when I was injured, they were beside me. That’s when my friends have woken up at 3 in the morning just to make me believe that my career is not over yet. Life would have been incomplete without them. Thanks for being there.
My cricket started right here at this ground for Mumbai. I remember once landing from New Zealand at 4 am and playing a Ranji Trophy match at 8 am. It wasn’t that anyone forced me to do so. I played because of my love for Mumbai Cricket. The Mumbai Cricket Association has been very supportive.
The dream was obviously to play for India. BCCI was fantastic, they believed in me at the age of 16 years and selected me. Thanks for the support and the freedom to express myself in the middle. Whenever I was injured, the BCCI ensured all my treatments are taken care of so I could be fit and play again.
I have played with many senior cricketers, thanks to everyone for helping me out. I see Rahul (Dravid), VVS (Laxman) and Sourav (Ganguly) on the big screen. Also, Anil (Kumble) who is not here, and my teammates. You guys are like my family. It is going to be difficult without that dressing room, sharing those special moments.
When Dhoni gave me the 200th Test cap, I just said, we are all proud to be here as a team and I believe that you guys will continue to represent this country in the right spirit to the best of our abilities. I believe in you and all the best for your future.
I would be failing in my duty if I didn’t thank all the doctors, physios, without whose special efforts, I couldn't have been fit. I don't know how you all kept me in good shape.
My dear friend, late Mark Mascerenhas, my first manager. We lost him in a car accident in 2002. He was very passionate about my game and importantly about Indian Cricket. He ensured my cricket never suffered because of the shoots and other commitments with the sponsors. Without him I couldn't have achieved all this. I miss you. My current manager Vinod Naidu, he's more like my family. He's given me so much time, leaving his family to do my work.
In the school days when I played well, the media backed me a lot. You've been doing that till now. Thank you to all of you, all those photographers who captured those wonderful moments that will remain with me.
I thank all the people here who have traveled from different parts of the world to just watch me. You people have always supported me whether I scored a 0 or a 100. I've met a lot of people who fast for me, pray for me and do all sorts of things for me. I thank you for all that you've done.
Especially the 'Sachinnnn... Sachin.' Chants. It will reverberate in my ears until my last breath. Thank you very much. I am sorry if I have missed out on anything and I hope you understand.. Good bye.
7 November 2013
sweet nick names... .
doesn't everything seems more beautiful ??
When your love messages you at midnight just to tell you,
you're being missed...
doesn't you feel on cloud nine ??
When you feel like giving up
but you remember about your love'n everything seems alright...
doesn't you feel lucky to have that love in your life ??
When your love shouts at you when you don't take care of yourself...
doesn't you feel happy inside ??
When just the thought of
loosing your love, your eyes
fills with tears...
doesn't you feel like holding your love tightly'n never let go ??
When you think of your love
being around you...
doesn't your starts to beat faster ??
Love comes with Pain...
but at the same time it gives us a lot of Happiness'n many-many Sweet Memories... !!
and this sweetness lingers
forever'n ever in our heart...
after all Feelings of Love can't be expressed with pen, these can only be Felt with the Heart......