Congrats Novak Djokovic for your 6th Wimbledon title and making it 20-20-20

Congrats Novak Djokovic for winning the 2021 Wimbledon Championships and joining Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal at 20 Grand Slam titles each. 20-20-20. An extraordinary achievement for Novak. He joins his legendary rivals, and he is now expected to comfortably leave them behind. He is also now in a unique position of being the 1st of the glorious trio to have a calendar Grand Slam. Novak becomes the 1st player since Rod Laver in 1969 to win Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon in the same year and the 1st since…

Challenges For The School Education Sector In Pandemic Times

As opposed to an epidemic, which affects a large number of people across a community or population, or region, a pandemic is across countries. The COVID-19 pandemic has been described as the biggest global pandemic spreading across the entire world and has affected countries and populations and individuals in several ways. The pandemic also changed the world economy drastically. Unemployment rates have increased and many people have also seen cuts in salary. This has had a direct impact on the various industrial and…

Tennis history: The greats after whom Roland Garros stadium/tennis courts are named after

We just saw a very interesting French Open 2021, where Novak Djokovic got the better of Rafa Nadal for just the second time in nine matches and went on to win his 2nd French Open and overall 19th Grand Slam title. The French Open is played at the Stade Roland Garros or the Roland Garros Stadium. This 34-acre complex includes 3 main stadiums, 20 courts, VIP area, Press area, tennis museum and so on. The complex was constructed in 1928 to host France's 1st defence of the Davis Cup. The complex is named after Roland…

Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic: The ultimate tennis rivalry

Normally, at this time of the year, I would have written a preview of the French Open 2021. However with Rafa Nadal, a 13 time French Open winner and overall 20 Grand Slam winner (and counting) commandingly in the fray, I will dispense with the preview and rather focus on the greatest ever tennis rivalry of all time, the rivalry between Rafa Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Let me confess, I want a final between these two, and may the better player on the day win. Let us have a comprehensive look at all aspects of their…

JE SUIS CHARLIE: Now & Forever

“I was Charlie Hebdo” in 2015 when two jihadi brothers shot and killed their Editor, his bodyguard, four cartoonists, two columnists, a copy editor, a caretaker, a guest and a cop at their office for ‘having dared’ to publish the cartoons of the Prophet. Another lady cop and four Jews had also succumbed in a related hostage crisis. “I was Charlie Hebdo” in 2020 when Samuel Patty was cruelly beheaded for showing the abovementioned cartoons to his students, and the Muslim street had protested against the magazine,…

Dr. Krishna Ella – The Ignored, the Ridiculed & the Hated Covaxin Manufacturer

Prakash Raj might someday play him in a film. Then we shall take cognizance of this great man’s name which is Dr. Krishna Ella. This son of Tamil Nadu is the founder, MD and Chairman of Bharat Biotech, and is the force behind Covaxin. This country of ungrateful wretches, freeloading leeches, noisy naysayers and compulsive backbiters, led by their inept, populist, shameless leaders has a large pantheon where there is space for idols of all kinds of petty politicians, small-time actors, puny cricketers,…

THINK BEFORE YOU HELP: The Ethical Dilemma Behind Re-allocation of Medical Resources

Allocation of medical resources during an emergency should solely be on the basis of triaging. Only doctors can decide who has priority. In the current situation, politicians have completely taken over hospital admissions and undeserving people are occupying ICU and oxygen beds. Sonu Sood is probably doing what he doing from his heart and if he is doing it for the poor and deserving, one should not have any issues. But the real culprits are politicians and persons in the government with influence. Sonu Sood has…

Djokovic’s primer for the French Open

Rafa Nadal has won as many as 11 Monte Carlo Masters 1000 tournaments. An incredible record. He has of course an even more impressive record of as many as 13 French Open titles. The legend will be aiming for his 12th Monte Carlo championships and 14th French Open in 2021, and certainly, though he has "dropped" to World Number 3, he will be the overwhelming favorite at both. As the stage is set for the 2021 Monte Carlo Masters, let us preview the current year's tournament, have a look at the draw and how it looks for…

Of Gaurs and other animals

The locale was deep in the dense forests of Kabini, about five hours drive from the busy IT hub of India, Bengaluru. Five individuals from different walks of life. The driver is a local expert, or so he would like us to believe. A relatively newly married couple, who, surprisingly, were not very sure about the duration of their alliance. We have seen our daily dose of tigers, leopards, deer, and similar residents of the forest on a sunny, albeit pleasant afternoon. Being a novice in such expeditions, I am reasonably…
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