Brutal Is The New Strategy – India, Are you Ready?

The Cricket World Cup 2015 is finally here. With only one day to go, the fans wait in anticipation for the matches to start which will declare the Top 8 teams that will be playing the quarter-finals. Pakistan did win the warm-up matches against Bangladesh and England on Monday and Wednesday respectively, shaking up the fans if Pakistan could actually repeat its 1992 victory.

I have kept my expectation zero until now since I haven’t even heard the names of almost half of the players on the team. One of my friends who’s a die-hard cricket fan even asked me if we should follow the World Cup or not because every move by the Pakistani team will hike our blood pressures.

As the days are coming closer to the spicy match with India on Sunday, I can hardly sit still. The Paksitani team might be nervous, but winning this match will give our team confidence and give it a boost to stand in the competition with poise for the next six weeks. Tendulkar will be missing from the Indian batting line-up which will be a huge advantage for us. Although the World Cup stats after the 1992 World Cup are slightly in favour of India, the spirit of each individual in Pakistan watching are sky high.

With eyes glued to the screen, Sunday may create new records for TV audiences all over the world if the match lives up to expectations. With advertising up to the roof, all major brands and labels promoting themselves by carrying out campaigns and ads related to the cricket World Cup thus their consumers remember them in each passing cricket moment to garner as much attention and profit as they can.

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IPL: I love you no more

The sixers and the fours have kept the audiences on the edge of their seats. The people are mesmerized by the shiny bright red uniforms and the blue passionate people with their instant reactions to countless flips of the bat. My personal favourite is always Rajhastan Royals but I can’t help but get excited about KKR aka Kolkata Knight Riders.

THE Players!

THE Players!

If we look back in the history of the first Indian Premiere League which was graced by our Pakistani players be it Sohail Tanvir or Shoaib Akhtar. They marked their place with their Punjabi slash fast bowlers and 6 out of 6 yorkers. If Shipla Shetty was reading this, she must be clear that the team RR is a great blessing for her. Shane Warne did his magic and left the world in awe of his brilliance. The way he spins the ball; leaving the batsman in a predicament of keeping their balance to decide their shot. Even Shane Watson has kept his cool during all the IPLs we have seen as yet.

Shane Warne: The Magic Man

Shane Warne: The Magic Man

It’s a second versus tick tock game and I love every minute of it AND here I raise the question of deciding if emotion and love will make the IPL work better than the previous IPLs. I would specifically like to talk about Virat Kohli over here.

VK has, I would say put his heart as he captains the RCB team. If you watch his closely, he kept his anger in control giving full support to Yuvraj Singh wherever possible. Virat has shown patience and determination which leads to the question to all those link ups we hear regarding all the players in IPL. One can only guess and ramble about the fact the why did Raina’s nephew tweet about Pakistan. Oh well, I will leave it to that. One just needs to “relax, because nothing is in control”.

-Leslie Chow

10 Things I Hate About You

Best friends go a long way!

What is a feeling if not described by beautiful words filled with wrath and dismay. The common man searches for a moment of sanity among all the confused bickering faces of new love bidding in the hearts of girls and men. The sudden change to be a perfectionist model slowly leaving the owner’s head of a thousand possibilities. If “everything” is helpful then why the sudden surge of gargling your mouth filled with the sour and bitter taste of human flesh.

The first thing which comes to your mind after opening those eyelids while breathing in the environment you forgot in your dreams is what will make your world work. Either you can be the claustrophobic manic screaming to get out OR be the subtle relaxed individual who smiles even at a minimum gain situation.

The 2 star situations are not new. Staring at the sky has been there since Lion King and Lion King 2. Imagining the past and future in the most dramatic way to kill the sound of a clock ticking in the most beautiful/horrific manner.

Kovu in Lion King 2

Kovu in Lion King 2

I leave my sentences unfinished to create a bubble which only games of titanic will understand. If the criss-crossness of a simple second in my watch couldn’t stop a jungle king from reaching his “whats it called” destiny then I’m part of that grain of sand or a single drop of water from the skies has made my intense intelligent persona as a safety net. For the glance of red, you first need a bit of navigation to the rest-stop facing you on the never ending road of popularity among the hills and speed-breakers.

So they keep saying, to be or not to be. The ideal space which I would turn the world for is “personal space”. Let’s elaborate on this, shall we?

Kovu goes all serious

Kovu goes all serious

Living a life of 2 into 5 equals 14, I have ample respect for the sudden reactions I receive when I say *shotgun*. The attitude does not matter. The abilities matter to that level that I know you know what you are and do not need constant reassurance. If I look back, each individual in my life has taught me a system. To live, to breath and here is the tricky one, “appreciate”. The ads, the movies, the frickin billboards teach you something meaningless and important at the same time. It depends on how you relate to them. If you’re not spending each “second” with the thirst of making the next “second” better then you’re going in reverse. And let me tell you that’s not a good combo.

A girl slash blossom told me you’re a prisoner of the soul.

My reaction? No comments.

Usain Bolt proves to be The Sprint King in the Olympics

Reaching your full potential is one of the best traits you can have, but surpassing that potential and performing out of your capacity is better then best, it’s extraordinary. Usain Bolt also known as Lightening Bolt has proved that he is the man who has created history. He has amazed us once again by winning gold in the 100m and 200m at the London Olympics since he previously won gold at both these races at the last Olympics as well which were held in Beijing, winning in two Olympics held consecutively.

The way Bolt craves attention, and how he gets the attention is very attractive. Bolt has showed the world that confidence comes with practice. He has shown that sports do not need luck but only hard work. He seems to be a decent and modest man, with goals sky high.

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London Olympics 2012: The Real Deal

I have grown up watching the Olympics, cherishing every moment. This time being held in London, it is so exciting. Olympics have forever been a unique part of my life. I remember how my sister and I used to watch with our eyes glued to the screen, from diving to swimming to synchronized swimming to gymnastics. All of these sports have a special place in my heart. Apart from being beautiful to watch, the passion seen in the athletes’ eyes leaves you in fascination. One can not even imagine the hard work, the strength put in by those who are taking part in the Olympics.

Olympics: Pakistan hold Spain to 1-1 draw

Pakistan is also taking part which is a very proud moment for all of us. Pakistan has won gold in Hockey in the years 1968 and 1984. How amazing it would have been, people watching live and at homes would have been ecstatic, happy and just so proud.

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Review: Coke Studio Season 5 (Episode 2)

When someone says Coke Studio my eyes light up. Studying a few things about it a bit closely I learned that Coke Studio has had a good advantage of the technique word-of-mouth. It has gained a lot of support by marketing the right way but the real difficulty I face and most of you would that why not maintaining the standard it had put in front of us earlier?


What’s different this time in the season 5 of Coke Studio? I have heard the songs of episode 2 and well I have mixed feelings. There I am thinking I will be mesmerized by all the songs and how I have been let down quite a bit.

Larho Mujhey – Bilal Khan

Bilal Khan has one of those ‘being burger’ traumas. I thought studying in LUMS would give him an edge over having class and style but he has failed to be. He has proved that by keeping the song title ‘slang’. I really don’t believe giving so much attention to him has resulted in anything good. This song will be just ‘loved’ and ‘<3’ by the girls. Seriously I do not find anything special. The vocals are very mediocre, although I like the beat and overall feel of the song, I still do not approve Bilal Khan’s existence in the music world. Most of the time he looks bored as if he is being forced in the spotlight.

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9 hours Twitter Blackout in Pakistan

Discussions had been going on a day earlier whether Twitter would really be banned or were they just warnings?

I had woken up on the aggravated day of 20th May, trying to access Twitter to vent and what not. I thought something was wrong with my phone or I was daydreaming because the timeline wasn’t refreshing. Basically Twitter was unreachable. I quickly messaged a friend via Facebook saying my worst fear, seeing it turn it into reality that is was twitter really blocked? A kind soul she is who told me ways to get to it, allowing me to tweet like a gangster when there was actually a #TwitterBan in Pakistan.

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