Notably, the India-Australia ODI series will mark India’s first limited-overs game after almost nine months. The last one was played against New Zealand in February, while the South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Zimbabwe ones had to cancelled in view of the coronavirus pandemic. … [Read more...] about India’s tour of Australia 2020: Shikhar Dhawan clicks selfie wearing Team India’s retro 1992 World Cup jersey
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Early indications of a post-lockdown revival came from the September quarter numbers of Corporate India. Directionally, it is corroborated by the gross domestic product (GDP) data for Q2 FY21. Silencing the naysayers, the real GDP decline of 7.5 percent was much above the consensus forecast.The positive contribution of agriculture (YoY growth of 3.4 percent) was on expected lines. The surprises included: the marginal growth in manufacturing (0.6 percent), and the lower-than-expected decline in construction (at – 8.6 percent in Q2 against -50.3 percent in Q1) and the trade, hotels, transport and communication segments (decline of 15.6 percent in Q2 compared to 47 percent in Q1). … [Read more...] about Is the recovery here to surprise us quarter after quarter?
Hutz talked about making a mark for yourself rather than allowing others to do it for you. He told us about the first time this happened for him, “I remember as a kid a miserable 15 kilometer cross-country run that we did every Sunday. There was no coach. Nobody was watching. It was in the woods and I was freezing and I wasn’t dressed properly and we were running with plastic bags on our feet and it was so cold it was like my dick was completely frozen and I thought it would fall off. And as I was running I was thinking, ‘This isn’t a fucking circle in the stadium where I can just get tired, stop running, and fuck off. No, I’m already 7 kilometers into the woods.’ And everybody started chickening out. Short-cutting, turning around and running back. But something inside me said, ‘I’m gonna to fucking make it to the mark. I’m going to touch the fucking tree.’ I went to the fucking tree and I hit the mark. And I thought, … [Read more...] about What A Punk Sensibility Can Teach You About Embracing Chaos
Being a budget smartphone, Nokia 2.4 comes with a polycarbonate back in three distinct colour options. If our Nokia 2.4 review unit, which comes in Charcoal Grey, is not your colour of choice, you can opt for the Dusk or Fjord colour options. Despite having a plastic back, the Nokia 2.4 offers a rather good in-hand feel. The plastic does not feel cheap and the curved textured back aids in providing additional grip. Add to it the gradient finish which gives it an appealing look. Because of the matte finish, the phone also does not attract any fingerprint smudges. … [Read more...] about Nokia 2.4 Review: A stock Android smartphone with good build quality
Pele, with three World Cup titles, has a better collection of trophies than Maradona. But as an individual experience, Maradona stands above Pele. Left-footed and with the ability to dribble past defenders at pace, Maradona was one of a kind. When he scored the greatest goal in World Cup history, against England in the quarterfinals in 1986, he ran 60 yards, almost three cricket pitches, in about 10 seconds past five English players. He did that in the sapping heat and altitude of Mexico City. He did that on the uneven pitch of the otherwise magnificent Azteca Stadium. The modern greats will need to stop for a drink and a massage if they were to go on a run like that in those conditions. … [Read more...] about Against all odds: Maradona, the greatest footballer of all time, turns 60