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Something interesting is brewing #eknayileague

In Uncategorized on May 7, 2015 at 12:35

So yesterday I happened to read a tweet from Kapil sharma announcing that our very own Kapil Dev has finally decided to create an account on Twitter. I was more than happy to follow Kapil Dev, I like his frank yet funny views on Cricket after all.

what came next was a surprise though, Kapil Dev was talking about a new league. Well I am a fan of IPL and follow it religiously, more so also because I am a fan of Fantasy league too. There have been talks about rebel cricket league too, so I was wondering if this has something to do with that? A little more research and I landed up on these three videos by Kapil Dev




Every video was suggesting to not play with heart. Now tell me something, all boys have grown up learning always give your 100% play the game with heart, we are all emotional, play rash shots because we wear our heart on our sleeves. Suddenly Paaji, the guy who lifted the 1983 world cup comes along and tells us not to play with heart. The end result, clean bowled!

I like the hashtag #EkNayiLeague absolutely no hints as to what it is going to be about :( Now, I am an impatient soul and I really need to know what this new league is about. Lets look at the clues we have:

1. Kapil Dev

2. Do not play this league from the heart else you will lose

3. Paaji speaking to celebs

4. Samco a trading company is its investor

5. Kapil Dev too has invested in this venture

6. Indian Trading league thats the name of the league with a bull face


From what I have gathered from the available hints this looks like a league involving cricketers. May be it will allow people to trade their favourite cricketers in a stock market kind of set up. You can buy and sell shares of your favourite players. Lets say someone buys shares of players like Virat kohli, yuvraj singh, Dhoni and Raina. The share price will be linked to the performance of the players in question and based on the demand and supply of these players. More the player is in demand more the share price for that player.

Better the performance of the player, more people would want to keep them in their team. Perhaps it will be the market or the people at Indian Trading League who will give out dividends to shareholders based on player performance. So a Virat kohli might get you more dividends, hence more people would want Virat in their team, so price of Virat will shoot up.

Let’s see if what I guessed actually turns out to be true. I might just get lucky and win that prize haha :D Wait here is where you can submit your guesses

I hope Kapil dev drops some more hints and then may be we can get closer to what exactly this #EkNayiLeague is all about? What is your guess by the way?

Update: The secret is out its a Trading league for traders out there :) May the best trader win


In Uncategorized on April 1, 2015 at 15:26

he was helpless

she was shattered

what they shared was what they had

they had it all

Club 51 and the support system

In Uncategorized on March 31, 2015 at 13:50

The year was 2004 to be precise. six of us landed in a new city Hyderabad straight out of college. The first few days were spent house hunting. We landed up in a PG, which we left in about 6 months. We found a flat closer to our PG, not after roaming the entire city by the way. This was going to be home for all 6 of us for the next 2 years. We decorated it from scratch, yes we did.  From buying furniture, TV, fridge, utensils to set up the kitchen, gas, stove everything. I still remember moving in to the new house, only to wake up next morning to the smell of burnt milk. Tanmay it was who was sad, but we all laughed it off by saying “its good sign” ;)

I did not realise when we all were supporting each other through tough times, this was family. Weekends were spent gorging on north indian delicacies at local dhaba. Buying groceries, paying bills everything that comes with maintaining a flat was being taken care of, responsibilities divided equally. One fine day though I was informed that I will have to leave for Chennai. That perhaps was the saddest day of being in Hyderabad.

I did return soon enough though, I was back in 5 months I guess. During the time that I was in Chennai a lot changed in life. Staying in Chennai did not help either, I needed my friends to speak to. It was an important juncture in terms of career as well as personal life. A lot had changed, life had turned upside down literally. By stroke of luck I was back in Hyderabad in the same house I had lovingly started calling “Club 51″.

Away from home, your friends are the ones who support a lot. They are the family you need. This is what happened, getting back to friends and discussing was how we spent our nights. We had it all, discussions about love life, which new games were currently hot, any new restaurant, birthday parties, club 51 hosted them all. This was the comfort, the support i badly needed and it helped. It helped me to overcome my personal problems and focus on the career ahead. We had a healthy competition too preparing for our MBA. I still wonder what would have happened had I not got the chance to return. Me returning to my friends helped me chart my course for future with new enthusiasm and then there was no looking back. I was determined to excel, and I did both at work and the exams.

Today everyone is settled in different parts of the world, united by one common thread of belonging, belonging together. It is these people that we treasure in our lives, who have helped us to get back on track, to bring back our focus andn ot be distracted, to look at the brighter side than be disappointed. May god give such people more strength, and may I get an opportunity to help someone in the same way that I was by my friends.


Thanks for helping me re-live magic moments



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