Yahooooooo…….. England, South Africa, Australia and now Pakistan in the Final. Yes, we beat every top team en route to win the World Cup. We deserve this. Enjoyyyy. Am gonna hit the gym tonight to let off the steam 😉 Whoopieeeee.
Guess who was in the stands? – Shah Rukh Khan himself
The Indian captain (Mahendra Singh Dhoni) with the trophy
All pictures courtesy: Cricinfo
Will Dhoni and his boys do what a collective dream team of Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid could never deliver in a lifetime?
Will Dhoni be the next captain after the ‘magnificient’ Kapil Dev to ever win any form of a World Cup Cricket tournament for India? Or will the situation go to the head and India flatter to deceive, as always? Will the millions of audience worldwide be treated to a mind blowing, pulsating, edge of the seat thriller? Well, lets leave that to time.
Rival captains Shoaib Malik of Pakistan and Mahendra Singh Dhoni of India pose with the ICC World Twenty20 trophy. In the background is a statue of Nelson Mandela.
Its exactly at times like these that i miss being back at home in India with hot cups of steaming tea, pakoras (the greatest cricket maniac ever, my mom) and a cracker match on the telly. Meanwhile, India takes on Pakistan today for what is being billed as the ‘mother of all battles‘ to decide the winner of the Twenty-20 World Cup at Johannesburg, South Africa.
May God bless all the weak hearted cricket maniacs.
Above picture courtesy: Cricinfo
The 58th International Astronautical Congress is to be held in Hyderabad, India from September 24-28, 2007. More information on the congress here.
Guess what, Sunita Williams is also attending the congress. Whooopie..
An Indian rocket may lift an Israeli spy satellite into orbit within days in the second deal to grab a share of the $2.5 billion global launch market, officials and reports said on Thursday. The Jerusalem Post said on Thursday that the launch of the 300 kg Tecsar, Israel’s most advanced satellite, could take place by the end of the week.
India’s Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle is to take the device into space. The launch “will take place when Israel wants it,” said K.R. Sridhara Murthi, head of Antrix Corp., the marketing arm of the Bangalore-based Indian Space Research Organisation.
Mr Murthi declined to give further details on the mission including a time-frame for the launch, beyond saying it will happen sometime this year. Lior Weintraub, spokesman for the Israeli embassy in New Delhi, declined to comment.
The satellite has a camera that can take pictures of small targets under cloudy and foggy conditions, the Jerusalem Post said. Israel took the decision to launch it from India three years ago. It contracted India because Israel lacks a vehicle capable of boosting the satellite into a polar orbit, said B.K. Pandey, a defence affairs analyst.
India also charges much less than space agencies in the West, Mr Pandey said. “The (launch vehicle) also has a very respectable record of success,” Mr Pandey said of the Indian rocket, which has 11 flights to its credit.
News courtesy: Deccan Chronicle Picture courtesy: Wikipedia
The Indian School of Business (ISB), has some new competition right in its backyard. The Harvard Business School (HBS), will kick off its first executive education programme in India early next year. The first-of-its-kind five-day programme on Building a Global Enterprise in India will cost Rs 1.8 lakh per participant.
This is perhaps the first time that HBS is kicking off academic programmes in the country after nurturing IIM Ahmedabad way back in 1961-67. The reputed B-school set up in Mumbai its India research centre in 2005 after it began developing India focused cases about a decade earlier.
The new programme, slated to be held in February 2008 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, a stone’s throw from the ISB campus, will replicate the world-renowned HBS learning experience. It will provide participants the opportunity to meet and discuss business issues with a diverse and dynamic group of C-suite peers from India and around the world.
ISB leverages its academic alliances with The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the London Business School, which has contributed extensively in developing the executive programmes for it.
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