Connect with us

Sports

Hima Das, my pride?

Published

on

Hima Das won gold medal for India at the World Junior Athletics Championships 2018
Hima Das won gold medal for India at the World Junior Athletics Championships 2018

Hima Das makes me proud as a woman ,as a citizen. But her adulated win posts some serious questions on our thinking as a nation. The state of sports except men’s cricket is no more a secret in our country. But worse than that is our outcry for proving our mettle by acquiring awards and rewards. Be it education, sports, extra curricular we define success solely by earning awards or rewards. Since childhood we are taught to stand first. Though this mentality seems to work for short term results, for  emerging as a true and a long term winner  one needs better motivation than the mere thought of standing first. Our thinking pushes excellence over quality and persistence. While these are notice that go hand in hand and cannot be thrusted one over another.

Standing first among your peers might get you praise and awards but neither will it drive you towards success nor give satisfaction. Galileo died without recognition and acknowledgment of his discovery. Charles Goodyear  lived and died in poverty without acknowledgement of his invention. Edison received credit in very later part of his life. Oscar Wilde was considered outrageous in his thoughts and anti social during his lifetime. But these are few most successful and impactful people who have left their mark  in history.

Hima Das

Image credit: gqindia

Though I praise every medal that our country earns isn’t it better that we focus on sports as a serious pursuit that generates healthy mind, body and team building right from childhood till age permits rather than sending over a fleet at few respected events in order to satisfy our egos as a populated country without any  medals in our kitty.

 

I am sure if we pursue dedication, hunger for improvement, innovation and zest for seeking the best out of us medals will follow in tally.

Hima Das

Image credit: Zeeindia

It’s time we stop reprimanding our tougher to focus on JEE while his heart lies in long jump. It’s time we stop bureaucracting our small motifs cause every drop fills the ocean. Let’s begin today.

Sports

Vinesh Phogat wins gold in Asian Games 2018 the biggest celebrities shower praises on Twitter over her historic win

Published

on

Vinesh Phogat wins gold in Asian Games 2018 the biggest celebrities shower praises on Twitter over her historic win!
Vinesh Phogat wins gold in Asian Games 2018 the biggest celebrities shower praises on Twitter over her historic win!

Vinesh Phogat wins gold in Asian Games 2018 the biggest celebrities shower praises on Twitter over her historic win!

Vinesh Phogat’s gold medal in Asian Games is not just special, because she secured the first position, but it is also historic, because she became the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games! She defeated Yuki Irie of Japan in the finals of the 50kg category. It was second gold for Indian wrestlers after Bajrang Punia’s win in the 65kg freestyle category.

Vinesh-Phogat-wins-gold-in-Asian-Games-2018-the-biggest-celebrities-shower-praises-on-Twitter-over-her-historic-win

Image source : zeenews.india.com

Vinesh Phogat is a two-time Commonwealth Games gold medallist. She has also won countless other medals at various international meets. Born in Balali, Haryana, Vinesh comes from a reputed background of wrestling which boasts of her cousins Geeta Phogat and Babita Kumari Phogat. She is the daughter of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat’s younger brother Rajpal. In her early days, she was coached by Mahavir Singh Phogat.

A lot of celebrities took to Twitter to congratulate Vinesh. Superstar Aamir Khan reiterates his dialogue for the movie “Dangal” in which he the claims that his daughters are no less than boys in competence, while the super-talented and uber-gorgeous actress Shilpa Shetty and the incredibly talented actor-director-producer-singer Farhan Akhtar also congratulated Vinesh on her win.

Continue Reading

Sports

Google Doodle (August 18) 2018 Asian Games

Published

on

Google Doodle August 18 2018 Asian Games
Google Doodle (August 18) 2018 Asian Games

A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepage that commemorates holidays, events, achievements, and people. The first Google Doodle honoured the Burning Man festival in 1998, and was designed by Google founders – Larry Page and Sergey Brin – to notify users of their absence in case the servers crashed. Subsequent Google Doodles were designed by an outside contractor until 2000, when Page and Brin asked public relations officer Dennis Hwang to design a logo for Bastille Day. Since then, a team of employees called Doodlers have organized and published the Doodles.

Google Doodle August 18 2018 Asian Games

Image source : Asia media

Initially, Doodles were neither animated nor hyperlinked – they were simply images with hover-text describing the subject or expressing a holiday greeting. Doodles increased in both frequency and complexity by the beginning of the 2010s. In January 2010 the first animated Doodle honoured Sir Isaac Newton. The first interactive Doodle appeared shortly thereafter celebrating Pac-Man, and hyperlinks also began to be added to Doodles, usually linking to a search results page for the subject of the Doodle. By 2014, Google had published over 2,000 regional and international Doodles throughout its homepages, often featuring guest artists, musicians, and personalities.

On August 18, 2018, the Google doodle marked the beginning of the 2018 Asian Games, officially known as the 18th Asian Games, which is a pan-Asian multi-sport event scheduled to be held from August 18 to September 02, 2018 in the Indonesian cities of Jakarta and Palembang, in which 45 nations will be participating.
This would be the first time that the Asian Games would be co-hosted in two cities; the Indonesian capital of Jakarta (which is hosting the Games for the first time since 1962), and Palembang, the capital of the South Sumatra province.

Google Doodle August 18 2018 Asian Games

Image Source : Jakarta Globe

The Asian Games – also known as Asiad – is a continental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The Games are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and are described as the second largest multi-sport event after the Olympic Games. In its history, nine nations have hosted the Asian Games. Forty-six nations have participated in the Games, including Israel, which was excluded from the Games after their last participation in 1974.

Description Venue Year
1st Asian Games New Delhi, India 1951
Last Asian Games Incheon, South Korea 2014
Next Asian Games Jakarta & Palembang, Indonesia 2018
Continue Reading

Entertainment

Google Doodle (August 16) Ebenezer Cobb Morley

Published

on

Google Doodle August 16 Ebenezer Cobb Morley
Google Doodle (August 16) Ebenezer Cobb Morley

A Google Doodle is a special, temporary alteration of the logo on Google’s homepage that commemorates holidays, events, achievements, and people. The first Google Doodle honoured the Burning Man festival in 1998, and was designed by Google founders – Larry Page and Sergey Brin – to notify users of their absence in case the servers crashed. Subsequent Google Doodles were designed by an outside contractor until 2000, when Page and Brin asked public relations officer Dennis Hwang to design a logo for Bastille Day. Since then, a team of employees called Doodlers have organized and published the Doodles.

Initially, Doodles were neither animated nor hyperlinked – they were simply images with hover-text describing the subject or expressing a holiday greeting. Doodles increased in both frequency and complexity by the beginning of the 2010s. In January 2010 the first animated Doodle honoured Sir Isaac Newton. The first interactive Doodle appeared shortly thereafter celebrating Pac-Man, and hyperlinks also began to be added to Doodles, usually linking to a search results page for the subject of the Doodle. By 2014, Google had published over 2,000 regional and international Doodles throughout its homepages, often featuring guest artists, musicians, and personalities.

On August 16, 2018, Google commemorated Ebenezer Cobb Morley on his 187th anniversary of his birth – an English sportsman who has been regarded as the father of the Football Association and of modern football. In addition to being one of the founding members of FA, he was also FA’s first secretary (1863-66) and its second president (1867-74) and drafted the first Laws of the Game at his home in Barnes.

Continue Reading

Trending

error: Content is protected !!
Subscribe to our website by clicking the bell icon on bottom-right side!
+