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Bought my Hercules MTB Thriller Plus bicycle!

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My Hercules MTB Thriller Plus with V-brakes!

My Hercules MTB Thriller Plus with V-brakes!

I went to the erstwhile Raja cycle Mart at KR Market yesterday evening and bought my second MTB in 15 years! My first Hercules MTB – a Black – was bought in 1994 and I absolutely adored it and used it for almost 3 full years – cycling daily. I find myself much more comfortable on a bicycle than in my old Honda City – it’s a feeling of being with nature and supporting the ‘Going Green’ mantra. Read the rest of this entry »

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Written by Naveen Athresh

October 21, 2009 at 10:25 am

Posted in Highways, Sports

New kid on the block / Sebastian Vettel – the new Michael Schumacher

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He’s a German. He’s as hard as a rock. He’s strategic. He’s fast. He flies. He can turn races around. He can create history.

He is Sebastian Vettel!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sebastian_Vettel

http://www.sebastianvettel.de/

He is the youngest F1 driver in the history of the sport to have earned himself a pole position in qualifying at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza and went on to win the race to create history. Guess what – this is the same car that the Red Bull boss purchased from the erstwhile Minardi! Can you imagine that it is a Minardi soul somewhere in that car that won the race! Fantastic!

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Written by Naveen Athresh

September 14, 2008 at 7:22 pm

Posted in Automobiles, F1, Sports

The Indian Premier League (IPL) – economics

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Today is the final cricket match between the Chennai superkings (led by M S Dhoni) and the Rajasthan Royals (led by Shane Warne)!

Redefining cricket has once again been attempted with great pomp and flourish deacades after the great Kerry Packer (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kerry_Packer) introduced the world series cricket in Australia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limited_overs_cricket).

Please also see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_cricket

Lalit Modi (the scion of the $2billion, Modi enterprise) has done just that with the fusion of India’s icons – the cricketers themselves who are auctioned, the owners of the teams (each IPL cricketing state has been bought out by the bigwigs), the Bollywood actors, the large # of spectators and of course, the television viewers in millions of viewers across over 100 countries.

Its been a success – without doubt, but is this the key to the future of world cricket?

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Written by Naveen Athresh

June 1, 2008 at 8:42 pm

Blogging guidelines – my two cents

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What are the important factors one needs to consider before one begins to blog:

1. First, get over this obsession of Google adsense. 99/100 bloggers I meet first think of making a quick buck on adsense rather than focus on quality of their blogs and its relevance towards the topic(s) chosen! This is really very disturbing statistics. Read the rest of this entry »

BCCI and its monopolistic attitude

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This has been spoken of in the past by the media so I will try to keep my post short.

What is a monopoly? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monopoly Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Naveen Athresh

October 6, 2007 at 2:38 pm

India wins the ICC Twenty 20 world cup at South Africa – 2007 – Congratulations!

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ICC Twenty 20 logo (Source: http://www.icc-cricket.com/icc/events/twenty20/)

So, India emerge as the champions of the ICC Twenty 20 world cup 2007! What an enthralling series this has been and am proud to say I have seen genuine good cricket being played by our Indian cricketers (in the absence of the senior players such as Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly and Rahul Dravid).

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men in blue have just produced a blinder! Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Naveen Athresh

September 24, 2007 at 10:04 pm

Posted in Sports

A tribute to the strength of the modern Formula 1 car

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The European Grand Prix at Nürburgring (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/N%C3%BCrburgring), Germany, today witnessed the season leader – Lewis Hamilton – who reminds me more and more of Senna’s beyond the limit driving and Schumacher’s pin-point perfect driving combined – witness a head-on collision at over 250 kmph.

Just a few months ago, we witnessed a major accident involving Robert Kubica of BMW F1 and he escaped unscathed with a few minor concussions.

What makes a Formula1 car so safe, so tough but yet so fast? Read the rest of this entry »

Written by Naveen Athresh

July 21, 2007 at 7:39 pm

Posted in Beautiful cars, F1, Sports