‘You must listen to IPL, it doesn’t sound like cricket’

I remember a line from an article about the IPL.
‘You must listen to IPL, it doesn’t sound like cricket’.

What a beautiful observation!
To talk about the IPL, I must start with my first cricket watching memory. I had just finished school that afternoon; it was the 1992 World Cup. India was playing Pakistan; Venkatapathy Raju got Wasim Akram out stumped. We were watching on a tiny television in a Kirana store, a bunch of us, with dripping ice golas.

I was hooked.

Then followed the Tendulkar era. Watching cricket meant watching Sachin. Sachin got out and we stop watching. I thought I understood the game, I could predict it, after watching it for a decade, until that day at Eden gardens.
Two humble men taught me why cricket is such a beautiful game. I believe if there’s one defining day in Indian cricket, it is that one. It is the Aug 15th of Indian cricket. It is the moment when neo comes back to life, the plot point, the twist in the tale, the rise from the ashes. India started to believe.

What a Giving Without Accepting!

Last week  we had this dyworks bazaar wherein there were samples for sale, most of them were baby products.  Finding the products expensive nobody purchased them. What happened to those products then...where did it go?
“Give those samples to an orphanage” instructed one gentle lady.

I searched through the yellow pages for orphanage contacts, found many of them but one one of them were willing to accept baby products  and that was “ASHA SADAN”

 I scheduled a day for going to ASHA SADAN – a home to the children abandoned by their parents and most of them being GIRL child (mothers are not aware of women power in this century).

Getting to the children's home created excitement, what would it be and what would be the reaction of the  children  towards strangers.

Well, when I got there, handed over the samples to the social worker Ms.Rosy (she was indeed rosy as she was wearing a full red saree). She asked me if I would like to visit the children and I could not say “NO”.