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15 Really Cool Facts to start your 2015 With

The US of A had its National Trivia day on 4th of January. That inspired us to get back to enlighten our readers (Hey! Are you still here?) What better than to start on a cliché 15 for 2015 type everybody is doing. 1. What THE 2. Mental Math 3. #MetaList 4. Patriotica 5. The Hipster’s decision […]

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  • Steve Nash- In basketball, Canada's own Steve Nash played two relatively quiet seasons with the Phoenix Suns when the club drafted him in 1996. Nash would then go on to make a name for himself with the Dallas Mavericks from 1998 to 2004. He made his return to Phoenix as a 30-year-old and would go on to win the Most Valuable Player award in 2005 and 2006.

    Steve Nash- In basketball, Canada's own Steve Nash played two relatively quiet seasons with the Phoenix Suns when the club drafted him in 1996. Nash would then go on to make a name for himself with the Dallas Mavericks from 1998 to 2004. He made his return to Phoenix as a 30-year-old and would go on to win the Most Valuable Player award in 2005 and 2006.

  • Jason Kidd- He started his career in Mavs before spending time with the Suns and Nets, leading the latter to the NBA Finals. Kidd found himself back in Dallas in 2008 and just three seasons later, helped them defeat the LeBron-led Heat for their first championship in franchise history.

    Jason Kidd- He started his career in Mavs before spending time with the Suns and Nets, leading the latter to the NBA Finals. Kidd found himself back in Dallas in 2008 and just three seasons later, helped them defeat the LeBron-led Heat for their first championship in franchise history.

  • Allen Iverson- He played for a decade with the Philadelphia 76ers before being traded to Denver Nuggets in 2006. Iverson returned to the Phikadelphia in 2009, playing only 25 games for a bad 76ers team. He was understandably a shadow of his former self, but the fans loved the short reunion even though it didn't bring any success.

    Allen Iverson- He played for a decade with the Philadelphia 76ers before being traded to Denver Nuggets in 2006. Iverson returned to the Phikadelphia in 2009, playing only 25 games for a bad 76ers team. He was understandably a shadow of his former self, but the fans loved the short reunion even though it didn't bring any success.

  • Michael Jordan- In his first stint with the Chicago Bulls, they won three consecutive NBA titles. But after the three-peat, Jordan inexplicably

    Michael Jordan- In his first stint with the Chicago Bulls, they won three consecutive NBA titles. But after the three-peat, Jordan inexplicably "retired" from basketball and went on a quixotic quest for a professional baseball career. He had a rather forgettable outing with Birmingham Barons and Scottie Pippen led Chicago wasn't doing too well either. In 1995, Jordan made his dramatic return to the NBA, wearing No. 45, his number with the Barons. He led the Bulls to their second three-peat from 1996-1998.

  • Kenny Dalglish-  Dalglish  was a player come manager for Liverpool between 1985-91 and tasted success early. He then moved to Blackburn Rovers and won the Premiership in 1994-95 in the last game of the season. In 1997, he signed as the manager of Newcastle United and in 1999 moved north of the border to Celtic.   In 2011, he was tempted back to the club by the sound of the Kop singing his name while Roy Hodgson (then Liverpool manager) stood helplessly by the dugout.

    Kenny Dalglish- Dalglish was a player come manager for Liverpool between 1985-91 and tasted success early. He then moved to Blackburn Rovers and won the Premiership in 1994-95 in the last game of the season. In 1997, he signed as the manager of Newcastle United and in 1999 moved north of the border to Celtic. In 2011, he was tempted back to the club by the sound of the Kop singing his name while Roy Hodgson (then Liverpool manager) stood helplessly by the dugout.

  • Harry Redknapp-  In his first stint with Portsmouth (2002-04), he won the Division One title and kept the club in the Premier League. Then after an argument with the owner he left the club to join  local rivals Southampton. Southampton's poor performance in the 2005-06 Championship meant Harry resigned and return to Portsmouth where he won the FA Cup in 2008.

    Harry Redknapp- In his first stint with Portsmouth (2002-04), he won the Division One title and kept the club in the Premier League. Then after an argument with the owner he left the club to join local rivals Southampton. Southampton's poor performance in the 2005-06 Championship meant Harry resigned and return to Portsmouth where he won the FA Cup in 2008.

Sportsmen who Went Back to their Original Team

King James is going back to Cleveland. But he is not the first sportsperson to go back to his original team. Here are some other stars who went back for sentimental reasons or otherwise.

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  • Abdul Rashid Khan (1908- still active): Vocalist Hindustani music

    Abdul Rashid Khan (1908- still active): Vocalist Hindustani music

  • Dinkar Balwant Deodhar (1892 - 1993) Maharashtra cricketer

    Dinkar Balwant Deodhar (1892 - 1993) Maharashtra cricketer

  • Nirad C. Chaudhuri (1897 - 1999) Bengali-English Writer

    Nirad C. Chaudhuri (1897 - 1999) Bengali-English Writer

  • Indra Devi (1899-2002) Yoga teacher

    Indra Devi (1899-2002) Yoga teacher

  • Kazi Lhendup Dorjee (1904 - 2007) Chief Minister, Sikkim

    Kazi Lhendup Dorjee (1904 - 2007) Chief Minister, Sikkim

  • Mohan Singh Oberoi (1898 - 2002) Hotelier, Founder of Oberoi Hotels

    Mohan Singh Oberoi (1898 - 2002) Hotelier, Founder of Oberoi Hotels

Indians Who Completed a Century

Veteran bollywood actress Zohra Sehgal passed away yesterday at the ripe old age of 102. Here are a few other Indians who reached the 3-figure mark.

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7 Indian Animals Nearing Extinction in the Next 7 Years

Last month Vivek Menon’s book Indian Mammals: A Field Guide was launched. The book isn’t quite the revised edition of his 2003 must have for subcontinental wildlife enthusiasts, A Field Guide to the Indian Mammals, but a new book altogether. If the current rate of poaching and  unsustainable development  continues, some of these animals may […]

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Rare Occurrence of Humour in Indian Budget Speeches

As the newly formed government presents its first budget, which will most likely be a lengthy speech (unpopular with most and criticized by many) filled with data, statistics and numbers , many news websites are trying to present it as it happens. Exhibit A. Exhibit B.  However, we’re in no hurry and take it easy […]

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6 Ways How Foreign Writers Describe India

Apart from issuing fatwas (not legal now) against Indians writers who hurt Indians’ sentiments we have to also argue with foreign writers who describe India using obsolete information (Hey Google, give us our right to be forgotten) or stereotypes (land of snakecharmers, seriously?!) or even lifestyle of a small community of India. Yes, pick a […]

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Unusual Indicators of an Economy’s Health

The OPECs, OECDs and the IBRDs of the world always come up with linear indicators of countries’ economic health (with equally boring names). No fun in those. So we dug up various platforms to identify certain economic indicators with positive correlation but not causation. Heavy Metal Music Heavy Metal sprouted originally from working-class kids in […]

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Classy Performances by Inanimate Objects in Bollywood Films

They don’t talk. They don’t react. Your wish is their command. But still, sometimes inanimate objects steal the show in a film. Talking about his critically acclaimed  performance in Cast Away, this is what Wilson had to say- “…….”. Yes, we weren’t expecting anything else from you Wilson. But hey, great show. Lunchbox Lunchbox was the […]

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Wilson’s Expressionlessness Did Not Go Unrecognized

Several times a year, the film industry puts on a huge show of celebrating actors’ achievements with a string of awards ceremonies. The paparazzi snap, and the recipients cry (genuine and fake), give over-the-top speeches and get all the credit. But what about the mute, expressionless, uncelebrated objects that really made some of our favorite […]

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  • Novak Djokovic of Serbia eats grass off the centre court as he celebrates defeating Roger Federer at Wimbledon 2014.

    Novak Djokovic of Serbia eats grass off the centre court as he celebrates defeating Roger Federer at Wimbledon 2014.

  • In 2005, John Arne Riise celebrated Liverpool's Champions League Semi Final win over Chelsea by baring nearly-all.

    In 2005, John Arne Riise celebrated Liverpool's Champions League Semi Final win over Chelsea by baring nearly-all.

  • Dinesh Ramdin was criticized by Viv Richards for the lack of runs. He scored a century against England at Edgbaston and took out this paper from his pocket that showed his frustration with Sir Viv.

    Dinesh Ramdin was criticized by Viv Richards for the lack of runs. He scored a century against England at Edgbaston and took out this paper from his pocket that showed his frustration with Sir Viv.

  • MotoGP racer Jorge Lorenzo donned a space suit for his trademark post-win flag-planting celebration in tribute to the American astronauts that walked on the moon.

    MotoGP racer Jorge Lorenzo donned a space suit for his trademark post-win flag-planting celebration in tribute to the American astronauts that walked on the moon.

  • Mo Farah and Usain Bolt head to the podium to trade celebrations styles on the final day of athletics at the London 2012 Olympics.

    Mo Farah and Usain Bolt head to the podium to trade celebrations styles on the final day of athletics at the London 2012 Olympics.

  • Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal  and celebrated by dropping his “too hot to handle” stick to the ice.

    Alex Ovechkin scored his 50th goal and celebrated by dropping his “too hot to handle” stick to the ice.

Unique Celebrations in Sports

Crazy. Yes, that’s the word.

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The not so Memorable Comeback Attempts by the Greatest of All Time

He is 33. Hasn’t won a grand slam in two years. And perhaps, is finally coming to the realization that his chances of winning another grand slam are diminishing all the time. However, that’s not what Roger Federer told reporters at SW19 yesterday. Some people are already calling it that yesterday’s final was his last, […]

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These Animals are more Educated than 80% Indian Students

Yes, you read it right. India has a Gross Enrollment Ratio in Higher Education Institutes around ~20%, says Deloitte. And these animals whether enrolled or not, have a bachelors, masters and in some cases Ph. D. degrees too – all offered by homo sapiens. Wonder how, wonder why? Read on. Colby Nolan Colby Nolan is […]

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This Excavator Mulcher Finishes a Tree in Seconds

This extreme machine from Canadian manufacturer Denis Cimaf swallows a tree in 15 seconds. As their website says- DENIS CIMAF Inc. specializes in developing high-performance industrial brushcutter-mulchers, land clearing equipments for excavators, backhoes, skid steers, forestry tractors and graders.  In applications such as land clearing, forest fire prevention, roadside maintenance or power, oil or gas […]

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Battle of Gettysburg: The Bloodiest Accidental War

The Battle of Gettysburg started by accident on July 1, 1863, when General Robert Lee and General George Meade’s army literally bumped into each other. The war ended two days later, exactly 151 years ago, with over 45000 casualties. This video will explain the hows and the whys in 5 minutes.

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