It's surprising that the official Indian Olympics page at http://www.olympic.ind.in/, still has no information on the Athletes qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. It's a pretty shoddy website though. Why in the world is the ANOC presenting Kalmadi with an award anyway? More importantly, what can we do to get rid of Kalmadi?Indian Olympics - Thursday, June 19, 2008 -
In any case, Wikipedia came to my rescue once again. Here's the listing for Indian Athletes qualified (or in the process of qualifying) for the Beijing 2008 Olympics.
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Orkut has been around a while - and I had dismissed the whole thing as just another social networking site. I finally did accept invitations to join, and found half the planet on there already. Well, atleast half of the planet that I care about. While browsing the statistics on the site, I found it interesting that over 50% of the people on Orkut are from Brazil. I imagined the US being there (in second place), and India is too. These 3 countries account for about 90% of Orkutians. (Orkutites, Orkutwallas ...)OrkutWorld - Friday, February 23, 2007 -
A self-financed engineering college during my years there from 1994-98 - has a reputation of being a terrible place to get an education. The unnecessarily strict and borderline ridiculous rules making the four (or five if you are in the architecture group) years of school, a journey to hell and back.Sathyabama Engineering College - Monday, February 27, 2006 -
It has its own WikiPedia entry now. An entry that I have tried to keep clean - but one that is often vandalised by "former students" that insist on taking the entry away from its primary goal of indicating what the college/institution really is about.
Yes, I got Suspended, stood in the sun for Office Duty, was rebuked for Not Shaving and a lot of the other stuff that people whine about. At the same time I Solved Crossword Puzzles the first two hours of the day, Spoke to Girls without devious spy techniques, had the chance to Visit the Ladies Hostel, even Bunked a few classes, ate some awesome Biryani every now and then, made some Great Friends, picked up a Decent Education, and almost Had a Blast.
I have no clue how things are now, since the college is now part of the Jeppiar University - but I dont think it was anywhere as bad as people make it seem. Do leave a comment on what you remember from your days at the institution if you are a former student, or clean up the Wikipedia entry if you have the time.
Whiners will always be whiners ...
It's not just Shiva Kesavan in the luge this time. There are a total of four Indian athletes including him. Here's the complete list.India at the Winter Olympics - Tuesday, February 07, 2006 -
As I write this, the last session of the series has just begin, with England about 230 runs ahead with 3 wickets in hand, and 47 odd overs to be bowled. If you include a couple of overs for the change of innings, things are already looking dicey for Australia.The Ashes - Sunday, September 11, 2005 -
Australia were the overwhelming favourites when they landed up in England, but it's quite amazing how things have changed in the past month or so. Names like Jones, Flintoff and Pietersen are bound to become legends in England atleast, and tied with this Ashes series forever. I certainly expected England to take back the Ashes someday, but I did not expect it to happen this year, in this series.
Australia will still continue to be the leading nation in Test cricket, but I wonder what this means for the super series that is to be played later this year. If this is really the beginning of the end, it opens a place for the other teams to reach the top. England, of course, are the front runners to take over the top spot, but India are not too far behind in Test cricket.
Exciting times for Test cricket ahead. (The less I speak of one-day cricket and the Indian team, the better).