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Vote not because it’s meant to be but vote to get your voice heard!

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The heroic narrative of modern society has always been that democracy would prevail in the end. It in fact is the merry resilience of it that makes it to triumph amidst all odds. But there is this sorry-state-of-democracy where though entitled and able, people (even well educated!) refuse to use their franchise. Then, why exactly should I vote? Will my one vote make any empire fall or rise for that instance? Yes, it could say the results from all around! Here are some important events in U.S. history that were decided by just a few votes: ·         Richard Nixon, not John F. Kennedy, would have become President of the U.S. in 1960 if one person from each voting place had voted differently. ·         If just one U.S. Senator had voted differently, U.S. President Andrew Johnson would have been removed from office in 1867. ·         Texas might not have become part of the United States in 1845 if one U.S. Senator had voted differently.  The vote in the U.S. Senate was 27-25 to invite Texas …

Is this man too sexy for Saudi Arabia?

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The internet is abuzz with speculation that this is the man who was literally too sexy for Saudi Arabia.




Omar Borkan Al Gala, a smouldering poet, actor, and photographer from Dubai, is rumoured to be one third of the chiselled trio that was deported by Saudi authorities who feared that they would prove irresistible to the Kingdom's women.
The three men from the United Arab Emirates are said to have been removed from the Jenadrivah Heritage & Culture Festival in Riyadh because they were "too handsome".Women, and some men, across the world have been longing for a glimpse of the illegally attractive men and the internet's probing spotlight has fallen on Al Gala.
The young man, who appears to be wearing eye-liner in many of his Facebook glamour shots, posted a link to an article about the deportation with the comment: "This is what written in newspapers in over the world :)"
Although far from definitive proof, the post set off a stampede of speculation, which …

As Tendulkar turns 40, Rajdeep Sardesai relives key moments in God’s career through tweets – Part II

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Although he recently took sanyas from Twitter, Rajdeep Sardesai made an exception and offered to commemorate Sachin’s 40th birthday celebrations by going down memory lane and tweeting key moments in the little master’s glittering career. With an Old Monk in hand, soulful music in the background, and footage of the Sachin’s greatest knocks, Rajdeep began his tweet-marathon: (Read Part I of this series here) 2001 Winter Tour of South Africa: The final day of the second Test at Port Elizabeth witnessed a row that threatened to split cricket along racial lines. Match referee and former England Test cricketer, Mike Dennes, in a decision that reverberated like a thunderclap across the cricketing world, penalized Sachin for ball tampering while Saurav was handed a one match suspended sentence. As Cricinfo writer, Martin Williamson, recalls in this articleOn the fourth day Denness informed India he would be banning Tendulkar for one match, suspended for a year, for his actions. Ganguly was t…

As Tendulkar turns 40, Rajdeep Sardesai relives key moments in God’s career through tweets – Part I

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Although he recently took sanyas from Twitter, Rajdeep Sardesai made an exception and offered to commemorate Sachin’s 40th birthday celebrations by going down memory lane and tweeting key moments in the little master’s glittering career. With an Old Monk in hand, soulful music in the background, and footage of the Sachin’s greatest knocks, Rajdeep began his tweet-marathon: India’s tour of Pakistan in 1989: It all began in 1989 during India’s tour of Pakistan. It was the pre-liberalization era. Sunny’s departure had left a giant void in Indian cricket. Paaji referred to Kapil Dev. On November 15, 1989 in Karachi, a curly haired 15 year old made his Test debut, taking his guard against a formidable pace battery – Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis. It was baptism by fire; A new star lit up the cricketing firmament, one whose spectral luminosity the world had never seen before and perhaps never will.
December 1989; 4th Test, Sialkot: In the 4th Test, a Waqar Younus bouncer hit Sachi…