Sunday, October 23, 2011

Angrez... Getting restless and mannerless


--> It is called the gentleman's game and the term  most probably came from England itself. But if you see the English team on the field during their tour present tour of India, you'll certainly see the "gentlemen" part not being applicable on the present English players. I don't claim Indian cricketers to be most calm ones on the field but the way the English are behaving is miles away from being calm and composed.
India played ODIs after losing all the Tests in England and even while they were losing ODIs one after the other, it looked like their focus was more towards performing in the matches rather than on sledging and venting their frustration out on the other team.



On the other hand, the English players seems to be completely shocked and surprised by the one blow after the other that they don't know how to react, what do to! That might explain their body language and reactions on the field. 10 years back, if an English player had said something to an Indian batsman, he might have had got away with a smile but not today especially in front of this all young Indian cricket team which is filled with a different kind of pride and confidence that the Indian cricket never had before. We are on the top now, and no-one has even a slightest of doubt about that. When asked about the exchange of words part by Ravi Shashrti, Raina clearly said that it's hard to digest one defeat after the other and that they are really willing to send England home with 0-5 clean-sweep gift.

Fourth step to redeem pride


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Becoming world champs is one thing and retaining the pride associated with it is quite another. Like what happened in 1983, after winning the world cup, we lost quite badly in next few series. This has happened with few other teams as well. But those were different times for India, as we were underdogs when we won the Cup in 1983. But in the World Cup 2011, we were among the top contenders and we lived upto the expectations. Though, the fate turned out to be similar in the second series after the Cup. It was a clean sweep for England in all the formats of the game, be it Test, ODI or T20. History repeated itself.
Now, when the England is in India after the India’s forgettable tour of England, there has been a change of fortunes for both the teams. India is standing tall in the five match series by winning first three matches in row and the fourth one in progress. This change was desperately awaited by Indians as the series is considered as the series of redemption. And it is necessary for Team India to show their mettle and wash away the blot that India’s tour of England had put on the World Champions.
Looking at the way it is going, England is going to have hard times here in India. And it’s good for India to gain the lost momentum and let England be content with the great Indian hospitality outside the cricket field.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

What is Windows 8 Developer Preview?



Windows 8 is the new upcoming Operating System from Microsoft Windows family. The recently announced Windows 8 aspires to be the next big release in the market as it's not just another version of Windows Operating System but it is a whole different way in which Microsoft views it's most loved baby, Windows.

Windows 8 will be the operating system not just for traditional PCs but for every other device that runs a featured Operating System. This includes desktops, laptops, netbooks, and tablets. The usual Windows desktop is transformed by what is called Windows start screen that has all the applications that you want to use just a click or touch away.



That's just at the face of it, otherwise it also has many new developments inside that makes it really interesting. These new features are yet to be fully revealed and experienced. 

Here is a video from Microsoft that will give you some idea.

  

The first thing I felt after getting aware of this was "Wow, I want to check it out!" and yes, it is possible through Windows Developer Preview.

Windows Developer Preview is the test version of Windows 8 that is released by Microsoft for the developers and testers. Check the post below to know how to download and install it on your machine. It is not that complex.


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