Can you smell the freshly cut paddy? Do you see colourful kites in the sky and colourful rangolis in front of homes? Have you come across bonfires in courtyards at the break of dawn?
If yes, then the spring season is upon us. Which for all the Telugus across the world means it’s Sankranthi time…
Here’s wishing all ye folks a Happy Bhogi, Cheerful Sankranthi and a fun filled Pongal.
The 2012 European Football Championships get underway today in Poland & Ukraine with the top sixteen teams in Europe battling it out for getting crowned the continent’s best team. Billed as the third biggest (er…fourth or fifth, if you believe the yoo-yes-yay doubters who say the Superbowl or NBA finals are bigger) global sporting event after the Olympics and the World Cup, the Euro is a coveted tournament for the football-crazy continent.
Of course Spain are the team to beat this year (reigning World Champions and Euro Champions and all that hoo-haa) and Germany & Netherlands are being touted as the next hot favourites. Italy, France and England the outside bets (why do I hear laughter). But is there a surprise on the cards? Can Croatia or Portugal do a ‘Greece’ and emerge champions of Europe?
All will be revealed on July 1st (too bad it will be revealed on Neo Prime/Sports *shudder*)
Folks, it’s the time of the year again when we usher in the new and flog out the old! some might say it is the onset of the spring and the departure of the winter but sure doesn’t feel like that!
Here’s wishing you and your loved ones a very Happy Bhogi, a Prosperous Bhogi and a Cheerful Sankranthi…
Wishing you all a Very Happy & Prosperous New Year! May 2012 not end as soon as the Mayans predicted…
P.S: If you didn’t read my ‘Old’ New Year Poem yet, suggest you head over here and check it out.
Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas! & a Happy New Year to follow…
The McLarens were quick on Friday and on Saturday’s practice sessions and many were of the opinion that Lewis Hamilton was a shoo-in for pole position. Pah! said Sebastian Vettel as he wheeled around in his Red Bull around the Yas Marina circuit as fast as he could and took Pole Position for Sunday’s race. Lewis Hamilton had to settle for second position, 0.141 seconds slower than Vettel with Jenson Button a teeny weensy 0.009 seconds behind in third.
Mark Webber starts from fourth with the two Ferraris of Fernando Alonso in fifth & Felipe Massa in sixth. Mercedes have Nico Rosberg and Michael Schumacher seventh and eight with the two Force Indias of Adrian Sutil and Paul Di Resta completing the top ten.
It was a thrilling finale to Q3 as first Button took provisional pole as the Chequered Flag fell on the session but Hamilton came steaming in behind to usurp his teammate by the slenderest of margins – 0.009 seconds to be exact! Vettel was running the last and he beat Hamilton’s time quite effortlessly, equalling Nigel Mansell’s most-pole-positions-in-a-year record in the process.
Here’s wishing all of you and your near and dear ones a very Happy Diwali. Despite what Coca-Cola tells you, light only as many diyas as you need