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ABD, the Mr. 360 who dared to hit a reverse sweep against fast bowlers announces his sudden retirement, bringing an end to that glorious generation of cricketers.

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The man who redefined cricket techniques and reached perfection in all forms of international cricket, AB de Villiers announced his retirement yesterday. Defining outstanding cricketing, he has been the inspiration to many people.

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There have been such marvelous players like Mr. Sachin Tendulkar, Mr. Virendra Sehwag, Mr. Adam Gilchrist, Mr. Saurav Gangly, Mr. Brendon McCullum and Mr. AB de Villiers. He managed to secure his name with these legends making his own identity. With his athletic personality and dedication towards the game, he became Mr. 360 who could hit any ball in any direction of the field.

He represented South Africa and is one of the most loved players all across the world. Indians look at ABD as the man who has thrashed the most unexpected shots, gets the most amazing catches and has been the one to hit the most stunning sixes. Even if it’s India vs South Africa World Cup Finals, when ABD comes to bat the entire crowd
chants “ABD, ABD”. That’s the kind of love he has gained from people where they forget the competition and admire the rigorous knocks of Mr. 360.

If we go down the memory lane, this is why ABD is so special and why we will remember him as The 360 degree Man:

He holds the record for the fastest 50, 100 and 150 in ODI History, all against West Indies.

He shares the World Record of the most number of sixes in a ODI innings with Rohit Sharma and Chris Gayle.

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He stunningly is the only batsman to average 50 plus in ODI’s in seven continuous calendar years from 2009-2015.

He has scored the most runs and centuries for South Africa in the World Cups with 1207 runs from 22 innings at 63.52.

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Not only a terrific batsman, he has been the only wicket keeper to score a 100 and perform 5 or more dismissals in each innings of a test.

Well, these are just the tip of the iceberg. People who have witnessed ABD batting or fielding or wicket keeping know that his excellence is beyond statistics and figures.
We cannot compile his dedication, talent and sportsman spirit in these records. He has set his own limits by winning not only matches but also the hearts of people around the world. He announced his retirement by saying, “ After 114 Test matches, 228 ODIs and 78 T20’s, it is time for others to take over. I’ve had my turn and to be honest, I’m tired.”

His sudden retirement left fans all over the world in a shock. We will no more witness ABD on the field with that positive and confident attitude towards the game. Indeed, as fans we all want him to continue playing but then we need to respect his decision.

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It is an emotional moment for all cricket fans who have been lucky to watch him reframe the concepts of cricket. His bat rotated in every direction of the field, producing the most stunning and unexpected shots that left us dumbstruck. It was a show called the ABD Show when he batted on the field.

The legend of cricket, Mr. Sachin Tendulkar said, “ To Play a reverse sweep of a fast bowler, nobody had imagined. But AB de Villiers played it.”

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The man who won hearts all through his shining cricket career will be missed by the entire cricket fraternity. He may not have any ICC Trophy to his credit as a captain, but he has the highest honor of being loved and adored by the world.
He has the honor of breaking competition in cricket and bringing people together, chanting for players and not countries. For when he played, there was no India or South Africa. It was only “ABD”.

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Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the pillar of Indian politics quietly passed away.

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Atal Bihari Vajpayee: The man who lived life to the fullest, was a great politician, a teacher, a writer, a journalist and above all, a lover of humanity. His charismatic persona seems so fresh even today after his sudden demise. He was not just a politician who reframed Indian politics but was a legend. A legend who lived for people and was settled to spread love and togetherness. Born in 1924, he had witnessed the freedom struggle and the urge to make India the finest country reflected in his actions. He was someone even the opposition respected for his personality. An orator whose words and poetry never failed to strike a chord left silently without uttering a single word.

Atal Ji when spoke, people sat down to listen to the master’s thoughts and philosophies to life. Each of his speech and words still echoes in the ears of every Indian. He was an inspiration, a lively person who never failed to sound exemplary. His words, his thoughts, and his journey will live in each of India’s citizen. His dreams and visions for India will continue to motivate every generation. Let us take a road down the memory lane and realize the greatness of the legend.

ATAL JI’s POLITICAL APPROACH

It’s difficult to summarize his commendable journey in a few words. His early political career began in 1942 and continued till 1975. It was his skills as an orator and writer when Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru predicted that Atal Ji would someday become the Prime Minister of India. He founded and established Bhartiya Janta Party as a National party. He pictured a fearless leader in 1996 upon his appointment as the Prime Minister of India. All his career, he fought for the right. He believed that there are differences in thoughts but there should never be any personal differences. 

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It was under his jurisdiction that India performed their second nuclear test series at Pokhran. He did not fear the international powers and their pressure, for his first priority always remained India. It was under his jurisdiction that the Indian Army fearlessly fought Pakistan and won the Kargil War. Nothing feared him when it was about the betterment and safety of India. He was not a BJP leader but, the leader above all politics, for he truly served the nation.

 THE POET AND ORATOR

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The words “jhoojne ka mera iraada na tha, mod par milege iska waada na tha” still echo and motivate us. Atal ji wrote poetry about life, death, philosophy, happiness, love and what not! His poetry was as deep as an ocean and his words never failed to inspire us. He was a confident orator whose voice reflected the power and injected an energy in every citizen of India. He always had even the opposition hearing him silently for he always spoke beyond politics. If you ever heard him, his poems and voice always left everybody dumbstruck for the depth of his thoughts.

THE RAM-LAKSHMAN RELATION

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Atal Ji and LK Advani Ji were known as the Ram-Lakshman of Indian politics. They were not just political partners who worked for the growth of BJP but were an example of true friendship. A 65-year-old friendship today saw the loss of Ram. It doesn’t matter that he isn’t physically present today but this friendship will remain eternal in the books of Indian politics. They stood by each other in all the ups and downs and even today LK Advani ji stood beside his best friend. They made the party together, went to the prison together but how unfortunate Advani ji must have felt that he is the one left alone today.

ATAL JI’s ATTRACTIVE PERSONA

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Apart from a politician, he was a very heartwarming person. He was a lover of food, Indian music, and dance and loved to involve with people. He loved to live life, watch movies and always inspire people to stay happy. His persona was so positive that even a sad person ended up smiling. His gift of literature became his strength in politics. He loved to talk and his oration skills were par excellence. He had opposition parties but no one ever hated him. Atal ji was loved by all, for his soul was as pure as his words.  

There are very few people born like Atal Ji. The man who motivated people with his energetic speeches remains eternal. The man whose literature reflected life remains eternal. The man whom everyone loved for his pure soul remains eternal. Today, his eyes maybe shut but his words, charisma, oration, diplomacy, and humanity made him the purest soul ever born.

He was a rare gem awarded with the Bharat Ratna : his space can never be filled. His dreams will continue to inspire the country.

He was a politician but he will always be remembered as a positive, inspiring, poetic, full of life person. He was a rare gem and his space can never be filled. As he has always said :

“Mai jee bhar jeeyamai mann se marun

Laut kar aaungakooch se kyun darun.”

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Friendship gifts : Ten tingles to tackle this diamond friendship week.

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“They wrap up my body with their opulence,
They cover up my brain with their cognizance.
We’ll bury up our casket of memories inside our graves,
Attach them with magnet and never let them clave.”

‘Friends’ play the best role in our life. Have you ever imagined the life without them? Pale, dark and ruined.

Friendship has the messy stupidity with cheerful reminiscence. This is the loud relation of those voiceless communication capturing the endless emotions. These are those colourful rides and 5 AM addiction.

Some bonds are unbreakable and yet this bond calls itself ‘Friendship’.

Friendship day serves the epitome dessert. Friends delight up in the forms of perfect and blissful memories. Some of these gifts glorify the odes to precious bonds.

Food dates

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”Party?” Ever heard about this word. In every small reasons and happiness, we celebrate one. Food has always been a mere battle between health and tongue. We explore, we taste , we date. Yes! We date the flavours. The food aroma’s our life with its essence. The best gift cherished lifelong are these food dates. So this one tit-bit is wholeheartedly welcomed from my side this friendship day. Treat to taste and lick to grace.

Cuddling Cards

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‘Hand fabricated love always regard the casket of foster endurance’ .

The hand-made cards cuddle up the packet of magical memories. With each passing day, they grow older and older. What remains is just that lucky femme fatale of intimacy. The craze and reaction by receiving this gift with purely packed love filters their heart.

Imperishable Friendship Locket

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“Something close, something unique”, touches your soul down and deep. “Close to heart or Close to brain”, makes my presence always insane. This lucky charm I gift you as a souvenir of our friendship, protecting you from the life long hurdles and hardships.

Unfading Frame

 

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The eros of treasure acquires a miracle to smile, to cherish up those unfaded goals planned together. The frame of friendship confines to a diamond coat to cover those heartily moments. This frame is a precious gift this friendship day enshrines to the spirit of our goals.

Witty Cats

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Attention and wit acquires one’s humour. The pretty eyes reflecting cats are the spirit of the best friends who always stand as the backbone to one another. This symbol of giggling cheers to uncontrollable tears shows an emotional bond connected with strong despair.

Trust Time Togetherness

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The only gift we need is the trust. More the trust, more the understanding. Best Friends never judge each other, they only agree what their friend has said. This is where that blooming trust adheres. Another gift they need is only a little time from the busy schedule to pour up all the dramas and pain.

This two precious presents keep them together. What all the best gift they want is the three T’s.

A travel trip together

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‘Traveling with best buddies is unbound fun’. Why not make this fun real? Pack up the bags with clothes, snacks and beers. Make this summer friendship week memorable at the chilling Shimla icebergs.

Respect

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We care , we love , we fight, we respect. This is the most faithful gift yet attained. It is the confined credence with the gleaming glory of assurance. They don’t want praises but only the dignified esteem of each other’s happiness. Perhaps, it’s the best gift a friend could hold.

Lifelong Promise

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One makes promises and secrets to keep them. These are the situations we tangle with. They are not any burden or ruptures, but they are the endowment gained. These are not the pragmatic tackles but the realistic gift to life.

Bonding Books

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The merriment and refreshment that cures the mind are the books. They not only bond the characters but also relate to the life. Our life is an open book in front of our friends. The pages read are just the life phases. ‘Gift your friend the best book to read and explore up their life.’

The ten perquisites serve as the attachment to affix the moments.On friendship day we tie the friendship band and celebrate the precious day with our friends. But do you know what’s the significance of this? The knots tied are the parole promises. These are the precious bonds the heart adores.

Come let’s tie up those knots of friendship for life.

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Lucknow: The ‘mast’ man is here with the best compilation of his humor. Get ready for a ‘Biswa coaster’ ride this 10th of August.

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“Audience is God’s gift and, I work hard to keep up with them as long as I’m alive.”

Biswa Kalyan Rath is such a beauty! A sulky engineer and a multilingual thinker, an inspirational figure and a stand-up comedian, Biswa has played every role with pride. Actually, he’s more than just a commoner. 

Biswa’s early life was no less than a Columbus ride!

He graduated from IIT Kharagpur in Biotechnology, but humbly accepted that he was never acquainted with his major. On one of his social media accounts, he wrote that his CGPA was hopeless, he started with a 15k job, switched many work fields, even fought depression! 

He didn’t give up though. Worked hard, took up challenges, and look where he is today!

We love this man :’)

As weird as Biswa?

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He is just so cool that people love him and hate him, but can’t just stay away from him. They’ve even created similes to honor him through figures of speech. This is huge!

His friends have confessed on social media that Biswa fought with his teachers and sided with his friends, given that they were right of course! 

Insults, deep insults. Even more insults.

A die-hard Biswa fan is crazy about the trademark ‘Biswa insults.’ There is no one, absolutely no one who didn’t face roasting at the hands of this man! He has some real talent for insulting others with such intense wits that it doesn’t seem like an insult anymore. 

 

Aye tatti, tera naam kya hai-biswa

 

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We’ll be afraid that the world can meet its doom but Biswa’s take on doomsday will make us roar with laughter. He can outrun God in a conversation to make his word as final. That’s the ‘Biswa charm’ that Lucknow will soon be absorbed in.

The Punchliners are bringing Biswa in our lovely Lucknow on this 10th August. He always has a different take on different places. Let’s see how this Mast Aadmi will spot the city of Nawabs.

Don’t wait and purchase the tickets or DM us for details. See You there!

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