When Iniesta sat alone after the lights went out.

In sports, like in life, one day you need to move out of the arc lights. That day is defined by your mind. Physical injury and the management of sport is just one aspect. But the mind, till it ventures to switch off, the body does not give in.   Andre Agassi explained this in his autobiography “Open”. The frailty of the body is far superceded by the excellence of mind. His last Wimbledon was an excellent case in point. The mind needed another run at the championship. The body…

IBM Watson and how It’s taking on the world!

In the 19th century, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence and Cloud Computing were just theoretical concepts, which were slowly put into practice during the 20th century. Today, in 2017, IBM has successfully combined all three technologies into one super thinking cognitive system named “Watson”. Watson is a question answering computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language, developed in IBM’s Deep QA project by a research team led by principal investigator David Ferrucci. Watson was named after IBM’s first CEO, industrialist Thomas J. Watson. The computer system was specifically developed to…

The Clash Of Clans!

As expected, the BCCI has rejected the offer of playing a day-night Test in Australia. The CoA was seeking some practice for the Indian players before they participated in a floodlit Test. It is a shame that despite having trialed Duleep Trophy matches in 2016 and 2017 with the pink ball, only four of India’s Test regulars featured in those matches. If only the BCCI were so serious about the format, they should have either made the national side cricketers play those games or staged D/N Ranji Trophy matches too.…

Having Hairfall? Don’t worry!

Are you having a lot of hairfall and quite afraid that it may all fall out soon? In that case your fear is quite justifiable because hair loss is an issue which not even the renowned doctors can take care of sometimes making them shift to other artificial practices such as hair transplant, stem-cell treatment to name a few. Balding patterns are quite prevalent throughout the world. Doctors classify them as the type 1, type 2, type 3 and type 4 balding patterns. What we don’t understand is that to…

Pseudo-Feminism: The New Evil In The Society

Feminism, sexism, fascism, criticism or any ‘isms’ that prevail in this society has an underlying rule. If you misuse these terms, you are bound to look stupid to any imbecile out there. The fraudulent use of powerful words to implement ideologies and rights have recently created a dent in this society. Well, of course, we could push it away as nothing short of a Freudian Slip, but are we really going to be that ignorant? Who is the better sex? Let us not indulge in that conversation yet, in fact,…

Who had the Last Laugh?

  He appeared seriously disgruntled, head down, hands on his hips, contemplating the futility with a shake of his head, before reluctantly advancing towards the dressing room. Yes! I’m talking about Gianluigi Buffon. Someone who made his debut over 20 years ago and has been a role-model and motivator on and off the pitch. Throughout its journey from stardom to darkness and back to the very top, one name remained constant, Gianluigi Buffon. ZINEDINE ZIDANE: “ Say that again?”     9th July 2006. I was a vibrant kid back then…

The Boss of all Dishes

The craving, sorry the ‘lust’ began way back in 2011. As the bell rang on a Wednesday afternoon, as it glorified the lunch break, a student’s favourite hour of the day, the first thing we did was ask each other if we had enough cash. The minute we did, we considered ourselves worthy enough for the fight. We ran from our classrooms. The battle was on! There was no stopping us. I was never a runner, even going in the lift would leave me famished. But Wednesdays in my school…

Is that Nawazuddin Siddiqui??

What do you do when someone you love gets hurt? You do your due diligence, you go to the cops, and you wait for the system to reward you for the lakhs in tax you’ve paid. It’s a process – one that has plenty of loop holes and pitfalls. During this process, what do you do with the rage?   Verdict: A vigilante thriller, Sridevi’s ‘Mom’ explores dark alleyways within and without. Such scenarios have long been exploited in thriller after thriller – from No One Killed Jessica to Talvar.…

Google’s AI lets you talk to books!

Yes, you heard it right! Search giant Google’s new AI experiment has you talking to books. Sounds kind of absurd, right? Well, this is proof that Google’s work in natural language understanding is getting better all the time! Google has been working on Artificial Intelligence for quite some time, and now it has given the world a small fun glimpse of how far they’ve reached. Google’s Research Division announced three new AI experiments under “Semantic Experiences” that lets web users fiddle with semantics and natural language processing. One of the…

#TheShapeOfWater

  Del Toro, re-checking the Best Film envelope, “This is to everyone who wants to use Fantasy to tell a real story. You can do it. This Oscar is a door. Kick it in.” Including Best Film, Del Toro’s vision earned 4 Oscars: Best Director, Production Design, and Original Score (Alexandre Desplat) Fun fact: Desplat used whistling sounds in the Score to give you an underwater feel throughout. And most of the Fish Man’s breathing was just Del Toro. Best Film!!! #TheShapeOfWater