Pakistan vs World Xl !

International Cricket has returned to Pakistan after many years and Pakistan Fans are very happy. Pakistan will be playing with World Xl team which is the mixture of top players from various teams including South Africa, England, West Indies, New Zealand etc.

The World XI outfit, led by South Africaโ€™s captain, Faf du Plessis, has an array of superstars and renowned players. The ultimate aim of the three match series is to announce the resumption of cricket in the nation ravaged by political tensions for some time now.

Pakistan however, dealt a blow recently, when their ace pacer Mohammad Amir underwent fitness issues. Currently playing the county in the UK for Essex, Amir was recently ruled out of a game, owing to him failing a fitness Test. As a result, his participation in the three match series now remains critical.

However, former England captain and a member of the World XI team, Paul Collingwood was quite upbeat about the series. In his article for icccricket.com, Collingwood praised the move to resume cricket in the nation.

Pakistan Squad: Sarfraz Ahmed, Fakhar Zaman, Ahmed Shehzad, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Umar Amin, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Fahim Ashraf , Hasan Ali, Aamer Yamin, Mohammad Amir, Rumman Raees, Usman Khan, Sohail Khan

World XI Squad: Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, George Bailey, Paul Collingwood, Ben Cutting, George Elliott, Tamim Iqbal, David Miller, Tim Paine, Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy, Samuel Badree, Morne Morkel, Imran Tahir

The match is Scheduled tomorrow ( 12 September ) at 5:00 pm AST . So sit back and Enjoy the Game. Any Queries do Comment below ๐Ÿ‘‡

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My 7 Months Journey in living Abroad

Its been 7 month I have been staying in Kuwait. I remember as soon as I Step outside Kuwait Airport, for the first time in life I experienced how it feels to live in 0ยฐC. And reaching the Camp at 1:00 am and first day at work at just 5:00 am the same day ๐Ÿ™‡ . Whenever I remember that day it always make a uncomfortable and sad for a moment.

So there are amazing places to visit in Kuwait and the most common is the Kuwait City, the capital and I also call it the centre of Kuwait. Its the only  place where you will get to see high Skyscrapers and Huge companies than any other in the country. And to be honest the only people you ll see are Indians ๐Ÿ˜€. Apart from there are otherss from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Philippines. 

So if we talk about the food then there’s everything I you ll find. Here Kuboos is very Common, it is roti made with wheat flour or all purpose flour. Before, kuboos was more familiar for malayalees who had a Middle East connection. But now it is in for everyone. Given here is an easy to make recipe. Khubz is usually baked in hot oven, but here we are going to prepare it in a flat non-stick pan.

I have been to Salmiya city and I think its the place where  lots of Goans live. There are malls, hotels, beach and a big park where its called a Salmiya Garden. Its always been fun if you have close friends or relatives Staying here. My  day Starts and its like Eat Sleep Work Repeat and it goes on. About holidays compared to India is less but the number of leaves is more that what I get in India. 3 Days Hala February, 3 days Ramadan Eid, and few days back I got 5 days off on Bakri Eid. 

One of the best things about living in Kuwait is you will find ‘n’ number of Super Cars, definitely I m a fan of Super cars. Ferrari, Porsche, Chevrolet (Camaro) you name it. I have made a Collection of pics of Supercars I have seen here. ๐Ÿ™Œ

But there’s a lot to explore yet, I haven’t yet visited The Kuwait Towers some beaches yet and I still have 1.5 months….Cheers ! ๐Ÿ’œ

Lalbaugcha Raja.

On occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi !                               

Lalbaugcha Raja  is the most famous Sarvajanik (Public) Ganapati,kept at Lalbaug,a prominent locality in Mumbai during Ganesh Chaturthi festival. The idol is kept for public display for Eleven days thereafter it is immersed on the auspicious day of Anand Chaturthi.It is believed that this Idol of Lord Ganesha is Navsacha Ganpati (which means the “one who fulfills all wishes”) and hence over 1.5 million people visit this Ganesh Pandal daily during the 10-day Ganesha festival.

In 2017, the Lalbaugcha Raja Ganpati is now in its 83rd year.The Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh idol has been organized by the kambli family for over eight decades now. The Kambli family have their workshop in a little lane off the main road in Lalbaug, not very far from where the pandal is located.

Lalbaugcha Raja ganesh utsav 2017 was  innuagrated on Friday 25th August 2017, early morning 4.00 AM by the Mandalโ€™s President Mr.Balasaheb Sudam Kamble. The same was  followed by Pratishthapana Puja. Post the Puja, Lalbaugcha Raja 2017 darshan is opened to all the devotees from early morning 6.00 AM onwards and the Lalbaugcha Raja souvenir for 2017 was published. Lalbaugcha Raja Charan Sparsh is available for 24 hours from early morning 6.00 AM, Friday โ€“ 25th August 2017 onwards. The Charan Sparsh darshan will be closed on Monday โ€“ 4th September 2017, Morning  10.00 am.People of all faith visit Lalbaugch for Charan Sparsh( Touch Feet) and get blessing of Lord Ganesh. Lakhs of People are Standing in queue 24/7 to get the blessings of Lord Ganesh.

Routes -To reach here one can come from Chinchpokali or Byculla Station. (Depending upon the length of the line) The Mukh Darshan queue is also reachable from Cotton Green Station on Harbour Railway.)    Ganpati Bappa Morya.

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Heavy Downpour in Mumbai !

The financial capital of India is witnessing unprecedented torrential rain in a short period of time. Three people, including two minors, were killed in two separate house collapse incidents. 

The India Meteorological Department has warned of heavy showers today. Meanwhile, The State Disaster Management Authority has said rains in the megapolis, which came to a standstill following incessant downpour, are likely to be lesser today. The incessant rainfall has affected train schedules, flight and road traffic severely. The maximum city yesterday saw a whopping 298 mm of rainfall, the highest in a day in August since 1997. This was second only to 346.2 mm of rainfall registered on August 23 in 1997, as per reports. According to the IMD, the well-marked low-pressure area over the Mumbai region is likely to be upgraded to ‘depression’, which would mean more rains. ( Credits: Financial Express.)


Poor Drainage Systems in India has always been a problem in Mumbai. Many projects were inaugurated after the horrific 2005 Floods. For sure it was a like Recap. Thousands peoples were stranded at the Stations Airports, Railway services were halted and many vehicles were submerged in water.

Hats Off to #Ola they were providing free shuttles from various locations for those who were stranded. Five Flood rescue teams and two diving teams were ready to render assistance at different locations across Mumbai. No matter the condition was worse but many peoples came out for help in providing shelters and food for the peoples who are stranded. Schools and College are shut today and some Big events like Pro Kabaddi League cancelled. ( Some of the Pics and Videos. ๐Ÿ‘‡) 

Raksha Bandhan :The Unbreakable Bond between Brother and Sister.

I remember as a kid even My sisters used to tie me a Rakhi, its a festival of Hindus but everyone in the Country celebrates. ๐Ÿ˜Š

In India, festivals are the celebration of togetherness, of being one of the family. Raksha Bandhan is one such festival that is all about affection, fraternity and sublime sentiments. It is also known as Raksha Bandhan which means a ‘bond of protection’. This is an occasion to flourish love, care, affection and sacred feeling of brotherhood.
On the day of Rakhi, sisters prepares the pooja thali with diya, roli, chawal, rakhi thread and sweets. The ritual begins with a prayer in front of God, then the sister ties Rakhi to her brother and wishes for his happiness and well-being. In turn, the brother acknowledge the love with a promise to stand by his sister through all the good and bad times.

Sisters tie Rakhi on the wrist of their brothers amid chanting of mantras, put roli and rice on his forehead and pray for his well-being. She bestows him with gifts and blessings. In turn, brothers also wish her a good life and pledges to take care of her. He gives her a return gift. The gift symbolizes the physical acceptance of her love, reminder of their togetherness and his pledge. The legends and the reference in history repeated, the significance of the festival is emphasized.


On the day of Rakhi, sisters prepares the pooja thali with diya, roli, chawal, rakhi thread and sweets. The ritual begins with a prayer in front of God, then the sister ties Rakhi to her brother and wishes for his happiness and well-being. In turn, the brother acknowledge the love with a promise to stand by his sister through all the good and bad times.
Sisters tie Rakhi on the wrist of their brothers amid chanting of mantras, put roli and rice on his forehead and pray for his well-being. She bestows him with gifts and blessings. In turn, brothers also wish her a good life and pledges to take care of her. He gives her a return gift. The gift symbolizes the physical acceptance of her love, reminder of their togetherness and his pledge. The legends and the reference in history repeated, the significance of the festival is emphasized.

Raksha bandhan has been celebrated in the same way with the same traditions for many years. Only the means have changed with the changing lifestyle to make the celebration more elaborate and lively. This day has an inherent power that pulls the siblings together. The increasing distances evoke the desire to be together even more. All brothers and sisters try to reach out to each other on this auspicious day. The joyous meeting, the rare family get-together, that erstwhile feeling of brotherhood and sisterhood calls for a massive celebration.

For everyone, it is an opportunity to reunion and celebrate. People also share tasty dishes, wonderful sweets and exchange gifts. It is a time to share their past experiences also. For those who are not able to meet each other, rakhi cards and e-rakhis and rakhis through mails perform the part of communicating the rakhi messages. Hand made rakhis and self-made rakhi cards are just representation of the personal feelings of the siblings.

Raksha bandhan has been celebrated in the same way with the same traditions for many years. Only the means have changed with the changing lifestyle to make the celebration more elaborate and lively. This day has an inherent power that pulls the siblings together. The increasing distances evoke the desire to be together even more. All brothers and sisters try to reach out to each other on this auspicious day. The joyous meeting, the rare family get-together, that erstwhile feeling of brotherhood and sisterhood calls for a massive celebration.

For everyone, it is an opportunity to reunion and celebrate. People also share tasty dishes, wonderful sweets and exchange gifts. It is a time to share their past experiences also. For those who are not able to meet each other, rakhi cards and e-rakhis and rakhis through mails perform the part of communicating the rakhi messages. Hand made rakhis and self-made rakhi cards are just representation of the personal feelings of the siblings.

(Source : RakshaBandhan.com Pic Credits:- 

GOT is Back! And so are the Memes ๐Ÿ˜‚

Finally the Game of Thrones S7 is back and currently on the third Episode. What’s more funny is Twitter is Flooded with memes and to be honest I ve started making some. Its the best way to get more Insta Likes and new GOT friends. Here are some of the funniest memes I have seen on Twitter today .๐Ÿ˜‚


When we saw Ed sheeran in one of the Episodes.

If you are  GOT Fan then you must have enjoyed this Blog. Can’t Wait for next episode, keep watching. ๐Ÿ™Œ 

Parents Day !

National Parentsโ€™ Day honors all parents on the fourth Sunday in July

In May we celebrated mothers, and in June we celebrated fathers.  It follows that in July we can bring all our parents together and show them some appreciation all at once.  Parents play a vital role in the lives of children.  From the day we are born, parents are our protectors, teachers, providers and role models.  As families, they are the core of our communities.  On National Parentsโ€™ Day, we honor all parents do every day to raise up their children in a world that is constantly changing and challenging.

               

HOW TO OBSERVE:
Spend some time with your parents or visit someone who was like a parent to you.  Post on social media using #NationalParentsDay and encourage others to join in.

HISTORY:

National Parentsโ€™ Day was established in 1994 when President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional Resolution into Law  (36 U.S.C. ยง 135) for: recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.โ€  The bill was introduced by Republican Senator Trent Lott. 

HAPPY PARENTS DAY TO ALL !

Source: National Day Calendar.

Making New Friends !

Well  you are using Facebook for years and like everyday you Post, Chat with the friends you know and it continues the same and is very boring. But ever you have made any new Foreign Friends which you never thought you did meet them? Its been months I have been staying abroad and my activity on Social networks changed a little….. just ๐Ÿ‘Œ much.

I came across Smule app where you can sing and peoples from all around the Globe Collab with you . This app has became my hobby and I usually Sing when I am free. So I came across a group on Facebook called ‘Singtopia’. It is a closed group with 9K members from all over the world meet. You need a Smule ID and some Collabs to join it.
So what I do is  I share my links on it and others join, Some have Meet ups, some makes an amazing group Songs, Weekly Themes to sing about that particular Genre etc. Since than I have made so many new friends, that we always join each other in Songs, chat, Discussions. I have been so much in love with this group that everyday there’s something new and entertaining to look for.

Here’s one of my Smule Duets that I had made with one of my Smule Buddies. If you one to come up with something to do in free time, check out the Smule app. ๐Ÿ‘Œ

@smule Proud to be a part of 9K members group #Smule #SingtopiaOC #SmulePickRhythm #OMI #Cheerleaders with #CharyHummel

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Hope you liked it. ๐Ÿ’œ (let me know if the Video is not Visible.)

Women Power : WWC Finals

โ€‹Harmanpreet Kaur‘s scintillating 115-ball unbeaten 171 against Australia in the semi-final of the 2017 Women’s World Cup was one of those innings that will go down in history as one of the best ever.

The Indian all-rounder made otherwise ‘world-class’ Aussie bowlers look helpless as she continued to humiliate them by knocking boundary after boundary. The 36-run victory on Thursday helped India book a spot in the finals, where they will face hosts England.

After Indian skipper Mithali Raj elected to bat first on winning the toss in a rain-shortened 42-overs-a-side semi-final at the County Ground, Kaur hammered her third One-day International ton, filled with 20 fours and seven massive sixes, to set a daunting 282-run target for the opponents to chase.

Australian Women tried their best in their batting with Blackwell scoring 90 and Villaini  75 but was all out on 245 runs at 41.1 overs.
India will face the mighty England on Sunday at London, and we are prepared for it. I wish our Womens team Luck and give their best in finals and make India Proud ๐Ÿ’œ