Could Sindhu have done anything differently at the Rio Olympics badminton final?

I was quite apprehensive even before the match started against Carolina Marin.

Looking back at the Semi Finals with Li Xuerui, it was obvious that Marin can be a tough nut to crack. It is not that she is unbeatable, but her confidence of being at the two world Championships finals, in fact winning both, and also winning the All England Finals definitely gives her an edge in the all important Olympics finals. 

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Carolina Marin at Rio finals against Sindhu

When I look back at the Final match, I could easily say that Marin gained advantage with the attack on Sindhu’s backhand. Sindhu’s backhand return lacked pace. There was not enough pace on her return from clears on her left side, which gave Carolina Marin an opportunity to build the attack. Till the time the shuttle was on her forehand, Sindhu would look to attack, but her backhand returns against the clears especially in the first two games let her down. (more…)

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Book Review – A student’s guide to traveling without spending money

I have traveled extensively, and I keep traveling. I know what it takes to travel.

You need a hell lot of money to put together a trip. No matter how stingy you are, travel still makes you spend, inspite of all your efforts to keep the budget low.

Travel Book

For those who love traveling, and dream traveling far and wide, but just don’t have enough left in the corpus, to plan their trip. Here is a little advice for you, and I am sure you will love my piece of advice. Believe me I haven’t seen anything like this before. I am talking about a student traveling guide that will help you plan trips and tours, without you having to spend money. (more…)

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Review about Program Movavi Photo Focus

Many times when the camera isn’t properly focused on the object you want to capture, the results are disastrous, and the photo gets blurred! Usually, many editors claim to fix blurred photos, but even then they can’t guarantee high-quality results. But with Movavi Photo Focus, you can convert blurred images into good quality pictures. Movavi Photo Focus

Movavi Photo Focus also enables you to ‘add’ blur to images to make them more creative. Usually, blur is added to highlight and put the focus on a specific part of the photograph. If your camera lens isn’t well equipped to add a photographic blur, you can add it later in editing a part by using this awesome software which enables you to highlight and focus any part of the photo, just with the touch of a finger. (more…)

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ICICI Prudential Value Discovery Mutual Fund has rewards

Mutual Funds have always fascinated me, and I thought why not write something which may help readers to choose one, if they desire so. This not a review and readers are free to voice their opinion in the comments section.  

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Value discovery fund has given a fair performance.  There is no entry load and 1 % exit load for redemption within a year, makes it a perfect plan for investors. It has low risk with investments across the fields, which includes, financial, energy, diversified, technology and healthcare. (more…)

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6 die in Munich terrorist attack

There are reports of gunmen attack in Munich, Germany where at least 6 people have been reported dead.

The attack took place at a Munich Mall. There are many injured in the shooting. Preliminary reports suggest that there are at least 3 gunmen who are still at large.

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Munich Police tweets after the shooting

 

The German Police have confirmed that it was a terrorist attack. The attack has taken place outside McDonalds. Eyewitness says there were many shots fired and people have been seen running for cover. Some hid behind store cabinet; everyone was trying his or her best to escape shooting. (more…)

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Sabato says ‘Obama a Muslim’

Actor Antonio Sabato Jr in his speech at the Republican National Convention says that Obama is a Muslim. He says that he fully believes Barrack Obama is not a Christian. He continues saying, he knows how Christians are. He is himself a Christian, and he firmly believes Obama doesn’t follow God.

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Donald Trump at one of his earlier rallies

Sabato has strong words when he mentions that US president Barrack Obama doesn’t go to church, and he is definitely on the other side. He grew up there, and  that’s where he comes from. (more…)

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Andy Murray wins Wimbledon 2016

Andy Murray has shown class and finesse in his three set demolition of Milos Raonic at the Wimbledon this evening.

The score of 6-4, 7-6, 7-6, is enough to suggest that Andy Murray was in his sublime best. His match fitness was definitely at its best. His movement on the court suggests that physically he was quite fit. Raonic meanwhile squandered too many chances with his high number of unforced errors.

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Prince William and Kate

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Serena Williams wins 22 Grand Slams

Serena Williams scripts history at Wimbledon today when she outlasts Angelique Kerber in the finals of Wimbledon 2016.

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Kerber at the post match presentation ceremony

She wins her 22 grand slam, and now stands equal to Steffi Graff with 22 grand slam titles. Kerber was simply no match to Serena. And at 35 years of age Serena still has enough to defeat her much younger opponent, who was always looking clueless to some of the shots that Serena was exhibiting at the Centre Court. (more…)

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