Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings
Certain sportsmen inspire awe, they defy convention, you can see that they are destined for greatness, like Sachin, Lara, Mark Waugh. Their genius is of highest pedigree often making us wish we were like him in our area of interest. Sadly, we cant all be that :( otherwise they wont be geniuses but we can definitely be Rahul Dravid, not that he doesn’t have talent or skill he has loads and loads of both of them, but its only a small portion of what defined him as a cricketer on the field. He is a rare breed of a sportsmen with so many qualities defining him, and it has been a utter privilege to watch him play over the years. Its sad that we wont see him again in the field, Indian cricket will move on someone else will take over that No.3 role, but it is fair to say he is a rare thing in cricket or any sport for that matter and hopefully wont become an increasingly rare thing.
I loved the following two tributes on Rahul Dravid, take a look, worth a read I think.
Want to visit this place, looks breathtaking
Horses, Mongolian Steppe
Photograph by Mark Leong, National Geographic
An ocean of green, Mongolia is the most sparsely populated country in the world, with just under three million people in a landmass larger than Alaska. Mongolian culture—physical, mobile, self-reliant, and free—developed out here on the steppe. “When people move to Ulaanbaatar, they bring that mentality with them,” says Baabar, a well-known publisher and historian.
Presenting to you, Rock version of A.R. Rahman’s masterpiece ‘Roja’.
Modernizing it and yet retaining its feel…
Source: SoundCloud / SingerKarthik
(via Sharing from Vogue.com)
In honor of February 29, that elusive date that occurs only every four years, we looked back through our archives to bring you a Leap Year special: the best, most iconic photographs of our favorite models jumping, leaping, and dancing for joy in the pages of Vogue.
See the slideshow above.
For more information on the Vogue Archive, go to voguearchive.com.
Over the weekend, the Earth’s magnetic field was struck by a coronal mass ejection (CME). The CME — a vast bubble of solar plasma that had erupted from the sun on Jan. 19 — took longer than expected to travel through interplanetary space, but on Sunday it made contact.
It doesn’t make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do.
The windows of the Ministry of Communications and the Arts – is a wonderful rainbow of colours. Previously a building for the Singapore Police, it has since become the headquarters for the Arts Ministry as well as a gallery for art exhibitions.
quite an artistic building for Arts Ministry
Dragonfly in the Rain
Photograph by Shikhei Goh
This photo was taken when I was taking photos of other insects, as I normally did during macro photo hunting. I wasn’t actually aware of this dragonfly since I was occupied with other objects. When I was about to take a picture of it, it suddenly rained, but the lighting was just superb. I decided to take the shot regardless of the rain.
Some pictures just capture you’re imagination