Category Archives: Sports

Trekking and the Common Lingo- Be Unconventional

56bb3ced9411b26f848f67a1-img716743748296_main__800x533Ever heard someone who has been to Northern India, specifically the Himalayan range, and has returned saying “Well, it wasn’t much”? We dare you to find someone who would be so out of snap to have said that. The Indian subcontinent is home to the breathtaking Himalayan Range that spans across ten of the Northern-North-eastern states. What is more intriguing about the Himalayas is the opportunity it accords everyone to test their will against odds. It is a dream comes true for many of us to set afoot in the Himalayas. There is a specific notion towards the trekking experience many an Indian and people from the word over have so many fond and not-so-fond memories of. We have seen numerous fictional and non-fictional encounters in the current day that has its root at the trekking experiences of many world-renowned climbing teams, and people, per se.

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Adrenaline Rush : WildTribe Ranch Adventure Park Opens in ECR, Chennai

Chennai has a new fun element inaugurated on 12th March 2016. So get ready for the adrenaline rush. If you are the kind travelling on the ECR, you could not have missed the WildTribe Ranch next to Crocodile bank and Jade resorts. It is not a new kid in the block for Chennai but just for ECR since the adventure park has just moved from Ponneri to ECR after successful 9 years there. WildTribe called us to have the first feel (isn’t it thrilling?) through Chennai Bloggers Club (http://chennaibloggers.in). Here is our experience at the venue. For those not the real adventurous or the little fuzzy ones, here is a sigh of relief. WildTribe focuses on two main things – Safety and Hygiene. We had it proved when we were refused to try few of the adventures since safety check was not completed yet. Safety boards and precautions are there in red and yellow everywhere and the operators are clear on the permissible age and weight giving us the confidence we need to get onto the adventurous trail.

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Mr. Pat Farmer, Australian Marathon Running Legend Begins ‘Spirit of India Run’

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Mr. Pat Farmer, Australian Marathon Runner and former MP of Australia and Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Science and Training from 2004 to 2007 began his 60 days, 4600km from south to north run from Kanyakumari to end it in Srinagar on March 30, 2016.  He is running this marathon through 10 states to raise funds for girls’ education in India through Mahindra’s Nanhi Kali Initiative.  He is running along the west coast through Kochi and Kasargod in Kerala and then through Karwar in coastal Karnataka before moving on to Goa and Maharashtra.

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Introducing a Fantastico GPS based Product, iTag – Anti-Loss and Anti-Theft Device

Travelling today has a lot of strings and if you are travelling with family, most of our time is spent in gathering people, ensuring everyone is comfortable and making sure all their needs are met.  Additionally, safety of baggage takes top priority and in case, it is a longer trip, baggage grows more in number.  Travel times is about one or the other keeping awake to ensure baggage stays with us. Additional care points when taking along elderly people lies in ensuring all their accessories such as spectacles, mobile, medicines go along with them wherever they go.  This is not the issue with large groups alone, even when we are travelling alone or being a frequent traveler in a touring group, we carry a lot of our gadgets such as camera, tripod, mobile, lens, laptops, cards, external HDD and so many to make travel blogging or purpose tours fully covered to have an impact on our audience.

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Slam Fitness and Essensuals Lifestyle Studio on OMR, Chennai

Slam Fitness and Lifestyle Studio came together with Toni & Guy – Essensuals to launch the latest lifestyle destination of its kind in the city. The launch took place between 6pm – 8pm on January 8th at the studio premises located on F1/F2, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Perungudi, Chennai -600096. The event was attended by all the fitness and beauty aficionados, both from the city and the IT corridor. It was inaugurated by ADGP Thiru S. Rajendran, MLA Thiru K.P.Kandan and Divya Vijay, of Vijay TV Super Singer fame.

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#ChennaiyinFC Leaves Field to Bake Pizza for a Change at Papa John’s Pizza

Papa John’s Pizza in Nungambakkam high road wore a festive look and was abuzz with activity today (2nd November 2015 at 5.30 PM).  This place is the venue for an activity of a different nature with the football celebrities. Who else? Our own Chennaiyin FC. The event – team members of Chennaiyin FC to try their hands in baking a Papa John’s Pizza for the public for a change. We along with the media and Chennaiyin FC fans eagerly awaited the arrival of our striker from Columbia, Stiven Mendoza,  Attacking mid fielder from Brazil,  Bruno Pellisari, Our Central mid-fielder Thoi Singh and Goal keeper Karanjit Singh  to participate in the event.

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Cricket Watchers League, Are you in it?

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Cricket, the word that unites Indians irrespective of religion, caste, and creed is more a cult than a sport. My association with Cricket goes beyond generations and the seed of Cricket was embedded right in when I was small where I used to watch my uncles walking with transistors so tightly held close to the ears and it resembled people walking with mobiles nowadays, the only difference is they were good at the art of listening while here it is a two way conversation (so it should be!). In those days, a transistor in a family was a luxury and the one who gets at it first in the morning gets to hold it through the day and it was fun seeing others trying to put their ears on it and few others walking behind waiting for a chance to grab it in case it is put down, and it never happens because it is the most prized possession.

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Food Corner: Cycles Stage a Come Back in Chennai

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Chennai, of late is experiencing a boom in cycle sales. It is surprising as we are seeing a dip in the cost of petrol and in an ideal situation, it must be more of bikes and cars. Looking at the other side of it, seeing the traffic of Chennai, probably a cyclist finds it easy going to reach short destinations in lesser time. For the health and fitness, conscious people, it serves two purpose, travelling and also exercising without sparing time in the daily rigorous schedule. Chennai Focus saw many varieties of cycles in the cycle showrooms in Chennai, showing off their best with larger space and range.

Catching on the rage of themed restaurants coming up in the city,  India’s first cycling cafe, Ciclo opens in Chennai. This sounds to be a good marketing technique which will drive business think tank to look at various ways of reaching the customers.

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Mystic Speak : Pilgrimage to Kailash, Kedarnath, BadriNath, CharDham

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Shree Manimahesh Travels organizes religious and adventure tours to many places such as Kailash, Amarnath, Char Dham, Kedarnath, Badrinath and more. For the adventure seekers, we have Jeep / Bike Safari Tours.

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Karadimalai Camp for Children Camping for the First Time

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If you are having a 9 to 11-year-old at home and is not worried about sending him / her on a camp, this event is for you. Aavishkaar India is conducting a Karadimalai Camp for the first timers.  The camp is on 27 and 28 April 2015  and  20 May 2015 to 21 May 2015 and comes at a cost of Rs. 5500/-

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Karadimalai is a small hill station located a top a linear hill range of the Eastern Ghats, approachable from Jholarpet / Tirupattur.  The sylvan setting at the foot of “Bear Hill” is where campers go on nature trails and trekking. Yellagiri, where the bird life is plentiful, is an  ideal spot for children to experience camping and trekking.

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Do we have it in us to Motivate this Future Chess Champion from our Slum?

It is an unlikely setting in which to find a chess champion. An asbestos-sheeted single-room house in a slum at Erukkancheri with the family struggling to make ends meet. However, the tough conditions have made M. Mahalakshmi, who is the world under-12 girls’ chess bronze medalist, more determined to win the forthcoming world under-14 girls’ chess championship.

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Get Ready to Watch the MRF International Challenge in Chennai and MRF’s New Single Seater Racer Car

A breathtaking demo drive by Narain Karthikeyan marked the launch of tyre manufactures MRF’s path-breaking single-seater race car project here on Friday. Burning tyre by demonstrating ‘doughnuts’, the F1 racer took the vehicle for a spin in the parking area of a mall, but he could show only a glimpse of the car’s capability on the marble surface.

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