Thursday, 27 April 2017

How Flipkart survived to be the "Sole Owner" ?

When Flipkart started as a tiny bookseller site nobody knows the potential of the company which not only promised but also delivers it, they not only successfully faced the challenges but literally vanishes the crowded market with their strategies. Its a talking point for many that how a off late struggling Flipkart managed to do a shopping of decent competitors in the Market ? What went wrong which let promoters of other competitors decided not to burn more and steam out from the Business ? 

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Flipkart, Snapdeal - Freecharge, Paytm are the startup glory of India but pronouncing a different stories altogether. Despite Paytm was the front runner to grab the demonetisation moment with both hand and getting continuous green signal from the Chinese E Comm major Alibaba, they still looking for either this way or another and or ready with any acquisition or merger and if its coming from the successful brand like Paytm then its a point to be noted for business observer.

Though these famous startups not has any unique concept but they did everything right so that their presence felt Globally despite limited to Indian Market only and tats how a Brand can manage to get a hefty investment from International Majors. Earlier days Business tycoons tries to put their hands on many orthodox or in non orthodox business out of which some used to work or some gets fail but they were always upto to try something new.

Path of Startup Guy is also same like Business Tycoon who took risk to start something new but most of the time with their own resources unless like Startup which expands only after receiving the major push from Investing Groups and basically this what the biggest reason of any Startup's failure. Not to be critical on Startups here since its a season of Merger with even Big Majors shaking hands with each other after found themselves difficult to survive.

Merger causes a huge layoff and in most of the cases with L1 Space to get clean up due to the "Performance" factor but in Startup layoff can be done in Senior Management too, imagine a employer hires you and make you feel that you're extremely lucky to get hire in the best of the best workplace and wants you to be committed and expect your talent limited to the group but can't assure your future in the company as well !!

Mistake can happen from the Senior Level and sometime people who was nothing to do with that mistake pays the price. No responsibility surely even if any Group admitted their error as neither they're authorised or either they're bound to answer. Flipkart as a brand settled in Market by doing nothing special where other brands spend Millions of Dollars just to spread the word. Flipkart most of their initial years was Pro Customer which led them make a space in every household.

In recent past Flipkart struggled Financially and their Valuation gone down which forced them to take some strict steps and to fix themselves in every aspect. They also lost the tag of Exclusive Site of many Electronic Brands which they hold for many years and their rift with sellers too gone high when they changed T&C for Sellers. But acquisition and connectivity with people was the key for Flipkart which increases the market share of the entire group and that was the positive for them.

As the argument is quite valid for a Investor companies that to earn they have to shell out money on a progressive company but with this they're also accountable to their Promoters and they have to show the graph in Green to get a "Green". Nowhere days Merger is the way to cut the cost for the internal operations though as a brand they still alive and contributing separately and with acquiring Myntra - Jabong and now Ebay India is a one such example from Flipkart. Strategically Flipkart also moved their Logistic arm E Kart as a separate entity which helped their entire group to shape up as a Big Unit.

Planning is one the X Factor in the business and if any business house looking to expand by acquiring then what're the priority of it ? And tats where the Companies set the different path for themselves which might Hit or Falls. Whatever the end result may be but that impacts the Market with Recession and End of Competition. This may help the Top Brass to get rid of running a tight business but they will left their trumpet blowers behind as Hopeless and Disappointed.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Poor EVM is now "Election Vote Manipulation"

Ever since BJP sweeps Uttarpradesh, a lots of tense faces with very heavy voice start pointing out on a "possible conspiracy" on EVMs to help BJP winning election with a big margin in UP. Poor EVMs never blamed like this before ever since they exists in India, yes its being blamed by non technical politician with their political frames and their frustration was understandable unless like mere political excuse from IITians turned politicians who learns to play technology on their entire academics more then a Engineer from State based Universities, their reasoning should be called as "Shocker" just like any student who feels that he or she deserves a extra marks or a job seeker who expects HR to give him or her a sure shot opportunity despite they never stood as per the expectation. Surprisingly Parties and Faces came to limelight thanks to that EVM only have no courage to challenge their power again but continue to raise finger on EVMs after their defeat. With EVM on center stage they indirectly pointing on a Constitutional Body which is equals to everyone and parties who're questioning somewhat proving the misuse of power on their regime may be ?

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Candidates and Party who appears to be deceive in election should please with their effort though as atleast they haven't got Zero even after their very little effort. They should search those peoples from politics who got zero for different - different reason, one of the reason may be "Booth Capturing" too. Not letting someone to vote or contest for election is a kind of crime and atleast we're now moved away from that but still we're living in a era where Parties thinking to win any election due to its Leadership or Part time issue of "Freedom of Expression". Today's voter bought a change on themselves, they knows the deep inside of every voice and actual intentions behind it, they knows who's representing what ? Today's voter will not going to vote due to occasional leader who request for a change and only criticize the policy of current Government because they have to and tats why after taking a blow on this leaders who asked for a proof on "Surgical Strike" against Pakistan are now condemning Pakistan after they convicted a Former Naval Officer for spying and requesting the Government to bring the officer back safely.

During the assembly election few villages headlined Nationally due to National Media was exploring Uttar Pradesh to cover a stories (which we will get to see only during next General Election), highlighted their boycott on not to vote due to no electricity, no water, no availability of basic needs which is essential to live a basic life, they decided not to trust on anyone because leaders they trusted never seen in 5 years. To save the future of parties and their intellectual needs to start studying a basic figure of "Population of specific region compare to Voters voted to all parties divided by the Votes they received", it will be enough to understand the entire concept of politics rather then researching or understanding the concept of hacking in EVMs because rather then a EVM hack its a hack of a ideology which lost the election. High time for parties to appoint scholars whose leadership are unaware from ground reality rather then a strategic who draws few point to crack the election.

Challenging EVMs may be the only way left to hide the inability to win people's heart but disappoints those who won the election beating a "Waves". Because of this EVM tussle efforts of Captain Amrinder looks very tiny, when Party leadership offered and wanted him to contribute in National Politics he's only wish to won the Assembly Election and become a Chief Minister of the State for one last time led him left everything aside for Punjab. There was a anti incumbency in Punjab due to Akali was in power from last 10 years but Badals winning election proved that their constituency supporting them! Taking a stand is quite a tricky thing but it needs to be care of and if its impacting negatively then it will not benefit at all. Criticizing EVM despite of knowing the consequences and describing the consequences infront of Media will only help someone to create a meme rather then expecting a support. Better if Party and Leadership man enough to accept the defeat and start preparing for the next challenge as to win the election parties and leadership needs to become a "alternative" rather then advocating the alternatives of EVM.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Why Freebie Offer suit Reliance Jio more ?

At 31st of March Reliance Jio extended the date of "Prime" Membership for another 15 days it means till 15th of April any users can buy the Prime Membership along with "Summer Surprise Offer" which can be avail by recharging Rs. 303 or more, although at 6th of April Reliance Jio has withdrawn the summer surprise offer after TRAI ask them to do so but Jio guarantees the 3 Months Data for a complimentary basis to those users who already recharged with Prime Membership + the recharge amount of Rs. 303 or more. Jio may be forced to stop taking recharges of prime membership a week before the "promised" extended date but one thing for sure any freebie offer suits Reliance Jio more then their competitors.

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In recent past subscription charges of different services has gone high after Telecos bought spectrum in very high prices compare to before in "First come first basis". It was a time when Telecos thought to recover the money since many small players came, shined and doomed due to irregularities during "Telecom Revolution" and hurt the big players automatically. Those days MNPs was in full swing and at one hand when small players was busying luring customers with some initial offers, big players was making people to realize that their Network and Infrastructure is the most trusted one to choose with.

Indeed the quality of Telecom Industry was degraded and mostly companies start sharing spectrum with each other to expand their business in many very little resources. The scene was not lesser like any startup where even Financiers and Builders jumped with a collaboration with Indian and Foreign groups. Reliance is newest in the Industry and got latest resources for their 4G services which can be easily tuned to 5G in near future as Mr. Ambani himself referred. For Jio the infrastructure is one time investment for next 10 years atleast. Jio is currently targeting only in 4G / VoLTE users who got it in their Smartphones and surely in near future as well. 

After Jio came into the picture Telecom companies start loosing money due to Jio's free model, before other Telecoms only making losses from their Tower business and now at this stage mostly Telecos are distancing their core business with the infrastructure one due to have no space left to survive. Reliance's strategy was quite clear with Jio, its not about only Telecoms but also about the services. Their investment in Network 18, a gradually looking strategic partnership with India's biggest broadcaster STAR INDIA was one of such steps which make Jio offering more sensible.

Other operators despite of being trend setters came up with their own desperate move of VAS Services and forced to follow the Jio's pricing with a unified recharge of Data, SMS, Call which made the Telecos to pay the price of it. The bigger challenge for other Telecos to keep the existing customer under their roof as its very hard to attract the new one. The reason Jio extending the free model by the name of "Complimentary Offer" due to their crucial planning on expanding the network and tat is the only area where they must be concerning on for long term. Data speed is the biggest problem in Digital Era movement and that will remain but any Telecos prime focus is the Network coverage and as Mr. Ambani in some of his speech mentioned his company's focus to expand the Network by 98% throughout the Nation.

No doubt after Jio, data consumption in the Country increased despite of cut in regular high speed data from Jio bringing down from "Unlimited" to "4Gb per day" to "1Gb per day". Internet connections gone stable after January 2017 compare to last year due to heavy usage but still in many places peoples are not getting the desired standards of 4G. Jio's freebie is the example of people's actual take on Jio paid. Jio surpasses 100 million subscribers within 6 Months after its official launch but tat mark is more because of Jio's free service. Even despite of entire March month, Jio extended the Prime Membership date for another 15 days by offering the complimentary free data for another 3 Months for free which forced those people to opt Jio who made their mind to ditch it.

Problem with Jio is tat they hardly able to achieve what they promised in terms of quality. Currently they're struggling in Mobile network and their Broadband and Jio Link are yet to reach in every doorstep, though currently they're in trial run with free subscription on. There is no doubt that Jio has gone extra mile with their subscription plans with no other operator has did so, other operators despite of being competitors with each other was united by the excuse of competitive conflicts. Indeed any brand establishes due to business only but sometime it requires to connect with the people. Mostly Reliance's concentration will be to continue the unified subscription at very nominal price and keeps on improving the quality as well as ready to face any consequences in near future from any side.

Disclaimer: This post is not meant for any promotion of Reliance Jio and should meant as a general views.

[Archive Blog (24/10/16) Jio aims to give LYF in Mobile Segments will it be succeed ?

Well Sept. 5th ever since Reliance launched their dream projects Reliance Jio plenty of talk started in the industry and socially regarding its impact in Telecom sector and in our life. The talk was from years now in a country where youths are in high numbers motivated even senior citizen to use internet and Digital India concept is helped technology to move one step forward which was being never been. Huge corruption in Telecom sector in last few years hurts the motive as well and pushed things backward over the years. At the end of the day when aim decided that to give something and pass benefits to the Countryman, people involved in a chair took a benefit of it and when it decides to have a justice with Country’s resources Companies though gave a investment with both hands but then the benefits is moreover become the business as you needs to pay as per the need and requirement. Examples are set that we needs to learn to pay for the service.

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Reliance Jio came in a market by calling ourself as a 4G network no 2G, no 3G it means from Day 1 company’s stakes are high and plenty of challenges as well. Stakes to proof and maintain itself as 4G Network, challenges are to spread and push in a 4G Segments with lucrative offers, continue with a subscribe base after Free Offering. Jio whatever is now today is because of their Welcome Offer which is available for free after getting new connections. But does the current subscriber base will maintain the 4G when it get paid tats a question. Biggest reason why India never step high on technology is because our Telecom sector is not affordable and not technically sound to cover entire India. Companies may not have that much investments too nor the support from Ground Level to Infrastructure. We bought everything rather then building obviously we’re paying high for the technology but that amount never justifies the entire course. In a Country like India only Broadband can be affordable for the fact that despite its running from BSNL or Airtel Lines the investment of the company’s are in small segments which can be easily invested and maintained rather then aiming for the entire country.

Jio may have shaken the industry with its Free Voice Call and SMS with only one data recharge but as of now they didn’t cleared about My Jio subscriptions which consists of TV, Music, Movies, News and other Services. Ofcourse since investment has been made we have to pay for the service but that may not looks practically flexible for the subscriber in that case. Telecom companies did started their entertainment zone along with 4G network after following the suite of Jio Network but consumption wise it may not able to sustain. As subscribing these Entertainment Packs along with Data Packs to run those is not looks economical as Users will have two choices either use Data for basic internet or for Entertainment. Companies are not allowed to provide the Individual Datas for any service after TRAI dismissed the Net Neutrality nor can provide the Services for free. Although no one knows the future there might be the ruling which will help the companies to ran their purpose, policies and serve to the customers according to it.

Reliance played quite a big shot after launching Jio they launched their mobile segments as Lyf Mobile. Lyf looks to be quite promising with Jio as it used to buckled with Jio connection under Jio Preview Offer (JPO) tat time Mobile division taken a rapid growth but within a month Jio’s launching and Free Preview to get extended with other mobiles let Lyf customers and brand down. Not only people who had bought Lyf by considering for Jio connection start feeling the heat as any such investment on Lyf may not be worthy if others are getting the same taste with better handsets. Lyf Mobile is also nothing different then other available mid range devices, company may have giving people a confidence of 2 years extended warranty but it all depends of figures of investment over profit. Reliance Industry believing by the end of 2016 they will sell 10 Million Lyf brand mobiles tat is somehow achievable but exact figures can’t be touch as others too are there and launching phones with the compatibility of VoLTE which is necessary for voice call in Jio Networks also with great features. Lyf Mobiles may replaces small brands from the market but not big and famous ones for sure. Future of Lyf though will decides on the sales of October as Diwali is in Month end and every company is hoping for rocket height figures to blast some fireworks of happiness.

Jio having lots of roadblocks though getting clearances day by day from the regulator of Telecom Industry but actual test will start when it get paid. In India everyone looks for something extra like 4-5 years ago though in now its merely possible if some company start giving like this then soon to be go bankrupt. Jio has applied the formula of stretching the data connection in Welcome Offer where many subscribers can get a benefit of the offer though speed will be limited and not like a king speed of 4G. This is might a new way to decrease the input cost in high no. of subscriptions as less data will be allotted in high needs. Biggest aspect of any company to get success in the internet model is subscription price that whether its going to hit the consumer or not. Many companies after Jio announced its offering of 1GB 4G Data in around Rs. 50 start selling and even promoting in the same price as Jio but inside story is you first needs to shell some Rs. 1500 for the first time then only you will be eligible to get it otherwise it will not like a offer which is a Pro Consumer and Anti Industry.

Jio may not sound like they was in the AGM at 5th of Sept. even in AGM practically figures was little bit disappointed could be more once gone paid. Internet revolution will only come when we start thinking for the future. Prices of 2G Data is still the same though 3G Data price has been slashed but lesser price recharge consists less days so overall when you read headings title “Price Slashed” it looks great and attractive but actually terms and conditions are always applied on every scheme. 4G is meant to bring Internet revolution but not to stuck for forever. 4G was need of hour but policy makers and Govt. who’re running the country should always focused ahead, unless they don’t promotes the technology and clears the roadblocks of it nothing will be done and people of the Country will keeps on serving the old outdated technology with always in a higher price. Govt. operators are known for such mess they never found any way to challenge the Pvt. firms and never created any noise as well they only found to make a plead of saving from the competition. Internet revolution can come in the Country with pure intentions and focus towards future either of any get distracted Country will always deprived from what it deserves.

Disclaimer: This post is not meant for any promotion of RIL Jio or Lyf Mobile and should consider it as a general views.

[Archive Blog (21/10/16)] Why Google always fails to deliver ?

Just heard the news that Google announced about its child project Google Pixel which has been launched with a huge expectation under Made By Google project has mentioned that next 2 years Google will provide the guaranteed updates which will help to enhance the performance of the phone. Obviously its a Google’s product and Google launched with the huge hopes in hand then whats the big deal about it ? Well we all know that Google might be trying so hard to conquer the market but they never stood upto the expectations of peoples ever in certain expect. Many experts even declared Google Pixel as disappointed start but unless it won’t comes in our hand we should always gives a first chance to every promising thing. But really the day Google Pixel launched many just questioned its purpose and questioned about existing Google Products like Android One and Nexus. If Pixel taken then the next center stage of Google then what will happen to Nexus and Android One Project and if both them will remain then why we need overpriced Pixel ? In a Indian market if you launches a product which cost you something around Rs. 60 K and even if you buy it then rather then you being called as a great buyer you might be end up called as Goof. Basic necessity in India is always comes first then anything even peoples who always opposed the Chinese electronic products are now ending up by buying it and adopting it since its more cheap and coming with most advance feature in a great affordable price.

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Its about believing the expectations in some extent whether a product is able to stand in that or not. If you take Google’s strategy then they always fails to delivers, many in social networking sites of Android One owners is asking the same question that when they will get a taste of Android Nougat but let the talk of new version OS aside Google not even released the Security Patches of October month in that case what we can consider from this ? Surely may be Google is no more focusing on their own old dream projects may be if they passed the updates later then whats the meaning of it if someone still hold Android One phone then surely its no more intact by now opened as with custom ROMs but what for those who still hoping for the best of the device ? Well its not about blame game type of thing any company can strategies ourself with anything and at any moment they can concentrate with it but keeps on walking down forward and forgetting the existing innovation is not a good idea. No doubt changes are always good and need of a hour as well but new space should always being created if you’re not present. Google Allo, Google Duos is one such attempt of Google on which Google got the early success but no one knows the future whether it will be exists or new one will be launched. Since despite of Hangout they have built something which can be easily redeveloped & redesigned as per the trendsetters.

Not only on Google’s Hardware and Software innovations but their way of handling social media is too weird. Despite of one of strongest reach in GMail, Google not ables to launch the competitive social networking platform. Google+ still hanging here and there despite of acquiring the most famous Orkut which never got that popularity which it used to be without Google closed for more eyes on Google+, even despite of Google+ connection with Gmail it couldn’t deliver. At one point Google integrated every of their service with Google+ which make sure that everyone will have Google profile at the end of the day which was later highly criticized and later that move has been taken out but still its not completely. Now Google allotting users to have Channel profile in Youtube, your profile will be as usual connected with Google Photos if you wants to create Google Profile you can but despite of so much pushing Google still not ables to provide the proper Google Username and still listening the criticism. Google after acquiring Picasa and Youtube pushed those more as their Google service rather then giving some space like Blogger tat atleast in Blogger you can be someone which you’re not in Google Profile.

No matter you may Google to know everything around the world but to know about Google you might have to struggle. As mentioned its not that easy to understand about Internet Gaints from Internet you might bleed a lot from it as like hitting hard to get something even if its like the personal satisfaction only. Can’t deny from the fact that not everyone is perfect and Google is not different but fixing certain things may help them to contain their chase of dreams. Thinking from the shoes of users prospective is very important whether any policy, terms, pricing will ever justifying the purpose or not. Obviously think tank have to recognize the hurdles from success from day 1 only and not creates a room when panic button has pushed, bringing innovation is always welcome and it is always better then nothing but efforts and time are precious should not be wasted by giving excuse of experimenting. Experiments are require whenever there is something we can do to develop a entire concept for the betterment rather having same wine in old bottle with different tags. For Google they might get the sounds like “Yeahhh” rather then “Oooohhh Yeaaah”.

When we left some project alone then it means that probably we’re no more in a mood to maintain it but what about for those who was and is associated with it ? Technology keeps on changing in and even Google in next 2 years will build something advance which everyone will credit for but what about those who’re now own or willing to own Pixel or any other Google project which may not coming in the category of smart buy ? In a market money keeps on surpassing the new values, needs are increasing hence projects are upgrading day by day and covering more wider space of experiments. At this moment we need something which help to cover the existing with the new innovatory rather then it become a step to retire the existing one despite of its great presence with expectations. We needs to work on making Gadgets Smarter and Smart Gadgets to be Smartest rather then innovate Gadget, Smart Gadget, Smartest Gadget. There is should not be any space of categories as we needs every categories more equal then different then only development in innovation will be considered, Google needs to restrategies their think tank rather then being rejected on the hard work & investments of time and money.

Disclaimer: This post is not meant to criticises Google on their own platform but post is a exercise of "Freedom of Expression" as per the ideology of Blogspot, hence this post is not meant to offend the IT Gaint and should be taken as a personal opinion only.

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

The Undertaker's last fight in his "Yard" !! #ThankYouTaker

Its very hard to speculate that whether "The Undertaker" will ever retire !! Even WWE is not confirming in official statement but also not rejecting the Media speculation about The Undertaker's future yes they signaled about the last ride of the Undertaker when Monday Night RAW was went on the air and "The Voice of WWE" Micheal Cole strengthen the rumors. Mark Callaway best known as his in ring persona "The Undertaker" kept his dominance in the Company from last 27 years. There is no and there may be no guy like Undertaker who will fill the empty of "Fear" in the company now and if anyone believes about Bray Wyatt here then his presence may be felt as a creepy guy not as a "Man of Darkness". When I wrote "The Undertake: 25 Years of Dominance in WWE" on the eve of Undertaker's 25 years in WWE itself, I discussed about his character as a perfect PPV guy, you will find very few guy at the age of 52 to Wrestle and not only Wrestling but Main Eventing a Super Show called "Wrestlemaina" with something around 70+ thousands on hand. The match was also never promoted as a Retirement Match of Taker but was a slight hint only, imagine the reaction of the fans if it would !! I can't say how much this match will help Roman Reigns because he's not some random guy in the Industry he belongs to the legacy of "Anoaʻi family" which gave Legends, Hall of Famers to the industry including every youngsters favorite "The Rock"- Hollywood's most successful actor in current era. Fans of Wrestling now only wants to see Roman Regins to become "Heel" on the cost of Taker, its upto the creative team, writers and Roman to live up on the Fans expectation.

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After the lost which Undertaker himself invited, we saw different side of Taker which is not "Dead". After the Match he wear his iconic gloves, hat and trench coat back for the one last time probably, to keep all in the ring to indicate that he's leaving. He took the much deserving appreciation from the fans before to break his character for the first time when he kiss his wife Michelle McCool. Its no secret tat he married to former Divas Champ who is quite active in social site, used to post photos of her Husband as well, but Taker himself never came out from his "On Screen" personality, neither he's in Social Networking Site nor he's in Media its like he himself love to be The Undertaker more then Mark Callaway. Undertaker gave WWE more then anyone can expect from him, indeed after "End of an Era" Match Taker would likes to retire which was also featuring Triple H as his opponent inside "Hell in a Cell" with special guest referee Shawn Michaels who had bit of a rivalry with Taker year before is also a good Friend of H. But WWE make sure to utilize Taker for a long when they bought "Part-Time" contract to deal with many such iconic superstars who can't travel for a regular basis but can impact the business with their brief return.

After 2012 Taker appeared in 5 more matches, before his match against CM Punk was good for Punk's buildup then for Taker in Wrestlemania 29 but death of Taker's "On Screen" father Paul Bearer help the storyline to gone filthy and later the match became good for both as Taker was fighting for the "on screen" revenge of disrespect and CM Punk who in "reality" missed the Main Event of that year's Grandest Stage. Next year Taker was booked to loose against Brock Lesnar to end the longest running successful streak in Wrestling history which gave shocked to many including Taker when he first hear it from the Boss Vince McMahon. Many never thought this would ever happen but it did, McMahon saws a bigger picture after the outcome of the Match. That year Wrestlemania was first time on air in WWE Network and Brock Lesnar at that point was the perfect choice for the company's future prospective. Lesnar went on winning WWE Championship and Universal Championship and is a part of small feuds in his brief appearances. That year Undertaker was for first time looks like he catch-up his age, he got concussion during the initial part of the Match, he was escort out from the Ambulance after match to the local Medical Facility.

Ending the streak by the hand of Brock Lesnar is a clear cut business decision as Brock is a big name not only in WWE but also in MMA background after his first stint, letting Brock to win the 21 years investment is a big price for Brock Lesnar's career. After the streak Undertaker came back again to sell some big PPVs like Wrestlemania 31, Summer Slam 28, Hell in a Cell 2015, Survivor Series 29, Wrestlemania 32, Royal Rumble 29 and his final appearance in Wrestlemania 33. These appearances may call Undertaker's loyalty towards Vince as well since time after time report used to broke about Undertaker's health, some photos in the net of Taker with his friends and fans are suggested that Taker is start using crutches which indicated that he's in no position to take hard bumps and not in his physical best like old his days. Undertaker is a creative guy and took ownership on whatever he accomplished with his character. He's not a Wrestler only with a physique of 300 pounds, something around 6 foot but his great with a promo and the icon he possess. He opted a phenom character in his maximum career with different attires along with Mohawk hairstyle and different styles of beard. During late 90s and Early 2000 he opted a character a best suited on his real life as "Americal Badass" used to define as Cool American guy who rides his stylish custom made bikes.

Its not wrong to say that he's no lesser then a perfectionist in this business who has a great passion and admire towards Wrestling which kept him active in the business for so long. Undertaker used to be a great leader in a locker room as well and guy like him for any young talent is not less then a blessing in disguise. Undertaker may have or may call his day but one thing for sure in whatever age he will be whenever he's require to cut a promo he will do with full authority. He's a part of some memorable matches and crazy stuffs along superstars like Mick Foley, Kane, Triple H, Edge, Shawn Michaels, Hulk Hogan, Brock Lesnar, JBL and many other in different - different era will always be remember. Mick Foley and Kane made a most of the career with Taker being a Partner or "On Screen" Brother and even as a big rival. Undertaker throughout his Wrestling Career may not win many World Championship, may not Main Event many matches but he always was a Franchise player who keeps the one end of the PPV with him. Deadman may be more Human now but his dominance in-front of Wrestling Fans will never "Rest In Peace".

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Team India: The World No. 1

We saw many era of Indian Cricket, right from Lala Amarnath to Mak Pataudi, Kapil Dev - Sunil Gavaskar era to Sourav Ganguly - MS Dhoni era. Indian Team was "Best in the World" during MS Dhoni's captaincy but throughout his regime we never saw the performance like we witnessed in Virat Kohli era, statement may looks censorial but unfortunately its a fact. This Team got flexibility which proved in the entire season which had long series of 4 Tests or 5 Tests along with Limited Over Games. Start from Zimbabwe series at June last year "Men in Blue" was consistent, yes they fall short in some games but mostly they utilizes their home condition or their opponents of away games quite well. We saw many stars arise during a course of 1 year on different format, at the same time many establish players like Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan lost their spot followed by injury and poor run with the bat. 

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During this season we saw many surprising comebacks like Gautam Gambhir and even Parthiv Patel who returns to National side after 12 years !! These surprised comebacks are made only due to concern in opening department which is yet to overcome, India struggled and still struggling in opening spot and tats why Team saw most number of opening pair in the particular season. Opening spot are always known as a back bone for the Team but the concern not pinned the most because team got dependable batsman like Cheteshwar Pujara who proved to be the next Wall of Indian Team after scoring 2000+ runs in this season, even glamour boy Virat Kohli's bat sparkled this season with back to back 4 Double Centuries against Windies, New Zealand and against England twice. His bat may be was quite against Aussies but he was equally aggressive and led the side the way Aussies likes to play Cricket.

Input by BCCI as broadcast in STAR SPORTS

In Modern Era Cricket, Teams become flexible and selecting side as per the formats. Their commitments are increased too since Boards are now concentrating on revenue factor hence increasing more Home Matches despite of FTP schedules. When BCCI announced such a big home series most of the Cricket thinkers start doubting on how India will able to manage such odds which they never faced. Anil Kumble made a valid point after conclusion of 4th Test against Australia tat he always motivates team to focus in sessions rather then in a particular Test Match or in the Series as its all about a Mental game, India some how survived the 1st Test between England in Rajkot when visitors took 7 wickets in 50 overs and had England declared 10 more overs ago then we must have a different Result of the series. Same way when India had a healthy lead of 152 in 2nd Innings it looks like the results is possible but some how Aussies skip through with their brilliance from the bat against our Bowlers tired effort. Although India knows the taste of victory in flat turf when they beat England in Chennai Test but scenario was different in Ranchi Test.

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During the start of modern day cricket we saw partnerships of Akram - Younis in 90s then Warne - McGrath era in 20s which used to be a sheer dominance from Pakistan and Australia respectively, against every Team of the World. Indian fans honor to witness the same dominance by Ashwin and Jadeja during this period of time. They equally shared the Spot of World No. 1 Test Bowler for a Week. After Kohli took over the Captaincy, India saw 19 Consecutive Test Wins and the succession of Test Win started from August 2015 against Sri Lanka. Indian Cricket was facing difficult time when India lost their last Test before the mammoth series of Victories before loosing to Australia, Board's Politics, IPL, Failure of Away series was one of the reason people was moving from the game they loved the most. I wrote very critical few words after that match "Does India looking on India's Performance ?" though during this entire time duration Team played in Home Conditions and won Series in Sri Lanka and West Indies respectively.

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But few matches specially against England where we thought that results will end up as Draw, India pull up the victory in Last few Sessions of a Test Match and this is why I wrote about 4 Day Test Match when "Cricket Intellectuals" and then "ECB Chief" starts advocating about 4 Day Test Match, since Ashwin and Jadeja anchor India's victory at a 5th day when result looks to be impossible. Tats why for the first time in history 2 bowlers of same team at the same season was in the all time list of leading wicket ticker. Ashwin made a history on bowling more overs then anyone in the past as well which also proves the importance of Ashwin infront of his Captain and his Team. During this season India finds another diamond known as Umesh Yadav after Mohammad Shami was out most of the matches this season due to injury. Umesh Yadav played a important role to win the last Test against Australia shown his aggressive bowling, his mental strength and his fitness which allows him to play 12 Matches in this Home Season.

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Current Indian Team in Test looks to be quite flexible with Batting and Wicket Keeping, at the same time it lacked seriously in Bowling department despite of some outstanding performance apart from Ashwin, Jadeja and Umesh Yadav. Test Cricket is not only scoring big but also a kind of a fightback like Chetshwar did against Australia in Ranchi when he scored a Double after consuming 525 Balls who also broke a previous record of Rahul Dravid which happens to be Pujara's idol and was "Wall" of Indian Cricket for many Years. KL Rahul, a big find of Indian Cricket despite of Shoulder injury was a part of some outstanding knocks after avoiding some big shots in later innings as precautionary basis though in many occasions he found throwing his wicket when he had a chance to score a big one.

When Opening was a concern for the team, Karun Nair created a small doubt in Team plan by scoring Triple against England in Chennai. This is probably a rarest incident in World Cricket when a Triple Centurion has been dropped from the very next Test Match against Bangladesh and Rahane feels the pressure during his innings of 80 odd runs because both Coach Kumble and Captain Kohli defended Rahane individually before the only Test and who knows the same Rahane will be ask to captaining the side in a "Decider". This team has broke many previous records and set a new ones, they got legacy to maintain and some revenge to take. Nair ended a drought in Test Triple from a Indian after Virender Sehwag, India beat England in India and maintain the record against Aussies. Now how they will do outside is still a question mark but they already made a point that its their fortress and its not easy to beat Team India in India and this Home season is a kind of a statement they got for the visiting Team from now onward.

WWE Wrestlemania 33 Prediction

Its quite a tricky thing to predict that what WWE going to offer in Wrestlemania 33! As most of the thing nowhere days are not as per the Fans, specially after launching of WWE Network Fans of Old School Wrestling are disappointed, WWE is now looking for contents they don't wants to end the fun straight away they want their fans to stick around with WWE for whatever the want.

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Before WWE has a plan for Smackdown Women Championship Match in Kick Off show since their stakes are quite high in Raw Women Championship Match and with this we might see Nia Jax to be the next RAW Women Champion as well and then in upcoming days we might see feud between Nia and Charlotte for the title, indeed we may witness Rock to make a appearance as well in the Show with that.

Now Nia is Maternal Cousin of The Rock, he's also a Paternal Cousin of Roman Reigns and Uncle of Jimmy Uso with whom Naomi got married who is also in title hunt, looking to reclaim her Smackdown Women Championship in her Home Town we might see Wrestlemania to "Glow" and tats why Smackdown Women Championship is now in Main PPV rather then Kick Off as announced earlier. But we may see Naomi to drop the title again in the following Smackdown Live who knows it !

Since Cruiserweight Division is more like filling the air time of Monday Night RAW it doesn't matter the outcome of the Match since there is no one in the Division who actually in compare to Austin Aries and its totally upto Austin Aries till how long he wants to be the face of 205 Live, hence best wishes to him if he's the new "King of No Ones".

Now since André the Giant Memorial Battle Royal is happening in Kick Off Show hence its again a not to expect match otherwise like Baron Corbin last year Shinsuke Nakamura could have a opportunity to make a grand debut in a Main Roster but lets see what WWE has planned for this Match and for Nakamura.

RAW Tag Team Titles are going to defend in a Ladder Match and I believe that Sheamus and Cesaro is winning it and may be going to wrestle against some surprise entry of Tag Team Division or if not ! then also Sheamus and Cesaro has very good memorable performances with Ladder Match in a past.

WWE presented quite a weak storyline for Baron Corbin vs. Dean Ambrose or if say there is no storyline at all, its like a match which is requires to happen in Wrestlemania for the sake of the biggest PPV of the Year which needed Intercontinental Championship to be defended. 

Chris Jericho's latest run is quite long then expected, Wrestlemania matches for Jericho was like giving the opportunity to the new guys. His last few matches was Fandaaaaango's Debut, Aj Styles's 1st Match in Wrestlemania and now Kevin Owens. Loosing to Fandaaaaango must be hurting to Chris and more then him its WWE who wanted the Fandaaaaangoing stuff but unfortunately it all blew away and Jericho's lost gone into vain. Chris Jericho is now committed to Fozzy which will be touring next Month May, we may witness Jericho to drop the title against Owens and say good bye from Wrestlemania itself like he did loosing to Fandaaaaaango years ago.

Match of Aj Styles vs. Shane McMahon is just another match, Aj Styles may be improving his Wrestlemania record but with Shane McMahon, WWE getting a part time Wrestler who's win or lost doesn't matter since he's a Corporate guy who believes to settle thing in "Square" ring. McMahon may not be there in WWE for a very long time but his matches will always infront of his fans to define legacy of Shane McMahon wrestling.

John Cena - Nikki Bella vs. The Miz - Maryse ! any expectation from this match ? Need not to tell who will gonna win but yes post this Wrestlemania we might be engaged with their new status of Love Life and all those stuffs except Wrestling.

Seth Rollins vs. Triple H, a Non - Sanctioned Match is quite interesting to me. Seth Rollins is injured not 100% fit, Triple H will be playing some dirty games but I believe some surprise brief returns during the match may be one of those is Mick Foley. But overall how WWE wants to finish this match will be the key, since Seth Rollins was a part of shocker finish of Wrestlemania Main Event 2 years ago. 

Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt for WWE Championship is another weak storyline from SD Live and it seems like it will not end or settle down in Wrestlemania but the feud may continue till the advance stage in upcoming SD Live PPVs hence match could have a surprise win for Bray Wyatt.

Ever since Goldberg returns to WWE he proved himself a Knockout guy who finishes a match in less then 2 Minutes, I think the time duration of match will remain the same but this time we may see other guy Brock Lesnar to dominate and beat Goldberg for the Universal Championship. Brock Lesnar could appear in another PPV before to drop the title but I don't think stretching a brief return of Goldberg is a best decision.

Now The Undertaker vs. Roman Reign is bit tricky match, may be its a Main Event of Wrestlemania too. Undertaker have to loose the match to retire and Taker has nothing to loose as his streak is already broken at the other hand for Roman it will be a career defining moment, people don't like Roman is a good guy so let it be a heel, a big heel dog who takes whatever he want.

Overall the card is long and to fill the time slot of 4 hours we might see some matches short after the inclusion of Smackdown Women Championship in Main PPV. Again people don't care much about it if the matches and the Event is something excite with. People also know that WWE is now a Content Provider and its not that every one will be happy infront of pure business but yes can wish whatever they missed for next Wrestlemania.