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by jayakris
Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:53 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Interesting thing I found....
Replies: 651
Views: 108517

Re: Interesting thing I found....

^^^ If the kids blew your mind, imagine a dancer acting as young Krishna, doing the dance on the imagined serpent kALIya in a lake, and killing it on stage :) By the way, I think the short piece above from Arunaji may also be from the same incredible thillana by Oothukkad. I need to check it. Arunaj...
by jayakris
Tue Nov 29, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Interesting thing I found....
Replies: 651
Views: 108517

Re: Interesting thing I found....

If you liked the above piece, check this out - what two super-talented kids from the Dakshina kannada in Karnataka do. See the whole 10 minutes. It is mind-blowing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYiRRS1Qpu8 Note that the poetry in samskRtam by Oothukkad Venkita Kavi from Tamil Nadu (a legendary 18...
by jayakris
Tue Nov 29, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: General Chit Chat
Topic: Interesting thing I found....
Replies: 651
Views: 108517

Re: Interesting thing I found....

Yes, Aruna Sairam is a terrific singer. The above clip has gone viral, but this type of singing is actually not that rare. Like Rajiv said, it is connected to bharatanatyam pieces. Many karnatic singers who sing for Baratanatyam are called upon to do such pieces fairly routinely, and some of the dan...
by jayakris
Tue Nov 29, 2022 4:49 am
Forum: General Golf Discussion
Topic: Golf World Rankings of Indians
Replies: 208
Views: 59677

Re: Golf World Rankings of Indians

Thanks Prem. That explains why I felt Anirban's ranking looked low. I thought I had seen him at around top-50 earlier, but wasn't sure.
by jayakris
Tue Nov 29, 2022 2:46 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...
Replies: 2549
Views: 540225

Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

17 year olds Aryan Shah and Yuvan Nandal are at the J1 in Bradenton , Florida, USA this week. #74 Aryan gets Aayush Bhat (USA,174) and #84 Yuvan gets Arthur Gea (FRA,44). The opponent for surprise qualifier #514 Aditya Govila is TBD It was a bummer that Aryan lost 64 26 16 to Aayush Bhat. The same ...
by jayakris
Mon Nov 28, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: General Golf Discussion
Topic: Golf World Rankings of Indians
Replies: 208
Views: 59677

Re: Golf World Rankings of Indians

Not right now. Anirban Lahiri is at 101, Shubhankar Sharma at #227 and Gaganjit Bhullar at #313 - if I am looking at the right ranking list. I also don't follow golf closely but Prajgolf here is the expert, who can correct me if I am wrong. I guess it has been somewhat similar to tennis. Not too man...
by jayakris
Mon Nov 28, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Solapur W25, N.Mumbai W25, Gwalior W15 - Dec 12/19/26, 2022
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Solapur W25, N.Mumbai W25, Gwalior W15 - Dec 12/19/26, 2022

^^^ Ah, that explains it. I thought the withdrawal deadline was past. Few more hours to go... So a good number of them should fall off. Ankita getting seeded low is what I had expected. Will edit/update the list above, later.
by jayakris
Mon Nov 28, 2022 4:03 pm
Forum: Tennis Tournaments
Topic: Solapur W25, N.Mumbai W25, Gwalior W15 - Dec 12/19/26, 2022
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Solapur W25, N.Mumbai W25, Gwalior W15 - Dec 12/19/26, 2022

The Indian circuit of three weeks starts in 2 weeks' time (to be followed after a break in the first week of January with another circuit). Solapur, Navi Mumbai and Gwalior in December. The Solapur W25 entry list for the first week is really strong. The cut for 18 players right now is at #304 and An...
by jayakris
Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:34 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...
Replies: 2549
Views: 540225

Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

^^^ Keep Rohan from getting down on himself... The aggressive players certainly take longer to get steady to win consistently, as the shots need to become accurate. The guy who beat him also upset the top seed and the 13th seed in the qualies, to make the main draw. Rohan made a comeback on him and ...
by jayakris
Mon Nov 28, 2022 3:12 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Rajeev Ram thread...
Replies: 1036
Views: 206962

Re: Rajeev Ram thread...

Given the state of Indian tennis, I would say, he did right staying away. He has made more money. Lives in a developed country, which I believe he thinks it's his!! Well, like Prakash Amritraj, Rajeev could have continued to live in the US and done pretty much the same things he did, and made a nam...
by jayakris
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:35 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...
Replies: 2549
Views: 540225

Re: Junior Circuits Abroad for Indian Kids...

17 year olds Aryan Shah and Yuvan Nandal are at the J1 in Bradenton , Florida, USA this week. #74 Aryan gets Aayush Bhat (USA,174) and #84 Yuvan gets Arthur Gea (FRA,44). The opponent for surprise qualifier #514 Aditya Govila is TBD, in the draw posted at ITF. No Indian girl is there. Great job by a...
by jayakris
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:05 am
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: Chess: World Team Championship 2022, Jerusalem
Replies: 38
Views: 301

Re: Chess: World Team Championship 2022, Jerusalem

arjun2761 wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 8:46 pm Based on the top 10 player rankings per country, India is 4th in the world behind Russia, US, and China
You mean, looking at the number of top-10 players? What will it be if you go to top-25 or top-50 player rankings?
by jayakris
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:03 am
Forum: The Chess Forum
Topic: Chess: World Team Championship 2022, Jerusalem
Replies: 38
Views: 301

Re: Chess: World Team Championship 2022, Jerusalem

... in a “sport” that has well over a hundred countries participating with locally born players. That is arguably the best ranking for us in any sport. Quotes around it makes sense. Not a sport. Only a game. Like bridge, or scrabbles. The greatest non-sport game, maybe, though. Carrom is a sport. N...
by jayakris
Mon Nov 28, 2022 2:01 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Rohan Bopanna thread...
Replies: 2948
Views: 503705

Re: Rohan Bopanna thread...

As per Vatsal's interview article at ITD, Matwe Middlekoop won't be playing with Bops next year. He says he really likes Bops and all the advice he got from him in becoming a top doubles player (his best season so far was this year with Bops) - but he is looking for a longer term partnership with a ...
by jayakris
Mon Nov 28, 2022 1:46 am
Forum: Tennis Player Forums
Topic: Rajeev Ram thread...
Replies: 1036
Views: 206962

Re: Rajeev Ram thread...

If you haven't seen the news, there has been serious controversy about Rajeev Ram not being selected for the Davis Cup, and then USA lost the doubles match and the tie to Italy, with what most people consider the "frat boy" team that didn't want the "old guy" with them. They didn't even take Ram as ...