On the 1st of December 2013, in the national capital, an initiative, a first of its kind, Tadpoles.in, was launched.
Tadpoles gives a fresh outlook to the sports journalism industry.
Everybody wants to know more about a successful person. But, people don't become successful overnight. Who encourages them during their days of hard work and preparation? Who has faith in them when they are unsung heroes?

Tadpoles.in - the world’s youngest online sports magazine is here to track, discover and encourage the sports stars who have the potential to create history.
Get inspired by their tales of struggle, passion and triumph.
Tadpoles.in is not just another sports website, but a platform for young and talented sportspersons. It brings to the fore the vast amount of sporting talent that lies hidden in the depths of this nation.

Like any initiative this can only become a reality when all of us plunge in together and change the face of sports in our nation, make India not just a cricketing nation but a sporting nation. For together we believe that nothing is impossible.

There will soon be a day when newspapers and news agencies will not just talk about the MS Dhoni and Cristiano Ronaldo, but talk about the stars of the future; the champions in the making.

With just 4 months since its inception, Tadpoles.in has come across numerous talented young individuals, be it cricketers, swimmers, shuttlers, etc.
Each one of these kids is a tadpole and there lay numerous others hidden amidst the chaos all around us.
Every youngster in the world of sports is a tadpole today, and a champion tomorrow.
Have a look at few inspiring stories by Tadpoles.in :

1)Tanvie Hans: The first Indian girl to be playing for English Premier League club Tottenam Hotspur. 
She, at such a young age has accomplished what no Indian has.
We wish her all the best. http://bit.ly/AnIndianinTottenham

2)Vijay Zol, captain of India's Under-19 cricket team, is an extraordinary player from a very ordinary town. http://bit.ly/PlayingHisOwnStyle

3)Basharat Baba Bashir, is the only Indian footballer who has practiced with Brazilian superstar Neymar in Santos FC in faraway Brazil.
But, in India there are no takers for him. 

He wants people to change their attitude, not every Kashmiri is a terrorist. This is his struggle. http://bit.ly/1oLOR15

4)Krishnaraaj :A sleepy Maharashtra town,known world wide for open toed,T-strapped sandals,was suddenly on the world karting map.Krishnaraaj Mahadik,the 2nd Indian to have reached last year's finals of the World Go Karting Championships.http://bit.ly/1qhHJdB 

5)Feature Story - Cricket in Taliban Land :
Every morning, scores of young girls - wrapped from head to toe - learn cricketing skills in Afghanistan, a country ravaged by decades of internecine violence. http://bit.ly/1mlV1Xz 

6)Feature Story - Cricketers of the lesser God :
Around the time when the heat and dust of the world cricket was keeping thousands of fans on their edge in Mirpur in Bangladesh,a match happened in Dubai, home to the International Cricket Council (ICC)Cricket for the disabled. Their determination is bound to inspire you.


IPL Meri Jaan!

As the clock struck 6 pm,People started rushing towards their television sets.They kept on staring at the funny commercials impatiently.Finally,The camera zoomed towards the Two gentlemen who are known as Umpires and Two experienced soldiers in colorful jerseys who are known as The Captains.

The crowd started cheering loudly as The captains shook hands and The umpires tossed the coin.The crowd waited with bated breath as one of the captain called'Heads' and after a few milliseconds, which seemed like an eternity,the coin rolled on the lush green ground and Yes,It was Heads!

Yes,finally IPL 2014 is going to start with a bang.This was the moment for which I was waiting for the whole year.All the mighty players will be fighting against each other to earn the bragging rights of 'IPL Champions'.The celebrations,colors,cheerleaders,commentators,crowd etc etc are just so vibrant and full of energy.And,thankfully,the Rain Gods are generous in the UAE.

But,I am not sure about the weather of my city.The sky looks gloomy and occasionally Zeus is unleashing his wrath.I had decided earlier that cometh what may,but Nobody can make me skip watching even a single delivery of the opening match of IPL. I was prepared for any natural calamity.I had a solid back up plan.

My Back up Plan :

1.In case of power cut,I had charged my inverter to provide uninterrupted live telecast of IPL.

2.In case of DTH service failure,I had recharged my Data card with 10 GB of 3G data so that I can catch the IPL action via the new 
DEFERRED LIVE feature of the new starsports.com which offers FREE video stream of the match with a 5 minute delay.

Honestly,Deferred live feature is a blessing for all.Even cricket lovers working in a night shift can watch their favorite team's performance at office.And,college students can watch the rain of sixers on their Tablets.People returning to their home in metros and buses can catch the action with their mobiles.
Cricket on the go, is what starsports.com  has gifted to all cricket lovers on The planet Earth.Three cheers for this revolutionary feature by starsports.com .Oh sorry!I was describing my back up plan.

3.In case of inverter failure,I had completely charged my Tablet so that I can watch the crazy cheerleaders on my Tablet,thanks to the new 
DEFERRED LIVE feature of starsports.com 

4.In case of Tablet battery failure,I had kept my 3000 mAh Power Bank ready so that it could provide enough juice till the last ball of the 2nd innings of IPL match.

Phew,I have taken all precautions.Even a volcanic eruption can not stop me from watching IPL live in action.I am invincible,I am The Hulk.
Now,nobody can stop me from cheering for my favorite IPL team.
Oops!The God of cricket has taken retirement. :(

This post is a part of  Cricket just got better! Activity by starsports.com in association with BlogAdda.com.



Still searching for my soul,
Wandering aimlessly bcoz my life has no goal,
Yet to find out my role,
Waiting to have a ball.

Wondering what was my fault,
How someone broke my Heart's vault?
I woke up with a jolt,

My Brain started to revolt.

Thinking is a tedious process,
Can't achieve anything if I protest,
I have to maintain my silence,
Let this world test my patience.

At the end of the day,
My Heart will loudly say,
Mayday!Mayday!What a fine Day!