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LJ India, a hub for all LJ India users

Hi Everyone,         

We are happy to announce that it has been over six months since LJ announced its
localisation plans for India


We have been making great progress and with help from all of you, we have successfully launched a number of India specific communities. Besides  India Sport the other active and buzzing India centric communities on LiveJournal are India Politics, India Writing, India Travels, India Movies and  Bollywood Club


We would also like you take this opportunity to introduce to you LJ India. LJ India is going to be an active hub, almost the ground zero for all Indian users of LiveJournal, as well as all LiveJournal users interested in India.


Suggest ideas & improvements, ask questions, post queries, garner insights from other LJ users or just find friends with similar interests – LJ India is the community that you should join.


Do join the LJ India community. We look forward to meeting you on LJ India.


If you have any thoughts on how the past six months have been, or thoughts on how to take it forward, do leave a word.




The dressing room

Cricketers in India are demi-gods. We worship them when they do well on the field and burn effigies when they fail to perform. For the world outside the perception about our cricketers is different – that cricketers are stars and sometimes arrogant. At times it seems justified for very few are privy to their lives inside the dressing room or their behavior outside the field.


Limba Ram lives in a garage!

Here's a heart-rending story from The Times of Inda. Archery legend Limba living in MLA's garage!

Somdev Devvarman's rise in the charts has got tennis maestro Ramanathan Krishnan say Somdev announces his arrival in the international arena in The Hindu. An editorial in The New Indian Express says It’s Somdev after Paes while The Times of India has this interview with the young man Of course I'm ambitious: Somdev

Chaminda Vaas will turn out for Mohun Bagan in a Kolkata tournament. Track the interesting development in Bengal cricket here CAB clears foreigners .

And finally, Three greats to come together

Some reading today

Carlos Moya is the focus of this piece in The Hindu in the Chennai Open gets underway today while The Times of India reports says Paes serves an ace.

The Ranji Trophy semifinals are on. Here are some interesting pieces that I read today. Rahane gets a pat from Tendulkar,   aaa

Controversy over Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi's remark that cricket must replace hockey as national game continues to brew. Pataudi remark draws ire. Also, the fact that the Ministry of Sports has said those who do not hold Indian passports cannot represent the nation anymore continues to draw some flak. ‘My heart is with India, please let it stay that way’
The Indian Premier League season is some distance away but it has begun to hold our attention. Here are two reports. IPL reason for Aussie decline  and  Azhar's son hopes to make it big at Eden Gardens.

Speaking of Eden Gardens, the Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) is planning to hold a meeting with Mohun Bagan and East Bengal officials following scuffles on both days of their two-day league match at the Eden Gardens which ended in a draw on Sunday.

If you have the time, do read this interview with Gautam Gambhir Bad times toughened me: Gambhir.