Wednesday, March 02, 2016

Paspberry Pi 3 is here... Up the ante...

Raspberry Pi widely known as the world’s most successful and accessible computer platform that anyone can program. Coolest thing that reminds us fondly of the early 8-bit Apple II, Intel 485, Atari, and Commodore days, and with obviously much more capability now. 

Raspberry Pi Foundation has launched the Raspberry Pi 3, an upgraded model that is on sale now

The Pi 3 includes a new Broadcom BCM2837 SoC with a 64-bit processor for the first time — a 1.2GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 CPU that the company claims is roughly 10 times faster than the processor in the original model (at least on SysBench). The 33% bump in clock speed over the Pi 2’s 900MHz should deliver a 50-60% increase in performance in 32-bit mode.

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The Pi 3 also has 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1, which vastly expands the variety of things you can do with it (or at the very least, means you no longer need an Ethernet cable or a Wi-Fi adapter). Bluetooth makes it ideally suited for IoT-like applications, as now the unit can pick up data from sensors without needing a direct connection. The Pi 3’s form factor remains largely the same, other than that the LEDs are now on the other side of the microSD card socket to make room for the antenna. Speaking of which, that microSD card slot is now just that, and no longer a spring-loaded tray, which should be more reliable in the long run.

The board runs from a 5V micro-USB power adapter as before, and the company is recommending you use a 2.5A adapter in order to connect USB devices that require a lot of power.

For now, the company is using the same 32-bit Raspbian userland, and the Pi 3 is fully backwards compatible with the Pi 1 and Pi 2, including for all existing accessories (aside from anything that may obscure the LEDs in the new position). Company founder Eben Upton said on the official blog that they’re currently investigating whether it’s worth it to move to 64-bit mode for the performance improvements.

The Pi3 is available now from Element 14 and Pi Supply. The Pi 1 Model B+, Pi 2 Model B, and original Pi remain on sale for $25, $35, and $20, respectively; Upton said in the post that it intends to build those models for as long as there’s demand.


Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Space Race - Bad Business Proposition

How bad was last week for the commercial space industry? Two prominent launch disasters—a Virgin Galactic test flight that killed a pilot and injured another, and a failed Orbital Sciences contract mission that destroyed a $266 million rocket and payload—have dampened a wave of optimism about the burgeoning industry.

Its pitiful that the space industry (American) is caught-up with the idea of contracting their core competence in the name of a wonder strategy. NASA to the world is known by its significant missions to Moon, Mars and several coveted and clandestine missions it had completed thus far with a remarkable strike ratio is actually out-sourcing its launches to SpaceX, Antares and the like, is in itself hard to believe.

The Virgin Galactic accident has attracted particular ire, because of the loss of life and the fact that its big-talking CEO, Sir Richard Branson, has long been hawking $250,000 tickets for tourist flights to space that always seem to be just around the corner. The accident inspired commenters to paint the company’s efforts as a sign of global inequality or simply not worth the sacrifice of a life.
But these criticisms get at a problem with Virgin Galactic, not the space industry at large: Branson’s company doesn’t have a real business plan beyond the vague talk of space tourism, and the spacecraft it built was hardly able to accomplish even that.
Virgin says it has sold perhaps $80 million worth of tickets to space, but that is far less than the $490 million invested in the project, mostly from Abu Dhabi’s sovereign wealth fund. The company has been reportedly looking to raise tens of millions more this summer.
But SpaceShipTwo, the rocket-plane designed by Virgin’s main contractor, Scaled Composites, to take people just above the 100 km altitude that roughly marks the border with space, has yet make it there—hence the decision to switch to a new fuel compound that promised more power in this last test.
Burt Rutan, the CEO of Scaled Composites, has been criticized for his cutting corners in his rocket designs while creating SpaceShipOne, the predecessor to the craft destroyed last week. In 2007, three employees were killed during an on-the-ground engine test, adding to concerns about the safety of the project. One reporter writing a book about Virgin Galactic became friendly with the pilots in the crash and says that some of her sources were concerned that the new engine was moving to flight testing too quickly.
Whether this contributed to the crash will become clearer when the National Transportation Safety Board releases its investigation in the coming year. For now, though, preliminary investigations are centered on SpaceShipTwo’s twin tail booms, which shift position as the craft descends to stabilize its return into orbit; they were apparently unlocked and deployed prematurely, just before SpaceShipTwo broke apart.
SpaceX, whose transition from vanity project to serious space firm we explored at length last month, has actually raised less private capital than Virgin Galactic, but was able to spend significantly more money developing its technology, thanks to a partnership with NASA to service the International Space Station. That also gave the company access to the space agency’s knowledge base and discipline. SpaceX also set its initial sights on the satellite launch market to establish a base of revenue, even as founder Elon Musk promises inter-planetary transport in the years to come.
Virgin Galactic, without revenue or even the capability to enter the satellite market until it proves it can reach low-earth orbit at the altitude of 300km, was in a somewhat desperate spot before the crash on Sunday. Now, it may be years before it can get off the ground again.

http://qz.com/290722/the-real-problem-behind-virgin-galactics-flight-test-disaster-is-bad-business/

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Much awaited Arduino TRE is out.. !!

As many of you already know, the Arduino TRE is not a typical Arduino board. It’s a Linux computer running on a Sitara processor, plus a full Arduino Leonardo. It builds upon the experience of both Arduino and BeagleBoard.org, combining the strengths of both.
Can't wait to get one but still waiting for the real one for i don't have so much of spare time as before to dump my life on it.. But still would love to have one soon after the beta tests are over..

The Arduino TRE Developer Edition (see other pics) is a pre-production board. 


When using Arduino TRE  you’ll see a new editor (IDE) that has been specifically developed for this board. The TRE IDE comes pre-installed with the onboard Linux and is accessible via a web browser. It builds upon the simplicity of the Arduino software experience, while adding a few new powerful features (such as uploading sketches from the onboard Linux) and a refreshed UI.


A nice competition to Raspberry Pi

Friday, April 11, 2014

Octahedron - A new addition to my Puzzles rack

Just couldn’t resist picking this one amongst several other intriguing puzzles I happened to stumble upon in a kids store.

A new and really good addition to my list and now fully engaged in trying it out even if it means fighting it out with my son for the possession.

Polyhedron with 8 faces – a Octahedron to be more specific..

                                          

Monday, February 03, 2014

Success the Journey

 
An intriguing and interesting take on the journey to Success. One of my favorite image i have pinned up on my desk


Saturday, January 04, 2014

The Time Machine - Lambretta Li 150

From drawing board to reality.. A longing long awaited...



Thursday, November 07, 2013

BAR STOOL ECONOMICS - A nice & hilarious read on the state of the day

Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100 and they paid the bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this:

 

The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing.

The fifth would pay $1.

The sixth would pay $3.

The seventh would pay $7.

The eighth would pay $12.

The ninth would pay $18.

The tenth man (the richest) would pay $59.

 

So, that's what they decided to do.

 

The ten men drank in the bar every day and seemed quite happy with the arrangement, until one day, the owner threw them a curve. "Since you are all such good customers," he said, "I'm going to reduce the cost of your daily beer by $20." So drinks for the ten now cost just $80.

 

The group still wanted to pay their bill the way we pay our taxes so the first four men were unaffected. They would still drink for free...but what about the other six men - the paying customers? How could they divide the $20 windfall so that everyone would get his 'fair share?'. They realized that $20 divided by six is $3.33. But if they subtracted that from everybody's share, then the fifth man and the sixth man would each end up being paid to drink his beer.

 

So, the bar owner suggested that it would be fair to reduce each man's bill by roughly the same amount, and he proceeded to work out the amounts each should pay. And so:

 

The fifth man, like the first four, now paid nothing (100% savings).

The sixth now paid $2 instead of $3 (33%savings).

The seventh now pay $5 instead of $7 (28%savings).

The eighth now paid $9 instead of $12 (25% savings).

The ninth now paid $14 instead of $18 (22% savings).

The tenth now paid $49 instead of $59 (16% savings).

 

Each of the six was better off than before...and the first four continued to drink for free. But once outside the restaurant, the men began to compare their savings.

 

"I only got a dollar out of the $20,"declared the sixth man. He pointed to the tenth man," but he got $10!"

 

"Yeah, that's right," exclaimed the fifth man. "I only saved a dollar, too. It's unfair that he got ten times more than I!"

 

"That's true!!" shouted the seventh man. "Why should he get $10 back when I got

 

only two? The wealthy get all the breaks!"

 

"Wait a minute," yelled the first four men in unison. "We didn't get anything at all. The system exploits the poor!"

 

The nine men surrounded the tenth and beat him up.

 

The next night the tenth man didn't show up for drinks, so the nine sat down and had beers without him. But when it came time to pay the bill, they discovered something important. They didn't have enough money between all of them for even half of the bill!

 

And that, ladies and gentlemen, journalists and college professors, is how our tax system works. The people who pay the highest taxes get the most benefit from a tax reduction. Tax them too much, attack them for being wealthy, and they just may not show up anymore. In fact, they might start drinking overseas where the atmosphere is somewhat friendlier.

 

David R. Kamerschen, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics

University of Georgia

 

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013

The World's Largest Telescope to be built in Hawaii -

The world's Largest Telescope to be built in Hawaii

 

Astronomers the world over will be beside themselves with glee with the news that the latest stage in the development plan of the world's largest telescope – the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) – was given the green light over the weekend.

The project's backers described the permission, given by the Hawaiian Board of Land and Natural Resources (BLNR), as "another important step forward for the future of astronomical discovery and economic opportunity on Hawaii Island."

The next-generation observatory, set to be built close to the summit of the dormant 4,205-meter (13,796-ft) Mauna Kea volcano at a cost of $1 billion, will be the most advanced telescope on the planet, able to observe light and objects from some 13 billions years ago, encompassing the early years of the universe.

 

Thanks to its 30-meter-long (98.4 feet) segmented primary mirror, the enormous telescope will have nine times the collecting area of the current optical telescopes, while images will be three times sharper.

The project is the result of a collaboration between educational institutions and scientists in five countries – The US, Canada, Japan, China and India.

It does, however, have its opponents, with a number of local groups concerned about its impact on the environment as well as the heritage of the native Hawaiians. To allay fears of damage, those working on TMT are promising "responsible development and environmental stewardship of Mauna Kea in close partnership with local interests."

TMT now requires final approval of its construction plans from Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). Providing it can get it, it'll still be a few years before the observatory actually goes into operation, with 2021 currently being touted as the most likely date.

If everything goes to plan, however, we can expect TMT to capture some pretty stunning images from the edges of the universe, with those working on the project claiming the telescope will allow astronomers to "study the universe as never before, finding answers to many of the grand challenges of science."

 

 

 


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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Well.. that explains why im often lost looking up the sky night and day... :P

Jokes apart thatz a great message from C&H that quite often the problems we ponder with aren't as deathening as we used to think.. there are hell a lot more of important things in and beyond the world that we live today...

*** Credits to me for inventing the word deathening :P this isn't no big a problem either.. 

Saturday, September 01, 2012

Me(a)n and Matters...



Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. Oscar Wilde demotivational poster  - Oscar Wilde



Very True... The true self of every men is behind the facade that they've built as a bait to decoy others like a predator lures its prey !! Which also proves my point essentially man has never lost his predator instinct given all these years of evolution and so called Orthogenisis to a six sensed creature..

Also brings to the fore the essential primordialistic nature of Human Beings.. which in my view is going to be eventually consumed by the all powerful nature that will live for even given all these abuse of mother nature by the greatest ever predator on earth that will eventually dig its own grave.. 

Nature will heal all by itself just as a cut in your hand and the wound that heals by itself.. We the beings on earth currently inheriting the title as a greater predator are not actually worried of the earth or mother nature our concern is only that we will eventually pay our own way to the extinction and the mother earth will re-invent itself in its own way at it had been of all these infinite years..

The end is nigh.. and we are paving our own way.. It seems we cannot do anything much for the world we created is racing in its own pace like the amplitude of the variation keeps increasing with the time period like a in frequency plot.. not sure about the transfer function and if we can map it with any function that we have invented all these years. 

But yes evolution is a complex function even far less comprehended by the greatest ever who tried their best to map the function.. even far inconsequential is the musings of a brat like me.. Hope sanity prevails.. 

Sunday, May 27, 2012

The wall stands tall - A tribute to the cricketing legend of our times...


The true Gentleman of his time
There are several things I savour from the days I started to watch cricket with my grandpa.. Since my days as kid, there were more and more ppl around me who were fawning over Azharuddin's swagger, Sachin's raw talent and Saurav Ganguly's off side shenanigans - I was simply smitten by the quiet, paavam  looking, Dravid.

Those were the times when Ajay Jadeja was considered to be the eyecandy of the Indian team so stylish his shots that comes quite naturally to him, not even those staggeringly required run-rates bothered him, Sachin was praised for his sheer brilliance with bat, Azharuddin for his flamboyance with bat, those flicks with immaculate timing and the way he simply outdoes the oppn is considered as bliss. Sourav's arrogance and heart throbbing hooks off the leading bowlers of his days and his ability to piss off his opponents even after caving in to those rib-cage breaking bounces that goes inside to trouble him.

Always feeling disappointed and learning
There came a man so calm and so perfection personified. It was pretty awful to watch him during the titan and singer cups during his earlier days. and he was surely not happy with himself for not having to rise to the occassion. The emotions were quite palpable. Not much of those maddenning maniacs the Indian fans would've spared him even before bed for ruining their day.

That was a time when the game was in total turmoil the whole country was shell shocked and shattered to hear the game they held so close all these years is orchestrated. They were so disheartened to see their gods have let them down.The game was hit an all time low marred by the scandals and What followed was total chaos.But amid all these there rose a man so silently, so mentaly at peace, never feared to focus on the task at hand how unsurmountable the situation may be. Most of his counterparts became a fan of this man so perfection personified. He always said that only the passion for the game he held so close and loved playing made him see through all these. He is never feared to go back to basics, to start from scratch, to go to the levelling ground where he started as yet another young bloke among thousands of those waiting for that elusive break.

Calm and Ecstatic after one of his Centuries
With his long playmate in tests who clocked playing
together in the field more than anybody else mostly saving
from the turbulent situations - The Saviours

His favourinte cuts he enjoyed the most. Playing on the backfoot

He too was vicitimized in the cash rich board where even politicians had a say in every series, where not juse merely performance counted anymore, favouritism, bias an politics are the only factors that decided who gets to represent the country. But he made them so grittingly under pressure only by his performance. He was a great learner of the game. Both on and off the field. always willing to contribute in what ever way he can. Donning the wicket keeping gloves was one such example. That was when the team could not simply afford another specialist wk in place of a batsmen or a bowler. He was more than willing to step into the glove of the

Of his ostentatious compatriots, Rahul Dravid batted exactly like the person he is: stately and upright, dignity and poise his two shoulders, standing up to everything coming at him with minimum fuss. He picked his shots carefully, almost like he was weighing the risk for fear of letting himself and his side down. There was little about him that was flamboyant - there isn't with an oak - and patiently, brick by brick, he built giant edifices. He is a good man and he batted like a good man.

And this is what make me like the man he is. So grounded in whatever he does in whatever way. Like with most of his choices in life, he has chosen well again. He has not craved a full house on its feet, there has been no grandstanding. The retirement is a sports-page event not a gossip item. He knew it was time. 


Ever so dedicated even during practicing in nets. Always
willing to learn, playing the ball straight
Relished playing his part and always contributing
to the team in every discipline





















The contrast couldn’t be sharper. He would come in and look to defend the first ball, let it hit the middle of the bat and slowly build his innings… the others would walk in looking to smack the leather off the ball – Sehwag with disdain, Tendulkar with authority, Laxman with his wrists and Sourav Ganguly through the off-side. In a partnership, Dravid was always the proverbial anchor – trying to keep the others firmly in the grasp of reality. But for them, it was easier to take the flights of fancy that Dravid could only dream of.

He spent more time in the nets than the others, he worked on his fitness, he worked on the little things that came easily to the others, and he worked on keeping his head above water… why he even worked on his wicket-keeping to stay in the ODI team. But hard work has a sort of mortal, doable quality to it. We can all work hard – if we have the motivation and the belief… that’s all it takes

His ODI pal with whom he went on to pile
lots of runs and enjoyed playing with
But to do it over 17 years requires the kind of genius that not everyone is born with; the genius of hard work. We can all work hard for a while but after some time, we start to falter. We get bored. We get distracted. We want to do the extraordinary. We want to play beyond our limitations and that is often where we go wrong.

For many of Dravid’s contemporaries, the nets were a place to try out new things, to hit the big shots, to build confidence before a big match. But for the Bangalorean, it was a drill – something that had to be done as a matter of course. Throughout he would make tiny adjustments, trying to get as close to his sense of perfection as possible, because he needed to be at his best to survive. The difference between the Dravid that we saw in England and the one we saw in Australia was minute – a matter of his feet not moving a few inches more – but that’s all it took to make him crash and burn.

He realised that, which is why every waking moment was spent thinking about the game – his technique and the opposition. It was the kind of focus that bordered on the maniacal but it was also the kind of focus that made him loved and respected. People could see he wasn’t frivolous. He was the serious kind and he took the game very seriously.

Reaching out - Always willing to connect to his fans
If he shied away, he would never know how good he could be. He kept wicket in about 70 one-day internationals, never most convincingly, but he allowed himself to look bad for the team to look good. It was always the team for him and as he had once quoted Kipling: for the strength of the wolf is the pack and the strength of the pack is the wolf. It was nice to see a cricketer quoting from literature.

He wasn't the Wall, not for me though. Yes, his defence was as perfect as it could get, his steeliness so admirable, but he played shots that warmed the heart. The cover drive, with the big stride forward, and the prettiest of them all - the whip through midwicket played so late and while so nimble on his toes.

In cricket as in life, the debate over what leads to genius has been dominated by a simple argument: is it nature or nurture? While Dravid’s team-mates often colluded with nature, the right-handle was clearly nurtured to an exalted status through the self-effacing quality called hard work.

Partnership stands during recent tour of England'12
goes to show his contribution even in modern times
Dravid doesn’t inspire the impossible. But what he does do is stretch the limits of the possible to a point where the thin line dividing the two starts to blur. And THAT is his genius. He didn’t start off as a man blessed with greatness but each year he seemed to add a new chapter to the legend in the making. And THAT is his genius too.

When kids walk in to meet their coaches for the first time, they often harbour dreams of becoming the next Tendulkar or Sehwag. Who wants to present a straight bat to everything? You might hear Gavaskar praise you but the crowd will mostly boo. And nobody likes to be booed.

But their coaches will point them in the direction of Dravid. ‘Be like him – he is a genius of hard work,’ they will say. He wasn’t blessed but he had his sights set on a goal.

Showing his grimace - Announcing his retirement
at at a press conference in Bangalore recently
And in the end, he can proudly say – he got there. He isn’t the bridesmaid any more, he isn’t second best. He’s first among equals and he’s pretty much earned the right to be called a genius through hard work and you can’t say that about too many people right now, can you?

Not just cricket he is a man so passion personified always focussed and ever willing to go wherever the goal he held so close takes him to. Makes you say 'IN LIFE BE LIKE HIM'


Trying hard to control his emotions
during his Press Conference recently in Bangalore
He will be missed, as the great always are. He will see his children grow, take them to school, imbibe in them the reading habit (for hez a avid reader and learner than most others), hopefully from time to time he would instill his fire to the new flowers that will inevitably bloom in our cricket of the need to put grit over beauty, team over self, challenge before rejection, humility before arrogance, for that is what he stood for. Surely the Wall stands Tall !!






Wisden cricket - Famous five of Indian cricket


A good compilation from UPCRIC
Rahul Sharad Dravid is born in Indore on 11 January 1973 and makes his first-class debut for Karnataka against Maharashtra in the Ranji Trophy just after his 18th birthday, scoring 82. He makes his India debut
Rahul Sharad Dravid is born in Indore on 11 January 1973 and makes his first-class debut for Karnatakaagainst Maharashtra in the Ranji Trophy just after his 18th birthday, scoring 82. He makes his India debut
Soon after stepping down as captain, Dravid loses his place in the one-day side but remains a constant in the five-day arena, passing 10,000 Test runs in 2008 as well as signing for the Royal Challengers Banga
Soon after stepping down as captain, Dravid loses his place in the one-day side but remains a constant in the five-day arena, passing 10,000 Test runs in 2008 as well as signing for the Royal Challengers Banga
Dravid is India's man of the series on their 2011 tour of England - which is widely expected to be his last - as he finally records his first Test century at Lord's, and adds two more rearguard hundreds as Ind
Dravid is India's man of the series on their 2011 tour of England - which is widely expected to be his last - as he finally records his first Test century at Lord's, and adds two more rearguard hundreds as India
Dravid is man of the series on India's tour of England in 2002, scoring 602 runs in four Tests, including centuries at Trent Bridge and Headingley and a double ton at The Oval, but a Test century at Lord's, th
Dravid is man of the series on India's tour of England in 2002, scoring 602 runs in four Tests, includingcenturies at Trent Bridge and Headingley and a double ton at The Oval, but a Test century at Lord's,
Dravid is the top run scorer at the 1999 World Cup with 461. He makes 145 against Sri Lanka, sharing a second-wicket stand of 318 with Ganguly, who smashes 183. It is the record ODI partnership for any wicket,
Dravid is the top run scorer at the 1999 World Cup with 461. He makes 145 against Sri Lanka, sharing a second-wicket stand of 318 with Ganguly, who smashes 183. It is the record ODI partnership for any wicket
Later that year, he is handed his Test debut against England at Lord's. Fellow debutant Sourav Ganguly scores 131 at number three, while Dravid, at seven, compiles a characteristically painstaking 95 from 267
Later that year, he is handed his Test debut against England at Lord's. Fellow debutant Sourav Ganguly scores 131 at number three, while Dravid, at seven, compiles a characteristically painstaking 95 from 267
Although he is nicknamed The Wall for his safety-first batting style, Dravid's career hits a purple patch in the winter of 2003-04 when he hits double centuries in successive series against New Zealand, Austra
Although he is nicknamed The Wall for his safety-first batting style, Dravid's career hits a purple patch inthe winter of 2003-04 when he hits double centuries in successive series against New Zealand,
Australia's record run of 16 consecutive Test wins is ended in an astonishing game at Kolkata's Eden Gardens in March 2001. After India are forced to follow on, Dravid (180) and VVS Laxman (281) add 376 for th
Australia's record run of 16 consecutive Test wins is ended in an astonishing game at Kolkata's Eden Gardens in March 2001. After India are forced to follow on, Dravid (180) and VVS Laxman (281) add 376
But another 4-0 whitewash, this time in Australia, leads many commentators to question the future of India's old guard and a disappointing series for Dravid - in which he averaged under 25 - proves to be his l
But another 4-0 whitewash, this time in Australia, leads many commentators to question the future of India's old guard and a disappointing series for Dravid - in which he averaged under 25
By 2003, Dravid is India's vice-captain and although he is a losing finalist in that year's World Cup in South Africa, in May he marries surgeon Dr Vijeta Pendharkar. Her mother is quoted as saying the new Mrs
By 2003, Dravid is India's vice-captain and although he is a losing finalist in that year's World Cup in South Africa, in May he marries surgeon Dr Vijeta Pendharkar.
Dravid remains a prized wicket for opponents, but his captaincy is criticised after England's first Test win on Indian soil in 21 years comes in March 2006, when stand-in skipper Andrew Flintoff inspires the t
Dravid remains a prized wicket for opponents, but his captaincy is criticised after England's first Test win on Indian soil in 21 years comes in March 2006, when stand-in skipper Andrew Flintoff
Dravid signs for English county side Kent for the 2000 season and has a successful summer, scoring 1,221 first-class runs at an average of 55, including an innings of 137 at Portsmouth in a fascinating duel wi
Dravid signs for English county side Kent for the 2000 season and has a successful summer, scoring 1,221 first-class runs at an average of 55, including an innings of 137 at Portsmouth in a fascinating duel
Having deputised as captain for Ganguly on occasions, Dravid is handed the captaincy on a permanent basis in late 2005 after Ganguly's very public row with coach Greg Chappell, the former Australia skipper
Having deputised as captain for Ganguly on occasions, Dravid is handed the captaincy on a permanent basis in late 2005 after Ganguly's very public row with coach Greg Chappell, the former Australia skipper
Dravid soon establishes himself in a powerful India batting line-up which includes former teenage prodigy Sachin Tendulkar, elegant left-hander Ganguly, the free-scoring VVS Laxman and aggressive opener Virend
Dravid soon establishes himself in a powerful India batting line-up which includes former teenage prodigy Sachin Tendulkar, elegant left-hander Ganguly, the free-scoring VVS Laxman and aggressive opener Virend Sehwag
In April 2009, Dravid sets a new record for Test catches by an outfielder when New Zealand's Tim McIntosh becomes his 182nd victim in Wellington, overtaking the previous record set by Australia's Mark Waugh. B
In April 2009, Dravid sets a new record for Test catches by an outfielder when New Zealand's Tim McIntosh becomes his 182nd victim in Wellington, overtaking the previous record set by Australia's Mark Waugh.
The 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean is a major disappointment for India, as they lose to Bangladesh in their opening game and fail to make it past the group stage. They win that summer's Test series in England
The 2007 World Cup in the Caribbean is a major disappointment for India, as they lose to Bangladesh in their opening game and fail to make it past the group stage. They win that summer's Test series in England
When the cricket world comes together in January 2005 to raise money for victims of the Asian tsunami, Dravid takes his place in a star-studded Asia XI which play an ICC World XI containing players from Austra
When the cricket world comes together in January 2005 to raise money for victims of the Asian tsunami, Dravid takes his place in a star-studded Asia XI which play an ICC World XI containing players from Aus
While Dravid is an automatic choice as a batsman and an excellent fielder, he would occasionally be asked to keep wicket in order to improve the balance of the limited-overs side, picking up 14 stumpings in on
While Dravid is an automatic choice as a batsman and an excellent fielder, he would occasionally be asked to keep wicket in order to improve the balance of the limited-overs side, picking up 14 stumpings in on