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The night I finally understood Messi–sort of.

The night I finally understood Messi–sort of.

Humanity had just made its greatest discovery, but a certain man by the name of Lionel Messi was trending all around the world. As Wednesday, April 10, 2019 drew closer, my excitement for the day only kept getting greater by the minute. At 1830 hours IST, we were to see the first ever image of the event…

Football: the Gift that keeps giving

Football: the Gift that keeps giving

The World Cup in 2018, Russia, was viewed by over 3.5 billion people. Around half of the earth’s entire population. Yes, this means that one in every two people around the globe watched the World Cup. Ever since man looked up at the sky and gazed at the glowing fire ball we now call the sun, he was fascinated. So much so,…

What were the odds?

What were the odds?

Joan Gamper sought like-minded individuals, wanting to form a football club based in Barcelona, and so, he posted an ad in the newspaper. The ad said that he was “wishing to organise the matches in Barcelona, requesting that everyone who likes this sport contact him..” One month later on November 29, 1899, twelve attended a…

Sergio Busquets of Sinope

Sergio Busquets of Sinope

  The story goes, Alexander the Great once confronted a savage in a suburb and asked him if he needed anything. The wise man, laying in a warm spot under the sun said, “Stand a little out of my sun.” In a time when the king was feared and the troops were hell-bent on having…

Football and constancy: a tale.

Football and constancy: a tale.

The waves rose and settled. The sweet scent of air, accompanied by the vibrant, setting sun– it seemed like a scintillating shot from of a movie. As the little kids continued talking about how they wanted to be butterflies when they grew up, the wise, old man looked up at the unwavering sky. The things…

Cosmos, football and emotion.

Cosmos, football and emotion.

Imagine walking across the street, looking through your glasses. The dark blue sky, the unwavering clouds and the sheer satisfaction of watching the birds circle around in wild patterns. Sometimes, such serenity is the only thing one needs in his life. A poor day at work, a bad day at college, whatever it be. A…

Pass the baton

Pass the baton

And as the mighty man hugged the king for one last time on the pitch, several bells rang in the culé’s heart. The young boy who grew up right in front of our eyes. The hero of the Champions League. The miracle of the World Cup. Every single one of us knew that he had…

Monotony.

Monotony.

I wake up every single morning, with the sun glaring at my distressed face. As I slip through the blankets, run a brush through my teeth and pour some cereal into my bowl of milk, I realize I’ve run out. I have plenty of milk, but not enough cereal. Every single one of us has…

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