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Nipah Virus Outbreak in Kozhikode, Kerala, India

On May 5th, 2015, in a village area of Kerala, India, a person named Mohammad Sabith(23) died of fever. He was admitted in the hospital. The Health department of the State of Kerala did not expect what was coming to hit them. Two weeks later, his brother was also seen showing the same symptoms. He too was admitted in the hospital. One of the elder lady in the family also got sick. This time the Health department became alarmed and they took the blood samples of the patients. They did not collect the blood sample of the first patient since they had no clue about the cause behind his death. They send the samples to Department of Virus Reasearch, Manipal Academy of Higher Education. The Health Department did not stop there. They took extreme care in isolating the patients and stopping any chance of spreading this virus.

On May 20th, 2018, the result from Manipal came which showed that the outbreak was nothing but Nipah virus. By this time the death toll has increased. One of the nurse w…

India And Spin Bowling

After the glorious achievements like the series win over West Indies and England in 1971 and the historic victory again over West Indies by scoring 406 runs for the loss of 4 wickets while batting last at Port of Spain,lifting the World cup has been among the glorius achievements of Indian cricket. By then, waving the national flag has started and in 1983, the waving of the tricolour by the spectators at the Lords was a great scene. India was able to achieve all these mile stones in the early ages of Indian cricket only because of the variety in bowling. India stand apart others by its spin bowling magic.

Now to have a glance at the one day matches and test played by India between 1980 and 1990, and 1990 to 2000. Between 1980 and 1990, India played 85 test matches. India won 11 and lost 22. The percentage of success in test was 43. Between 1990 and 2000 India played 69 test matches and the percentage of success was 48.55. It measn the percentage of success is increasing for India. Indi…

Shade of Colonialism in Cricket

It is an irony that the origin of cricket took place in England in 1598 and only 278 years after that,the first Test in cricketing history was played in Australia. The beginning of playing Test matches began in England only after that. It was the fifteenth Test in the cricketing history.
Cricket is the national sport of England. It is because of the weather,situation,circumstances and environment that the real pleasure of playing cricket is obtained only in England. Performance in England has also been regarded as the criterion for judging the excellence of a player. It is because of this that the Wisden,regarded as the Bible of cricket,takes into consideration only the performance in England as the basis of selection. It has been the view of some notable cricket historians that the game originated from 'club ball'. James Poicroft believes that in the thirteenth century, cricket 'club ball' referred to a game which requires both a club and a ball. But it is the view of a…