April 24, 2012

Conquest Of Paradise

A few days ago I was curiously reminded of a video that was most regularly played before guest lectures and important occassions during my post graduation. It was one of those rare five minutes in the college auditorium, where the parade-like music thumped and there was pin-drop silence.
I have often noticed that the passion and inspiration that sport brings, are hardly matched by any other.
Be it the Indian blockbuster Chak De! India or the more recently discovered Hollywood flick Goal! The Dream Begins, I have been in awe of stories of common people rising up fro the dust and using the strength of their love towards the sport to push them to the place where impossible is nothing.
This video talks about legends. Lance Armstrong. Michael Schumacher. Nadia Comaneci. Sergei Bubka. Kapil Dev. Edson Arantes do Nascimento. Carl Lewis.
But it talks to us. Each one of us.


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