Tuesday, July 24, 2012

BrandTags Express Edition #17 :: Hashim Amla and Cricket Stats

A few minutes while I was thinking of what should go next in the blog, I came across the news on Hashim Amla who became the first South African cricketer to score a triple hundred. This is quite an illustrious feat by the South African who has been touted as a captain for quite sometime.

Amla surpassed the score set by AB D Villiers' of 278 while achieving this feat. The most interesting stat is that the triple century in England has come after more than 22 years when Graham Gooch hit 333 against India at Lords.

The Highest Test score is held by veteran Brian Lara who has a magical figure of 400 followed by Hayden and again followed by Lara. Virender Sehwag is the only Indian in the list who features twice with scores of 319 and 309. 

Thursday, July 19, 2012

BrandTags Express Edition # 16 :: Paraskevidekatriaphobia

Ever heard of these terms:


Definitely all of them relate to a certain phobia but the common thread running across the three words is No 13 which is considered to be inauspicious in the western world. It derives its negativity from the Apollo 13 mission. 

Triskaidekaphobia refers to "Fear of No 13"

Friggatriskaidekaphobia and Paraskevidekatriaphobia refer to "Fear of Friday the 13"

2012 is one such year where we have three Fridays coming on 13th. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

BrandTags Express Edition #15 :: Olympics 2012 and Beyond

All of us are quite well aware by now that London is the host city for 2012 Olympics. But do we know the host city beyond 2012 ??

So here is a brief compendium of Summer Olympics which will happen beyond 2012

2016: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. This edition is special as its the first edition of Olympics to happen in South America. Dubbed as Rio 2016, this is one of the first olympics to happen in the southern hemisphere barring the two in Australia. 

2020: The finalist Cities are: Istanbul, Tokyo and Madrid. On 7th Sep 2013, in the 125th IOC convention, the host city will be picked up in Buenos Aires. 

Here is the logo of Rio 2016. Its a real beauty and reflects the spirit of Olympics perfectly. 


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

BrandTags Express Edition # 14 :: ROLEX

Talk about Wimbledon and you cannot ignore ROLEX

ROLEX is the official timekeeper for Wimbledon. It has a very catch tagline which goes like this:

A Crown for Every Achievement

The origin of ROLEX is credited to Hans Wildrof who thought for the first time a wrist watch instead of a pocket watch. There are also certain stories which explain how the name ROLEX came to be. Its akin to the French Phrase horlogerie exquise which means "Horological Excellence". Another story relates to the fact that ROLEX word is derived from the words ROLLS ROYCE and TIMEX, each of which is a hallmark of technology and precision. 

ROLEX has three watch lines Oyster Perpetual, Professional and Cellini.

Amongst other things, ROLEX has to its credit, first ever water proof watch named Oyster. 

There is tone down version of ROLEX which is available in the emerging markets primarily. Its called as TUDOR.