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22 Best Indian Social Media Campaigns Of 2012

2012 was not only about Facebook campaigns in the Indian social media circuit; the space also saw some amazing well integrated social media campaigns. These campaigns were creative, driven by an objective and at the same time also made sure that they were integrated in a rational way to yield maximum reach.

So here is the list of 22 amazing Indian social media marketing campaigns that stood out in 2012, in no ranking order. Every campaign is a winner in its own way.

1. #MakeHellCool: Fastrack, the bold and definitive youth brand that emphasises on ‘moving on’ in life, came up with an exciting campaign to target its young consumer segment. The campaign called “Make Hell Cool” is based on the end of the world prophecy by the Mayans where the world would be ending on the 21st of December. Beginning a week prior to doomsday, the campaign urged youth to sin as much as they want so they could be a winner in hell! Make Hell Cool had a dedicated website that served as a one-stop location for the campaign, along with an integrated presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Read the entire campaign here.


2. The Straight Hair Experiment: Unilever owned Sunsilk launched a one-of-its-kind campaign called ‘The Straight Hair Experiment’ during the season of winter chills and dry frizzy hair. Sunsilk involved bloggers and its Facebook community with the idea of sourcing crazy hair straightening ideas with a blogging contest and had integrated the campaign with Facebook and Twitter as well. Read the entire campaign here.


3. Food Housie: Faaso’s – the brand that has always been synonymous with wraps and a brand that loves social media recently launched the ‘Faaso’s Food Housie’ game. Fans were invited to play the age old housie game on social media every two weeks and win coupons from the brand. The campaign was not only unique and engaging but we are sure that it was a smart way to bring some sales too! Read the entire campaign here.


4. Secret Diaries: Unilever owned FMCG brand, Dove launched its new hair fall treatment product via real women sharing their experiences with the product through videos and blog posts, in the Dove Hair Fall Rescue Diary. The campaign used YouTube as a major social media channel along with its global Facebook page to run an exciting quiz around the stories. Surely a cool campaign for a product launch via social media. It managed to build ample curiosity and moreover offered the product as the prize to quiz winners, thus completing the cycle. Read the entire campaign here.

Dove_hairfall secret_diaries

5. Drive with MTV: MTV and Tata Nano created history by organizing India’s first 21 day social road trip called “Drive With MTV’ where 4 teams formed out of 16 participants, had to undertake a road trip of 2500 kms in 21 days, armed with a Tata Nano and Rs. 50K each. Each team had a social media engagement score based on the likes, comments, video views, etc. accumulated by posting content on social media sites and driving engagement through their social network. Winners were decided not only on the tasks performed but also on the social media engagement score. Read the entire campaign here.

drive with mtv contest

6. Shobhaa De’s ‘Sethji’: Penguin India the publishers of Shobhaa De’s ‘Sethji’ designed an innovative storytelling campaign ‘Who is Sethji’ for the book launch on popular social media channels. The 360 degree marketing promotions for the book launch had interesting pseudo-sting operation YouTube videos and the content on Facebook shared sneak peeks of the characters from the book. At a later stage a blog was launched that revealed shocking secrets about the characters. A complete delight for fans on social media. Read the entire campaign here.


7. Action Starts Here: Blackberry India launched a 360 degree marketing campaign named “Action Starts Here” in the month of August. The essence of the campaign was to find out what does Blackberry stand for and the answer was “Action” and the action starts right away from Blackberry. Hence, the campaign focused on “Action has a symbol” and the brand line was “Action starts here”. The brand created a presence on all social media channels and started a pledge campaign for fans. The pledges that turned into action stood a chance to win a cool BlackBerry device. Read the entire campaign here.


8. #BraveTheStorme: Tata Safari, the Indian auto giant, the pioneer in introducing SUVs on the Indian roads, striked gold with it’s  launch of Tata Safari Storme. Social media grabbed a bigger pie in the product launch and possibly the only Tata car to do so. Facebook and Twitter created the pre-launch buzz among fans. If the pre-launch was not enough, the brand made sure that the hype doesn’t set off early. Later the brand launched a contest on its microsite – #BraveTheStorme which could win you a brand new Tata Safari Storme. Another cool social media product launch campaign. Read the entire campaign here.


9. #Thunderbird500: Royal Enfield, the Chennai-based manufacturer finally launched the Thunderbird 500 on 11th October, 2012. The brand made sure that it created enough pre-launch buzz and going by the times it made sure that enough thumping was made the social media way. With a very strong online community, the manufacturer not only decided to run a teaser on YouTube, revealing bits about the beauty but in parallel there was an optimum buzz created on Facebook and Twitter too. The brand not only created a cool micro-site revealing the latest bull but timed well with NH7 weekender giving fans a live demo and hampers. Read the entire campaign here.

Royal_Enfield Thunderbird500

10. Save With Subbu: Kotak Mahindra Bank launched ‘Save with Subbu’, a campaign where users can co-author a ‘Smart Savings Book’ along with the brand mascot, Subbu by sharing their saving tips through Facebook or Twitter. Save with Subbu was a smart campaign with a well-aligned objective, highlighting the benefits of smart saving and banking with Kotak Mahindra. Read the entire campaignhere.


11. The Samsung Useless Bid: Samsung Mobile India launched a new integrated social media campaign “The Useless Bid” to create buzz about it’s 7 inch Samsung Tab2 310. Users were invited to participate in bidding on the useless products considered by Samsung and stand a chance to win a new Tab2. The campaign integrated YouTube with an interactive microsite and then buzz was simultaneously created on Facebook and Twitter. Read the entire campaign here.


12. One Tank, 1500Kms, One Classic Story: After re-badging ‘Ford Fiesta Classic’ as ‘Ford Classic’, the company rolled out its first variant – Ford Classic Titanium. On August 10, the company launched a social media campaign with respect to the new launch – “One Tank. 1500Kms. One Classic Story.” The campaign was about chasing the one dream that you have been passionate about all your life along with the new Ford Classic Titanium. Thus started the dream for 11 passionate people from various fields and interests who were divided into 8 teams accompanied by a cinematographer, who would capture the entire journey in her lenses. The story that is most engaging and popular will provide a chance to  the cinematographer to win Rs 100,000. The campaign was well integrated with all major social media channels. Read the entire campaign here.


13. Tweet-A-Tab: Reliance Communications launched a unique treasure hunt for its latest tablet, the V9A in a 5 days-5 cities campaign called ‘Tweet-a-Tab’ where fans had to locate the tab in a Google Map that zooms in with the growing number of tweets. Tweet-a-tab was a beautiful integration of Facebook, Twitter and Google Maps. The location was in a zoomed-out Google map of the city, which kept zooming in, along with the rise in tweets. The tablet location was finally revealed when the zoom on the Google Map was at 100%. Read the entire campaign here.

Tweet-a-tab Reliance social media contest

14. ‘Indian Food League’: Hippo, a brand that is often a favourite example of pundits at seminars was back again with the Indian Food League, a campaign crafted keeping in mind the IPL madness. Indian Food League (IFL) was funny, catchy and had been designed to capture the emotional rivalry amongst Indian cities, that creeps in during the IPL. So instead of saying that today’s match is between Delhi and Punjab, IFL called it Papdi Chaat Vs Aloo Paratha. A microsite followed with an amazing Twitter presence and a Facebook presence made sure that they spread the Hippo love everywhere. The contest was a no brainer one but it’s simplicity and uniqueness inspired us a lot. Read the entire campaign here.


15.  Diesel India’s 2 Anniversary Celebration: On completing its second anniversary recently, Diesel India planned to celebrate and so it organized an April sale for the employees and their near and dear ones. But they had a very short span to promote and Social Media came to their rescue. To gain maximum exposure, the brand along with its agency planned to do a flash mob on Facebook, which was happening for the first time on Facebook. The campaign had designed an amazing microsite which was connected with Facebook Connect and QR codes were used too. The campaign saw more than 5000 signs ups in a very short span. Read the entire campaign here.

Diesel india contest

16. ‘Once Upon A Vespa’: Once Upon A Vespa by Vespa India is one of my favorite campaign along with Diesel India till now. The campaign had just the right dose to educate Indians about the brand’s rich legacy and to do so it made an interactive microsite, well crafted Facebook presence and a Twitter presence. The microsite, which was a delight to see, was the centerstage for the contest but the answers were hidden in the brands Facebook timeline. Besides this Vespa India is one of the very few brands in India which has taken care to use the Facebook timeline effectively. A must read social media campaign and undoubtedly an inspiring one too.


17. ‘Brand New Day’: Society Tea’s ‘Brand New Day’ campaign invited four people to do new things each day in the course of 10 days. It was like fulfilling the small wishes that you always wanted to do but failed to do so and that’s not all, the participants also had to blog about their interesting activities. A very refreshing online campaign and well positioned with the brand. The campaign not only gave a chance to the four people to do certain things they might have wished for, but also created positive word of mouth around the brand. I was happy to see the brand adopting blog as a main strategic tool and then spreading the words from the blog to social networking platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. A must read for marketers who are running behind number of fans.

society tea

18. ‘Time to Change’: Another stellar campaign from Stayfree targeting only females and the whole campaign was planned around the launch of its new product. The brand tied up with Indiblogger  and on Women’s Day, it launched the ‘Be the voice of change’ blogging contest that asked bloggers to share what they would want to change around them. Along with the blogging contest, Stayfree had also tried to run an interesting campaign for it’s community on it’s Facebook brand page. An app was created on Facebook called ‘Bring down the wall of irritation’ which is made up of issues that are irritating to say the least – from child labour, eve teasing and corruption to domestic violence, dowry deaths and begging. The campaign had many takeaways for brands who are engaging on social media. To know the entire story click here.

Stayfree Bring down wall of irritation app

19. ‘Guess Whose Flavor’: The chips giant from Pepsico inc., Lay’s had started the ‘Guess whose Flavour’ campaign in the beginning of April, where six new flavours were introduced. The contest roped in MS Dhoni, Rohit Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Christopher Gayle, Adam Gilchrist and Kevin Pietersen, as the six cricketers who have co-created a flavor each and you have to guess which cricketer has created which new flavour. 10 lucky guessers can win a trip with a friend to the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012 and enjoy the match from the premier stand plus a luxurious hotel stay. The contest had a dedicated website, a Facebook app as well as a wapsite. The overall concept, design and execution as well as the fun games in the app were worth a mention and to know more about the campaign click here.


20. The Greatest Indian: Infotainment channel, History TV18 in association with CNN IBN and Reliance, had launched a massive hunt for ‘The Greatest Indian’ using television and the digital medium via a poll, set to trigger a national debate on the one question, “Who is the greatest Indian after Independence?” The television show was aided through a website and drove massive engagement and debate through its Facebook and Twitter pages. Read the entire campaign here.

The Greatest Indian hunt by History TV18

21. Ultrabook Race: The Ultrabook Race by Intel was a game of 4 Challengers fighting across 2 countries for $10,000 of prize money, armed with an Ultrabook and their social network. Intel offered four challengers from across the world a chance to go on an adventurous journey all by themselves and compete with each other in real time, in a range of tasks with the help of their Ultrabook and social networks. Apart from an experience of a lifetime, the winner also walked away with $10,000! A smart campaign to promote a product on social media via social media influencers. Read the entire campaign here.

The Ultrabook Race

 22. She Can, You Can: Tupperware India, initially launched an ad campaign titled ‘She Can, You Can’, featuring real-life heroes Chhavi Rajawat, sarpanch at village Soda in Rajasthan and Saloni Malhotra, Founder and CEO of first KPO in rural India – Desicrew Solutions. Later on it extended the campaign on social media that was based on a crowd sourcing strategy of gathering extraordinary stories for the next Tupperware campaign. Along with Facebook, the brand focused on Youtube and Twitter. An interesting campaign that pointed to a new trend in brand endorsements that are roping in people whose real life story matches up with the brand’s vision. Read the entire campaign here.
Tupperware She can, You can Facebook app
We hope to see more of such well integrated and path breaking Indian social media campaigns in 2013 that create benchmarks in the international social media space.

Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

Inspirational quotes and motivational quotes have the power to get us through a bad week, and can even  give us the courage to pursue our life’s dreams. In my book, 4 Keys to Happiness and Fulfillment at Work, I share surprising research into the true triggers of workplace motivation. So in the spirit of self motivation, here are 100 inspirational quotes.


  1. Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. –Napoleon Hill
  2. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. –Steve Jobs
  3. Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value. –Albert Einstein
  4. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.  –Robert Frost
  5. The common question that gets asked in business is, ‘why?’ That’s a good question, but an equally valid question is, ‘why not?’ -Jeffrey Bezos
  6. You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. –Wayne Gretzky
  7. I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. –Michael Jordan
  8. Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. –Babe Ruth
  9. Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement. –W. Clement Stone
  10. Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans. –John Lennon
  11. We become what we think about. –Earl Nightingale
  12. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore, Dream, Discover. –Mark Twain
  13. Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. –John Maxwell
  14. If you do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten. –Tony Robbins
  15. The mind is everything. What you think you become.  –Buddha
  16. The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb
  17. An unexamined life is not worth living. –Socrates
  18. Eighty percent of success is showing up. –Woody Allen
  19. Don’t wait. The time will never be just right. –Napoleon Hill
  20. Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to win is. –Vince Lombardi
  21. I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions. –Stephen Covey
  22. Every child is an artist.  The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. –Pablo Picasso
  23. You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. –Christopher Columbus
  24. I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. –Maya Angelou
  25. Either you run the day, or the day runs you. –Jim Rohn
  26. Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. –Henry Ford
  27. The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. –Mark Twain
  28. Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.  Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  29. The best revenge is massive success. –Frank Sinatra
  30. People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing.  That’s why we recommend it daily. –Zig Ziglar
  31. Inspiration exists, but it must find you working. –Pablo Picasso
  32. If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh
  33. There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. –Aristotle
  34. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal. –Henry Ford
  35. The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be. –Ralph Waldo Emerson
  36. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.  Live the life you have imagined. –Henry David Thoreau
  37. When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, I used everything you gave me. –Erma Bombeck
  38. Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others.  Unsuccessful people are always asking, “What’s in it for me?” – Brian Tracy
  39. Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart. – Ancient Indian Proverb
  40. Believe you can and you’re halfway there. –Theodore Roosevelt
  41. Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear. –George Addair
  42. We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. –Plato
  43. Once you choose hope, anything’s possible. –Christopher Reeve
  44. Start where you are. Use what you have.  Do what you can. –Arthur Ashe
  45. When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life.  When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up.  I wrote down ‘happy’.  They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. –John Lennon
  46. Fall seven times and stand up eight. –Japanese Proverb
  47. When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. –Helen Keller
  48. Everything has beauty, but not everyone can see. –Confucious
  49. How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. –Anne Frank
  50. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. –Lao Tzu
  51. The difference between a successful person and others is not lack of strength not a lack of knowledge but rather a lack of will. –Vince Lombardi
  52. Happiness is not something readymade.  It comes from your own actions. –Dalai Lama
  53. The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. –Arthur C. Clarke
  54. First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials, and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end. –Aristotle
  55. If the wind will not serve, take to the oars. –Latin Proverb
  56. You can’t fall if you don’t climb.  But there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground. –Unknown
  57. Whoever loves much, performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well. –Vincent Van Gogh
  58. Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears. –Les Brown
  59. Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. –Joshua J. Marine
  60. The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing. –Walt Disney
  61. I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. –Leonardo da Vinci
  62. Limitations live only in our minds.  But if we use our imaginations, our possibilities become limitless. –Jamie Paolinetti
  63. Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes.  You are free. –Jim Morrison
  64. What’s money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do. –Bob Dylan
  65. I didn’t fail the test. I just found 100 ways to do it wrong. –Benjamin Franklin
  66. In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure. –Bill Cosby
  67. A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein
  68. The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it. –Chinese Proverb
  69. There are no traffic jams along the extra mile. –Roger Staubach
  70. It is never too late to be what you might have been. –George Eliot
  71. You become what you believe. –Oprah Winfrey
  72. I would rather die of passion than of boredom. –Vincent van Gogh
  73. A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. –Unknown
  74. It is not what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings.  –Ann Landers
  75. If you want your children to turn out well, spend twice as much time with them, and half as much money. –Abigail Van Buren
  76. Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs. –Farrah Gray
  77. Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible. –Frank Zappa
  78. Education costs money.  But then so does ignorance. –Sir Claus Moser
  79. Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more. –H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  80. It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. –Confucius
  81. Let the refining and improving of your own life keep you so busy that you have little time to criticize others. –H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
  82. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. –Dalai Lama
  83. You can’t use up creativity.  The more you use, the more you have. –Maya Angelou
  84. Dream big and dare to fail. –Norman Vaughan
  85. Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. –Martin Luther King Jr.
  86. Do what you can, where you are, with what you have. –Teddy Roosevelt
  87. The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. –Alice Walker
  88. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning. –Gloria Steinem
  89. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live. –Mae Jemison
  90. You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don’t try. –Beverly Sills
  91. Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent. –Eleanor Roosevelt
  92. Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. –Grandma Moses
  93. The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. –Ayn Rand
  94. When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. –Henry Ford
  95. It’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. –Abraham Lincoln
  96. Change your thoughts and you change your world. –Norman Vincent Peale
  97. Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing. –Benjamin Franklin
  98. Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” –Audrey Hepburn
  99. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. –Steve Jobs
  100. If you can dream it, you can achieve it. –Zig Ziglar

Rolls Royce in Qatar

2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost

2012 Rolls-Royce Ghost (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Rolls Royce in Qatar


The fortunes of Roll Royce in Qatar have always been on top. The country has proven itself as a goldmine for the company. The Luxury car maker has continuously supplied expensive and customized vehicles to Qatari Royals and businessmen.  The cars of Rolls Royce have a special place in the markets of Qatar. The market, being a perfect one for highly luxurious and comfortable vehicles, has embraced Rolls Royce brand completely. Qatar has emerged as the 5th best performing market for Rolls Royce.  The cars like Rolls Royce Drophead Coupe are very well received along with Ghost which has established itself as the premier choice of the wealthy royals. One Qatari person even ordered a customized version of the Ghost, shedding a large amount of extra money.


When it comes to Qatar Cars, luxury is the prime choice for every buyer. Luxury coupled with comfort and supported by performance, this is all the Qatari people need and this what Qatari Car dealers sell. You can easily approach any Qatari car dealer to know more about Rolls Royce cars. The Drop head Coupe luxury car scores very high with young Qataris who love its comfort and style. The elegance of Rolls Royce Ghost is another option that has made Qatari business class addicted to luxury of the brand. Phantom also brings the factor of luxury with its magnificent design that makes your day. Its sheer performance coupled with comfortable spacing gives a perfect riding experience.


In Qatar, Rolls Royce seems to be hitting jackpot. The company has designated the market as one of the fastest growing for its brand and continues to devote more manpower to the same. Buying a Rolls Royce in Qatar is very easy as you can contact the Qatar car deals who will assist you with the purchase.
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IPL T20 Players List from India and World

Andrew Symonds

Andrew Symonds (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

V.V.S Laxman

V.V.S Laxman (Photo credit: kalyan02)

Munaf Patel fielding at Adelaide Oval

Munaf Patel fielding at Adelaide Oval (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sachin smiling

Sachin smiling (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

suresh raina

suresh raina (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Munaf Patel at Adelaide Oval

Munaf Patel at Adelaide Oval (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Sachin Tendulkar at Adelaide Oval

Sachin Tendulkar at Adelaide Oval (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Gautam Gambhir at Adelaide Oval

Gautam Gambhir at Adelaide Oval (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yuvraj Singh at Adelaide Oval

Yuvraj Singh at Adelaide Oval (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Andrew Symonds, in an earlier Test match

Andrew Symonds, in an earlier Test match (Photo credit: Wikipedia)




Austrlia Team


South Africa

New Zealand




West Indies




Sri Lanka


Schedule : IPL 2012 : April & May 2012.

Mumbai Indians

Mumbai Indians (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

brabourne stadium IPL T20 match MI-Punjab

brabourne stadium IPL T20 match MI-Punjab (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Photo credit: Wikipedia)


Schedule | Fixtures | Time table : IPL 2012 : April & May 2012.
Date Match Venue/result
4 April 2012 (N) Chennai Super Kings v Mumbai Indians Mumbai won by 8 wkts
5 April 2012 (N) Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils Delhi won by 8 wkts
6 April 2012 (D) Mumbai Indians v Pune Warriors Pune won by 28 runs
6 April 2012 (N) Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab Rajasthan won by 31 runs
7 April 2012 (D) Royal Challengers Bangalore v Delhi Daredevils Bangalore won by 20 runs
7 April 2012 (N) Deccan Chargers v Chennai Super Kings Chennai won by 74 runs
8 April 2012 (D) Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders Rajasthan won by 22 runs
8 April 2012 (N) Pune Warriors v Kings XI Punjab Pune won by 22 runs
9 April 2012 (N) Deccan Chargers v Mumbai Indians Mumbai won by 5 wkts
10 April 2012 (D) Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders Kolkata won by 42 runs
10 April 2012 (N) Delhi Daredevils v Chennai Super Kings Delhi won by 8 wkts
11 April 2012 (N) Mumbai Indians v Rajasthan Royals Mumbai won by 27 runs
12 April 2012 (D) Chennai Super Kings v Royal Challengers Bangalore Chennai won by 5 wkts
12 April 2012 (N) Kings XI Punjab v Pune Warriors Punjab won by 7 wkts
13 April 2012 (N) Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals Kolkata won by 5 wkts
14 April 2012 (N) Pune Warriors v Chennai Super Kings Pune won by 7 wkts
15 April 2012 (D) Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab Punjab won by 2 runs
15 April 2012 (N) Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals Rajasthan won by 59 runs
16 April 2012 (N) Mumbai Indians v Delhi Daredevils Delhi won by 7 wkts
17 April 2012 (D) Rajasthan Royals v Deccan Chargers Jaipur
17 April 2012 (N) Royal Challengers Bangalore v Pune Warriors Bangalore
18 April 2012 (N) Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders Mohali
19 April 2012 (D) Deccan Chargers v Delhi Daredevils Delhi
19 April 2012 (N) Chennai Super Kings v Pune Warriors Chennai
20 April 2012 (N) Kings XI Punjab v Royal Challengers Bangalore Mohali
21 April 2012 (D) Chennai Super Kings v Rajasthan Royals Chennai
21 April 2012 (N) Delhi Daredevils v Pune Warriors Delhi
22 April 2012 (D) Mumbai Indians v Kings XI Punjab Mumbai
22 April 2012 (N) Deccan Chargers v Kolkata Knight Riders Cuttack
23 April 2012 (N) Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore Jaipur
24 April 2012 (D) Pune Warriors v Delhi Daredevils Pune
24 April 2012 (N) Kolkata Knight Riders v Deccan Chargers Kolkata
25 April 2012 (D) Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians Mohali
25 April 2012 (N) Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings Bangalore
26 April 2012 (D) Pune Warriors v Deccan Chargers Pune
27 April 2012 (N) Delhi Daredevils v Mumbai Indians Delhi
28 April 2012 (D) Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab Chennai
28 April 2012 (N) Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore Kolkata
29 April 2012 (D) Delhi Daredevils v Rajasthan Royals Delhi
29 April 2012 (N) Mumbai Indians v Deccan Chargers Mumbai
30 April 2012 (N) Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders Chennai
1 May 2012 (D) Deccan Chargers v Pune Warriors Cuttack
1 May 2012 (N) Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Daredevils Jaipur
2 May 2012 (N) Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kings XI Punjab Bangalore
3 May 2012 (N) Pune Warriors v Mumbai Indians Pune
4 May 2012 (N) Chennai Super Kings v Deccan Chargers Chennai
5 May 2012 (D) Kolkata Knight Riders v Pune Warriors Kolkata
5 May 2012 (N) Kings XI Punjab v Rajasthan Royals Mohali
6 May 2012 (D) Mumbai Indians v Chennai Super Kings Mumbai
6 May 2012 (N) Royal Challengers Bangalore v Deccan Chargers Bangalore
7 May 2012 (N) Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders Delhi
8 May 2012 (D) Pune Warriors v Rajasthan Royals Pune
8 May 2012 (N) Deccan Chargers v Kings XI Punjab Delhi
9 May 2012 (N) Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers Bangalore Mumbai
14 April 2012 (D) Delhi Daredevils v Deccan Chargers Hyderabad
10 May 2012 (N) Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings Jaipur
11 May 2012 (N) Pune Warriors v Royal Challengers Bangalore Pune
12 May 2012 (D) Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians Kolkata
12 May 2012 (N) Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Daredevils Chennai
13 May 2012 (D) Rajasthan Royals v Pune Warriors Jaipur
13 May 2012 (N) Kings XI Punjab v Deccan Chargers Mohali
14 May 2012 (D) Royal Challengers Bangalore v Mumbai Indians Bangalore
14 May 2012 (N) Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings Kolkata
15 May 2012 (N) Delhi Daredevils v Kings XI Punjab Delhi
16 May 2012 (N) Mumbai Indians v Kolkata Knight Riders Mumbai
17 May 2012 (D) Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings Dharamsala
17 May 2012 (N) Delhi Daredevils v Royal Challengers Bangalore Delhi
18 May 2012 (N) Deccan Chargers v Rajasthan Royals Hyderabad
19 May 2012 (D) Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils Dharamsala
19 May 2012 (N) Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders Pune
20 May 2012 (D) Deccan Chargers v Royal Challengers Bangalore Hyderabad
20 May 2012 (N) Rajasthan Royals v Mumbai Indians Jaipur
Play off Week
22 May 2012 (N) Qualifier 1 = Team 1 v Team 2 Pune
23 May 2012 (N) Eliminator = Team 3 v Team 4 Bangalore
25 May 2012 (N) Qualifier 2 = Loser of Qualifier 1 v Winner of Eliminator Chennai
27 May 2012 (N) Final = Winner of Qualifier 1 v Winner of Qualifier 2 Chennai

Record of fastest century/hundred by a batsman in IPL T20.

Deccan chargers jersey launch with actor Venkatesh

Deccan chargers jersey launch with actor Venkatesh (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A photo of a match between Chennai SuperKings ...

A photo of a match between Chennai SuperKings and Kolkata Knightriders during the DLF IPL T20 tournament (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Deccan Chargers

Deccan Chargers (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Crop of a photo taken by Daniel on Day 5 of th...

Crop of a photo taken by Daniel on Day 5 of the Adelaide Test match in the 2006-07 Ashes series . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Yusuf Pathan

Yusuf Pathan (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fastest century in IPL matches is little too ambitious list to hunt for cause a three figure individual score = hundred in T20 cricket in itself is a huge achievement. Having said that, thanks to the number of matches played in Indian premier league each year, more and more centuries are expected to be scored and hence who got there the quickest (of fewest balls) makes an interesting read. Following is a list of breath taking tons scored in IPL cricket till date..

37, the number of balls Shahid Afridi took to score the fastest century in ODI, is exactly the number of balls Yusuf Pathan consumed to reach his hundred, the fastest ever in IPL. Yusuf’s team, Rajasthan Royals, were chasing mountaineous 213 that day and struggled at 3 wkts for 40 runs when he took the center stage at Brabourne stadium. Pathan reached his half century off 21 balls and off next 16 balls, completed next half to almost pull off a miraculous win. almost. Pathan was run out off first ball of 17th over without facing anything further and Royals lost the game by 4 runs!

Adam Gilchrist, the legendry Aussie southpaw, holds the record of second fastest IPL century, getting it off just 42 balls against same team Yusuf did. Playing for Deccan Chargers who were to chase considerable 155 that day, Gilchrist’s fast hundred meant his team won with 8 overs to spare, without losing any wicket!

List updated : on 15 April 2012. There haven’t been many century in IPL so far but all of them are mentioned in following list, measured on least number of balls.
Also see : Highest score in IPL T20 matches.

Fastest century by a batsman in IPL
To reach century Final score Versus, when, where
Batsman (Team) Balls 4s 6s Score Balls 4s 6s Versus Venue Date
Yusuf Pathan (Rajasthan) 37 9 8 100 37 9 8 Mumbai Mumbai 13 Mar 2010
Adam Gilchrist (Deccan) 42 9 9 109* 47 9 10 Mumbai Mumbai 27 Apr 2008
Sanath Jayasuriya (Mumbai) 45 7 10 114* 48 9 11 Chennai Mumbai 14 May 2008
Chris Gayle (Bangalore) 46 9 9 107 49 10 9 Deccan Bangalore 6 May 2011
Murali Vijay (Chennai) 46 6 9 127 56 8 11 Chennai Rajasthan 3 Apr 2010
Andrew Symonds (Deccan) 47 9 6 117* 53 11 7 Rajasthan Hyderabad 24 Apr 2008
Virendra Sehwag (Delhi) 48 12 4 119 56 13 6 Deccan Hyderabad 24 Apr 2008
Michael Hussey (Chennai) 50 8 7 116* 54 8 9 Punjab Mohali 19 Apr 2008
AB de Villiers (Delhi) 51 5 6 105* 54 5 6 Chennai Durban 23 Apr 2009
Paul Valthaty (Punjab) 53 16 2 120* 63 19 2 Chennai Mohali 13 Apr 2011
Brendon McCullum (Kolkata) 53 8 7 158* 73 10 13 Bangalore Bangalore 18 Apr 2008
Adam Gilchrist (Punjab) 53 7 9 106 55 8 9 Bangalore Dharamsala 17 May 2011
M. Jayawardene (Punjab) 55 12 3 110* 59 14 3 Kolkata Kolkata 4 Apr 2010
Chris Gayle (Bangalore) 55 10 7 102* 55 10 7 Kolkata Kolkata 22 Apr 2011
Shaun Marsh (Punjab) 58 10 6 115 69 11 7 Rajasthan Mohali 28 May 2008
Ajinkya Rahane (Rajasthan) 58 12 5 103* 60 12 6 Bangalore Bangalore 15 Apr 2012
Kevin Pietersen (Delhi) 64 6 9 103* 64 6 9 Deccan Hyderabad 19 Apr 2012
David Warner (Delhi) 66 9 4 107* 69 9 5 Kolkata Delhi 29 Mar 2010
Sachin Tendulkar (Mumbai) 66 12 3 100* 66 12 3 Kochi Mumbai 15 Apr 2011
Manish Pandey (Bangalore) 67 10 3 114* 73 10 4 Deccan Centurion 21 May 2009

Hindi Quotes About Success

The word "Hindi" in the Devanagari s...

The word "Hindi" in the Devanagari script. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

वही सबसे तेज चलता है, जो अकेला चलता है।
प्रत्येक अच्छा कार्य पहले असम्भव नजर आता है।

ऊद्यम ही सफलता की कुंजी है।

एकाग्रता से ही विजय मिलती है।

कीर्ति वीरोचित कार्यो की सुगन्ध है।

भाग्य साहसी का साथ देता है।

सफलता अत्यधिक परिश्रम चाहती है।

विवेक बहादुरी का उत्तम अंश है।

कार्य उद्यम से सिद्ध होते है, मनोरथो से नही।

संकल्प ही मनुष्य का बल है।

प्रचंड वायु मे भी पहाड विचलित नही होते।

कर्म करने मे ही अधिकार है, फल मे नही।

मेहनत, हिम्मत और लगन से कल्पना साकार होती है।

अपने शक्तियो पर भरोसा करने वाला कभी असफल नही होता।

Hindi Quotes About Success
Vahi sabsay tej chalataa hai, jo akela chalataa hai.
means,One who is walking alone, walks fastest.
Pratyek achchaa kaary pahalay asambhav najar aataa hai.
means, In the beginning, every good work looks impossible.
Uddyum hi safalataa ki kunji hai.
means,Hard work is key to success.
Ekagrataa say hi vijay milati hai.
means,Concentration is essential to ensure victory.
Kirti virochit kaaryon ki sugandh hai.
means,Fame is another positve outcome of acts of bravery.
Bhaagy saahasi kaa saath detaa hai.
means,Fortune favors the brave.
Safalataa atyadhik parishrum chaahati hai.
means,Success needs very hard work.
Vivek bahaaduri kaa uttum ansh hai.
means,Wisdom is an important part of bravery.
Kaary uddyum say siddh hote hai, manorathon say nahi.
means,Work gets done through industry, not by wishes alone.
Sankulp hi manushy kaa bul hai.
means,Determination of a person is his main force (power).
Prachand vaayu mein bhi pahaad vichalit nahi hote.
means,Mountain stay still even against very strong winds.
Karm karanay mein hi adhikaar hai, ful mein nahi.
means,You have rights to do your work, but not in their results.
Mehanut, himmut aur lagun say kalpanaa saakaar hoti hai.
means,Wishes get fulfilled with hard work, bravery and persistence.
Apunay shaktiyon pur bharosaa karnay waalaa kabhi asaful nahi hotaa.
means,One who believes in his own capabilities, never becomes unsuccessful.
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