The Run Of Herculean Awesomeness



The most famous hero of Ancient Greece, the mighty demigod son of Zeus, the man who defeated the Nemean Lion and the Hydra and the Big Wild Boar and cleaning a-stable-full-of-flesh-eating-horses-that–have-not-been-cleaned-in-thousands-of-years in a day and capturing a Big Bull and slay a flock of murderous-flesh-eating-genociding crows and steal some golden apples from a-giant-dragon-with-one-hundred-heads-and-extremely-bad-breath and steal the crown of a warrior queen and steal Diomedes’s horses and capture a two-headed dude’s cows and capture Artemis’s golden butt and capture and bring back the 2-headed-german-shephard-immortal-guardian of the gates of hell.

Well then, a fitting name for the race; a race which demands more from the racers that the 12 tasks bestowed upon the hero.

But, while the obstacles faced by this hero were only 12, our heroes running this race have to face a total of 35! That is 12 plus… uh… many obstacles that they must overcome. And the winner, while does not get pardon for murder he may or may not have committed after being driven mad by Hera, does get some money and a big shiny trophy.

The obstacles are specially designed to test the contestants’ physical limit, to expand them and to break them. The race is India’s first race of this scale and ambition and runners from all over the world will be competing.

A physically and mentally demanding competition, the Herculean Run is sure to have spectators on the edge of their seat as they cheer on the man or woman that they support and want to win. This race, which takes place in Thane, Mumbai on the 4th of June, is the second largest of the world’s obstacle series.

It is definitely worth watching.

Why? Because it’s #BigTicketNext

Get tickets to the Herculean Run here –





Turning Turtle




One hundred and seventy five million years ago, a weird creature that did not belong with the dinosaurs crawled onto the sandy shore of a land now lost. And for those 175 million years, these creatures that crawled onto the beaches have stayed. They’ve gone all around the world.

With their hard backs and soft insides, they seem to be unstoppable having survived the meteor that killed the dinosaurs, and the ice age which killed the mammoths.

But, as it would seem, the luck of the turtles has run out.

Yes, they survived the meteor and the ice age, but they appear to be falling now. It appears they cannot survive in the time of Man.

In 2011 the Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group published a report with the 25 species of turtles about to go extinct and the 40 most likely to go extinct, 65 species out of a known 300.

In the words of the biologist George Amato, “the amount and the volume of captured turtles… (has) vacuumed up entire species from areas in Southeast Asia.” It is calculated that about 90% of the turtles living in Asia are threatened.

They are a species that have lived through everything. How sad would it be if those they share the planet with are those who end up killing them.

“A friend in need is a friend in deed,” I believe we got this saying from an old turtle based story. Ironic isn’t it.

So be the friend that the turtles like the Loggerhead turtle, the Ridley turtle and the Flatback turtle need.

Donate to the charity of your choice, the world, the turtles need it. And yes, you’ll be thinking who cares about a few dead turtles. But we should care. Because it would be a shame to see their face next to the face of a dodo in a book in the chapter titled “Extinct Animals.”

And the best way to start helping them is to get to know them a little.

So pop on down to Australia, where some of the more endangered species and some of the more common species are protected in aquariums throughout the country.

Why? Because you are their #BigTicketNext to survival!


And, just because we care, and we think it’s cool, here’s our list of the best looking turtles from around the world:

  1. Loggerhead Sea Turtle – this turtle is found throughout the world.
  2. Spotted Turtle – Also known as Clemmy’s Guttata and is found in Canada and the USA
  3. The Sea Turtle – Found in all seas and oceans except the Polar regions.
  4. The Leatherback Sea Turtle – Found all over the world.
  5. Olive Ridley Sea Turtle – A resident of warm water and tropical islands it’s found mostly in the Indian and Pacific oceans.
  6. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle


World Turtle Day is May 23rd. Spend it with the turtles this year!

Get tickets to the Sea Life Aquariums in Melbourne, Sydney, Manly and Mooloolaba at!

It’s time to Beliebe.

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It was 2009, when his debut EP My World released, and he has been an unstoppable music force since. Following this success, he began his first headline tour, My World Tour and released the albums My World Tour Acoustics and Never Say Never.

With undeniable hits of fantastic pieces of music such as Under the Mistletoe and Believe, and a fan base not seen in Pop music since the days of Backstreet Boys and N Sync, this man has proven that he is a force to be reckoned with.

And now, Justin Bieber, is bringing his newest world tour, the Purpose tour, to Dubai, UAE.

It’s a glamorous concert, with a glamorous star in a wonderful city.

Only a fool would miss it.

In the light of recent world events, with violence, war and destruction, we all need something that binds us together, something to keep the world from exploding. And the glue that holds us all in place, as a race, is music.

And so in Dubai, celebrate more than just music.

Celebrate humanity.

It’s about more than just a world tour by a famous singer, it’s about more than just Justin Bieber, it’s about music and what music means in our lives.

So it doesn’t matter if you like music or not, because it’s a part of your life.

It’s time to Beliebe.

Here’s 5 reasons why you shouldn’t miss Justin Bieber Live in Dubai

1. The hair.

The Bieb’s hair – whether it’s his infamous bangs from the good old “Baby” days, or if it’s blond, platinum, buzzed, shaved off, grown out – has attracted so much attention, it almost deserves its own show. But that hasn’t happened yet, so you can settle for something even better – see it in person at his live performance in Dubai on May 6 th !

2. The dance moves.

We’re not just talking the Running Man and the Robot here – It’s no secret that Justin Bieber has moves that could’ve rivaled those of the King of Pop.

3. The show.

The lasers, the pyrotechnics, the lights, the platforms, and the dancers – the Purpose World Tour goes the whole nine yards. Next weekend, get ready for an electric show, one you’ll be talking about days after it’s over!

4. The fans.

People who call Justin Bieber just a former teenybopper obviously haven’t met even one of the millions of Bieber fangirls – who call themselves Beliebers – all over the world. Join the thousands of fans who will be thronging to the Autism Rocks Arena in the Dubai Outlet Mall, all straining for just a glimpse of their idol – but be warned – Bieber fever is highly contagious!

5. Because Bieber is #BigTicketNext.

Justin Bieber has come a long way from the boy we all were introduced to as a breakout YouTube sensation. This Justin Bieber is the real deal. He’s got the voice, the music, the moves, the fans, and the purpose. He’s #BigTicketNext. And he performs in Dubai for just one night. You’re gonna regret missing this. So make sure you don’t!

Get tickets to Justin Bieber’s Purpose World Tour Dubai 2017 at NOW!

10 reasons why Chris Gayle is #BigTicketNext

A gentleman’s game they said.

‘Oh, really?’ he said.

Chris Gayle, in his entire career of hitting red and white leather balls into the stands, has defied the common and largely true belief that cricket is a “Gentleman’s Game” with inimitable exploits such as out-Aussieing the Aussies when he gave Michael Clarke a taste of Aussie sledging in their famous encounter in the 2006 Champion’s Trophy.

A man who never cared for the niceties and the pleasantries of life, in cricket and outside, someone who is known to speak his heart, and speak it all, holding nothing back, certainly enjoys the finer luxuries of life.

Such people are rare; few and far between.

Gayle shows us the way to be a hero without having to be the gentleman, a person who is truly rare, not just in cricket, but ever.

It is our firm belief, that it is his firm belief, that conventions have been created by civilization for him to break them, and being the kind of person he is, no one minds him breaking them.

He is a man who once said that he could score a hundred at any condition, and was taken seriously.

He has branded himself with the titles that the cricketing world fondly uses while referring to him – Universe Boss, King Gayle, Super Boss, Gayle Force, Gayle Storm. And his legend grows with every new exploit and title.

But the world of cricket, a world previously of tea-drinkers, well-spoken gentlemen and perfect players, has been changed, forever in the past 20 years or so, with the arrival of legends and the ‘imperfect players’ that love the game, love the people, and want to change it all.

For the better.

A man of unstoppable force, becoming the first batsman ever to reach the 10,000 runs landmark in T20 cricket very recently, is certainly the face of this change, a leader and a pioneer in the ways that cricket is enjoyed.

A man who entertains the crowd with more than just his superb skill, he is a man who entertains people because he can, and because he wants to as can be seen on his social media SitCom “Everybody Rates Chris”.

Here are our top ten reasons why we believe Chris Gayle is #BigTicketNext

  1. Have you seen him dance?


2. We love the way he plays like running between the wickets is for lesser mortals. And then again, maybe it is.


3. His soft voice – we can never get over what a gentle giant this man is.


4. The look on the faces of the opposition every time he walks out to bat.


5. The look on the faces of the opposition every time they manage to get him out.


6. The look on the faces of crowds when he unleashes a high powered #GayleStorm.


7. The look on the faces of his teammates when they know Gayle has come to the party.


8. Every single one of the 10000 runs in T20 cricket.


9. His Universe Boss title-earning 743 sixes.


10. The #BigTicketNext pleasure, pride and privilege of ticketing all the amazing matches he and his Caribbean teammates bring to life at the #CPL!


Why Day 1 at Dharamsala was #BigTicketNext

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D-Day @ Dharamsala

It’s perhaps one of the most beautiful venues in the world to play cricket. And while we have enjoyed the shorter formats of the game here, this is the first time ever that #StadiumGorgeous is playing host to a Test Match. Day 1. Of the first ever Test. At India’s 27th Test venue. That’s Big Ticket Next even before the captains walked out for the toss!


The best water boy in the history of the game.

He was ruled out of the playing XI. And everyone thought that this was a setback the Indian team would find it tough to recover from. But it is impossible to keep Virat Kohli out of the game. He walked onto the gorgeous Dharamsala green as a water boy for his team. The sigh that went around the ground, we tell you. It was like the Dhauladhars would tremble!


India’s High Five

So what if Virat wasn’t on the field, his brand of positive, aggressive cricket was on full display as India went into the decider with 5 bowlers in their side. Umesh Yadav, Bhuvaneshwars Kumar coming in plae of Ishant Sharma, Ashwin, Jadeja and the inspired choice of a Chinaman in the Dalai Lama’s city – Kuldeep Yadav. It isn’t often that we see India play this combination. Five specialist bowlers in an Indian side – that’s Big Ticket Next.



Kuldeep Yadav’s dream debut

Watching him bamboozle the opposition, scuttle the batsmen, rattle the wickets and twist and turn the Aussie innings upside down was a pleasure beyond description. We don’t know what stand-in skipper Rahane was thinking, bringing him on only in the post-lunch session. But we are glad he bowled. From a very respectable 131 for 1 to 300 all out the second and third sessions of pay belonged to debutant Kuldeep Yadav. What a Big Ticket Next debut – only the third chinaman to take 4 wickets on debut.



Pune’s big hope

With the IPL season looming on the horizon, the Pune franchisee has reason to cheer. Their captain, who is currently captaining Australia, went on to score yet another superlative century. It looks like this man can do no wrong. When everything around him was folding, he stood tall, yet again. Well played, Captain.


India survived the tricky last over

It’s the toughest thing to do. To come out at the end of a long day of play. And survive the only over you were going to face that day. But India did themselves credit. And tomorrow is a fresh new day.

The stadium rang with the cheers of those who had booked their tickets to witness the most fascinating stage of the Border Gavaskar trophy. Day 2 is sure to be full of excitement. Book your Big Ticket to catch all the ringside action. Now. Only on


Why Test Cricket is #BigTicketNext

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Here’s wishing you a very happy birthday, Test Cricket. We wonder if you realize what a gift you gave to the world all those many years ago when you pitched England against Australia at the MCG in 1877. Speaking of gifts, we thought your 140th birthday would be a great occasion to list down the very best of the many that have made you Big Ticket Next.


  1. You, dear Test Cricket, gave us the Ashes. Our lives would be a little emptier, and a more than a little shorn of meaning if we didn’t have two great cricketing nations glaring at each other over a tiny urn that is believed to contain the ashes of a burnt cricket ball!
  2. You taught us that no matter what else is happening in life, there is always time for a cup of tea. Teams could be poised tantalizingly at the edge of a last day victory, or hanging on for dear life in the form of numbers 10 and 11 defending their respective wickets; but if it is time for tea, then everyone simply packs up all the tension and gamely troops back into the pavilion for a cuppa. It’s a life lesson, you know. And we thank you for it.
  3. You gave us the unforgettable, epic, immortal sight of Michael Holding, Andy Roberts, Colin Croft and Joel Garner steaming in, with more than half the legendary West Indian team standing in the slips. The remaining guy was at gully. The batsmen from opposing teams were terrified. Clive Lloyd’s team of the 1970s and 1980s is one of your greatest gifts to us. When the world becomes a little too much, you’ve made it possible for us to remember these gentle giants and break into wide smiles. So, again, thank you.
  4. You’ve taught us courage. In the bandaged jaw of Anil Kumble as he bowled in the Antigua Test in 2002. In VVS Laxman’s heroics as he single-handedly dominated the Aussies. In a 16 year old Sachin Tendulkar facing the likes of Imran Khan, Wasim Akram and Abdul Qadir in Pakistan, on debut.
  5. You’ve successfully debunked the myth that we have increasingly lower attention spans. We love seeing the packed stadiums. Like the India V England Test at Mumbai, in December 2016. We loved ticketing that match. The crowds made us so happy! You’ve given us many gifts, Test Cricket. Consider those packed stadiums our gift to you!
  6. You make white super sexy. In the day and age of fluorescent pink tees and neon green laces, there is nothing quite as droolworthy as the men (and women) in pristine white. Our pick of the Test players who rock the white look – Alistair Cook, Virat Kohli, David Gower, Imran Khan, James Anderson, Sir Gary Sobers.
  7. You remain completely incomprehensible to anyone outside the cricketing world. They just don’t get it. 22 players. 5 days. Endless waiting games. Follow ons. Tea breaks. There are even those who get golf. But you? You are the ultimate enigma for those who know you not. And we love you all the more for it.
  8. Floppy hats. Green berets. Neck scarves. Moustaches. Is there anything that you cannot make good looking?
  9. You’ve given us 140 years of strategy, patience, brilliance, perseverance, integrity, competition, ruthlessness, team spirit, sportsmanship. We couldn’t ask for more.
  10. You are, dear Test Cricket, the gentleman’s game. In a world gone a little pedestrian, we need you more than ever before.

Happy birthday, once more. May you have many more!