#BigTicketNext Vijender Singh

 

He’s an Indian and he punches people for a living. At this point, dear reader, several names have flashed through your mind. But no, stop that train of thought. He is not a Bollywood actor, and neither is he a stuntman.

What he does… well it requires far more guts. And often quite a few spare teeth. He’s big, but the good kind of big, and as nimble as a deer. Tough as a tank and hits like a brick wall flying at Mach 2. Yes, ladies and gentleman, he is in fact, a boxer. Not just any boxer. He is India’s one and only Vijender Singh.

In his pro career,  he has fought 9 professionals bouts and have lost 0. That is a 100% win ratio. Prior to that, he has won 5b, 3 silver’s and 2 gold medals in various international competitions and is a force to be reckoned with. Not only that, but look up his fights on YouTube, and you will see that he is terribly fun to watch.

Boxing is an art. Unlike most art forms, this one does include massive bodily harm. But by god, the better the artist, the more fun it is to see. You wouldn’t pay a museum to see a drawing made by a 5 year old. You pay a museum to see the Mona Lisa. Vijender Singh is Leonardo and his fights are his Mona Lisa. Like the awesome Roger Federer, Vijender Singh dances around his opponent. Quick on his feet. It’s like the best ballet you will ever see.

So I guess what I’m trying to say here is, boxing is far more for you than it is for the boxers themselves. Sure, the glory is theirs, but the real winner is YOU. Sitting near the ringside and cheering your man on. And when “your man” is Vijender Singh, the feeling you get when he wins, well… how can you not call yourself the winner?

 

Raj-Rumble

So do yourself a favour, switch off your TV and go watch him play on the 23rd of December in Jaipur. Don’t just watch, be there in flesh and blood and not pixels and satellite signals.

Book tickets to catch Vijender Singh in action on 23rd December at Sawai Manshing Indoor Stadium, Jaipur today!

Vijender-Singh-Kyazoonga

The Run Of Herculean Awesomeness

home-herculean

 

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 – http://ow.ly/V0Oe30bQ6FX.

 

 

 

 

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?

1ni2ob

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

1ni2ks

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

tumblr_nit4db31XG1qi4ucgo1_500

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

1ni2ra

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

1ni2tf

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

1ni2ya

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

1ni321

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

1ni35v

9. His Universe Boss title-earning 743 sixes.

1ni3a0

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

cpl

img_31031

Can’t wait for Bangalore Open Air? You don’t have to!

Prepare yourself for the onslaught of metal by brushing up on the bands playing Bangalore Open Air on Saturday, 9 July, at Royal Orchid Resorts, Yelankha.

Vader

A Polish death metal band hailing from the town of Olszlyn, these legends are going to be one of the biggest names at Bangalore Open Air. Since its formation in 1983, the band has gone through several lineup changes, but currently features Plotr ‘Peter’ Wiczarek on guitars and vocals, guitarist Marek ‘Spider’ Pajk, bassist Tomasz ‘Hal’ Halicki, and British drummer James Stewart.
Latest Album: Tibi Et Igni

 

Jonas Rogowski / Via Wikipedia
Jonas Rogowski / Via Wikipedia

Skull Fist

Coming in from Toronto, Canada is heavy metal band Skull Fist. They’ve recently toured Europe, Mexico, South America, and North America, and are now flying to Bangalore on their first stop of their “Asian Invasion” tour. Their much anticipated latest album was nominated for a Juno award, and the band is currently working on their third studio album, which hasn’t been assigned a release date as of yet. Their current lineup consists of lead guitarist and lead vocalist Zach Slaughter, Casey Slade on bass, Jonny Nesta as the lead guitarist, and JJ Tartaglia on drums.
Latest albumChasing The Dream

Via Metal Music Archives
Via Metal Music Archives

Nader Sadek

Nader Sadek is an Egyptian-American artist who is most well known for his death metal project, which gathers many well-known as well as emerging artists from the entire metal scene. Sadek and his chosen musicians then collaborate on creating an album. He focuses mostly on the more extreme styles of black and death Metal. Sadek currently resides in New York City.
Latest Album: The Malefic: Chapter III

 

Via brooklynvegan.com
Via brooklynvegan.com

Severe Dementia

Raising hell from Dhaka, the heart and capital of Bangladesh, Severe Dementia is a death metal band with a keen lyrical focus on ancient and historical events which created a major impact on certain nations and the human race. Eastern battles and Sumerian mythologies are reflected on in the band’s music. Since their formation in 2004, Severe Dementia has been a band that embodies absolute brutality and blistering speed with technical proficiency.
Latest Album: Epitaph of Plassey

 

Via Metal Archives
Via Metal Archives

Inner Sanctum

Local band Inner Sanctum is a death metal band which was formed in 2006. The founding members Chintan and Michael were later joined by Tejas (guitar), Abhinav (drums), Gaurav (vocalist) and Rajeev (guitar). They have won several awards including the Indian Band of the Year award in 2007 and 2009 as well as the Best Emerging Band of the Year award in 2010. Inner Sanctum released its first album, Provenance, through Resonance Studios. The album became very popular among the lovers of the death metal genre in Asia and was featured in several of the top 10 lists of albums in 2009-10. Over the years, Inner Sanctum has been a supporting act for some of the big names in metal, namely Metallica, Guillotine, Amon Amarth, Cradle of Filth, Texture and Slayer. Their current lineup features Gaurav Basu on vocals, Chintan Chinappa and Suraj Gulvady toggling between rhythm and lead guitar, bassist Narayan Shrouthy, and Abhinav Yogesh on drums.
Latest Album: Geisha Made

 

Via Pepsi MTV Indies
Via Pepsi MTV Indies

Book your #BIGTICKET for Bangalore Open Air NOW! Tag your posts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook with #kyazoongasummer, and get a chance to be featured on our wall! Also, in the unlikely event that you can’t make it, add us on Snapchat — @kyazoonga — for live coverage of the event. Happy listening!

jaipur-lit-fest_647_012016104450

Pink City Beckons Literature Dilettantes

From the days of Shakespearian glory to the days of Harry Potter rise as the new hero, literature has never failed to fascinate. They say that understanding literature is as much as an art than creating it and if you are lover of the words, there is no restriction to your imagination. Imagination is fueled by literature and it is just not the sheer entertainment value that literature gives you but it is also the food for the soul. If you are one of those people who love being lost in their reveries picturing something native only to their own imagination, there is no reason for you to not dwell deep into the world of literature.

Jaipur Literature Festival Tickets
Buy Jaipur Literature Festival tickets at Kyazoonga

Literature exists in various forms and takes various shapes when molded by artists. Right from poetic verses of Wordsworth to H.G. Well’s short stories, literature has never failed to capture the essence of the little things of life that are a source of many a sentiment for humanity. To read and to write are both forms of art that come naturally to some while others have to develop a knack for it with practice.

If you’re in love with literature and everything that’s in it, you already have artistic abilities of your own. Investing in your abilities to polish them is something that happens over time if you put in the right efforts. If you aspire to be a writer someday, the language is perhaps your first love and in order to grow this love to survive eternity and beyond, you ought to constantly be a part of this beautiful community of artists and be active.

One such ambrosial affair is all set to happen in the pink city in January 2015. The Jaipur Literature Fest is an opportunity for literature dilettantes to sip from a soulful cup of knowledge and meet some of their heroes. The festival allows members to attend the festival as delegates. The delegate fee for early birds (ones who register before November 2014) is as low as Rs. 3,000 per day. You can easily save a thousand rupees (on spot registration fee – Rs. 4,000) if you get your registration done on www.kyazoonga.com before November 2014.

CarltonBaughCPLT20Final9kLj4LVp34Cl

CPL T20 – Leather and Willow and the Coconut

Players from all around the world come together in the land of Rastas to bring us live cricketing action. The Caribbean Premier League kickstarted on July 11th and already has fans anticipating the games between their favorite team. With Gayle captaining Jamaica who are the defending champions, fans would be hoping to see a repeat performance by the Jamaicans. With Vettori coming in, Jamaica seem like the favorites again but if history is to be taken seriously, predictions are meaningless in the cricketing world.

The run to the finals would be as interesting as it can get and the young guns would be out there to prove their mettle. Unlike IPL, the CPL T20 is not just a money making system but is also a great platform for young cricketers to prove their mettle and become a part of the national team. The performance of the national team has been an embarrassment to the fans in the last decade or so and the board is always looking for talented cricketers that can be molded into fine international players to compete with the likes of Australia, South Africa, India and Sri Lanka.

 

Cricket tickets
Buy CPL T20 cricket match tickets

When a huge bunch of players are out there to prove themselves, the crowd would get some serious entertainment worth their money. If you are looking to purchase cricket tickets for the CPL T20, just go ahead and relax – you are bound to come across some fantastic matches. The dramatic tale of this year’s CPL would not just end with the finals. The fans get the golden chance to buy CPL T20 cricket match tickets for a charity match featuring the flamboyant Brian Lara and the stylish Sir Ian Botham as skippers of opposite teams.

An all-star charity game would be played on Tuesday, August 12th at Warner Park, St. Kitts. This would be a chance for fans to relax and have some stress-free fun before the finals on August 16th. The charity match would feature legends like Brett Lee and Piers Morgan in action. If you are looking to get into the Calypso beats and enjoy the lovely game of cricket in the land of beaches, buy cricket tickets online on Kyazoonga – http://www.kyazoonga.com/Cricket/cplt20. You might even get to showcase your stroke-play with a coconut.