What should every Indian know about China?

China is thrice the size of India at about 9.6 million sq. km vs. 3.2 million sq. km with only a little more population than ours.Historically, the Chinese name for India was Tianzhu - meaning heaven. In return, Indians called them by chin (after their most glorious empire - Qin) that eventually got caught by rest of the world now.Although Indians incessantly talk & compare with China, the Chinese understandably don't compare themselves with India. It is because they want to emulate/compare themselves with Europe/US than a poorer country they have beaten in race since 1978. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/0... (everyone wants to be compared with someone better than them).Just like how we say Namaste (with folded hands), Chinese traditional greeting comprises of bowed head and folded palms.
Whether it be gold buying, sending students abroad, scouting for resources in Africa/Latin America or wooing foreign investors both India and China compete vigorously to rank in 1 or…

Has IPL Ever Officially Banned Pakistani Players From Playing in IPL?


No. However, after the 2008 attacks in Mumbai, the teams refrained themselves from buying any Pakistani cricket players during the 2009 auction. News reports say that they were told to do so by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Govt. Of India. The teams also did not continue the contracts of the existing Pakistani players in their team.


After that, the Pakistan Cricket Board(PCB) made an official statement that they will not send their players to India to play in the IPL.

Since then, no Pakistani cricketer has played in the IPL.

Another interesting fact : There is no Pakistani commentator when a cricket (international and IPL) match is held in Mumbai as a political party (not taking any names) had protested against them.

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