The Next Simon Cow.Written by Deepshikha Mohapatro
The Opera show and “Sex and City” are two shows that keep me glued to television. It was during breaks that I happened to see a few add of American idol and Simon Cow. I could not believe if this guy was real. “Atrocious” was only word that came in to my mind. But he had something so lovely that I wanted to steal it away from him. He had power to speak his mind and heart out, right into television screen. Next I happened to watch his interview on Frakinson. Boy, this guy was for real! As a kid people called me rude, my fault, I used to speak my mind out. In life we normally have two roads ahead of us, as Robert Frost beautifully portrays in “The Road Not Taken”. The answer to any question is mainly “Yes” or “No” but in today’s modern (Diplomatic) world we tend to find or create a path that is somewhere in between. A path that neither says “yes” nor says “no” and somewhere down this path we loose our own wishes. We become a part of exciting circus. In modern corporate world that we live in it’s always good to be a “good listener”. How many times haven’t you wanted to scream and say “No I don’t like this”, “This is crap” but have ended saying nothing? Some have also spent their life thinking “My turn will come someday”.
Keno game 101- what you absolutely need to knowWritten by Mansi gupta
‘Keno’ is a well known game nowadays. It is frequently played and appreciated by people in America. However, game was not born in America. It is a gift of China. The game has a long history, which also reveals benefits that people of China accrued of this game. Keno is an invention of a Chinese named Cheung Leung. Through revenue of this game he wanted to help soldiers of his town with arms and other material to ward off an attack. He succeeded in his motive and game started to spread and develop. For some time game was also known as ‘White Pigeon Game’ when a white pigeon acted as a postman carrying list of results of game from village to village. But game was not of numbers at that time as it is today. It was in fact based on a traditional Chinese poem called- “The Thousand Character Classic”. Later game traveled to land of America with Chinese immigrants. There it was widely known as ‘Chinese Lottery’ and then ‘Horse Race Keno’. The term ‘horse’ was coined as a code word to numbers in game. The language of betting was in term of horses and not numbers. This was done to keep aside any legal action for playing an illicit game.
The Present Scenario- Keno is a game of chance. It is one of most simple and easy game to play. The game is played with numbers. It can be played with a ticket or on board when you are online. There are eighty squares on card that are marked one to eighty in a sequence. A player has to mark any number of spots not exceeding fifteen. Players most often are contended to mark sixty percent spots i.e. ten spots. The cards are then given for a copy along with punching marked spots. In many casinos betting is done after marking numbers while in others amount you bet should be decided prior to marking of spots or numbers.