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This is a football world cup year, and this one is being hosted by Russia. Football is not just a sport but a religion for many, and the world cup is the time for a pilgrimage. Even in countries like India, where our national team hasn't made it to the final few rounds in many years, there is no shortage of enthusiasm about the world cup.
People stay up nights watching the games, because of time zone mismatches, and gather together to share in the excitement or argue in support of Brazil or Argentina or Italy or Spain or whatever team they take a fancy to. Shib Sankar Patra, from Kolkata, is no exception. In fact, he is an enabler. A die hard Argentina and Messi fan, he paints his tea shop building in Argentina colors every football world cup season, making it a shrine to Messi. He has even named his shop Argentina Dokan.
Are you caught up in the football fever too? Do you have pesky family members who don't seem to understand you? Then you'll sympathize with Nina.
Today Argentina plays Croatia at 11:30 pm IST. So, if you are an Argentina fan, grab a cup of chai and enjoy the match in the spirit of Argentina Dokan and read our cartoon of the day.
You can find Lavanya's take here.