Sanjay Jha

  • A get well message for Rajesh Khanna, the ultimate superstar

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    Last week I was taking an early morning flight to Bangalore and as we headed towards the Western Express highway after crossing the Bandra-Worli sea...

  • Does India need to see a shrink?

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    I read somewhere recently that Charles Dickens said of the USA that if its citizens were to be believed, America "always is depressed, and always...

  • On Satyamev Jayate and our Sunday tear leader

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    (The fact that we need an education from a Bollywood actor being paid an astronomical sum to understand our social woes is as much a...

  • Outbreak nation

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    (We Indians are in a perpetual state of 'outbreak' these days. Moderation has deserted us completely. It happens sometimes in the cycle of growth when...

  • 46 minutes to friendship and understanding

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    The biggest political lesson from cricket for both India and Pakistan is to meet more often with or without specific goals and agenda. It lowers...

  • Ides of April

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    The brouhaha over the SIT report (incidentally not a court verdict) on Gujarat riots exonerating Modi was on expected lines; hard-core supporters of the bearded...

  • Toast for the JAM

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    Just how do you write a farewell piece on a cricketer and a person who is indescribable? Decency, I think, is in human DNA. ...

  • Hey Kingfisher: Stay 'grounded' to fly high

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    One of my most embarrassing moments happened on Kingfisher Airlines. Comfortably ensconced in the Business Class after a long day, a charming lady in red,...

  • The lonely BJP candidate of UP

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    The BJP has just one Muslim candidate among its 403 in Uttar Pradesh where there live 37 million Muslims. It is symptomatic of the party's...

  • THE LEGEND OF BHAJJI

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    Only Bhajji (Harbhajan Singh) can fry the Kiwi! To say that one was always aware of the unpredictable, irrational ways of Harbhajan Singh, India's brash,...

  • The scary sad case of Zulqarnain Haider

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    Like a frightened soul apprehending a swift end looking for a desperate escape route for sheer survival, he just disappeared. He was officially declared "missing"....

  • Gabby Gibbs and our double-standards!

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    "To be honest, I still don't know how we , the Deccan Chargers won the damn thing in 2009". -Herschelle Gibbs in his autobiography ...

  • Sunny days in Kochi

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    (FACT: The author's first real favorite cricketer was Sunil Manohar Gavaskar). They say a week is a long time in politics. In cricket, ...

  • IPL: Of Royals and Kings

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    During the razzmatazz of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony I could not help tweeting that when the tax-haven ( usually misused for ill-gotten wealth) Cayman...

  • Clubbing with the Racists

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    India is inspiring anger. Lots of inflammatory rage. And worse , of a rather pathological morbid variety. The controversial Commonwealth Games in New Delhi have...

  • Hyderabadi No 281

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    Laxman is more than just special. But he has never got his dues At the CCI the tall lanky Hyderabadi sat watching a veterans ...

  • Butt, of Course!

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    Last Saturday, one awoke to another round of spot-fixing allegations, now appearing religiously in regular fortnightly installments. If they promise to sustain the revelations at...

  • Nip it in the Butt

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    We fight with impeccable ferocity over Kashmir. Our Foreign Ministers squabble amidst international spotlight. We often impertinently reject Pak-born visas, while Islamabad repeatedly snuggles into...

  • A new format for Test cricket

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    If Test cricket at all needs to be amended, here is a unique proposal for change that is certain to revive public interest. (An ...

  • Sachin and the full-blood prince

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    The BCCI sent an SOS SMS to its key functionaries only asking for an urgent reconnaissance at a secret hide-out but sent in strict confidence...

  • Paul the octopus, Modi and IPL

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    Lalit Modi marched with his trademark panache, surrounded by glares- adorned muscular bodyguards from The Matrix-kind, his pretentious aristocracy dripping from his Savvile Row suit,...

  • Three Captains and a Birthday

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    Thanks to divine coincidence, three famous personalities of Indian cricket , captains all , celebrate their euphoric entry into our world in the same week;...

  • Being John Howard

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    I am happy that I am not John Howard. It must be hugely embarrassing to be a former Prime Minister of Australia and then be...

  • Cricket lessons from England's FIFA fall

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    A few months ago at the incendiary peak of the IPL scam and following the T20 World Cup debacle, I was literally in "a big...

  • A secret meeting and a sting

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    A secret rendezvous for damage-control was recently held amongst Shashank Manohar (BCCI President), N Srinivasan (Secretary ), K Srikanth (Chief Selector ) and the former...

  • Rajneeti, London and IPL

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    The moment you land back in India, even before you have crossed the immigration counters, you will inevitably hear some intense animated chatter about Indian...

  • Sex and the cricketer

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    I joined Grindlays Bank (which in Delhi our hard-core Punjabi security guard would pronounce as Grand-Lay Baank with patriotic fervor on the telephone ) as...

  • What a start? Match-fixing takes guard

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    It was a sultry hot summer evening of April when we landed in Dhaka, the entire contingent of the new-born cricket portal CricketNext.com. As the...

  • IPL: The fundamental flaw

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    It is interesting, entertaining and vastly amusing to see how cricket experts from the IPL legion have suddenly begun to sing a different tune the...

  • What really happened in Nagpur Test 2004?

    Jhakas |  Sanjay Jha
    Year: 2004 Place: Nagpur Occasion: Third Test match between Australia and India Series Status (4 Test series): India trailing 0-1 It was ...