2013

  • Pope Francis: Grounding god in humanity

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    When Pope Francis was named TIME Person of the Year in 2013, I was skeptical thinking the title was a giveaway to the man who...

  • Ashes: Don't panic, England

    Mumbles Road End |  Michael Jones
    Although Australia have played very well in the first three Tests of the return Ashes series, there can be no hiding the fact that England...

  • AAP must brave a majority test

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    The one-year-old Aam Aadmi Party made history this month by garnering 28 seats in the Delhi Assembly elections, shaking up the 2 party political system...

  • Voice of the city

    Bloody Mary |  Sagarika Ghose
    AAP's success could spread to other cities and change urban politics The city has roared in unison. From slum colony to gated enclave, from ...

  • AAP and broom usher in a new kind of politics

    Afsar's Take |  Afsar Ahmad
    After several years I saw something on the political scene of the country which is unbelievable. I saw on Sunday the emergence of a new...

  • The hung assembly verdict in Delhi is a feast

    Odd Note |  Vinay Tewari
    It's not often that the aftertaste of a hung assembly verdict returned by an electorate actually leaves a delicious tinge on the palate. In Delhi,...

  • Can Aam Aadmi Party's Mohalla Sabhas work?

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey and his journalist co-panelists were dubious in their discussion, on the morning that Delhi went to vote, about mohalla sabhas or neighbourhood...

  • New Zealand Banglawashed!

    Perfume Ball |  Faisal Caesar
    McClenaghan banged the second ball of the 50th over short, Sohag Gazi upper-cut it for four and the Fatullah stadium erupted with joy. The famous...

  • Well fought Bangladesh

    Perfume Ball |  Faisal Caesar
    The final day of the second Test match between Bangladesh and New Zealand was expected to be a gripping contest. New Zealand's handy lead in...

  • Sohag Gazi - way to go

    Perfume Ball |  Faisal Caesar
    Corey Anderson, the New Zealand left-arm medium pacer leaped up in a big appeal for leg-before against Mominul Haque on which the umpire raised his...

  • Bangladesh need discipline in batting against New Zealand

    Perfume Ball |  Faisal Caesar
    Three years ago, a strong New Zealand team came to Bangladesh to play an ODI series. During that time, the New Zealand Cricket Board asked...

  • Seeing is deceiving?

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    I presume you've had a chance to sample the theme song for the Champions League T20. The supremely talented Mika invites you to groove ...

  • The Ashes surpasses every cricket rivalry

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    The thing about Test cricket is that it's a slow-release medicine. While sometimes it can leave a bitter after-taste, at other times it has a...

  • DRS lessons from the Ashes opener

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    The two most important lessons from the Ashes opener in Trent Bridge are: a) there is nothing wrong with the DRS technology and b) we...

  • Tough to step into captain's shoes

    viewpoint |  Hrishikesh Kanitkar
    Just when the Indian team was getting nice and comfortable with the World Cup and the Champions Trophy winners tag, there comes about a twist...

  • The Changing Face of Indian Cricket

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    Team India's build-up to the 2013 Champions Trophy was an uncomfortable one. The IPL had ended but its shady aftermath plagued them. MS Dhoni bore...

  • Champions Trophy: The Favourites

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    Recently there was a poll on one of the most popular cricket websites in the world. The question asked was a simple one. Which team...

  • Champions Trophy: A Marker for Indian Selectors

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    In October 2000, most fans in this country were united in their loss of love for the game. The shadow of match fixing loomed large,...

  • Which Indian pacers will make the Champions Trophy?

    Clean Bold |  Mikkhail Vaswani
    It's the hits, the heaves and the "Yes maximums" that makes any T20 match an exciting and entertaining one. So if IPL 6 is high...

  • Harare win has given Bangladesh a reason to smile

    Perfume Ball |  Faisal Caesar
    As soon as the match ended, I stepped out to have a cup of tea at a stall near my house. I noticed two middle-aged...

  • Bangladesh should conquer Zimbabwe

    Perfume Ball |  Faisal Caesar
    The cricketing world is busy with the cash-rich show named the Indian Premier League. Its glamorous razzmatazz is so bright that it's quite impossible to...

  • Pujara omitted from India's ODI team without a chance

    Clean Bold |  Mikkhail Vaswani
    What happened in this year's NKP Salve Challengers Trophy? Who was the highest run-getter? More importantly, what does a good outing in one of India's...

  • Will the South Africa tour be Tendulkar's farewell?

    Reverse Swing |  Suresh Menon
    Somewhere in the enormous amount of words inspired by the IPL this year, there was a line from a report that has gone under the...

  • Shed a little light please

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    At 11:17 a.m. on Saturday, a media release from the BCCI popped up in my inbox with names of 30 probables for the Champions Trophy...

  • An election Budget

    Fresh air |  Vivek Sengupta
    Make no mistake: Regardless of what pundits tell you, this is an election Budget prepared skillfully not just with a view to the upcoming Lok...

  • At war with the wrong enemy

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    Waqar Younis told the story with relish of a one-day game in 1989 when he dismissed Kris Srikkanth twice in two balls. First an lbw...