The Fine Print

  • Jaipur Lit Fest: Writes who put Jaipur on the world literary map 31-01-2009 08:32 PM

    Take a look at the writers who have made Jaipur a literature city. ...
  • Ruskin Bond's latest book hits stores this X-mas 22-12-2008 06:40 PM

    Another magical book from Ruskin Bond hits the stands. ...
  • Adiga, Ghosh in Man Booker shortlist, Rushdie omitted 11-09-2008 12:46 AM

    Big names like Salman Rushdie and Joseph O' Neill were left out. ...
  • Review: Sea of Poppies, a good tale told well 22-06-2008 01:10 AM

    What's Test cricket without the ball brushing past a batsman's nose? Nothing. That perfume ball made famous by ma Caribbean maan is fast losing height in India - courtesy mostly the tracks. And when that's not the case, MS Dhoni makes sure it stays nice and low by asking one...
  • Watch: Rahul Bose reads from Amitav Ghosh's latest 17-06-2008 02:24 AM

    London: England batsman Kevin Pietersen has several extra days in which to discover if he will be a member of the defending champions World Twenty20 squad. The International Cricket Council (ICC) had originally made this Saturday their deadline for all teams to announce their final 15-man squads for the tournament...
  • Bond is back on the paperback after 40 years 16-06-2008 02:08 AM

    New Delhi: Manoj Tiwary rightfully earned the tag of 'Mr Patience' as his wait for an international match was turning into eternity, but the 26-year-old was not found wanting when he finally got a chance in the playing XI. Tiwary had to sit for 14 consecutive matches after scoring his...
  • The Silent Raga is a pleasant saga 11-05-2008 02:24 AM

    London: Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara has been chosen as both one of the 'Five Cricketers of the Year' and the 'Leading Cricketer in the World' for 2011 in the 2012 edition of the Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, it was announced on Wednesday. The 34-year-old Sangakkara, one of the outstanding batsmen of...
  • Behenji: An unauthorised biography of Mayawati 08-05-2008 02:09 AM

    Mumbai: Opening batsman Gautam Gambhir has lamented the lack of patience among young Indian batsmen, in the wake of India's back-to-back overseas whitewashes in Tests in England and Australia, and says the solution is to give under-19 players early exposure to bouncy tracks. Gambhir suggested that the Board of Control...
  • Superstar Shobhaa De writes about incredible India 07-05-2008 01:47 AM

    Kingston: Explosive opening batsman Chris Gayle has signed an agreement with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) with a rider that he is honour-bound to play in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the English Friends Provident Twenty20 league this season, making it difficult for his return to international cricket....
  • I learnt a lot from Big B in The Last Lear: Arjun Rampal 13-04-2008 12:51 AM

    Colombo: Sri Lanka is to undertake a major overhaul of its national cricket team and coaching staff ahead of the country's tour of Australia later this month, a media report said on Thursday. Skipper Tillakaratne Dilshan is tipped to be replaced by former captain Mahela Jayawardene while Australian coach Geoff...
  • Mani Ratnam's son star attraction at CPM camp 01-04-2008 11:30 AM

    The first time Michael Clarke captained an Australian side, it was in a Twenty20 against New Zealand in December 2007. Regular skipper Ricky Ponting had opted to rest ahead of a big home series against India, which Australia then the top-ranked team in the world won amid plenty of drama...
  • After Anita, Kiran; Ashvin Desai goes the write way 17-03-2008 11:07 PM

    New Delhi: The second round of Ranji Trophy ties will begin on Thursday and teams will be looking to come out of their comfort zones and score outright wins. All eyes will be again on star players like Harbhajan Singh, Rohit Sharma, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Parthiv Patel to name...