Games

  • Why Pinki Pramanik is better off

    For crying out loud |  Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
    I've been in the throes of my third novel Sita's Curse and hence more or less cut off from the civilized world, preferring to live...

  • Formula 1, undercurrents many

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Two of the country's biggest sports events in the last 12 months mirror two Indias. The Commonwealth Games last October were organised by an older...

  • The Game Changer

    Chanakya's Chant |  Ashwin Sanghi
    Everyone seems to be changing their game these days. Is it an effect of Rahul Gandhi's "game changer" comment? This week's Chanakya's Chant wonders who...

  • Cricket bowls out National Games; media blamed!

    Storm Chaser |  Mahima Sharma
    After a hectic day on 19th February, when I tried to get some piece of news for my daily updates, all I could get is...

  • Media also to blame for pre-Games mess-up

    Espresso Economics |  Vivian Fernandes
    Guest editors on Karan Thapar's show, the Last Word, gave high marks for media coverage of the Commonwealth Games. Only Swapan Dasgupta gave it 50:50....

  • Rajdeep Sardesai's blog: A level playing field

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    It's been called the 'Jatification' of Indian sport. There were 50 Jats in the Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games and they won 27 of...

  • A servant crisis in Delhi

    NRI: Non-Required Indian |  Parvez Sharma
    Sita is gone. Delhi is shining, as is Gurgaon. Sita, like my Uncle's family, lives in Malibu Towne in Gurgaon, 212 acres of a middle-class...

  • Opening gala a 'bolti band' moment for CWG cynics

    PSYCHO'S ANALYSIS |  Tulika Agnihotri Ojha
    Sunday, October 3, was a big day for India. It was a day of national pride for all of us. For me, well, it was...

  • CWG isn't 'national pride' vs 'national shame'

    Newsman |  Rajdeep Sardesai
    Mani Shankar Aiyar has probably not read Dale Carnegie's best-seller, "How to win friends and influence people". A few years ago, in a St Stephens...

  • Passing the Baton: From Pak to India, with love

    Shehzad’s Space |  Shehzad Poonawalla
    The countdown has begun. With just 100 days to go for what would be India's greatest sporting extravaganza - the XIX Commonwealth Games - to...

  • National flag on sleeve looks rather nice

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    Flogging a dead horse is fraught with danger. After all, the line between opinion and missionary zeal can be a tricky one. Keen as I...

  • Commonwealth Games: Recipe For Disaster

    Totally Devious |  Digvijay Singh Deo
    As of today the Commonwealth Games in October are a disaster'. A startling confession made by a very senior member of the 2010 Delhi Organising...