Series

  • David Moyes’ failings expose Manchester United’s long-term strategy

    Free Kick |  Raghav Chopra
    This is going perfectly to plan. Everyone, and I mean everyone, who said that David Moyes was the wrong man for the job at Manchester...

  • Theatre of Nightmares: Manchester United are in complete mess

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    Manchester United boardroom figures have now finally turned against David Moyes, as the idea of sacking the manager has been mooted for the first time,...

  • Champions League: Harsh lessons for AC Milan, Arsenal

    No Love Lost |  Arun Pradeep
    As he trudged off the Camp Nou pitch towards the players' tunnel with the half-time whistle ringing in his ears, Christian Abbiati could have been...

  • Mohammad Ashraful's best shot at reviving his career

    Perfume Ball |  Faisal Caesar
    One of the most surprising aspects regarding the Bangladesh Test squad for the tour to Sri Lanka was the exclusion of Marshall Ayub, a top-notch...

  • Top January transfer targets for top clubs

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    With the January transfer window soon approaching, clubs scouts have already started submitting their reports to various football managers across the world. With each passing...

  • Champions League: AC Milan in battle to reclaim lost glory

    No Love Lost |  Arun Pradeep
    Daniele Bonera and Ignazio Abate slouched in front, hands on their knees, exhausted. It had been a hard day, and it was a hard result....

  • In which Govinda gets a new biographer. The original Govinda

    Read Only |  Arunava Sinha
    The "Mahabharata" has long been a gold mine for Indian writers. The richly layered stories and enigmatic characters of the epic, which so effectively blurs...

  • The beautiful game is now all about money

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    "Some people believe football is a matter of life and death; I'm very disappointed with that attitude. I can assure you it is much, much...

  • The bad, mad world of Ibne Safi

    Hindustani awaaz |  Rakhshanda Jalil
    I remember my father having a stack of dog-eared Jasoosi Duniya novels on his bedside table; he was a doctor. Several other older relatives too...

  • Cricket can't ease Indo-Pak relations

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    Their educational system says 'B' for Bandook (gun), ingraining hatred towards India in innocent minds. But India remains insistent on 'B' for Brotherhood, whether Pakistan...

  • Cricket can't ease Indo-Pak relations

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    Their educational system says 'B' for Bandook (gun), ingraining hatred towards India in innocent minds. But India remains insistent on 'B' for Brotherhood, whether Pakistan...

  • Attention all cheflings!

    Delhi Musings |  Shormishtha Panja
    Have any of you been watching the TV series Junior MasterChef Australia (Star World, 9 pm)? It is sponsored by Tourism Australia which has taken...

  • Rising stars who can be hot properties after Euro 2012

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    With Euro 2012 around the corner and international squads being announced, managers around the world and scouts from top clubs will be on the lookout...

  • Don't watch Tendulkar for the wrong reasons

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    Stop, stop right there and come out of the stadium. Switch off that TV. You have messed it all up. Your cricketing viewpoint is suffering...

  • Sack the coach, change the Test captain

    Stump Vision |  R Mohan
    An early exit from the tri-series in Australia is not by itself a low point in Indian cricket. It's happened before on a number of...

  • Indian cricket media needs to ask right questions

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    Over the duration of India's tour of Australia, it has become pretty evident that there is quite some way between the cup and the lip....

  • Tendulkar deserves a last hurrah

    Stump Vision |  R Mohan
    Sachin Tendulkar's ODI career is on its last legs, if they haven't folded already. Those on the inside track say he was to announce his...

  • Jadeja in the second phase of his career

    Insight Edge |  Aakash Chopra
    Thanks to the IPL auctions, Ravinder Jadeja has become the latest million-dollar baby of Indian cricket. Teams fought with each other to procure his services...

  • Abandon silly rotation policy for batsmen

    Stump Vision |  R Mohan
    Sachin Tendulkar did not play the ODI in Adelaide. I cannot imagine a sillier decision could have been made on the grounds of satisfying the...

  • Speculation turned India's losses into fiasco

    Gun Barrel |  Jaspreet Sahni
    Speculating! That's what an Indian cricket fan is engaged in these days. Compiling statistics after every loss and correlating them to frame a winning picture...

  • Cool Trott steps into the cauldron

    Spin, Bounce and Turn |  Jamie Alter
    The series against Pakistan starting in Dubai on Tuesday is England's first since they became the No. 1 Test team in the World, grabbing the...

  • Losing with the winners

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    Chew on these numbers for a minute. Just re-read them. Rub those eyes and do your own searches for confirmation if you are still in...

  • What the Serie A clubs want for Christmas!

    Carlo, Inc. |  Carlo Garganese
    Christmas is a big deal for the Italians. Nativity scenes, La Befana, Babbo Natale, pesce, panettone and spumante, midnight mass, the Pope's Christmas Day address...

  • What more could Federer have asked for?

    From the sidelines |  Udayan Nag
    Three successive titles at the end of the season, rivals falling by the wayside and a record sixth ATP Finals crown. After not having won...

  • Inter Milan living in shadow of Mourinho

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    With cruel inevitability, Inter Milan has fired its third head coach in just over a year. Gian Piero Gasperini took over the haunted role in...

  • No matter what, United should go for Sneijder!

    Unplugged |  Abhishek Nandwani
    The transfer window is always full of rumours and speculations and 2011 is no different, especially when you are Manchester United. The Red ...