Valson Thampu

  • Gift in Green: poem of land, beauty and pain 13-10-2011 04:11 PM

    Earth, water, sunlight and sweat made the seed sprout. A seed entrusted to the earth sprouted. That truth was simple enough. The farmer anchored his life on that truth and made it yield a hundredfold harvest. All that Dinakaran ever wanted, and all that he ever knew, was to be...
  • Ad puts Thampu back in St Stephen’s top job race 20-03-2008 12:22 AM

    Kolkata: With bad light robbing the teams off an hour and nine minutes of play on the second day of the second Test at the Eden Gardens, both the Indian and West Indian players have vouched for the use of floodlights in the longer version of the game if necessary....
  • Metro Wipes: Big news from big cities 15-03-2008 10:35 PM

    New Delhi: India host West Indies in the opener of their three-match series on Sunday with doubts over the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium pitch, which will be hosting a Test for the first time since serving an international ban. Kotla was handed a one-year ban after an India vs Sri Lanka...
  • Thampu resigns as St Stephen's principal 15-03-2008 07:59 PM

    Lahore: A Pakistani court on Friday ordered authorities to register a criminal case against former cricket captain Salman Butt and two other cricketers who were convicted of corruption and spot-fixing by a court in Britain. The additional district and sessions court in Lahore issued the order in response to an...
  • Delhi: St Stephen's in principal trouble again 14-03-2008 09:09 PM

    Nairobi: Kenya will play eight Twenty20s against Namibia and a further two matches in Zimbabwe this month in preparation for next year's World Twenty20 qualifying tournament, Cricket Kenya said on Tuesday. The tour begins on November 2 in Windhoek, which will host all eight Twenty20s. The team travels to Zimbabwe...
  • Minorities object to DU principal appointment 05-02-2008 04:36 PM

    Kingston: A controversy erupted ahead of the first cricket Test between India and the West Indies on Monday with the visitors unhappy over the substandard practice pitches provided to them at the Sabina Park. India, already hit hard by injuries, were grumpy over the practice facilities as they found out...
  • St Stephen's College row: Thampu's appointment illegal 30-01-2008 11:23 PM

    New Delhi: After the announcement of the players flying to the Carribean to slog it out in the island of West Indies in a limited overs and a Test series, the average Indian cricket fan would have had a bittersweet taste. Bitter because the World Cup heroes that took centrestage...