World

  • 1983 and our love affair with cricket

    Life As It Is |  Rajesh Kumar
    There is something about cricket that makes it a more egalitarian sport than football. If football is paalada prathaman, cricket is ari paayasam, anyone can...

  • World Mother Tongue Day: Time for India to implement a multi-lingual policy

    Local Vocal |  Vasant Shetty
    Anecdote 1: It was a state run bank situated in a lower middle class locality of South Bengaluru. Several middle aged women, looking confused, were...

  • The World T20 venue must not slip away

    Perfume Ball |  Faisal Caesar
    The last six months have not been very pleasant for Bangladesh. Time and again chaotic incidents took place and frustrated the whole nation. Unpleasant political...

  • 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...

  • Audio recording of Swami Vivekananda's 1893 Chicago address is fake

    Pixelated |  Soumyadip Choudhury
    Today (January 12, 2013) is the 150th birth anniversary of one of India's most revered philosophers and religious leaders. One of the landmarks of Swami...

  • An interview with Garry Davis, the first World Citizen

    The One World Blog |  Manu Bhagavan
    In a recent blog post, I introduced readers to Garry Davis, the first "world citizen," who has spent his life trying to convince ...

  • Interview: It's for experts to decide my quality, says Unmukt

    Sweet Chin Music |  Navneet Mundhra
    Unmukt Chand is the flavor of the season, having led India to their third Under-19 World Cup with an unbeaten 111 in the final against...

  • Can Afghanistan rise beyond T20 minnows tag?

    viewpoint |  Hrishikesh Kanitkar
    In exactly two months the ICC World Twenty20 will commence in Sri Lanka. Defending champions England will be keen to show the world that they...

  • 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...

  • From anti-smoker to smoker to non-smoker: My King Size journey

    Pixelated |  Soumyadip Choudhury
    Anirban, a good old friend, still remembers the kick that landed on his butt as a result of his adamant refusal to kick the butt....

  • Viswanathan Anand: The lone warrior

    The Straight Drive |  Sriram Balasubramanian
    The IPL is in its final stages and the cricket mad citizens are keenly watching the playoffs. As the country catches onto the cricket frenzy,...

  • Remembering the World Cup triumph

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    For 28 years, only one generation of Indian cricket fans had known a certain joy. It was the jubilation of a surprise triumph, beating a...

  • With 2015 in mind, India need genuine allrounders

    Cricket Bytes |  E R Ramachandran
    Kris Srikkanth, the chairman of the BCCI's selection committee, was gracious enough to own up responsibility for India's failure in England and Australia on national...

  • Forget fix claims, enjoy clean cricket

    Stump Vision |  R Mohan
    The biggest turnaround for cricket in recent times was the fact that the Pakistan team began playing to win again and not to lose as...

  • My fondest memory of Rahul Dravid

    Hot Spot |  Chetan Narula
    Rahul Dravid was never my favourite cricketer. To someone who followed cricket for the dominance of Sachin Tendulkar, it was nearly frustrating to watch him...

  • 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...

  • Bhagwad Gita and some thoughts

    Post Mortem |  Brijesh Kalappa
    "I owed a magnificent day to the Bhagavad Gita. It was the first of books; it was as if an empire spoke to us, nothing...

  • 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...

  • Damn you Vinod Kambli, we are believers

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    Aakash Chopra likes to call himself the '245th Indian to represent India in Test cricket'. It is a statement of fact. But it is also...

  • Averting the next Afghanistan

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's flight path from Tripoli to Kabul this week should have given the US administration some reason to reflect on...

  • World Mental Health Day

    Borgub's Lair |  Amrita Tripathi
    It's world mental health day today -something none of us can afford to ignore. First the disturbing stats: The World Health Organisation estimates that ...

  • Never too young for a heart attack

    Health-y-Hiatus |  Nikita Mishra
    How different could a 23-year-old Mumbaikar be? So I thought, before I met Pramod, an animator by profession. Stuck in a sort of limbo, a...

  • DJ for a day: My playlist on World Music Day

    Sanguine Symphony |  Pragati Ratti
    Being musical is always something one can handle with no stress, and it needs no care as music, however it is, whatever it is, it...

  • NATO road to Libya paved with folly

    Head to Haid-ar |  Suhasini Haidar
    "The easiest way to achieve complete strategic surprise," reads the motto on US Defence Secretary Robert Gates' desk, "is to commit an act that makes...

  • Still in glory, thanks to Dhoni and his boys

    Sanguine Symphony |  Pragati Ratti
    On Saturday, April 2, 2011, a new glorious page got added to the book of Indian history, or I'd rather say, a new book itself...

  • Gaurav Kalra: MSD from a distance

    Grumble with Gaurav |  Gaurav Kalra
    In journalism fancy headline writing is a much admired skill. But in the aftermath of India's World Cup victory, the phraseology to describe Indian skipper...

  • In the newsroom: The night India won the Cup

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    As the last ball of the match soared over thousands of tiny heads blurred into one cohesive mass of colour, the silence in the news...

  • No place for MSD in this WC dream team

    Totally Devious |  Digvijay Singh Deo
    It's been an interesting World Cup. Lit up by Virender Sehwag's blazing 175 on the opening day of the tournament it soon descended into the...

  • Top 10: Excuses to skip work for Indo-Pak match

    Begging Your Pardon |  Rituparna Chatterjee
    India will clash with Pakistan on Wednesday in an epic World Cup semifinal that will be telecast live to millions of wildly cheering fans. ...

  • Oh Mohali: What a Reprieve!

    In Conversation |  Hemender Sharma
    The India -Pakistan world cup semifinal clash at Mohali could not have come at a better time for the ruling UPA government in India. It's...