Good Luck India.

Many years ago, 1983 to be precise, India faced the mighty West Indies in the opening match of World Cup One Cricket Tournament. They beat the odds and won the game. Few weeks later, they made history when they faced West Indies in the final and beat them again. Almost four decades later, few hours... Continue Reading →

Did You Give Us Captaincy?

We all have our favourite who is a better sportsman fights. Gavaskar or Viswanath? Sachin or Dravid? Schumacher or Hamilton? Borg or McEnroe? Sampras or Agassi or for that matter Fedex or Nadal? When we are young, we try to find reasons to justify our favourites in all possible ways. And one such argument put... Continue Reading →

Cook Leaves Rice Behind.

Mike Grundy, my mentor and my boss for many years and I were taking an early-morning flight many years ago. Those days, the airlines (Jet and Air India mostly) would keep a newspaper in the front pocket of each seat. Mike grabbed it, saw the name 'The Hindu' and asked me, if it was a... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday – Kapil Dev

Mohan Ram and I met Kapil Dev, the legendary cricketer the other day. I am exaggerating a bit here. Saying 'hello' and getting smiled at in return would not constitute a meeting. We saw Kapil Dev in person would be more apt. (Mohan Ram ended up taking a selfie though). Cricket fans who watched the... Continue Reading →

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