The Rule of “Five” – Mumbai Indians, BCCI and the famous five

Two absorbing Champions League semi-final contests have ensured that for the second successive year the Trophy would have its base in India. Whilst the Royal Challengers Bangalore overcame a blistering David Warner to give the New South Wales team the ‘Blues’ courtesy the usual monstrosity of Chris Gayle, the Mumbai Indians overpowered a fighting Somerset …

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Simply Steve – The end of an era

  “I want to put a ding in the universe.” – Steve Jobs My mother’s latest obsession is unceasingly playing the universal rage that is “Angry Birds” on her iPad. Though she maneuvers the gadget with incredulous dexterity she has very little clue of who is or who might have been Steve Jobs. I am …

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THE LITTLE GIRL WITH HER HAND IN A SLING

With a smile radiant like a brilliant sunshine and a face astonishingly divine, Twin pearls for eyes, so mischievous and sparkling with life as they shyly look into mine; Perched on a bicycle, with a little ball clutched in a raised fist and ready for a mighty fling, That was the first sight I had …

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THE STORY OF INDIA UNBOUND

A sacred land inhabited by a staggering billion who live in peace and harmony, Though this fabric of brotherhood is at times tainted by blood and gore of communal acrimony; A place where blazing temple lights, lilting hymns from mosques and toll of church bells heralds the beginning of every day; This enviable unity amidst …

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“Penguins Stopped Play” by Harry Thompson

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all” Oscar Wilde One book which perfectly fits the category of the aforementioned quote of the genius is the memorable “Penguins Stopped Play – eleven village cricketers take on the world” by the late Harry Thompson. …

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The Green top that was not

  Any unsuspecting viewer treated to the spectacle of the Irani Trophy final currently being played at the picturesque Sawai Man Singh Stadium could well be forgiven for assuming that the game was being played in a different planet altogether from the one in which a shambolic Indian cricket team emerged after being rollicked by …

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