The year was 1981. A ten year old kid arrived at a new place, new home along with his family. The feelings were quite mixed – happy to see a new and bright, bigger home; slightly depressed for being uprooted … Continue reading Friendship
The state of international football and FIFA Continue reading The FIFA storm
The campaign and the hopes for millions are done for another four years. The journey has been completed with an exit from the World Cup after reaching the semi finals. The best balanced team has beaten us convincingly in the … Continue reading The same old story once again ?
Another year has just passed by and as we welcome the new year of 2015, I took the first new year resolution that I will pen down 10 defining moments of 2014, which I feel had impacted the world. I am sure 2015 will be an exciting and good year for me – because, here I am taking time out on 1st Jan to honour my new year resolution. Believe me, this is a record for me and I pat my back myself :-) Coming away from the self-glory mode, let me focus on really writing on the 10 defining … Continue reading 10 defining moments of 2014
The on going India vs Australia test series happening down under is quite gripping in all aspects. We are witness to great cricket from both sides with Smith and Virat Kohli starring from the respective sides. And then there is … Continue reading Enlightenment after a big slap
The cricketing world has again gone wild when the news surfaced that India has formally complained that Jimmy Anderson of England had physically pushed Ravindra Jadeja when the players were walking off towards the pavilion during the lunch break. As … Continue reading The eternal bias
At the outset, I was totally pessimistic on today’s final between Atletico Madrid (AM) and Real Madrid (RM) – simply because Real Madrid was a much superior team in terms of individual players, experience and style of play. This effectively meant that Atletico Madrid as the “weaker” team will play to a strategy that will be hardly entertaining. As I believe a weaker team will have to play defensive and a “negative” brand of football, relying on either counter-attacks, slice of luck or eventually the “lottery” system of penalties. This is the way I have seen football evolved over years … Continue reading Champions League 2014 Final
Those who know me well will vouch with full conviction that I hate waking up early in the morning and I prefer to be a late-night person. So, when I had a grueling three weeks in office including some of … Continue reading I, me and Sachin
There are many more qualified and experienced people than me who have been pouring in tributes to the God of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar … and right fully so. And yet here I am, another one of those million die hard … Continue reading You inspired a generation ….
The curtains are dropping down the horizon Destiny has played with some Some had tears of happiness while others had of disappointment Yet the dreams go on and on …. The sun will rise again tomorrow to alight a fresh new day Morning sky will be lit by the white clouds The smell of the dew will die down slowly The sweat will start to drip from the faces Yet the dreams go on and on ….. The struggle and fight continues The quest for excellence envelops the fatigue of the human body The limitless sky calls for perfection And … Continue reading The dreams goes on and on ….