Need to live … just to prove a point

The evening falls The cool breeze flutters his hair as he trudges along The bird flies towards the nest As he moves towards his “home” in the shanties Tiredness envelop the small eyes The thought of hunger occasionally brushes his mind Need to sleep, need to sleep   Two breads and a bowl of vegetables One of…

The strange marriage of convenience

It is often said that politics can have strange bed-fellows – hovering on achieving the self-interests of the individuals rather than concentrating on mutual well-beings. It happens across political parties within India, across the world – it also happens across countries. Here I am referring to the marriage between USA and Pakistan. It is true…

Evolution – for good or bad ?

I hereby attempt to compare the changing face of two popular sports (at least for many Indians) – Cricket and Soccer. I tend to compare the current state of matters in the respective World Cups with the versions that I watched in the late 80’s and try to conclude whether the evolution of the game…

The case of Darrel and Daryl

Very recently, there was a controversy surrounding the Indian cricket team and Daryl Harper, an umpire from Australia – which eventually ‘forced’ Daryl Harper to step-down from his scheduled last test match in his career. Who was correct in this case is not my topic of debate. Only thing that I can say is that…

The case of the missing pace

This is the real case of the missing pace – a very common phenomenon in India. I am not sure whether the BCCI have filed a FIR at the police station; but going by so many of these cases in recent years in Indian cricket, it is high time a FIR is filed immediately or…

The festival Bengal waits for … Durga Puja

The preparation for the Durga Puja has already started in Kolkata (even though almost 100 days are still left) with an occasion that all Bengali’s wait for an entire year to come. Apart from the religious significance, which still plays a major role in terms of its popularity, lies the broader context beyond normal religion….

Why T20 will further revive Test Cricket ?

It is very often apprehended by the orthodox followers of cricket that the popularity of T20 cricket (or rather entertainment) will ultimately kill the traditional game of test cricket, the gentlemen’s game. However, I do feel the opposite here – this will actually enhance the excitement of test cricket making it more popular to the…