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 a JPC is set up to investigate why this phenomenon is so self-repeating like corruption in India. It’s not rocket science nor a brilliant invention that would provoke an ‘Eureka’ that in cricket (whether the classical test cricket or the shortened version of one-day cricket … Continue reading The case of the missing pace

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The end of the unit of measure called “mandays”

In various fields within the corporate world, billing to clients is often measured by the concept of “mandays” efforts …. even workpackages are measured by the effort in “mandays” … ok, ok, ok – I am not being a male chauvinist .. you can replace the word “mandays” by “person-days” if it would satisfy your feminist ego’s :-) Well, if you go into details of “mandays” or “person-days”, it is often considered as the output corresponding to working of an individual in a day – whether that consists of 8 hrs of efforts or 9 hrs or 10 hrs – … Continue reading The end of the unit of measure called “mandays”

Globalisation and it’s impact while creating constraints in overall value chain

Almost two years back, when I was at Birmingham, UK deployed for a project, there was a violent gathering here near my apartment at the center of the city. It started with a public meeting of a party called BNP which believes in radical thinking with a society of all-white’s. It was then countered by the so-called “immigrants” who were obviously at the target of BNP’s agenda … and as expected, things started to turn violent in certain pockets leading to the presence of large police battalion with helicopter patrolling. The thought of this incident came after witnessing something of … Continue reading Globalisation and it’s impact while creating constraints in overall value chain

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. Religious stories associated with Durga Puja, the traditional beliefs and the trust towards this Goddess makes this festival a tremendous one. I personally believe that this festival will be definitely one of the most popular festival in India, if not in the world. To me, … Continue reading The festival Bengal waits for … Durga Puja

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 masses that tend to follow test cricket, the techniques of the game rather than the slogs and defensive bowling associated with the limited versions of cricket. What the one-day internationals and now the T20 version of the game has basically done with respect to the … Continue reading Why T20 will further revive Test Cricket ?