Life, Sports

Idiots at the helm

The saga surrounding the condition of Indian football has been running for years. When I was a child, the only football that we could see through the idiot box was domestic leagues and various tournaments hosted through the All India Football Federation (AIFF) and it's affiliate organisations like the IFA based in Bengal and so… Continue reading Idiots at the helm

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International, Sports

FIFA world cup – Knockouts: France Vs Argentina #mytake

What a match. While the much better team won the thrilling match 4-3, it's a sad farewell to one of the great players of the beautiful game, Leo Messi. Unfortunately, he could not live up to the level of the greatest ever footballer, Diego Maradona. Now my 5 point take of the match: From the… Continue reading FIFA world cup – Knockouts: France Vs Argentina #mytake

International, Sports

Why German’s rule the FIFA world cup in last few years ?

There is no doubt that Germany simply dominates world football in recent times when it comes to their national team competing in major tournaments. And when I am referring the term of "recent times", I am referring to a period of around 10-12 years. The records speak of themselves when it comes to German national… Continue reading Why German’s rule the FIFA world cup in last few years ?

International, Sports

Who is providing maximum number of players in the 2018 World Cup?

It is just less than 7 days left for the kick-off of the FIFA World Cup 2018. The international friendly practice matches are almost done as the last testing zones of the strategies to be adopted in the world cup. The final 23 number squads have been finalised and published to all early this week.… Continue reading Who is providing maximum number of players in the 2018 World Cup?

Indian events, International, Sports

The same old story once again ?

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 final knock out match of India. The response from millions of Indian fans has been… Continue reading The same old story once again ?

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10 defining moments of 2014

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… Continue reading 10 defining moments of 2014

Indian events

Indian Super League (ISL) – the saviour or the conqueror ?

The Indian Super League (ISL) has just kicked off in India with a great optimism that it will transform Indian soccer and the "sleeping giants" will wake up and be a formidable soccer power in next 10-15 years. Yes, it has attracted lots of attention in the recent past - good money flowing in, a… Continue reading Indian Super League (ISL) – the saviour or the conqueror ?

International, Sports

Champions League 2014 Final

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… Continue reading Champions League 2014 Final

Life, Sports

I, me and Sachin

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 the weekends as well, I had looked forward for a day off yesterday when at… Continue reading I, me and Sachin

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You inspired a generation ….

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 fan of that man, trying to write something on that same man. But this will… Continue reading You inspired a generation ….