Harsha Bhogle on The Grade Cricketer

Harsha Bhogle is one of the most intelligent sports commentators of all time! I like Vijay Amrutraj's tennis commentary. I like Sunil Gavaskar's cricket commentary. Both have been very good players of the respective sport. It's not often that people have a long second career (as coach or commentator or administrator) in the same sport... Continue Reading →

Chess Scandal: Hans Defeats Magnus And Creates A Huge Controversy

A very interesting sequence of events in Chess world since yesterday! Magnus Carlsen played Hans, an upcoming US chess player who was just below 2700 rating (i.e. an easy opponent for Magnus), and Magnus lost! After that Magnus decided to quit tournament and made some cryptic tweets which suggested that Hans might have cheated. Now... Continue Reading →

Wimbledon is a 𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑜𝑢𝑠 place. Or is it?

Wimbledon is a 𝑠𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑜𝑢𝑠 place.Traditions, rituals and dress codes are important.The competition is intense. Being at Wimbledon is high stakes. And amidst all this, if four grown-ups can choose to be 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑦𝑓𝑢𝑙 and 𝑗𝑜𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑠, ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒, I am sure all of us can also choose the same at our high-stakes workplaces  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0Xp-OuPawo And no discussion of... Continue Reading →

The Commonwealth of Cricket

I came across this amazing discussion as part of Manthan's web talks on topic called "The Commonwealth of Cricket". It's a talk between Naseeruddin Shah and Ramchandra Guha. Ram, a well known historian and Cricket lover has written extensively about Cricket and has also been a regulator (BCCI head) briefly. In this talk he shares... Continue Reading →

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