Sports
  • Chinks in India’s ODI Armour

    India v/s England, ODI series Result: India win first game to lead 1-0 in 3-match series   It ended up becoming a Super Sunday for the Indian ODI team at Pune. After conceding 350 to England, and being 63/4 while chasing, the team –...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 16, 2017
  • Weekly Roundup: The Week That Was

    On the first “serious” movie week of the year, three films – two Indian, one major Hollywood franchise flick – release this Friday. Shaad Ali’s Ok Jaanu, a remake of his guru Mani Ratnam’s Tamil-language Ok Kanmani, Shlok Sharma’s stuck-in-CBFC-hell indie Haraamkhor and, of...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 13, 2017
  • Preview: The 2017 Australian Open

    A year after Novak Djokovic was on top of the world, on his way to winning everything there was to win as a men’s singles tennis player, things are slightly different. Starting Monday, the 2017 Australian Open begins in Melbourne, a week after the...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 12, 2017
  • Preview: India v/s England, ODI series

    India played only seven ODIs in 2016, and so ex-captain M.S. Dhoni (takes a while to get used to this term) always felt like more of an occasional visitor in the international scheme of things. The World T20, however, had already put his role as...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 11, 2017
  • Ranji Trophy: A Shaw-shot Superstar

    A precocious 13-year-old pint-sized boy holds a bat far too large for him. In fact, his helmet and pads make him look like an ice-hockey goalie, as he struggles to be mobile enough. He is batting in a net session at a Mumbai maidaan,...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 10, 2017
  • The Sports Week That Was and Will Be

    2017 is up and running. It may merely seem like an extension of 2016 right now, given that veteran actor, the 66-year-old legend Om Puri, passed away this morning. While the western media wrote about the “leading Indian actor,” the Indian media eulogized with...

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 6, 2017
  • Redialling MS Dhoni, The Finisher

    In 2008, on the final day of the fourth and final Test match of the series between India and Australia in Nagpur, with India 1-0 up in the series and on the verge of their victory and retaining the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, something magical happened....

    Rahul DesaiJanuary 5, 2017

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