Don’t crib about petroleum prices, consume them wisely instead

Tuesday, May 16, 2017


The other day, I saw an interesting discussion on a TV channel (of course a TRP obsessed one). The topic was unjustified price of petroleum product. The panelists were ready with numbers, analysis and justifications. The Congress spokesperson was trying to outclass the others with a flurry of emphatic and loud arguments about how over …

IPL 2017: After closely fought league stage, momentum is with RPS and SRH

Monday, May 15, 2017


So finally league matches at IPL 2017 have come to end. Playoff teams have been decided. It has been a tightly fought tournament so far. The gap between those who are in the play-off and those who are not is subtle, very subtle. All the eight franchises are full of talented youngsters and proven match …

IPL 2017: Non-stop Excitement, thanks to play-off system

Wednesday, May 10, 2017


It always has been a point of deliberation that what should be the format of a multi-team sport (say Cricket for our discussion) tournament. Over the years, administrators have been mulling for the right system. The objective, of course, has been that overall most deserving team should win and team’s performance during each match/stage should …

Indian Sports: Glitches notwithstanding, momentum is good

Tuesday, May 09, 2017


Got this morning with a news headline on WhatsApp from my sports enthusiast cousin that India jumped to 100th place in FIFA World Cup ranking. Then his emotions spilled out in next message. He wrote “socha na tha aisa din aayega”. One would wonder that what so great deal being 100th in the world. Then …

Innovation Science & Spirituality

Sunday, May 07, 2017


Innovation Science & Spirituality Summer vacations and going to our maternal grandparents’ was fun for many reasons. Nanaji was always an early riser and we barely managed to crawl out of bed several hours after he was half way through his day. A retired Civil Servant and exceedingly learned man, there was always a nugget …

Delhi via Lucknow: Mission 2019

Wednesday, May 03, 2017


These are best of the times for Modi-led BJP. It couldn’t have been worse for other parties. BJP have won most of the elections in 2017 – whether State Assembly, Municipal Corporations or Panchayat. If March elections gave 4 out of 5 states to BJP including a landslide win in India’s most populous state of …

Ben Stokes proved his worth with a bang

Tuesday, May 02, 2017


During the auctions before IPL-2017, when RPS paid an exorbitant Rs. 14.5 Crores to buy Ben Stokes, cynicisms were rife. There was a clear concern that it is yet another impulsive purchase by a franchise. No doubt that Stokes is immensely talented, but then Rs. 14.5 Crores is no small sum. At the top of …

Surprising Nosedive of DD and RCB

Sunday, April 30, 2017


As IPL progresses further, the situation and team standing took a dramatic turn over the past one week. The difference between winners and losers is now starker in the tournament, which looked like a well-fought battle among all eight franchises till last one week back. The sudden fall of Delhi Daredevils (DD) and Royal Challenger …

MI & KKR: Cut apart so far

Thursday, April 27, 2017


IPL 2017 is at halfway mark with 30 league matches have been played and 26 are pending. Though play-off births are yet to be sealed and tournament is wide open for all eight franchises, so far Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Mumbai Indians (MI) have been most impressive of all and currently occupying two top …

Dhoni proves it yet again; ‘Class is Permanent’

Monday, April 24, 2017


There is typical trait of Sports legends. They make statement on playground when situation up the ante. In 2003-04 during tour down under, Sachin had a poor show during first three Test matches. Just when critics started frowning, Tendulkar produced a majestic knock of 241. In 1996, Azhar was going through worst phase of his …

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