Category: Sports

CUP THAT COUNTS!!

The first week of cricket carnival was pretty straight-forward and there was a plethora of one-sided matches barring a couple of results. The victory of Team India over Pakistan was sweeter but the thumping of South-Africa who according to many have the best batting line-up of the tournament was...

Hughes ‘bounced’ out but forever 63 NOT OUT!!!

I was really looking forward to the Gabba test at the time scheduled to start from 4th December and I must confess I was driven by the sheer possibility of how our young brigade would combat the grenades thrown by Mitch Johnson. But then came the ‘news of tragedy’ (Spare...

Played It His Way – A Life to relive

–Written by Amit Biswas & Edited by Sreeparna Sengupta Book review – Playing It My Way (Autobiography of Sachin Tendulkar) Life in every step gives us the flavor of its sweet and bitter truth. Fate is one such flavor which can portray both sides of the coin. But what...

Government should ‘bet’ on betting

You would be surprised to hear that betting was the architect of the epic Mahabharata. In fact Pandavas lost their whole kingdom in a dice game with the Kauravas (Yudhisthira succumbed to the guile of his uncle Shakuni) which led to the Mahabharata. As the Mudgal Committee report has...

WILL UNITED LIGHT UP THE ‘CITY’ AFTER CHELSEA STALEMATE

The contest between the Master(Louis Van Gaal) and his once apprentice(Jose Mourinho) ended in a stalemate thanks to a last gasp goal from Van Persie in “Fergie time” as they call it. Chelsea came into Old Trafford with an almost stainless record in the Premier League with only Manchester...

‘PUNCH’LESS SARITA

“They could have just told me that she will win at any cost. I would not have turned up for the fight.” This summed up the unfairness (of “bronze medal”) bestowed upon Sarita Devi. Even if anyone has seldom knowledge about the rules of boxing and how points are...

Sarita Devi, what you did was not in spirit of the game !!!!

–Written by: Swanand Phadke, Edited by: Anurakta Mohanty   It’s been a couple of days since Sarita Devi was wronged by the judges which cost her the Asian Games finals bout. Sarita Devi showed her protest by returning the bronze medal in an outburst of emotion. But what is...

Reign of the Champions…!!!

Though the summer was filled with high octane action with many major sport events taking place, the “FIFA world cup” this year will top the charts among them. The 20th edition of world cup was hosted by Brazil for the second time in the history of the tournament and...

Hundred NOT OUT!!

Namo’s first 100 days in the Prime Minister’s office have received bouquets as well as brickbats as his personality has always been polarising. He has taken some significant decisions the first being setting up of a Special Investigative Team (SIT), headed by former Supreme Court Judge MB Shah, to...