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So long, Abu (2003-2017)

April 20, 2017

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A tribute to my pet dog pet dog, Abu (2003-2017).

The Legacy of Legend

November 26, 2016

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The radical movements of the 20th century received a blow with the fall of the USSR and change of regimes in Eastern Europe. Cuba remained an exception; it had to survive for nine years without any major ally before Chavez joined in 2000. Cuba adopted new strategies. Tourism replaced sugar exports as her primary source of income.

Cutlets on Brindavan Express

July 25, 2014

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On July 25, 2014, the Madras-Bangalore-Madras Brindavan Superfast Express departed Madras Central without its famous pantry car. The prestige of this train, which is in its 50th year of service, has now been left to rot. There is nothing golden here, just that sentiment and tradition has been thrown out of the window by Southern […]

The master takes a final bow

November 16, 2013

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It was inevitable. If it did not sink in when the announcement came on October 10, it should at least start from today. Sachin Tendulkar walked off the field for one last time. Sachin Tendulkar has retired. At the end of the 47th over, Mohammed Shami’s in-swinger knocked Shannon Gabriel’s middle stump to give India an […]

When Lata Mangeshkar came to BCCI’s rescue

June 25, 2013

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Just as MS Dhoni laid his hands on the gleaming World Cup and confetti filled the air at the Wankhede Stadium in 2011, the BCCI was quick to announce a handsome reward of Rs.1 crore each to the 15 players in the team. The reward was later doubled to Rs.2 crore per player amidst speculations […]

Underdog title took pressure off us: Srikkanth

June 25, 2013

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’83 winner and opener on the victory It’s unbelievable that 30 years have passed since that remarkable day in Lord’s. India had beaten two-time defending champions West Indies to lift the World Cup in 1983. It was one of the biggest upsets in cricket and one which changed the face of cricket in this country […]

The twice born hero

October 25, 2012

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Fiction is a work of thought. To muster enough to pen 14 novels and over a dozen short stories is more than the required foundation to launch any movie series and have it run for decades together without any hiccup. Let me tell you beforehand, I am an ardent follower of James Bond in cinema […]