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Trip Sheet 2013

January 1, 2014

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February Dadar – Madras Egmore: – Super March Madras Central – CSTM: Mumbai Express August CSTM – Pune: Madras Mail Pune – Secunderabad: Shatabdi Secunderbad – Gudur: Simhapuri Superfast Gudur – Madras Central: Pinakini Superfast Madras Central – Nellore: Pinakini Superfast Nellore – Madras Central: Navjeevan Superfast Madras Central – CST: Mumbai Express September Bombay […]

He came, He Shaw, He conquered

November 21, 2013

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A piece on Prithvi Shaw, after his record breaking Harris Shield innings He stands just a bit over five feet, but 14-year-old Prithvi Shaw stood tall at Azad Maidan on Wednesday. The diminutive teenager, playing for Rizvi Springfield (Bandra), etched himself a name in the hallowed school of Mumbai cricket, with blazing knock of 546 […]

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 […]

Arjuna Award has come at the right time: Chinappa

September 13, 2013

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In 2011, a knee injury almost derailed Joshna Chinappa’s career. But the 26-year-old national squash champion made a comeback within eight months with a stronger resolve. Now, with the Arjuna Award as a feather in the cap, the Chennai girl about her injury and her aim of winning medals at next year’s Commonwealth and Asian […]

If I don’t get wickets, have something to work on: Ashwin

August 18, 2013

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Off-spinner R Ashwin is gearing up for fresh battles after a well-deserved break from India duties. The 26-year-old spoke on the sidelines of the all-India Buchi Babu tournament where he is leading the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association XI. You were rested for the tour to Zimbabwe, after the Champions Trophy and West Indies tri-series triumphs. […]

The love for trains – I

June 13, 2012

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What is it that which gives me sheer joy when I see 24 blue-coaches pass by me at tremendous pace led by a mega-size contraption? Why does a child-like smile appear on the otherwise plain and apparent face of mine when a loco pilot waves back at me? Why do I feel a rush of […]

Gearing up for Boxing Day – II

December 24, 2011

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On the Indian front My friend and esteemed co-journalist Megha Kuchu has picked her five players, young guns, who will have a key role to play in the series. She lists Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, R Ashwin, Rohit Sharma and Umesh Yadav. Considering that Gambhir, Sehwag, Dravid, Tendulkar, Laxman and Dhoni are sure starters along […]