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Why I Quit Debating
September 11, 2015, Comments Off

Having watched my brother work his socks off year round for years on his way to national roller-skating medals, I have t ...

A Team to Select. A Series to Win.
August 19, 2015, Comments Off

In the coming week, cricket will lose two giants of the game- a captain who fell at the cusp of greatness and a wicketke ...

Hasta Siempre Luis Aragones
February 2, 2014, Comments Off

For the first eight minutes of the game between Atletico Madrid and Real Sociedad today, there was an eerie silence in t ...

Using Question With the Wolf or Enforcing Accountability from the BCCI with the Law
June 2, 2013, 3 Comments

[Based on a twitter conversation which I shamelessly butted in into, on @sidvee's suggestion I'm putting down a few thou ...

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Alastair Cook — An Appreciation
December 6, 2012, 1 Comment

Watching Alastair Cook bat can be tiresome and fun in equal measure. Tiresome because his modus operandi—usually—is ...

Save Test Match Cricket
November 13, 2012, 3 Comments

Test match cricket returned this past week after a gap of a little over three months in which we were treated mostly to ...

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Tennis at the Olympics and Murray’s gigantic mental step
August 5, 2012, 4 Comments

How many of you remember that Nicolas Massu won gold in men’s singles tennis at the 2004 Olympics in Athens? Unless yo ...

Olympics Basketball Lookahead
July 23, 2012, Comments Off

Basketball was always a big deal in the Olympics, but in 1992 the landscape of the sport at this mega event changed fore ...

Federer achieves perfection
July 11, 2012, 3 Comments

It’s 30-30, 5-6 in the second set, of the Wimbledon final. Andy Murray plants his second serve to Roger Federer’s ba ...

From “A History of the Present”: The History of Lukas Rosol
July 2, 2012, Comments Off

[Lukas Rosol may have made an inglorious exit from Wimbledon but not before stunning Rafael Nadal and making Christopher ...