Olympics Galore

India has reason to celebrate. Abhinav Bindra claimed the men’s 10-meter air rifle shooting title at the Beijing Olympics. India’s first-ever Olympic gold medal in an individual event. The state of sports in India has been on a downhill path. More than a billion people, but…

Wingers no less

After a poised loss against Australia, this is what the skipper of the Indian cricket team Mahendra Singh Dhoni had to say: “The crowd was noisy but I don’t think the boys were distracted by it. In smaller towns, you get nastier crowds than you get in…

Sir Sachin Tendulkar

Noting that cricket is one of the great things that bind the Commonwealth nations together, British PM Gordon Brown has hinted that Sachin Tendulkar, one of the great cricketers of the world, should be bestowed with knighthood. That will surely be a very honourable feather in the cap for the…

The Economics of a Sport like Cricket

The Cricket World Cup 2007 is on, so far, surrounded by strangeness. A team ranked 4th loses to an unranked team, their coach dies under suspicious circumstances, a murder, and a whole nexus of sporting corruption is on the radar. The lid is open to the can of worms. That&…

Football World Cup 2006

In the next 20 days, thirty-two teams from across the globe make up the field in Germany for the 2006 FIFA World Cup finals. Here’s a schedule and results highlight for the Football World Cup 2006. India is a long way from qualifying for the football World Cup,…

Tendulkar aallaa re!

Sachin Tendulkar has made a comeback in the Indian cricket team, and what a comeback it is! Scoring 93 runs of 96 balls, with 9 fours and 2 sixes, against Sri Lanka. Too bad he fell short of the century, but he’s back!…

India lost .. again!

Australia thrashed India by 342 runs in Nagpur to win the historic series in 35 years. Aussies started planning for this win in 2001, while Indians focussed on contracts and a struggle for power. Can our world beaters only be software geeks? “India today is known globally for outsourcing,…