"Facts don't persuade, feelings do. And stories are the best way to get at those feelings" -Tom Asacker As soon as we start reading a story or watching a movie or a tv series, we surrender ourselves to the whims of the writer, we allow the writer to manipulate our emotions with the help of … Continue reading The Sacred Games we were always a part of
Exactly 13 years ago this day i.e. August 26, 2006 marked the culmination of a three day operation including security forces with heavy weapons and gunship helicopters. The operation although succeeded in assassinating Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti along with his 37 associates in his hideout cave in Dera Bugti, but also re-kindled the Baloch Freedom … Continue reading Nawab Bugti: The forgotten Baloch
Ever since Indian government diluted 370 and abrogated article 35A, there have been a large scale hue and cry from certain groups of people. However, everybody is behaving the way they were suppose except one entity. The opposition parties like Indian National Congress are behaving in the exact way that they are expected to i.e. … Continue reading After effects of abrogating 35A and diluting 370
What if you have to travel from Point A to some Point B; a completely new destination; a path you have never traversed before; an uncharted territory. How would you navigate? What if you can't see the complete map at once i.e. you could only see your current whereabouts or may be fifty meters around … Continue reading Lost in the Likes
[Disclaimer: If you are a fan of any player (playing or retired) and get offended if someone says something about him, PLEASE DO NOT READ THIS ARTICLE.] I thought adding a disclaimer is a good idea, especially after reading the comments on my previous article "Everything is not fine with Team India" which irked quite … Continue reading The (in)significant fans
As soon as Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the tournament because of a fractured thumb, a Pandora box of India's incompetence opened up. India is literally figuring out its playing XI for the world's biggest cricket tournament during the tournament. They say they are struggling with a "number 4 batsman" i.e. a batsman who … Continue reading What is India’s number 4 batsman conundrum?
I grew up watching cricket. I would watch all of India's matches ball by ball. Even though, India would be clearly loosing, I would still be optimistic about its win; maybe a batsman becomes the hero by hitting the fastest hundred or a bowler makes a hat-trick. But it rarely happened with India, although similar … Continue reading Everything is not fine with Team India
Recently, India defeated Pakistan in the world cup. Defeating Pakistan is a feat only because of the bitter relations that the two nations. Otherwise there was nothing great or spectacular about the cricket played by the two sides. Fans, media and analysts swivel in between the two extremes. As per them everything was wrong with … Continue reading Unpredictable Cricket
? Knowledge is having the right answer, intelligence is asking the right question Framing a question is not just putting a question mark "?" at the end. Good deep questions need imagination. Unfortunately Indian Journalists are showing least possible imaginative skills. Either they are doing it intentionally or they have lost this skill in the course … Continue reading The Inconspicuous Syndicate
Back in 2014, the intellectual class in India came up with a variety of sophisticated connotations for BJP's overwhelming majority of 282 seats. They said it was "a black swan moment" or "in the era of coalition politics it was a fluke". And here we are in 2019, with BJP surpassing its own personal record. … Continue reading Why this Kolaveri Di?