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?
Almost every person who disproves demonetization comes with one of the two arguments: Black money is stashed in Swiss Banks and is not in India. Gathering information on this lead me to write Modi gov’s surgical strike(s) on Black Money Whatever black money is in India, is not in the form of cash. This is the … Continue reading The Cash Nexus: Criminals and Politics
Indeed Mr. Modi's karma awaits him. And so does Mr. Rahul Gandhi's and mine and yours and every one else's. Maybe Rahul Gandhi is just overwhelmed by the "laws of Karma". He might have just come across this Hindu laws during this festival of elections which Indians have been not only aware of but also … Continue reading Your Karma awaits you!!!
People had been living and enjoying a decade of peace and suddenly one fine Sunday, they wake up to the horror of less than a dozen serial blasts. More than 250 ceased to exist, more than 500 might not live like the day before and all of their families might never overcome the trauma. Just … Continue reading Mumbai’s Black Friday to Lanka’s Ester Sunday: The Appeasement Journey
PM Modi on March 27, 2019 addressed the nation and spoke about the successful Anti-Satellite Weapons (ASAT) test. I heard what he said, word by word, but did not understand the significance of his speech. I was getting exactly the same feeling that I got when he announced demonetization on Nov 8, 2016. It took me … Continue reading ASAT, ABM and the shifting Nuclear Paradigm
"Everybody was so focused on magician's right hand, that no one noticed him slipping the coin in his pocket with his left hand. He did it right in front of our eyes and in broad day light, but still we had no clue how the coin disappeared and reached his left pocket." This exactly is … Continue reading Modi gov’s surgical strike(s) on Black Money