BY BHINESH ANTHONY A desultory cricket match is being played on what looks like a barren patch of land. The video is soundless – a blue strap at the bottom of the screen tells you the scores of the batting team, the two batters, the projected score and the bowling records. It says that Chennai Fighters are chasing a score of 151 set by the … Continue reading Fake IPL Amuses the Planet
BY BHINESH ANTHONY Women’s cricket in India has one huge advantage over most other countries: Cricket is already our No.1 sport. There are close to 12.4 Crore cricket fans in India which represent 91% of the total sports fans as per a report by Ormax Media But is women’s cricket in India currently marketable? Despite the majority of the population following cricket and the sport … Continue reading Is Women’s Cricket Marketable?
BY AJAI SINGH Stationed in Bombay, where the Hussars would first land, was a native regiment with British officers, the Poona Light Horse. Most of the horse trading occurred in Bombay, and the Poona were thought to have the best ponies. In what Winston Churchill called an “audacious and colossal undertaking,” the 4th Hussars bought a complete polo stud of twenty-five horses from the Poona. … Continue reading Poona’s Polo
BY RIPAL PATEL The game of cricket spread to African and Asian countries with the rapid expansion of the British Empire. There is no place other than the sub-continent, at the moment, where cricket is so successful in terms of the number of admirers as well as in commercial terms. India & Pakistan are the leading cricketing rivals in the Sub-Continent. The first match in … Continue reading For The Love Of Cricket
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Author Izaak Walton called fly fishing ‘the contemplative man’s recreation’. And Walton was right. While a decent cigar can be smoked to last for forty-five minutes or so, one can fly fish for hours and then days. Cogitation is unavoidable. Being at one with nature, hearing and feeling the river water, gauging the changeable parameters – the flux – of that day’s … Continue reading A Chance to Wash One’s Soul