Bhaag Milkha Bhaag: The actual newspaper headlines in September 1960 were quite different

Milkha misses bronze medal by split second

Indians would have surely been disappointed by Milkha Singh’s legendary defeat in the 400 metres final at the 1960 Rome Olympics, but did the disappointment turn into actual anger as depicted at the start of Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Milkha Singh biopic – Bhaag Milkha Bhaag? I had my doubts. One, the tone of the headlines [Read more]

Why I haven’t watched a single IPL match till date

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I know I am in a minority, maybe even a namuna. I haven’t watched a single IPL match from the beginning to end and something inside me doesn’t want me to. I understand the craze, but can’t get crazy. It’s not that I don’t follow cricket. I do. How can I not? I have even [Read more]

Sunil and Rohan Gavaskar’s Brush with Forhan’s

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Abhishek Bachchan delivered a string of 17 flops before his first hit and then gradually rose up the ladder to be amongst the reigning stars of Bollywood. But cricket isn’t Bollywood. It’s much much more unforgiving. Even the great Sunil Gavaskar’s son couldn’t secure a place in the Indian Test side and till date played [Read more]

A Master’s Pic from When He Was Little

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The last time I discovered a cricketing hero’s childhood photos, I was quite excited and passed it on to the readers of this blog. Today, I found another. Continuing with the guessing game tradition, guess who? (and for those hooked to television comedy talent shows – pehchaan kaun?) Not very tough I think, or maybe [Read more]

Pictures on the Wall

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I don’t remember exactly where I got these from, but when Picasa discovered them for me on my hard disk last night I was pleasantly surprised. Maybe some of you have seen the photographs before (if you recollect where – a book, magazine, website – please pass on the info here). The initial photographs are [Read more]