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The day mighty Windies were humbled

My first byline after almost 16 years in journalism. Write-up on the ’83 World Cup win published in Feb 2015. As another cricket World Cup is upon us, I am reminded of the 1983 World Cup final when my love … Continue reading

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Remembering extraordinary Brig Kataria

His infectious smile, positive aura and compassion for the poor will be missed Col DS Cheema (retd) Brig ML Kataria (retd) passed away a few days ago. Touching 96, I did not expect him to go as yet because he … Continue reading

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The scrunching of languag

Ratna Raman WILLIAM Butler Yeats (1865-1939) described Keats as a schoolboy with ‘face and nose pressed to a sweet-shop window’. English Romantic poet John Keats (1795-1821) died of ‘consumption’ (tuberculosis) at 25. Keats’s fascination for literature drew him away from … Continue reading

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Claim & honour go together

Lt Gen RS Sujlana (retd) ADHERING to the adage of ‘Tradition is not the worship of ashes but the preservation of fire’, an age-old policy termed ‘Parental Claim’ exists in the Indian Army. Under this, tradition is preserved and the … Continue reading

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After storm, wisdom dawns

Maxwell Pereira SO, you are finally back to India, with all the time for trivial exposure for all around. Welcome. I admire your planning though — winters in cold or colder west, and summers in north India — which this … Continue reading

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Beyond the dark clouds

Divya Dutta I had missed my flight to Ahmedabad. There was a trail of thoughts in my mind—what would the shoot people do? Which next flight could I get? There was annoyance with my staff, who hadn’t been alert to … Continue reading

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Main Jasdev Singh bol raha hoon…

Sandeep Sinha SPORTS lovers are known to be as passionate about the commentators of the game as they are about the players. So it was with a sense of wistfulness that I read that Henry Blofeld, the popular BBC cricket … Continue reading

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