An unnecessary debate to determine who was the greatest Indian after Mahatma Gandhi has been initiated and in its final sequel an opinion war is sought to be created to figure out whether Jawaharlal Nehru was greater than Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar (the ultimate winner) or vice versa. If the debate is for TRP ratings, than it lacks seriousness as someone is bound to come out with a debate shortly as to who was the greatest Indian before the Mahatma. Read more
It was heartening to know that four top Indian cricketers appeared in the team of all time greats announced by the ICC on the basis of a poll recently. Read more
It was one of the most joyful Saturdays of my life. India after all became world champions for the second time in a sport, which is more than a religion in this country. Read more
In what is being billed as the Final before the Finals when India take on defending champion Australia in Ahmedabad on Thursday, the spot light will also be on Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting, the two best batsmen in contemporary cricket who will be playing in their last World Cup. Read more
The countdown of the Commonwealth Games has started. There are hardly 70 days left for the big event to happen and the way things are moving it will be extremely surprising if all ends well. I for one would want the Games to be held given that the country’s prestige is involved and thousands of crores have been spent in building the infrastructure and doing up the Capital. Read more
Like millions of others, I too watched on television, the IPL final played at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on Sunday. I was, however, pained to see that a player of Sachin Tendulkar’s stature did not walk when he had snicked a catch to Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the stumps and stayed put in his position.
The recent competition between politicians to demand a Bharat Ratna for Cricket Icon Sachin Tendulkar is an exercise to be one up on each other. Tendulkar is undoubtedly one of the greatest cricketers in the world and certainly does not need any certificates for his brilliant performances from our politicians. He has achieved what no other cricketer has achieved and there will always be a debate whether he is better than say Sir Don Bradman, the greatest of them all or even Sunil Gavaskar considered by many as the most technically sound batsman India ever had. Read more