Raghav Sikka

The controversial probe of the Commonwealth Games has brought Suresh Kalmadi back into the limelight. This time the Organising Committee chief has been snubbed by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and finally the Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. Read more

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In continuation to a particular blog by my esteemed colleague on beer and nicotine during CWG, here’s presenting some novel way to ensure you get those sticks right in and churn out the best stories for the next days edition. Read more

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Raghav Sikka

The Delhi Games have been a success and a disaster for various different reasons. Read more

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Don’t expect an unbiased report. Not after the India- Pakistan match in hockey. Read more

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Terror threat and health hazard. The two apparent trademarks of India in the eyes of the western community couldn’t stop a bunch of young English students join HT as interns for the Commonwealth Games. What a brave bunch of daredevils they were. Read more

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It is fascinating how Indians never lose faith in their team each time players take to the field. Read more

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Raghav Sikka

During my visits to the Siri Fort Sports Complex, the Talkatora Indoor Stadium and the R.K. Khanna Tennis Complex, there was one disappointing aspect that remained common in all my experiences and that was the lack of signs/poor markings which directed spectators to the hidden parking spots arranged for every venue. Read more

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We are half-way through the 19th Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. And it’s been a mixed bag so far. As a self-important hack stuck somewhere in the middle, it’s been tiring and refreshing, hectic and easy, disappointing and inspiring — all at the same time. For a variety of reasons. Read more

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Journalists are fuelled by a steady diet of booze and nicotine. Invariably, the main press centre (MPC) of any big event will have a bar and usually beer on tap. Read more

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Raghav Sikka

With a population of more than a billion, I often fail to understand the reasons behind India’s low medal count in the Olympics and mega sporting events like the Commonwealth Games. Read more

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