Category Archives: Sports

Are trolls nastier when cricket and Bollywood meet?

By Sunil K. Vaidya

Did Anushka carry drinks for Virat Kohli during a Test match in England? Did she so much as attempt to pad up and join her cricketer husband on the 22-yards between the stumps? Did she banish Indian vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane to third man so she could stand in slip cordon with Kohli? Obviously, that’s an emphatic no. Then what’s all this ruckus about a photograph that was tweeted this past fortnight? Continue reading Are trolls nastier when cricket and Bollywood meet?

What do you know about staying loyal to one team?

By Alvin R. Cabral

When LeBron James left his basketball team Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010, he was immediately vilified; he couldn’t win a title with them, so he decided to hook up with two all-stars on the Miami Heat. It didn’t help that Cleveland was his hometown. It was enough for fans to curse him and burn his jerseys. Continue reading What do you know about staying loyal to one team?

Hima Das and the importance of being free to run wild

By Suresh Pattali

In our growing up years, we village urchins darted around like demented dogs after school hours. We chased the wind and waves. We played football on the beach and hit sixes into the sea. We galloped after the cattle that ran amok in the neighbourhood. We hunted for parakeets in tapioca groves. Continue reading Hima Das and the importance of being free to run wild

Basketball, I get. Now, to figure the fuss about the ‘other’ game

By Keith Pereña

A couple of weeks back, one of my colleagues approached me with a huge sheet of paper. On it, I noticed the names of other colleagues with numbers alongside them; he then asked if I wanted to place a bet on who was going to win the World Cup. I must have looked blank for he followed that up with, “You don’t follow the World Cup, do you?” As far as I was concerned, it was just one of those big events that needed to be reported on. It was just news.

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