Category Archives: Sports

Can you ever have enough World Cup jerseys? No.

By Purva Grover

Men, as I was made to believe, can live contentedly, with just a few pair of trousers, two shirts (white and blue), and a single pair of shoes. Of course, new-age men may boast drawers full of many pair of socks as well to match up with the well-paired trousers-shirts combo. The man I married is not new-age; we’re both ageing and I’d like to think with grace. Of course, I expected his wardrobe to be skeletal as well. I was right, but only partly.

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Indo-Pak match: What it means for one from both sides

By Sukayna Kazmi

“How did that happen?” That is the first question I’m asked when people find out that I’m half-Indian, half-Pakistani (well, my father is from India, and mother from Pakistan). For some, it’s hard to digest that love can blossom between people from rival countries. Even though India and Pakistan have a history of political conflicts, the two communities mingle quite happily in the UAE.

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This is my dream India XI and it beats the #10YearChallenge

By Abhishek Sengupta

As cricket’s self-anointed ‘World Cup’ involving all of nine countries and a clutch of Caribbean island-nations comes rolling to 10 cities around England and Wales this summer, I realise I might just be completing a decade without cricket, an era of having not given two hoots about the gentleman’s game.

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Pep talk: A commitment to the beautiful game

By Rituraj Borkakoty

At a time when the world is littered with hate and anger, Pep Guardiola has taken matters into his own hands by helping us escape the gloom, albeit momentarily. For 90 minutes, he brings that smile back to our faces by sending football teams that don’t really make the world a fairyland, but they turn their playground into a canvas with their exhilarating passing game.

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From the ‘Miracle of Istanbul’ to the ‘Miracle at Anfield’

By James Jose

Where does one really start? Where does one really begin after a night like that? Sport, in general, and football in particular, is littered with some great and astonishing comebacks but Tuesday night’s Champions League semifinal second leg between Liverpool and Barcelona will perhaps rank right at the top.

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