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Deepak Lokhande

  • Last among equals, first among discriminated

    Twitter was abuzz this month after a street kid was denied entry at a McDonalds outlet in Pune. People lashed out at the fast food joint for being rude to the impoverished kid.

    Tuesday, 27 January 2015 - 1:09pm
  • My school needs you

    This blog is about my school and hence you may feel that I am misusing my position but that is not it.

    Saturday, 24 January 2015 - 10:43pm
  • Musings of an agonized mind

    Several questions have been raised in the backdrop, even as we put up a brave face and say that there cannot be any compromise with freedom of expression. The word often used is freedom of speech, but it should actually be expression - for the word may be the same, but its tone may differ. In case...

    Wednesday, 14 January 2015 - 8:00am
  • Goodbye, Captain Cool

    When he arrived on the scene there was this X factor about Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Everything about him was so unusual. His hairstyles for starts. They were quirky to say the least, but he was not shy flaunting them. His style of wicket-keeping was unusual. His batting was unusual, too. It seemed he...

    Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 4:30pm
  • Baba Amte: The last action hero of Gandhian thought

    It was almost 15 years ago that I met Baba Amte in Hemalkasa. I was reporting from the Nagpur legislature session and decided to travel to the place where Amte’s son Dr Prakash provides medical treatment for free to tribals from Gadchiroli and neighbouring districts from Andhra Pradesh. There was a...

    Saturday, 27 December 2014 - 8:28pm
  • Rains halt play; India fail to capitalize as Australia reach 405/6

    With 78 percent chances of rains predicted by the weather bureau, it was almost certain that the play will be halted anytime during the day. The dark clouds and light drizzle also ensured play started 10 minutes late. But India squandered chances of sneaking back despite ideal conditions- clouds...

    Wednesday, 10 December 2014 - 7:00am
  • Michael Clarke retires hurt, David Warner scores ton as Australia march on

    David Warner and Michael Clarke, who scored a ton and a half century respectively, fortified Australian positions after lunch, going after Indian bowlers in a calculated manner. On paper Australia did not lose a wicket, but Clarke had to retreat as his back injury resurfaced following a well made...

    Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 9:57am
  • Australia lose two wickets at lunch as David Warner continues to lead fight

    India must consider themselves lucky at lunch with two wickets- Chris Rogers and Shane Watson as both fell to extravagant shots. Watson in particular must kick himself the way he got out against the run of play- casually hitting the wide delivery outside the off stump. David Warner was as fluent...

    Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 7:35am
  • David Warner takes Australia to a flying start despite losing wicket

    Australia made full use of the new ball and the toss they won with David Warner tearing into Indian bowling attack here at Adelaide Oval on Day 1 in the first Test of the three match Border-Gavaskar trophy. Warner was particularly severe against speedster Varun Aaron who went for runs as he bowled...

    Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 6:40am
  • The rise and fall of former Maharashtra Chief Minister AR Antulay

    The man they called the Harun al-Rashid of Maharashtra has passed away. AR Antulay, more known to people for the alleged cement scam during his tenure as chief minister in the 80s, breathed his last at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday. Antulay’s career is the case of a classic Muslim...

    Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 1:55pm