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Deepak Lokhande

  • 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
  • Why we should be concerned about MIM victories in Maharashtra

    The All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen's victory in Mumbai and Auarangabad may have raised few eyebrows, but it is indicative of the kind of reaction the politics of hatred can evoke. The fact that a party based in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh comes, contests polls in Maharashtra and may win more...

    Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 3:55pm
  • 5 reasons why BJP did so well in Maharashtra

    It is no mean feat to emerge as the single largest party after being confined to just 10 districts in a state like Maharashtra and breaking the alliance with an immensely aggressive Shiv Sena that has been the Big Brother in the state for the last 25 years. So how did the Bharatiya Janata Party (...

    Sunday, 19 October 2014 - 9:00am
  • Will Western Maharashtra finally fall?

    Crisscrossing western Maharashtra over the last few days, one could sense change was in the air. The region has been a bastion for the Congress and then the Nationalist Congress Party over the last few decades, after late Chief Minister Yashwantrao Chavan managed to wipe out the Left-leaning...

    Monday, 13 October 2014 - 11:00am
  • Maharashtra assembly elections: Political parties and their campaign advertisements

    The Bharatiya Janata Party stole the thunder while campaigning during the Lok Sabha elections with "Ab ki baar…" It has been unable to repeat the magic ahead of the Maharashtra assembly elections. The slogan couldn't have been tamer than "Shiv Chhatrapati ka aashirvaad, chalo chalein Modi ke saath...

    Monday, 13 October 2014 - 10:45am
  • #MahaPolls2014: Will Congress’ clean man Prithviraj Chavan pull it off in Karad?

    For those who said he will not last two months as the Chief Minister, Prithviraj Chavan managed to stay put for almost four years. And finally when it seemed like Congress and NCP will fight the assembly elections together as they done after they joined hands for power in 1999, the unthinkable...

    Monday, 13 October 2014 - 7:54am