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  • Once well-off, grape farmers now face an uphill task

    A few minutes of untimely downpour or even a small hailstorm has the potential to completely devour the meticulously managed farm.

    Sunday, 26 April 2015 - 6:00pm
  • World Cup 2015 Semifinal New Zealand v/s South Africa: Debunking the myth of South Africa's 'choke'

    When an epic knock out match of the world’s biggest cricketing prize concludes, it throws up compelling photo-ops. None more compelling or heartbreaking than a fierce fast bowler hunched over and weeping like a kid. 16 years ago, Allan Donald sank to his knees in agony after he found himself...

    Wednesday, 25 March 2015 - 8:16pm
  • How India's heritage sites are fighting a losing battle

    Most prefer to turn a blind eye about the despicable condition of India's heritage sites.

    Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 4:13pm
  • How a drought-prone area in Maharashtra was transformed

    Since 1995, more than three lakh farmers have taken their lives in India. According to the 2011 census, the suicide rate for farmers was 47% higher than the national average. 33,752 have occurred in Maharashtra alone from 2003 to 2012, at an annual average of 3,750.

    Thursday, 12 February 2015 - 8:30pm
  • MS Dhoni: The small town boy who became an inspiration

    One can associate many words with Mahendra Singh Dhoni. 'Cool', 'calm', 'tough', 'confident', 'match-winner' and so on. But the word that is most appropriate to describe the man would be ‘unconventional’. He was a man who did not play by the rulebook. Whether as a leader, batsman or wicket-keeper,...

    Tuesday, 30 December 2014 - 8:35pm
  • Virat Kohli: Aussie spirit with an Indian heart

    I grew up in an era when Australian cricketers not only defeated sides across the globe but dismissed them. While they were at work, they seemed distinctly different from the others.

    Tuesday, 16 December 2014 - 3:30pm
  • Farmer suicides: Farming akin to gambling in Maharashtra's Marathwada

    On the hazy morning of March 18, 15-year-old Sheetal Davatpure was nervous. Her SSC board exams had started and she was gearing up for a paper. Four of them still remained before she could breathe a sigh of relief. Little did she know that on returning home that evening, all tension about board...

    Friday, 7 November 2014 - 5:47pm
  • Kallis the Jacques of all trades

    To get off the mark, means to breathe a sigh of relief. Anyone who has played a bit of cricket at a decent level knows the feeling of getting that burden off the chest. Understandably, a batsman, be it at an ordinary school level or in a high-pressure Test Match, scampers through the wicket for his...

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014 - 9:05pm
  • If Srinivasan's appointment as ICC chairman was not depressing enough, Lou Vincent comes up with a confession

    "My name is Lou Vincent and I am a cheat. I have abused my position as a professional sportsman on a number of occasions by choosing to accept money in fixing”, said former New Zealand cricketer Lou Vincent, before being banned for life. The credibility of our gentlemen’s game has come under...

    Tuesday, 1 July 2014 - 12:35am
  • Is Intelligence Bureau targetting NGOs that could oppose Narendra Modi?

    India’s Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Prime Minister Narendra Modi seem to have one thing in common: both have high regard for Modi.

    Saturday, 14 June 2014 - 2:35pm