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No Entry For The Non-Player?

March 20, 2011 by


A current Indian writer once commented on his favourite cricketer, Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi, thus: “He was the best expert commentator I’ve ever heard: sharp, sardonic and shrewd, but I’m glad he didn’t make it a living because it left my memories of him intact. I didn’t have to watch him age into a professional […]

Of Journalists, Narratives and Zulqarnain Haider

November 16, 2010 by


There is a perversity in admiring people and making heroes out of them. When they do something that you don’t agree with, it becomes a question of your principles versus your passions. Is it ok to slate someone whose work and intellect you have found inspirational? On the other hand, if you pull your punches, […]