Akshay Sawai

The Ronaldo Economics

One of the most beautiful footballers of our times is also a highly liquid commodity

16 July 2009
Real India
The Loneliest Couple

In a village in Chhattisgarh live just one man and his wife

10 July 2009
Moral of the Federer Story

The misfortune of those who do not follow the tennis of our times is that they are missing a unique form of literature, a one-man art, and a genius as rare as an asteroid strike

02 July 2009
Saina Nehwal
Despite Cricket

Badminton star Saina Nehwal repaid her nation’s indifference with a sporting crown

26 June 2009
True Colors

How do cricketers who fly frequently deal with passenger flatulence, why aren’t the Kolkata Knight Riders ever ashamed of themselves, what do stars do in South Africa when they are not playing, why are Indian cheerleaders not so hot

23 June 2009
...and a Bit of Cricket

As the carnival unfolded in a foreign field, the crowds were sober by Indian standards, actresses in luxury boxes tried to look jubilant, food sellers made money, and batting technique made a triumphant return

23 June 2009
Mercury Rising

Things heat up in South Africa as the news of a player revolt afflicts Kolkata Knight Riders, good old hands continue to infuse classical cricket into T20, and Indian fans go crazy

22 June 2009
Old Foe Returns

The relationship between Indians and the short-pitched delivery has not improved

19 June 2009
The New Fab Five

It is time to accept it. The core of Indian cricket has finally changed. For all its ills, IPL II gave them the stage to prove themselves

11 June 2009
Clay Court

10 June 2009


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