Boria Majumdar

Boria Majumdar is a sport journalist and the author of, among other titles, Eleven Gods and a Billion Indians

The Victory

Mohun Bagan’s 1911 IFA Shield victory was much more than a sporting milestone, it gave a colonised nation spine and pride.

22 July 2010
“We put in the hours and got the results”

Geoff Marsh will coach Pune’s IPL team. The man who believes that too much of anything—including money—is bad, recalls how a simple work ethic turned the struggling Australian team into a world-class team.

08 July 2010
Ecstasy and Agony

The author visits pubs at Oxford to catch the euphoria and the heartbreak of the English football-crazy fan.

28 June 2010
The Effect on Africa

The investment World Cup 2010 may not yield many tangible benefits. The money, too, could’ve been better spent. So, why are the South Africans so excited about the Cup?

02 June 2010
IPL: Body Blow

Without the tri-colour in play, does it really matter who wins or loses an IPL game? Is playing in the IPL worth jeopardising a player’s fitness and prospects for international matches?

25 March 2010
The Fake Truths of IPL

Remember the fakeIPLplayer blog? It’s back as a book and it’s witty, engrossing and often rings quite true.

10 March 2010
Beyond the Boundary

It’s time to stop comparing Sachin with other cricketers. He’s among the greatest sportsmen of all time. Cricket is just the game he plays.

04 March 2010
Power of Two

Individually brilliant, together simply unmatched. In a double-barrel interview with Open, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir show glimpses of what makes them the best opening pair in the modern game.

25 February 2010
‘Dhoni and I have great respect for each other’

Media-shy coach Gary Kirsten, who all will agree has played a starring role in making Team India the fighting, winning unit it is today, talks to Open on how he goes about his business.

04 February 2010
“100 Is Never Enough”

After an astonishing 2009, Virender Sehwag has been named by England’s The Daily Telegraph as ‘the player of the decade’. Open talks to the Nawab of Najafgarh about his plans, and finds that this man does not even know how to think small.

07 January 2010


Pratap Bhanu Mehta

Pratap Bhanu Mehta is one of India’s most influential columnists and public intellectuals

Brahma Chellaney

Brahma Chellaney is a geostrategist and the author of two award-winning books on water: Water, Peace, and War and Water: Asia’s New Battleground

MJ Akbar

MJ Akbar is the author of several books, including Doolally Sahib and the Black Zamindar: Racism and Revenge in the British Raj

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and Member, Board of Governors, India Foundation

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is professor of English at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Views are personal.


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