Boria Majumdar

Boria Majumdar is a sport journalist and the author of, most recently, Banned: A Social Media Trial. He is a contributor to Open

Friction Replay

With the Indian team and the cricket media, the more things change, the more they remain the same

25 January 2012
Is Cricket Going the Hockey Way?

Will the shortsightedness of India’s cricket administrators end up destroying India’s national passion the same way Indian hockey was compromised in the 1960s and 1970s?

18 January 2012
Fletcher Memorial

Will India’s current coach end up like Chappell—just another bad memory?

12 January 2012
The DRS and Us

Will India rue the absence of a Decision Review System?

07 January 2012
Australia is the New Pakistan

…and the upcoming series, starting 26 December, no mere game of cricket

23 December 2011
Playing to the Galleries

…minus the spectators

18 November 2011
Kabul Express

A fascinating account of the Afghan cricket team’s journey to the international arena

03 November 2011
The Two Faces of Bishan Singh Bedi

The Two Faces of Bishan Singh Bedi In a country where biographies are akin to hagiographies, Suresh Menon’s book on the spin bowler is refreshingly objective

28 October 2011
India’s Boxing Revolution

Why this could prove to be a story of sporting success you can count on

14 October 2011
Cricket’s Bad Boy

Shoaib Akhtar’s autobiography is a bitter man’s rant against his more accomplished peers

02 October 2011


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, among several titles, Tinderbox: The Past and Future of Pakistan. His latest book is Gandhi: A Life in Three Campaigns

Ram Madhav

Ram Madhav is a member of the National Executive of RSS and a founding member of the governing council of India Foundation. He is the author of, among other titles, Partitioned Freedom and The Hindutva Paradigm

Makarand R Paranjape

Makarand R Paranjape is an author and columnist. Views are personal.

TCA Raghavan

TCA Raghavan is a former Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan and Singapore. His first book, Attendant Lords: Abdur Rahim and Bairam Khan: Courtiers and Poets in Mughal India, was awarded the Mohammad Habib Prize by the Indian History Congress. He is also the author of The People Next Door: The Curious History of India’s Relations with Pakistan and History Men: Jadunath Sarkar, G S Sardesai, Raghubir Sinh and Their Quest for India’s Past. His latest book is Circles of Freedom: Love, Friendship and Loyalty in the Indian National Struggle


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