Simon Kuper

Simon Kuper is one of the world’s foremost writers on football and a columnist with The Financial Times. His books include, among others, Football Against the Enemy; Soccernomics; The Football Men; and Barça: The Inside Story of the World’s Greatest Football Club

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The Cup of Convergence

Why Europe dominates

18 November 2022
The Last Glory
FIFA World Cup 2018
The Last Glory

A game in history and the tradition of defeat in Russia

07 June 2018
Where history is a penalty

Luck apart, there is something majestic about penalty shootouts, and the Cup has a habit of making fools of forecasters, Pele included

05 June 2014


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, 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.


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