As of now, Dhoni deserves admiration for hoodwinking the scrutiny of the “electronic eye” and not turning a private affair into a "tamasha”, a feat which we thought was almost impossible to achieve, writes Pradeep Magazine.
The new serene face of Sachin Tendulkar, inspired by the same passion for batting and hunger for runs which he had at the beginning of his career, makes one almost believe that we may well see him score 20,000 Test runs. Pradeep Magazine writes.
The IPL fraud pales into insignificance when compared to the widespread allegations of corruption that have bedeviled CWG, writes Pradeep Magazine
A group show of six young artists, Jignasha Ojha, Kartik Sood, Meghansh Thapa, Sonam Jain, Uma Shankar Pathak and Vipul Prajapati, cut across a variety of themes and issues that make us the urban Indian question the certainties of our lives.
The every day scene in government-run sports complexes, where a majority of Delhi's young and old congregate morning and evening to expend their physical energy and indulge in a harmless activity called sports, is one of joyous camaraderie, writes Pradeep Magazine
I think we reacted too harshly and even childishly just because Sehwag was denied a hundred, which is not the same as denying a team victory, writes Pradeep Magazine
It was an encounter with a sportsman at his most vulnerable, who feared injuries could throttle his dreams of excelling in his field. It took place at the clinic of a man, who for many Indian sportsmen has become a "miracle" man, writes Pradeep Magazine.
Greed breeds venality and in an atmosphere where money, no matter by what means it is made, is the only password for fame and success, why should we expect sportsmen to remain above board? Pradeep Magazine
The professional tennis circuit is a world in itself. Here players compete hard, would prefer to die on the court than lose a match, but in the end they realize it is a game they are playing and not fighting a war against each other.
Sanjay Kak is a Kashmiri Pandit who has made an evocative documentary, Jashn-e-Azadi
, which captures various forms of protests in the Valley and traces the deep sense of alienation of Muslims. The word azadi
, in that film, acquires a meaning far deeper than just freedom or secession. Pradeep Magazine
The IPL, true to its progenitor’s boast, has outstripped and outlived the best of soap operas Indian audiences may have seen or heard. When cricketing action is not being shown live on TV, its assortment of protagonist’s – bollywood heroes, business tycoons, marketing gurus and now the investigators – are in the limelight.
There is an intriguing advertisement that flashes across our TV screens almost regularly, where celebrities from different fields show their concern for the diminishing breed of tigers and in an admonishing tone tell us to save this animal. Pradeep Magazine
Statistics hide more than they reveal, is a popular cliché used in cricket when someone wants to judge a player more on the strength of his skill than averages achieved. Pradeep Magazine
writes. India at the Asian Games
There may be genuine misgivings about the technology used for the Umpires’ Decision Referral System, but it still baffles me why India should say no to its use in the Test series against South Africa. Pradeep Magazine writes.
It is hard to be neither a pessimist nor an optimist and pretend to be an observer of unfolding events, without letting your emotions come into play. The theatre of dramatic events that sports is, and the multi-layered responses it evokes from its ensemble cast, lends the action in the middle a life of its own.