- Mar 04, 2015 08:55 IST
Before I come to the point, a bit of a preamble is required. Even at the best of times, the relationship between those who perform and those who write and pass judgments on them is tenuous. And at the worst of times, it is tense and edgy. Over the years, both have generally learnt to live with each other and not cross the line between being downright rude and extra respectful, writes Pradeep Magazine.
- Dec 30, 2014 17:04 IST
It is not that MS Dhoni was a great Test captain and Virat Kholi is not ready to step in, just that the timing of the whole thing suggests that something may have snapped somewhere forcing Dhoni to take this decision so abruptly, writes Pradeep Magazine.
- Nov 21, 2014 00:57 ISTBIG PICTURE
The most disturbing feature of Justice Mukul Mudgal's report is not that the top BCCI officials are complicit in wrongdoing, but that the malaise may have spread and in the process compromised India's most powerful cricketer, writes Pradeep Magazine.
- Aug 20, 2014 23:18 ISTBig Picture
I write this more in anger than thoughtful calmness. Without mincing words and getting right to the heart of the matter, I must say that Ravi Shastri has been rewarded for totally aligning himself with BCCI's honchos.
- Aug 12, 2014 23:59 ISTBIG PICTURE
In the cricket world of today, driven purely by commercial interests, a sportsman, especially of Sachin Tendulkar’s stature, can’t be expected to be 'pristine pure' like the whites he used to wear in Test cricket, writes Pradeep Magazine.
- Mar 29, 2014 00:56 ISTBig Picture
While Sunil Gavaskar still evokes awe for his stupendous cricketing feats, his dalliance with the cricket administration, that includes his contract with the BCCI as a commentator, inspires little confidence, writes Pradeep Magazine. SC appoints Gavaskar as BCCI working president | Did MS Dhoni try to shield Meiyappan?
- Jan 20, 2014 14:25 ISTBig Picture
Cheteshwar Pujara without doubt, the best batsman, along with Virat Kohli, in India. Yet, he does not figure in the Indian one-day team. What could be the reason for the selectors and MS Dhoni ignoring him, asks Pradeep Magazine.
- Dec 14, 2013 00:06 IST
The problem today is that the calendar is so crammed with the entry of T-20 format and IPL, that it is almost impossible to schedule a series that could give enough time to the players to acclimatise. Pradeep Magazine writes.
- Jul 09, 2010 23:05 ISTBig Picture
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.
- Jul 31, 2010 00:18 IST
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.
- Aug 07, 2010 00:31 ISTBig Picture
The IPL fraud pales into insignificance when compared to the widespread allegations of corruption that have bedeviled CWG, writes Pradeep Magazine.
- Aug 07, 2010 01:17 IST
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.
- Aug 14, 2010 00:48 IST
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.
- Aug 20, 2010 23:44 ISTBig Picture
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.
- Aug 27, 2010 23:56 ISTBig Picture
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.