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Sunday, Aug 18, 2019
Kunal Pradhan

Kunal Pradhan

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Kunal Pradhan is Deputy Executive Editor, Hindustan Times. He leads HT’s coverage of the Delhi-NCR region, apart from writing on a wide range of issues -- from politics to crime, public policy to pop culture, and protest to sport.

articles by Kunal Pradhan (19 results)
Jul 15, 2019 20:58
Every emotion, quality and nuance of sport came alive on Sunday. Were there really only two winners? read more
Mar 30, 2019 18:06
Cricket is not, and need not, be different from any other sport. There is no need for it to take itself so seriously that it has “laws” instead of “rules” and believes that it must be played with a superior “spirit”. read more
Mar 15, 2019 21:00
Even at the worst of times, sport has played the role of a healer despite the war metaphors that are freely attached to it read more
Feb 16, 2019 18:19
What does a West Indies renaissance really mean? The glory of West Indies cricket in the 1970s and 1980s was not just about victories and defeats. It was about race, culture, music, and the significance of lives lived on tiny islands figuring like dots... read more
Feb 01, 2019 22:12
Tennis, in fact individual sport as a whole, was spoiling for a fight of this nature for nearly two decades read more
Jan 19, 2019 17:01
If the two cricketers behaved like monsters that must be brought to book, then what about us, the Frankenstein who created them? read more
Jan 05, 2019 19:31
Indian cricket’s searches to replace great players who have retired with others who appear to be their replicas is perhaps more than is healthy read more
Dec 22, 2018 19:52
It’s been a watershed year for Indian sport, writes Kunal Pradhan in his fortnightly column this week. But, for him, the two stories that really herald India’s wider sporting revolution are of Hima Das and Shubhankar Sharma read more
Dec 07, 2018 22:17
There was no social media then to proclaim victory over those who hadn’t woken up, or share the triumph with fellow warriors who had. read more
Nov 24, 2018 17:11
A new fortnightly column looks at the landscape of sport in India, and how much greener it’s got. read more
Jun 10, 2018 09:23
The FIFA World Cup is an unadulterated celebration of football in the modern era where loyalty to European club teams is the new normal in fandom. read more
May 14, 2018 12:54
Arsene Wenger was first a moderniser credited with transforming British football and later a purist who fought against the temptations of consumerist team-building. read more
May 27, 2017 07:11
When the Government of India issued an ‘extraordinary’ notification on Tuesday, restricting the sale of cattle for slaughter in animal markets and imposing rules that put a majority of the country’s animal markets in danger, it willy-nilly hit much more... read more
Apr 06, 2017 11:22
The true joy of cricket is far removed from what the cricket league venerates. This made-for-TV Twenty20 league does not mean you’re open-mindedly embracing modernity, it means you’re celebrating mediocrity. read more
Jan 16, 2017 20:15
The political journey of Mulayam Singh that began in 1969 seems to have been reduced to a sad state, with a party and family split down the middle. Netaji, as he is popularly known as, floated the Samajwadi Party in 1992. read more