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.
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
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
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
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
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
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