Archive for the Sports Category

Towels and Dawood’s B2B

Posted in Sports with tags , , , , on May 20, 2013 by Sharmila

Link to my new blog on Times of India – http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tiger-trail/entry/towels-and-dawood-s-b2b

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Sporting terror, here and there

Posted in Sports, Tiger Trail, Times Blogs, Times of India with tags , , , on April 16, 2013 by Sharmila

Link to my new blog on Times of India – http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tiger-trail/entry/sporting-terror-here-and-there

Hayden’s problem with Sachin, quintessential Aussie

Posted in Sports, Tiger Trail, Times Blogs, Times of India with tags , , , , , , on October 21, 2012 by Sharmila

Link to my new blog on Times of India – http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tiger-trail/entry/hayden-s-problem-with-sachin-quintessential-aussie

The difference between RamLila Maidan & Azad maidan

Posted in Causes, Politics, Sports with tags , , , , , on August 13, 2012 by Sharmila

Link to my new blog on Times of India – http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tiger-trail/entry/the-difference-between-ramlila-maidan-and-azad-maidan

The Nawab is gone…

Posted in Sports with tags , , , on September 23, 2011 by Sharmila

The words that conjure up when one mentions the Nawab of Pataudi are regal, class, dignity and grace. Unfortunately, I was not around at the time when the Nawab had Test Captained India and played 46 Test matches for the country, but the archives have shared his glorious days to the later generations. I came across this write up in the Herald Sun and thought of sharing it here. It has been written by David McMahon, a former sportswriter, and opinion editor of the Herald Sun. Pataudi’s sense of fine humor strikingly adds more elegance to this rather complete man. A Tiger in the complete sense.

My good friend the Nawab of Pataudi

THE peerless Jack Fingleton knew talent when he saw it. So it’s not surprising he was a big fan of Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi – better known as the Nawab of Pataudi – who has died in an Indian hospital.

Fingleton watched with growing admiration as Pataudi, batting with a runner because of a leg injury, made a brave 75 at the MCG in the 1967-68 Test series, coming to the wicket with his side five down for a paltry 25.

Pataudi was only 21 when he became India’s youngest Test captain, ironically just months after a car accident that robbed him of the sight in his right eye. Continue reading

Cricketers, cheerleaders and promiscuousness – The IPL…

Posted in Sports, Tiger Trail, Times Blogs, Times of India with tags , , on May 14, 2011 by Sharmila


First published on Times of India on 11th May 2011 – http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tiger-trail/entry/cricketers-cheerleaders-and-promiscuousness-the-ipl

The IPL is indeed India’s greatest form of entertainment. Call it ‘tamasha’ or a game of cricket, the bottom line is that it provides seasonal entertainment like no movie or soap that ever has in the country’s entertainment history. The IPL has it’s fair share of action and drama, liberally sprinkled with delectable amounts of scandals which keep it’s loyal audience hooked to this version of cricket for more reasons than one. When you bring cricket players, political honchos, bigwigs from Corporate India and Bollywood stars together to the same playing field, it is only but expected that ignominy gets a boost every now and then. Undoubtedly, IPL has remained the single most point of unification of the rich and famous and those ( barring the audience ) who are associated with the game have been laughing their way to the bank. Who would have ever imagined the great game would be reduced to a brisk session of blitzkrieg of seventy five minutes a piece with the game plan being architected by Bollywood bimbos, coupled with thunder from Sivamani’s drums amidst a frenzy of brightly coloured pompoms alluringly held by skimpily clad Caucasian girls in plenty. And not to forget the after parties that remain a much talked after event long after the last ball has been hit out of the grounds. Continue reading

Cricketers, cheerleaders and promiscuousness.. The IPL

Posted in Sports, Tiger Trail, Times Blogs, Times of India with tags , , on May 11, 2011 by Sharmila

My new blog on TOI – http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/tiger-trail/entry/cricketers-cheerleaders-and-promiscuousness-the-ipl