Why Michael Clarke is more than just a cricket captain

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 16:41

It has been a tumultuous week for world cricket. The sport lost a 25-year-old batsman just a few days before his birthday and a possible call-up to his nation's Test team. A double celebration was on the cards. Yet, here we are mourning the loss of a young life with emotion-sapping eulogies.

Tackling Mitchell Johnson; remaining fit throughout series key for India in Oz

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 00:05

Once the rescheduled four-match Test series between India and Australia starts, the biggest challenge for the Indian team would be to tackle the deadly speedster Mitchell Johnson. Since the return Ashes, he has certainly been in the form of his life and is undoubtedly the most feared bowler in world cricket at the moment.

Arsene Wenger has overstayed his welcome at Arsenal

By Dattaraj Thaly | Last Updated: Friday, December 5, 2014 - 10:09

If Arsene Wenger's tenure at Arsenal was a film, a critic was most likely to review it as powerful, engaging and exciting in the first half then predictable, inconsistent and disappointing in the second.

Elevating India-Australia series to Ashes level

By Jayanta Oinam | Last Updated: Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 16:47

In recent times, calls for elevating the India-Australia series to the status of Ashes have increased. There are facts, and more facts to justify the call for such an elevation. India, for once, is the ultimate cash cow of cricket and Australia, possibly the most spirited team of the sport.

Driving in Delhi – God save our souls!

By Aparna Mudi | Last Updated: Friday, November 28, 2014 - 19:32

Delhi boasts of a well-developed transport system. Unlike a decade ago, most of the commercial areas are now well-connected with the Delhi Metro and hence, the roads have become relatively unclogged. Obviously, in an ever growing city like the Nation's capital, there is no dearth of traffic snarls and yet things have become much better than before.

Never judge a celebrity by his looks!

By Anindita Dev | Last Updated: Saturday, November 29, 2014 - 16:41

Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.

Officials need to improve safety mechanisms after Phil Hughes tragic death

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Friday, November 28, 2014 - 08:53

Phillip Hughes was batting on 63. His family was present at the ground as he played another classy innings. The 25-year-old would have known that another 37 runs could get him back into the Australian squad for the upcoming four-match Test series against India.

Only a ‘Swachh Cricket Abhiyan’ can save the gentleman’s game

By Suyash Srivastava | Last Updated: Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 16:50

In the year 2000, when my father told me about Hansie Cronje being caught in match-fixing, instead of being shocked, I laughed and said, “You must be kidding.