Madhavan Narayanan is a senior journalist who has covered politics, diplomacy, business, technology and other subjects in a long career that has spanned organisations including Reuters, Business Standard and Hindustan Times. He is currently an independent columnist, editor and commentator. He is listed among the top 200 Indian influencers on Twitter. He tweets as @madversity.
Front page news on Tuesday announced this year's World Cup squad for India's favourite sport, cricket. Beyond this lies India's top homegrown game, kabaddi.
Apr 17, 2019 - 03:18 PM IST
I am cynical/practical/experienced enough to know that pre-election opinion polls can go quite wrong for at least three reasons.
Apr 11, 2019 - 03:18 PM IST
Has Congress president Rahul Gandhi taken a wrong step forward (or backward) by deciding to contest for the Lok Sabha from Wayanad in Kerala?
Apr 17, 2019 - 01:04 PM IST
It was 1991. I remember vividly that day near Kanpur's sprawling public park, Phool Bagh.
Mar 26, 2019 - 05:45 PM IST
Each seat matters, but Congress, AAP have gifted advantage to BJP in Delhi in 2019 Lok Sabha elections
Imagine a cricket match in which the fielding team gets a wicket off the very first ball - and that too a run-out because the two batsmen don't know how to run between the wickets.
Mar 15, 2019 - 06:16 PM IST
India is merely nine years away from the 500th anniversary of the year in which the now-demolished Babri Masjid was built by Mughal invader Babur's forces at the spot believed to be the birthplace
Mar 7, 2019 - 02:01 PM IST
Having played cricket for long, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan knows that a delivery is called out for a no-ball only when he crosses the crease at the bowler's end in a certain manner as per t
Feb 27, 2019 - 05:58 PM IST
Does it make sense for India to get words of help from a superpower called the United States of America that no longer behaves like one?
Feb 19, 2019 - 07:19 PM IST
When people ask me if the NDA government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done anything wrong in the procurement of Rafale fighter jets from France's Dassault, my typical answer is: "I don't
Feb 15, 2019 - 02:48 PM IST