Category Archives: Miscellaneous

Follow up on “Ed Smith pulls a Melania Trump”

It has been more than two days since I put the post “Ed Smith pulls a Melania Trump” up. In that time, I had written to the Economist (“Letters to the editor”) to ascertain the author(s) of the piece “Stress: … Continue reading

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Ed Smith pulls a Melania Trump

Ed Smith, the former Kent and England batsman, current commentator for BBC Test Match Special, has a particular template to his columns and essays that he contributes to outlets like ESPNcricinfo. Among my circle of cricket friends, it is called … Continue reading

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Nature v Nurture applied to Cricket

Is it nature or is it nurture? This has been one of the long standing debates in psychology relating to the extent of certain aspects of behavior being a product of either inherited or acquired characteristics. More than a century … Continue reading

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Return to First Principles

I love Physics. I love Mathematics even more. There isn’t anything almost as elegant as a mathematical proof. Perhaps music and art would come close to it but I am a complete ignoramus in those two areas. I chose to … Continue reading

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MiD DAY: Stephen Fleming on Mohit Sharma

Hamilton: In the pack of fast bowlers that have played for India in this World Cup so far, Mohit Sharma is the ‘little man’. He doesn’t have the impressive fast bowler’s physique like Umesh Yadav nor does he have the pace … Continue reading

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ICC 360 Interview

Kathleen and I were recently interviewed on the TV program ICC 360 about our trip around the cricketing world. It was filmed outside the Melbourne Cricket Ground before the India v South Africa match. Thanks are to Veeru Murugappan for … Continue reading

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World Trip: Diary #4

An edited version of this diary was first published on ESPN cricinfo. — Day 93: Aboard Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to Dubai. Seeing the Business class cabin empty, make a joke to the airhostess that she should just let … Continue reading

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Vale Phil Hughes

The permanence of it is the worst thing. That after the first shock, the terrible consuming grief, the community rallying, this one fact is unchangeable. That the initial suffering is only the beginning. That this is your life now, these … Continue reading

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Couch Talk 138 with Rohan Pate, Blades of Glory Cricket Museum

In this episode, the owner and founder of “Blades of Glory”, the only cricket museum in India, Rohan Pate, talks about how he became a collector of cricket memorabilia, Sachin Tendulkar’s role in it, the various collections he has, and … Continue reading

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Never Ever Again

The last week of November is Thanksgiving in the U.S.  For the past two years, I have taken additional days off with those I get as the holidays from work, and traveled to India to watch Test matches. It so … Continue reading

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