2014

I didn’t watch 2011 World Cup final after getting out, nor did Viru: Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar's autobiography 'Playing It My Way' released

They came dressed in formals, not in the familiar all-whites or the Men in Blue attire, etched indelibly in a generation’s memory as they scored a mind-boggling 88,218 runs in Tests and ODIs. But when they spoke, the Fab Four of Indian cricket – Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman – rolled […..]

Modi was like Schwarzenegger to many looking for a muscular leader: Sardesai

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Rajdeep Sardesai is a senior journalist and author of 2014: The Election That Changed India. Speaking with Nalin Mehta, Sardesai discussed how Narendra Modi reconfigured the election discourse, how he ran an Obama-like campaign — and how Rahul Gandhi got it so wrong: Analyse Modi’s transformation from Hriday Samrat to development icon? When you think […..]

‘Ringmaster’ Greg asked me to help oust Dravid: Sachin

Across 24 years and dozens of landmarks, it was always the God of cricket’s bat that spoke, not the man himself. But that’s set to change. In his autobiography, ‘Playing It My Way’, co-written with sport historian Boria Majumdar, Sachin Tendulkar has likened former coach Greg Chappell to a ringmaster and sensationally revealed that Chappell […..]

Reinstate Sarita Devi

Instead of turning the lens on itself and the flawed system of scoring it presides over, International Boxing Federation (AIBA) has punished Indian boxer Sarita Devi for her protest in Incheon after a surprise loss to her South Korean semi-final opponent. Letting her emotions get the better of her, Devi refused to accept the bronze […..]

I don’t visit temples — i worship children, true faces of God: Kailash Satyarthi

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Kailash Satyarthi has won 2014′s Nobel peace prize with Pakistan’s Malala Yousafzai. He discusses his spiritual motivation, his mother’s fears, his expectations from PM Modi — and how he was almost murdered by Pakistani soldiers with Nalin Mehta: Congratulations on this honour — but in India, do we only recognise people after they’re honoured overseas? […..]

Modi knows it all: NaMo wows Madison Square, NRIs and corporate India but sports ministry shows challenge ahead

Modiji is a master of many things. A manly chappan-chati-ed deliverer of soaring words, a conductor of non-stop action, a magic weaver of consummate dreams and now also an international rock star whose name, like Mohammad Ali’s, will forever be conjoined with Madison Square Garden. Achhe din may not be here yet but they are […..]

Churning’s discussed in every galli, home and tea stall: Sanjay Sinh

Sanjay Sinh is Congress Rajya Sabha MP from Assam and scion of Amethi’s former ruling family. Sinh spoke with Nalin Mehta on his property dispute with son Anant Vikram Sinh, the violent clash over Amethi’s palace recently claiming a policeman’s life, demands for a new probe into Syed Modi’s murder — and churning within the […..]