For Mothers and their amazing courage

Mothers have a unique gift of letting go their daughters – to either pursue higher studies or take up employment or set up homes with their husbands. I had the privilege of meeting one this morning and I must doff my cap to the wonderful lady’s courage. She came from …

Beyond the Rim: A sporting saga

An unusual sight of dozens of girls from the neighbouring slums tryingtheir hand at basketball greeted those who made it early enough to theOrions Sports Club at Third Block Jayanagar Sports Complex inBangalore in the summer weekends just gone by.Unaware of the attention they drew, the kids enjoyed themselves on …

Who Can Bat ‘n Bowl?

You would expect some disappointment at the absence Sachin Tendulkar and Saurav Ganguly from the Indian cricket team as it embarked on its Sri Lankan tour. If there has been any such emotion, the fans have done well to bury it. Instead, a gentle buzz of expectation, sparked by the …

Please, let us not go there again, OK?

“Lance, we’ve been to a lot of places…Please, let us not go there again, OK?” His face was drained of all colour. The eyes beneath the helmet were bloodshot, his heart was pounding so heavily through his vest that you could hear it and his legs, which usually make the …