Resuming life in the akhara… by choice

He has such a busy schedule, meeting dozens of dignitaries, attending functions and answering many media requests that it is with trepidation that we drive to our rendezvous – the Sat Pal Akhara in the Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi’s Model Town. Would Olympic Games bronze medalist Sushil Kumar be there …

Time may be up for King of comebacks

This time around, even the king of comebacks may find it hard to make a return to the international stage. He has bounced back quite often so well in the past that obituary writers will be very careful. But the wise Sourav Ganguly, all of 36 years, will realise that …

Rooted in humility, keeping feet on earth

He may regret being unable to complete formal education but as he is enlightening himself on one of the finest – and inarguably toughest – platforms there can be, you can be sure that B-school students across the country may benefit from Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s experiences of leading, cajoling, motivating …

Talk of Windies revival stokes anticipation

We hated them for dominating world cricket so much and yet we loved the way they played their cricket. We despised the seemingly arrogant gait that some of them had and yet we would not think twice about imitating them. We envied the enormous talent they had at their beck …