Postcard from Pakistan – Faisalabad 4

Where time stands still, dreams go bust Time stands still at the Jawad Sports & Cultural Complex in Faisalabad. Not just because the 2005 calendar has not been replaced in Chairman Sheikh Mohammed Afzal’s private room. A hurt soul needs…

Postcard from Pakistan – Karachi 1

For nearly a day after we landed in Pakistan’s biggest city on Thursday, the fact that security would be stepped up for Team India did not become apparent. The cricketers landed late afternoon, their flight from Faisalabad being delayed by…

Postcard from Pakistan – Wagah

Sleepy Wagah wakes up to a bustling Sunday Sleepy Sundays must really be the routine for the personnel posed on duty in this dusty outpost. This Sunday, the 12th of February was slightly different, though. It was anything but a…

In praise of Sachin Tendulkar

Sachin Tendulkar. No one cricketer will have given so many people around the world such unadulterated joy as he has. No one batsman will have caused such jaw-dropping awe among rival bowlers as the little big man. No one causes…