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Macau makes it big in gambling

A trip to a spectacular casino opening seemed too irresistible an offer even for a reformed gambler. It took a while to get to Macau thanks to all those little things like flight delays and missed fer

DC flies faster, higher and stronger


On our 7th anniversary we doff our hat to Chennai that aspires to turn a world-class metropolis in keeping with its status as the capital of a great state that is home to millions. While we bring out

Don’t blame Sachin Tendulkar for the defeat


Don’t blame Sachin Tendulkar for losing to Bangladesh. It’s a misconception that Team India loses whenever Sachin scores an international century.

Figures tell a different story. The reason for the

Sachin Tendulkar gets his ton of tons


For a whole year he was just one century away from 100 international tons, a record without precedent and one that is unlikely to be equaled in any of our lifetimes.

Like a precocious colt unwilling

Mahendra Singh Dhoni's offer just petulent

Team India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's offer to quit the Test captaincy is a peevish reaction to the harsh and justifiable criticism levelled at him and his team for the twin disasters in England a

2011: A big change for Tamil Nadu


A momentous year for the world that ended on Saturday left a huge footprint in Tamil Nadu too. The year 2011 brought the big change in which one regime gave way to another that could, in many ways, be

Early Christmas for Virendar Sehwag

Virender Sehwag will go down in history not only as the man who changed the rules of batting but also as a world record breaker. On Thursday, he sent into oblivion Team India colleague Sachin Tendulka

Squad for Oz picked purely on current form

This is the first time in many seasons that the selectors have picked a squad purely on form. There isn’t one player who is traveling to Australia just on reputation. The selection of the squad to England was poorly handled with too many assumptions on fitness while there were also players who toured on the sheer reputation rather than proven recent performance.

Singhs not kings in the Test arena?

A major tour is coming up and neither Yuvraj Singh nor Harbhajan Singh is first choice for the Tests. This just goes to show how the wheel of life and cricket has moved on.
This is no adverse comment on the class of these cricketers who have been match-winners for India in the past. Right now, Bhajji is struggling to be a force on the Test match scene while Yuvraj never quite made the longer version of the game his métier although he had sufficient opportunities to do so, particularly in a stint of 11 Tests on the trot after the retirement of Sourav Ganguly left a slot vacant in a celebrated batting line-up.

Hall of Shame has criminals now: Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif


Cricket’s ‘Hall of Shame’ has its first criminals.

Salman Butt and Md Asif, held guilty of conspiring to corrupt cricket by a jury in an English court of law, have brought shame not only to themselv

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.