A full-throated cheer for the IPL

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They call it a tradition unlike any other. It is one of the most revered events in sports and brings a twinkle to the eyes of connoisseurs worldwide. It is a four-day event held at the same time in the same place every year. It lasts longer than most test matches. It is held at… Read more »

Why I will watch IPL6

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Kartikeya Date wrote a piece titled ‘Why I won’t watch IPL6’. Like most things he writes, the piece is analytical, scathing and brutally honest. I agree with a lot of what Kartikeya says in this piece and about the IPL and T-20 cricket. I just disagree with him on his conclusion here. I think an… Read more »

I am a CSK fan and I think their home games this year are a sham

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Chennai is my home town. Virtually everything I learned about cricket as a kid in the 80’s was from being around knowledgeable Chennaites. I have an almost familial attachment to the city and the sport. In the Indian Premier League (IPL) I hence root for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). While the ties between the… Read more »

The Establishment vs. Online courses

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I was perplexed by the conclusions Gregory Ferenstein drew in this Techcrunch piece about how 72% of professors who teach online courses don’t think students deserve credit for those courses. Gregory says that this shows what an uphill fight online courses will have in establishing and gaining credibility. I couldn’t disagree more. Active professors independent… Read more »

A letter to Greg Jennings

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Dear Greg, It’s not you. It’s not me either. I wanted you back but not so badly that it would affect the Packers’ ability to re-sign Rodgers, Matthews, Raji and Cobb. You wanted to play for the Vikings not because you disliked the Packers or had any Favre-ian grudge. You just wanted to play for… Read more »

Kai Po Che – Finally a worthy cricket movie

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A few days back, prolific tweeter and hard-core cricket fan Mahek Vyas tweeted about the shocking paucity of cricket movies in Hindi considering how big and wide cricket’s influence is. Outside of Lagaan, there has not been a well-made and memorable Hindi movie where cricket played a central role. It was a thought that resonated… Read more »