My eight minutes of internet fame

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Watching several hours of NFL football for over a decade finally bore fruit as the roomful of heroes at NFL.COM’s Around the League blog and podcast invited me to participate in their monthly trivia contest titled ‘Win Chris Wesseling’s toaster’. I have been a huge fan of Gregg Rosenthal and Chris Wesseling and it was… Read more »

Manu Joseph’s tripe is an Independence Day gift to us all

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On the 66’th anniversary of his nation’s independence, noted Chennai-hater and literary prize winner Manu Joseph decided to use the precious real estate of The New York Times for some doodle-y scribbles about the random thought bubbles that occupied the space above his head. The newspaper of record must be going thru some internal strife… Read more »

Cricket, technology and the Silicon valley: A conversation with Rohan Chandran

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Rohan Chandran is one of the original guys behind Cricinfo. He has been in the Bay Area for 20 years and lives at the intersection of technology, cricket and Silicon valley. He is now an entrepreneur and truly one of the most interesting people I have come across. I recently caught up with him on… Read more »

The New York Times and their blog India Ink troll India and Indians

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Say you were a sportswriter who had issues with basketball. Say you wrote about most sports and called yourself a sports fan but were extremely queasy about the sport of basketball (for reasons related to your time as a high school athlete). Would you expect to be hired as the editor-in-chief of a basketball magazine… Read more »

A conversation with Dave Prager – Author of Delirious Delhi: Inside India’s Incredible Capital

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Dave Prager is an American who spent 18 months in New Delhi, India on an advertising job, loved it enough to talk about it a lot. He has talked about his time in India 140 characters at a time here . He has blogged about it here. And most recently he has written a 400+… Read more »

2013 Chennai Super Kings – Exhilarating and logic defying

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During the second “strategic” timeout of the chasing team’s innings in the games at the M.A.Chidambaram stadium the song below is blared for the entirety of the 150 seconds. The lines at the 1:00 minute mark of the song say “Aadama Jeyichom ada” and roughly translate to We win without even showing up. For the… Read more »