After almost a decade of watching football, playing FIFA and PES on computers, fanfaring, being a supporter and most importantly experiencing and playing the beautiful game - I have zeroed in on a playing position for scrutiny, the central defensive midfield. It is otherwise known as the defensive midfield or the holding midfield. This position … Continue reading The Box to Box Player!
I wouldn't want to make a personal diary of this place, but this morning was unlike any other. And hence deserves an exception. It begins at 6:10am, with the sound of the standard nokia alarm clock. I slowly pull myself up for my morning ablution. The role of Fajr namaz is usually underrated by writers … Continue reading The Climb
Football is never about winning or losing. The soft touch, the perfect pass, the deftest of finishes that almost trickles into the post, the defensive slide on the lush green; that is what this game is about. It is about getting together, and sheer joy!
It is a sultry Thursday evening in South Delhi. The prospect of heading back to base after work does not evoke any particular feeling. Then I remember my impending visit to the dargah of Nizamuddin with my sister. A place that any new visitor to the ancient city of Delhi would find interesting. We set … Continue reading The Urs of Hazrat Amir Khusro
In India, there is not a single day that goes by without some crime or the other being committed. The last three weeks has seen so much happen that reading a newspaper or running through a Twitter news feed becomes exceedingly difficult. The entire purpose of existence haunts me during times like these. I am … Continue reading Among the Oppressed
روح اُردو انار انگور امرود بلّی بچّ بندر پتنگ پپیتا پنکھا കണ്ണ് കലം കടൽ നഖം നദി മുഖം ശംഖ് ഗഗ്നം Only 8 Malayalam words here because the 'aksharamala' text got misplaced during the chai break at SIS canteen.
The tires make a 'splishhh' sound as a motorbike makes its way in slow motion. The newly laid road has had it's first wash of the season. The rider atop the bike imbibes the rain washed atmosphere, and looks skyward in appreciation. The layer of dust on the trees has miraculously turned into its original … Continue reading The Birds