Football Fever

The Indian national football team has beaten Macau 4-1 to top the group and enter the Asian cup for the fourth time!​ On the other hand, e​​​​​​ach and every attacking or defensive move by the Indian under 17 football team at the FIFA Under-17 World Cup makes me wonder, there is much more this 'sleeping … Continue reading Football Fever


Book Review – The Idea of Communism, Tariq Ali

Tariq Ali, the blurb says, is a writer and filmmaker, long time political activist and campaigner. He has written over a dozen books on world history and politics, including The Clash of Fundamentalisms and Bush in Babylon. The first novel in his Islamic Quintet, Shadows of the Pomegranate Tree, has received wide acclaim and was … Continue reading Book Review – The Idea of Communism, Tariq Ali

The Box to Box Player!

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!

The Urs of Hazrat Amir Khusro

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