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

The Choices you Make

Father and son are seen having a serious conversation outside a counseling session hall. There are seats being allocated on the basis of ranks earned from the entrance exam test. The institute is reputedly one of the best to study languages and literature in India. The exchange between father and son would decide the course … Continue reading The Choices you Make

Folk Scenes in Karnataka

There is a rich folk tradition in Karnataka and the reason behind this is mostly historical. There is an urgent need to understand the richness and variety in folk tradition today. The political powers in contemporary India are trying to define the country based on the framework of a ‘Vedic’ tradition. To understand the ground … Continue reading Folk Scenes in Karnataka