Talking Shop: Last sporting chance

26 March 2023 11:49 AM GMT
The India men’s cricket team and its major players are toggling their minds, for the end may well be nigh. Two World Cups beckon, or their world is...

Talking Shop: Economic sense, anyone?

19 March 2023 6:42 PM GMT
These are dire times, with politics and the economy clashing head-on. Jobs are going, as are savings — so much so that Indians are even changing...

Talking Shop: Time to be Togo

12 March 2023 3:24 PM GMT
In 1925, diphtheria devastated Alaska, leading to a serum-run in sub-50-degree blizzards. The dog that ran lead can teach us a few lessons in today’s...

Talking Shop: Star-struck and obsessed

5 March 2023 11:44 AM GMT
It is great to celebrate, even revere those who achieve stardom and success in their chosen fields. But when that fascination borders on mania, it is...

Talking Shop: Quite the mockery

27 Feb 2023 4:17 AM GMT
The last week has been a mixed bag, with bad news coming in on most fronts. I trudged along and hoped that succour would come, but somehow, it just...

Talking Shop: (K)Notting (C)Hill

19 Feb 2023 10:06 AM GMT
I watched this immortal movie for the nth time yesterday, only to bemoan all that I have not done in this life. What a total waste of what could have...

Talking Shop: Dumbfounded and fumbling

12 Feb 2023 11:40 AM GMT
We are thrust into mire that is beyond comprehension, grappling to figure out why the Himalayas are falling apart. Maybe, it is because we are...

Talking shop: Life was once simple

5 Feb 2023 11:30 AM GMT
Growing up was a fun affair, full of joy and excitement. Today, life is different. Let’s focus now on the many fronts where we are heading into a deep...

Talking Shop: Traipsing in diversity

29 Jan 2023 11:39 AM GMT
I am a vexed breed, for I hail from the South but was bred in the North. This is a unique way of living a very befuddled life, much like millions of...

Talking Shop: Ugly side of sports

22 Jan 2023 11:38 AM GMT
Why should politics and its cronies enter the sports arena—only because some gentlemen have no other way of making an appearance or a manly

Talking Shop: Promised succour

15 Jan 2023 11:53 AM GMT
The economy doesn’t seem to be on much of a visible bounce-back, but people in power are still claiming otherwise. Is redemption really around the...

Talking Shop: Freaking times

8 Jan 2023 1:54 PM GMT
Too many topsy-and-turvy events are confronting us. In this second column of the year, let me enlighten you about what’s happening around us at this...
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