Madras Moment

Chennai is a city, Madras is an emotion. Or so goes the popular refrain. But what does it mean? How does a significant geographical area of 8 million diverse people goes from a city to an emotion? It is not for me—an outsider—to define what Madras is (if at all that is possible), but by…

Joe Root

We were the fans of ‘the 281 generation’, as Rahul Bhattacharya called them. For genius, we had Sachin Tendulkar. For correctness and classicism, we had Rahul Dravid. For style, we had Laxman, and for madness, Sehwag. For occasional brilliance and eternal frustration, we had Ganguly. That they all retired en masse and Indian cricket hardly…

Gloating Rights

India beat Pakistan by 124 runs in their Champions Trophy, Group B, match on Sunday in Birmingham. For match reports: ESPN Cricinfo [Video autoplays. Careful.], Cricbuzz, Wisden India For match highlights: Hotstar I’m merely exercising my gloating rights here following the Indian win. It is news to no one that Pakistan are no longer the…