Showing posts from November, 2010

LoC - the Love for Cricket

Bearing the early Delhi winter-chill, I have been waking up at 5.30 in the morning for the last week or so, and mind you, for what? To Study and read...NO?  Guess once more, and it's not for hooking myself onto social networking.   I've been watching live Cricket early morning all these days, and again you'll be grossly wrong if you promptly said I was watching some slam-bang version branded something like ICC T-20 or even DLF IPL. 
I've been watching the Ashes for the past five days, and this version of Test Cricket played between England and Australia have been a revelation, tradition apart.  Some pure and sublime artistry was on display.  Batting efforts by   Andrew Strauss and Alaistair Cook as also Mike Hussey, Brad Haddin have been flirty and inviting, and the swing bowling of Peter Siddle and James Anderson has been a thing of beauty. 
I think Test Cricket is at an absolute high right now, with a lot of exciting games being played between Australia, India, Engla…

The Buck Indeed Stopped Here!

It’s almost 10 days since the Niira Radia tapes have been in the public domain, and one is surprised to see the stoic silence on the part of Indian Media as a whole, except for Open and Outlook which brought the story to the limelight as also two newspapers viz. The Mid-Day and The Hindu. The Tapes were basically conversations that the Lobbyist Niira Radia indulged in with many people, power-brokers etc over a period of time and these were recorded by the Income Tax Department and other agencies. The tapes are mostly about the intense power struggle that happened between the Congress and the DMK prior to the Cabinet formation in UPA-II. It involved among others, the conversations of Niira Radia had with respected journalists, Vir Sanghvi, Sr Editor of The Hindustan Times, as also Barkha Dutt, Editor of the NDTV News Channel. In The conversations also involve Senior Journalists like Prabhu Chawla, Ex-Editor or Language Publications, India Today, Senthil Chelgalvarayan, Editor, CNBC TV-…