Our Cricketers Our Children!

India's Two Passions: Cricket & Bollywood It’s been said so often that Lonely Planet should actually have it as the opening lines on its India edition – “Cricket is India’s primary religion”. There, I have said it again. We love it – love watching it, love it live, love the highlights, love the reruns and re-reruns and the talk shows and the columns and the blogs…okay enough said. There’s the movies too and we love those guys as well. For every Sachin v Rahul debate there’s a SRK v Aamir equivalent. If only the man hours invested by Indians in talking cricket and...
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Citius, Altius, Autonomous ? Going Around in (Olympic) Circles

The heated exchanges between the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sport (Ministry) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have dominated the sporting pages over the last four weeks.  Letters have been flying thick and fast as these bodies trade punches over how sport should be administered in India. While the dominant theme has been the alleged affront to the “autonomy of the Olympic movement” in India by the Ministry, there clearly is more to the story. Notesonsports examines the key actors involved in this controversy and what it entails for the...
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