The recent debacle faced by
Team India should be a learning experience, says
The devastating 0-4 loss in the Test series Down
Under has demoralised Team India’s fans, and has set the cat
among the pigeons. This disaster, coupled with a similar
catastrophe in England last summer, has left Indian cricket in
the throes of an unprecedented crisis. There are calls from
critics for a total revamp of Indian cricket and to sack the
selectors, the senior players, the captain and the coach.
Team India has been through a roller-coaster ride before and since the World Cup so much so that it did not prepare at all for the England and Australia tours.
And the ghazal king lives on…
A few of maestro Jagjit Singh’s friends and associates walk down
memory lane before his birth anniversary which falls on February 8.
S. D. Sharma reports
man and nature seemed to have forged a happy alliance to create
and establish the musical genius remembered as Jagjit Singh, the
legendary ghazal king who enraptured the world with his
incredible contribution to film and ghazal, devotional,
Punjabi folk and popular music. Very few blessed souls become a
legend in their life span. The music maestro was and will
continue to be cherished by the music aficionados in the
centuries to come, even after he passed away on October 10 last
In twilight years, gift of love to teachers
help, financial support and companionship to elderly teachers to
bring joy to their lonely lives, the alumni of a leading Kolkata
school are paying unique gurudakshina - traditional
offering by students to their gurus. The Association of South
Point Ex-Students (ASPEXS), an alumni association of South Point
school , has constituted a ‘care wing’ which endeavours to
reconnect with retired teachers to provide them emotional
support in their twilight years.
Leander keeps pace with time
Finally some good news trickled from Down Under. As the curtains fall on the first Grand Slam of the year,
India had much to cheer about, reports Amit Khanna
On the penultimate day, the old warhorse Leander Paes did the country proud, yet again, with his magnificent showing and lifted the Men's Doubles championship, beating number one seeds — the Bryan brothers from the US (7-6, 6-2). The 38-year-old partnered with Radek Stepanek from Czechoslovakia. The unseeded pair outclassed the number one, two and three seeds on their way to the title. This was the pair’s fourth outing together.