Jallikattu Press Conference

This is a press conference conducted by BiCCI in July 2016 so that Jallikattu may be held during 2017 Pongal. The three men who spoke in the conference are Shri. Srinivas Ratnasami, Shri. Karthikeya Sivasenapathi & Shri. Balakumar Somu. Much Thanks to @by2kaafi & @zeneraalstuff for spending time to translate & transcribe the (mostly) Tamil […]

Elephant Cruelty at Indian Temples: A Pictorial

We recently took at trip to Thirukkurungudi, a temple town approximately 40 kms from Tirunelveli, in the region historically known as Nellai. The temple is famous for its reenactment of kaisika EkAdashI nAtaka. Our eyes caught the temple elephant which was chained and tortured. It brought a tear to our eyes. Please check out our pictorial. […]

Some Statistics That Really Nonplus Me

Zimbabwe won a test series in Pakistan before India did. Sri Lanka are yet to even win a test match in India but have won a test series in Pakistan not once, not twice, thrice if we include their victory in the 2001 Asian Test Championship. Pakistan have beaten West Indies in 18 tests & lost 16 but […]

युधिष्ठिरः – The son of यमः & Lessons for Narendra Modi

yudhishthira is one of mahabhArata’s wisest men. The extent of his knowledge and understanding of shruti, smriti & shAstrA is clearly elucidated in the famous yaksha prashna during the pANDavA brothers’ 13 year exile. He was already a very popular king and yet after the war he goes to dEvavrata, his grandsire, to seek his […]

Guyana All Time XI

Guyana is unique in the Caribbean fraternity in the sense that it is the only nation in the West Indies that is not an island. It is also one of two countries with a high concentration of players that are of Indian descent. 1. Roy Fredericks Roy Fredericks vs Lillee/Thommo at the WACA. Do I […]

The Caribbean All Time XI Championship

West Indies are unique in the sense that they comprise of proper nations instead of states/counties in the case of other test playing nations. They are largely made of 5 nations: Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica, Combined Islands (Antigua & Barbuda, St Kitts & Nevis) and Trinidad & Tobago. Although they were granted test status as early […]