Horsing around

He had to lose 3 kilos in a day to be in the saddle. And he took it up as a challenge; played golf all day, walked all night, sat in a sauna for long hours and starved himself like a refugee. And eureka, he … Continue readingHorsing around

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Sachin needs a voice coach

Whenever Sachin Tendulkar appears in tv commercials, I wonder why he hasn’t been trained for it… The physical presence is fine, it’s the voice modulation that needs working. Then again, most celebrities need voice training for tv commercials. Genellia D’souza needs to discard her southie … Continue readingSachin needs a voice coach

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That’s Just not Sport!

I find it so frustrating that all of our favourite sporting events are being exploited by terrorists and used as weapons of fear and uncertainty. This week we’ve seen the terror attacks in Pune, and a former Pakistani commando associated with Al-Qaeda has warned international … Continue readingThat’s Just not Sport!

Long live the Little Master

While reading about India’s unfortunate performance against the South Africans this week in the first test, I realized I have been watching Sachin Tendulkar, the only batter who showed some real fight in the match, play cricket for nearly 20 years! I am an Australian, … Continue readingLong live the Little Master

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IPL, T20 and India

I agree with Indian cricket coach Gary Kirsten. He says playing in the IPL cost the Indian team the T20 World Cup. Why? Player fatique and injury. Easier said. But then, why didn’t he sound an alarm when the IPL schedule was announced? Why weren’t … Continue readingIPL, T20 and India

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Struck by stardust!

Here are some more luminaries who stood out during the course of my journalistic career spanning a little more than 12 years. Karan Johar, filmmaker: This was at the launch of his film, Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham. I asked him when he cried for the … Continue readingStruck by stardust!

Have hands, will Krav

Make no mistake. Traditional martial arts techniques don’t prepare you for the real world. So what does? Krav Maga. It’s the Israeli form of hand-to-hand combat made famous by Hollywood actresses Jennifer Lopez and Angelina Jolie, and most recently by Matt Damon in The Bourne … Continue readingHave hands, will Krav