17 October 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Cricket – Sachin Tendulkar and the Subaltern

I love the contradiction and irony of this. Source: Times of India We have the greatest batsman in the history of cricket on the one hand, making history yet again by becoming the highest run-getter in Test Cricket. Juxtaposing that individual brilliance is the Sensex (Indian Stock Market) dipping below 10 K yesterday thanks to […]

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24 August 2008 ~ 0 Comments

It's Over. Top 10 Moments of the Beijing Olympics.

(Image Source – Times of India – Click to Enlarge) The 2008 Beijing Olympics are over. The winner is China and mass consumption and among the losers are the actual rural and migrant workers of China, the ones doing the clean-up and well, us for watching the capitalist and nationalist spectacle. I covered the high […]

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14 August 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Immigrants Coming Up Big at the Olympics and not just for the United States

This was published in the Toronto Sun, August 8. Article: Open-door policy at work; Immigrants have history of excelling for Canada at the Olympics Lennox Lewis, who left England for Kitchener at age 12. A decade later, he stepped on to the podium in Seoul to accept gold. A nation cheered. Mark McKoy, winner of […]

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11 August 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Beijing 2008 – Olympic Games and the Power to Unify Diasporas

I see the Olympics as the single-most unifying sports regular sports events. And today, I felt the unity across the globe, emitting from the rich and unique Indian disapora. Headlines Today, NDTV and all Indian news channels are going wild with their broadcast of the Olympics and for good reason. Ace shooter Abhinav Bindra created […]

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