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A long-time 'deskie' dabbles in plenty of things without really focussing on anything 'seriously'. Loves economics, football, cricket, films, reading and believe it or not long-distance running!

B Baskar

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Between a rock and a hard place

Most Indians seem to be caught between a ‘pretentious Left’ and a self-righteous, sanctimonious Hindu Right with a diabolical communal agenda and the space for a rational, reasoned debate is shrinking alarmingly. »

Masaan – Tragedy and triumph

I write this blog in great trepidation as I have never written on films before. But a film I saw last week stirred up long forgotten memories from my childhood. The film is Masaan which is set in Ben... »

IPL: Time to say enough is enough?

For the IPL fans, the show must go onSo Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will play no part in the next two editions of the IPL tournament. The plight of the fans of both these franchises is re... »

It’s Australia again

After Steve Smith hit the winning boundary against New Zealand on Sunday’s World Cup finals, I could hear a collective groan – “no, not Australia again”. But let’s not be churlish. Australia deserved... »

The Tendulkar revelations

Now, I must start with a disclaimer. Having plodded on in the comforting anonymity of the editorial desk for over two decades, I’m not privileged enough to have taken a sneak preview of Sachin Tendul... »

And the winner is .... Germany

The World Cup in the home of football has ended and the best team won it. Though the finals did not live up to its billing, title deciders in football rarely do, it wasn’t the most boring match – tha... »

France vs Germany – A personal journey

The quarter final clash between France and Germany tonight at the Maracana stadium at the ongoing FIFA World Cup has brought back some wonderful memories. Having grown up in a North Indian city in ... »

The unbearable burden of being David Moyes

As a Spurs fan I never thought a day would come when I’d end up feeling sorry for Manchester United. But that day has come. David Moyes, the Manchester United manager, must be the loneliest man in En... »

Spare a thought for this man too

Amidst all the hype surrounding Sachin Tendulkar’s farewell test series, it’s heartening to note that at least some people are paying tribute to West Indian batsmen Shivnarine Chanderpaul. The test m... »

The crazy world of football transfers

If there’s one area which has remained completely untouched by the ongoing economic slowdown in Europe, it is football. After a couple of lacklustre years, the transfer market this season lit up agai... »

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