Category: From the number 23

  • Indian football – a perspective

    Disclaimer: This post is in response to the following post on The author has written a passionate piece but I do not agree with certain aspects. I look at an understanding of the broader picture to better appreciate the situation. “Don’t blame cricket, blame yourself!” When I first read this, I was thinking, ‘wait […]

  • Raavanan – Grey matter

    Right from the get go, when you see the camera focus from behind on a half-clad Vikram standing on a cliff, testing the waters below and jumping, you know that you’re in for a visual spectacle. What follows is a movie of epic proportions, which is to say that it captures the essence of an […]

  • El Beatle – A tribute

    May 22nd, the day of the Champions league final, was what would’ve been the 64th birthday of one of the greatest of all time, the first real “superstar” of the game – George Best. When I saw a few videos of El Beatle on Youtube, I simply couldn’t believe the amount of skill that he […]

  • The riddle of the Berbatov enigma

    Manchester United had just won the League and Champions League double the previous season. Rooney and Tevez were forming a formidable strike partnership. Yet, the complaint was that they were too similar and that there had to be a different approach too. Enter Manchester United’s new Number Nine. Dimitar Berbatov. When he was signed on […]

  • Blimps – IPL edition of Kites

      *To be read like in the Reliance ad where that writer explains the story of Kites to Hrithik.Blimps – The IPL edition of KitesShashi sees Sunandha.Both of them speak a common language – Bad Hindi.Cut to Dubai where Shashi romances Sunandha.Shashi becomes minister from Kerala.Enter Villain : Modi sahib.Cut to Nayyar chaya shop in […]