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Haresh Pandya

Articles by Haresh Pandya

Pujara's Purple Patch

Pujara's Purple Patch

Oct 08, 2016 Haresh Pandya

Pujara has returned from the West Indies a stronger, more confident and more determined batsman

The Rise And Rise Of R. Ashwin

The Rise And Rise Of R. Ashwin

Oct 07, 2016 Haresh Pandya

Hardly does an Indian win go without Ashwin contributing with the ball. And sometimes with the bat as well.

Max Walker, Who Complemented Lillee And Thommo

Max Walker, Who Complemented Lillee And Thommo

Oct 05, 2016 Haresh Pandya

Walker, who could be tirelessly hostile and enthusiastic, was quite a character

Hanif Mohammad, The Original Little Master

Hanif Mohammad, The Original Little Master

Aug 12, 2016 Haresh Pandya

Hanif became a national hero and turned cricket in Pakistan from the preserve of the educated elite into the...

Edhi, A Sufi Saint At The Ambulance Wheel

Edhi, A Sufi Saint At The Ambulance Wheel

Jul 11, 2016 Haresh Pandya

‘I am a man of emergencies, I need to be on the move, to be where the suffering is,’ Edhi told the BBC...

Neil O'Brien, Calcutta's Quizmaster

Neil O'Brien, Calcutta's Quizmaster

Jun 25, 2016 Haresh Pandya

Organised quizzing had seldom been conducted in India until O’Brien held an open formal quiz competition in...

Amjad Sabri, Qawwal Extraordinaire

Amjad Sabri, Qawwal Extraordinaire

Jun 23, 2016 Haresh Pandya

His father was a hard taskmaster, and would wake Amjad up at 4 am for the pre-dawn riyaz of the raag Bhairon.

Inder Malhotra, One Of India's Finest Editors

Inder Malhotra, One Of India's Finest Editors

Jun 13, 2016 Haresh Pandya

Courage of convictions, forthright views and guts to express them fearlessly

Manohar Aich: The Father Of Indian Bodybuilding

Manohar Aich: The Father Of Indian Bodybuilding

Jun 12, 2016 Haresh Pandya

A rigorous teetotaler, he never allowed pressure to get the better of him

Muhammad Ali, Boxer, Black Supremacist

Muhammad Ali, Boxer, Black Supremacist

Jun 06, 2016 Haresh Pandya

Ali​ was forceful, frightening and fearless​, a rebel with a cause​.

Deepak Shodhan, India's Oldest Test Cricketer

Deepak Shodhan, India's Oldest Test Cricketer

May 17, 2016 Haresh Pandya

A phenomenal average of 60.33 and a 'victim' Of Indian Cricket’s Dirty Politics

Tony Cozier, Voice Of West Indies Cricket

Tony Cozier, Voice Of West Indies Cricket

May 12, 2016 Haresh Pandya

He watched, and covered, more than 400 Test matches and numerous One-Day Internationals from every nook and...

Indian Juggernaut

Indian Juggernaut

Mar 11, 2016 Haresh Pandya

Dhoni's team is the favourite to lift the World Twenty20 championship, unless....

Martin Crowe, The Kiwi Who Could

Martin Crowe, The Kiwi Who Could "Soar Like An Eagle"

Mar 03, 2016 Haresh Pandya

An appraisal of the New Zealand cricketer who died because of lymphoma on March 3

Cricket, A Gentlemen's Game?

Cricket, A Gentlemen's Game?

Feb 12, 2016 Haresh Pandya

Bringing success and laurels to their team, their country, even at the cost of the spirit of cricket, is the...

Indian Spinners' Sad Yarn

Indian Spinners' Sad Yarn

Jan 18, 2016 Haresh Pandya

Ashwin and Jadeja did not offer even glimpses of the class that fetched them a plethora of wickets against...

Sadhana Shivdasani, Bollywood Heartthrob

Sadhana Shivdasani, Bollywood Heartthrob

Dec 31, 2015 Haresh Pandya

Sadhana Shivdasani, the Bollywood heartthrob of the 1960s who gave more than a dozen silver jubilee hits

What Makes Kirti Azad Tick

What Makes Kirti Azad Tick

Dec 18, 2015 Haresh Pandya

The BJP MP is targeting Arun Jaitley for his role in the DDCA scam. What can we learn about Azad from his...

Pyrrhic Victory

Pyrrhic Victory

Dec 10, 2015 Haresh Pandya

Team India's true challenge and test will always lie outside the subcontinent.

The Sour Taste Of Victory

The Sour Taste Of Victory

Dec 01, 2015 Haresh Pandya

Rather than doing good, this series is likely to harm the Indian team in the longer run.