Trent Boult and Colin de Grandhomme have opted out from New Zealand's tour of India due to the prospect of further time in bio-secure bubbles and managed isolation.
New Zealand were 195/7, with an overall lead of 177, against hosts Sri Lanka on Day 3 of the first Test in Galle on Friday. BJ Watling was unbeaten on 63. Catch highlights of SL vs NZ 1st Test, Day 3 from Galle here
From 143/2, Sri Lanka slumped to 161/7 before an unfinished 66-run stand for the eighth wicket between Niroshan Dickwella and Suranga Lakmal stopped the rot. For New Zealand, spinner Ajaz Patel took 5/76.
New Zealand have named four frontline spinners for their two-Test series against Sri Lanka next month. Mitchell Santner last played a Test for the Black Caps in December 2017.
Mumbai-born Ajaz Patel took a five-wicket haul on debut to set up the improbable win for the Kiwis.
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.