Sayan Ganguly

    Sayan Ganguly

  • Trump or Biden? What it means for India

    Biden has been critical of Trump’s trade war with China and has viewed it as detrimental towards the interests of both the US consumers and farmers.

  • How World War-I shaped India’s fight for freedom

    As the war was nearing its conclusive end, that of a victory to the allies, the British talked of granting self-governance to India.

  • Why regressive personal laws must be codified

    While this was a welcome change, it only partially solved Muslim women’s problems. For a complete resolution to this, codification of personal laws of minorities is the only panacea. Personal laws have always been contentious and an emotive matter, a cat many have refrained from belling.

  • 'Joker' review: Nobody laugh, the joke's on you

    The 'Joker' is a difficult character.

  • Citizenship Amendment Act is not anti-Muslim, stop falling for lies!

    CAA has got nothing to do with Indian citizens. And by no means does it deprive any Indian the right to citizenship, least of all Muslims.

  • Why the Hyderabad rape accused encounter sets a dangerous precedent

    On Dr BR Ambedkar’s death anniversary, the fundamental rights of our constitution were flouted and done away with. The four accused in the rape and killing of a Hyderabad veterinary doctor were shot dead in a police encounter in the early hours of December 6. The police said that it was an act of self defence as the accused grabbed their weapons, tried to fire upon the cops and run away while the crime scene was being re-constructed.

  • Laziest cricket XI of all time

    With malice towards none, here is a fun compilation of the ‘laziest’ cricketers to have ever played the gentleman’s game. The list is not intended to hurt anyone’s feelings and is based purely on the kingly, lackadaisical manner in which some of these cricketers approached the game. Let us know in the comments section below: The explosive opener was best known to 'stand and deliver.' However, when it came to running between the wickets or behind the ball to field, the Nawab of Najafgarh didn't have an easy time.

  • 9 things that divide India

    “You all are divided into small pieces” - Nishikant Kamat’s Madaari featuring Irfan Khan as a vigilante fighting the system carries this chilling message at its end. Divided into fragments over religion, caste, language, food habits and other issues India is still riven by factionalism, even decades after having attained Independence from the British.

  • Bangladesh, not England, will be India’s bigger challenge

    Apart from the crushing defeat at England's hands, Bangladesh has had a stellar World Cup already. They thrashed West Indies and Afghanistan and proved that Bangladesh's win over other international sides were no longer in the 'sporting shocks' category.

  • India at the World Cup: In a ‘spot’ of bother

    There is a hole in the Indian batting order and with every passing day, amid all the conjecture and contemplation, it only getting wider. Until few months back Ambati Rayudu was touted as the best man at the No.4 spot. But, a string of failures in IPL cost him his place in the India’s final 15 to England.

  • Biggest controversies to have rocked 2019 Lok Sabha elections

    The 2019 Lok Sabha election campaign has been one of the shrillest and ugliest in India's long electoral history. Here's a lowdown on the big poll-related controversies that hit the headlines in the last couple of months.

  • Ashwin 'Mankading' Buttler: The Punjab captain's deceptive act is a new low for cricket

    ‘I think the Mankad is just wrong even though it’s not illegal. Like cuddling your sister while watching a film,’ former English player Graeme Swann had said after Jos Buttler was ‘Mankaded’ by Sri Lanka’s Sachithra Senanayake in 2014. One look at the incident and the events leading to it indicate otherwise – what Ashwin did was pre-meditated and rather cold-blooded.

  • India's No.4: Headache or problem of plenty?

    During the recently concluded ODI series against Australia, Indian skipper Virat Kohli hinted that only one slot remained open for the World Cup as the playing XI was almost finalised. While the likes of Rishabh Pant, Ambati Rayudu and several others have been tried out at the No.4 slot, none has shown the consistency to claim the place as their own. Pant’s inexperience has not worked well either, and KL Rahul has proved lacklustre.

  • Why this is no country for women

    Sumitra had to wait for them in the fields, go to their huts and talk to their families into getting them to class daily. As soon as Sumitra was done with her lessons, the other students went up and huddled around Mala with their assignments. It was almost as if she was the second-in-command after Sumitra.

  • Prithvi and Mayank: The answer to India's opening woes

    Prithvi and Mayank: The answer to India's batting woes

  • What captain Virat Kohli can learn from captain Sourav Ganguly

    ‘Trust me, if Virat wins the World Cup at Lord’s in 2019, he will take off his shirt and wave it on Oxford Street and he has a six pack to show off,’  said Sourav during a book launch in 2018. Virat, present on the same stage, was quick to add to Sourav’s banter: ‘There are a lot of people in this team with that (six packs). Ganguly has himself recollected how VVS Laxman almost stopped him from going shirtless.

  • 5 things India need to do to win the 2019 World Cup

    The swashbuckling left-hander has a penchant for taking bowlers to the cleaners, be it on the domestic circuit or in the Indian Premiere League (IPL). Pant was also a success in England as he scored a century in only his third Test match. Fearless in the same vein as Virender Sehwag, Pant should be given a decent run in ODIs ahead of the World Cup.

  • Dream debut: Boy wonder Prithvi Shaw gives a taste of things to come

    India’s cricketer Prithvi Shaw celebrates his century during the first day of the first cricket test match between India and West Indies in Rajkot, India, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. For Prithvi Shaw, he would often have imagined himself on a cricket field waltzing to a ton on his first day for India. The seed was sown in the mind of Shaw much earlier than a Sachin Tendulkar prophecy from ten years back.

  • 10 questions Indians want to ask PM Modi

    The Unique Identification Authority of India says that Aadhaar data is ‘fully safe and secure’. 2. Will the likes of Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi and Vijay Mallya be brought back to India and punished? There is no doubt that the Nirav Modi scam went unnoticed for a long time due to systemic failure.

  • Why the Nidahas Trophy will be a series to remember for Rohit Sharma's boys

    The young guns all fired and Rohit Sharma’s talented young team was eventually able to keep the inspired Bangladeshis at bay. Here are all the reasons why this was a memorable series for India. India’s Rohit Sharma plays a shot against Bangladesh as Mushfiqur Rahim watches during the final match of the Nidahas triangular Twenty20 cricket series in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Sunday, March 18, 2018.