By Nachiket Deuskar For over a month now, there has been blood on the streets of Caracas, the capital of Venezuela. Millions of ordinary citizens, bus drivers, school teachers, and students have protested against the authoritarian government of Nicolas Maduro, the president of what was not so long ago, the richest per capita country in… Read More Venezuela’s Maduro is falling
An account of the ‘greatest one-day international match ever played’ By Nachiket Deuskar In what is now referred to as the “438 match” or “The Greatest ODI Ever”, on March 12 2006, South Africa did the unthinkable. They defeated Australia by chasing a world record target of 435 runs and in the process set a new… Read More Mutiny at the Bullring
By Nachiket Deuskar Just as the summer down under started at the end of 2011, former Australian pacer Brett Lee praised Rahul Dravid, “If you can’t get along with Dravid, you’re struggling in life.” In the hindsight, it would be Dravid’s last. That is just one of the many such things said about Rahul Dravid.… Read More The Gentleman, the Wall and the Wolf
By Nachiket Deuskar On Sunday, April 16, people of Turkey voted to give their president sweeping and authoritarian powers, marking the end of Ataturk’s Turkey. “Turkey as we know it is over; it is history,” wrote The Guardian as Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the 14th President of Turkey waved to his supporters in Istanbul, tightening his… Read More What is Erdogan doing?
By Nachiket Deuskar The possibility of Cricket featuring at the Summer Olympic Games has surfaced yet again. While such rumours have done the rounds before, this time it is coming from the top authority. At an event in London last week, Dave Richardson, CEO of the International Cricket Council (ICC) said, “We need to make… Read More Cricket at the Olympics: Better late than never
An irrelevant Congress watches the BJP bloom across Maharashtra as Shiv Sena holds on to the heartland, changing the course of the state’s politics. By Nachiket Deuskar | February 23, 2015 The Shiv Sena has grabbed the spotlight on a day when the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been the best performer. This shows us… Read More Shades of Saffron sweep Maharashtra
By Nachiket Deuskar On the evening of November 08, 2016, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an unprecedented step announced that Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000 currency notes would cease to be legal tender post midnight. The objective of this move was to fight corruption, flush out counterfeit notes and make it difficult for terrorists. The… Read More An Economic Catastrophe