Tennisflashes (a poem)

(Played in the morning. Got high on dopamine. The high did not leave me throughout the day. I have written this poem only to record my feelings, and to verify if others who play tennis also experience something like this. Recorded below are the flashes that keep springing before my eyes.) Eight hours after we…

KAROLY TAKACZ : I AM HERE TO LEARN

Authority. Always a vicious cunt. Fate. Ever the mean bitch. Together they conspired to deny Karoly Takacz his dream of participating at the Olympics, not once, but thrice. The Hungarian Army Sergeant was one of the best contemporary shooters in the world, but was not even considered as a probable for the Berlin Olympics, because…

India’s Unrequited Support & Western Diplomatic Boycott- China’s Winter Olympics 2022

American diplomats won’t be traveling to China for the forthcoming Winter Olympics (February 4-20, 2022) and the subsequent Paralympic Games. Lackeys Australia and Canada, and America’s poodle, Britain, would be ‘diplomatically boycotting’ the Winter Olympics as well. European Parliament has passed a non-binding resolution asking members to not send their diplomats to Beijing. France has…

कुफ़्र-काफिर पर ऐतराज नहीं, झांट-झंटुए और *टुए पर है ? (निबंध)

परसों तक सब्र ही तोड़ते थे, कल कुफ़्र भी तोड़ दिया । सब्र का क्या है साहब । हम लोग काफिर हैं, बारह सौ साल से बुतशिकनों की नफरत खत्म होने का इंतज़ार कर रहे हैं । कश्मीर में आज भी हमारे लोग मारे जा रहे हैं । शर्म बस हमें आती नहीं । क्रिकेट…

Shiva Keshavan – Leander of Luge, Winter Olympian of Repute

Leander Paes is the toast of the nation, having participated in a record seven Summer Olympics. Shiva Keshavan is a virtual unknown despite having taken part in six winter editions of the Games. Average Indians might be hard-pressed at recalling even the names of the venues of these six Winter Games, but hey, in India,…

संसारपुर – हॉकी का गाँव

आबादी बमुश्किल चार हज़ार, पर हॉकी ओलम्पियनों की भरमार, जलंधर छावनी के बगल में बसा ग्राम संसारपुर, अंग्रेजों को देख-देख लड़कों को चढ़ा हॉकी का सुरूर, शहतूत की टहनी कर गई कुंडी का काम, धागों को बांध माताओं ने दिया खुद्दो का नाम, खेल ‘खुद्दो-कुंडी’ पहुँच गए एम्स्टर्डम ठाकुर चंद,         (ओलंपिक 1928) धीरे-धीरे हॉकी बन…