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Boria Majumdar

Boria Majumdar

Consulting editor, India Today TVcristorian@yahoo.com
Rhodes scholar, Sr. Research Fellow at the Univ. of Central Lancashire & Adjunct Professor Monash University Melbourne.

By Boria Majumdar

RIP David Washbrook: Historian, scholar, mentor par excellence

It isn't as if David Washbrook and I spoke to each other every day. In fact, we did not for months. But between 2001 and 2021, we knew that we were always there for each other. He was my mentor and also a dear friend.

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Balbir Singh Sr’s highest hour: Winning the 1952 Olympic Gold for India

Three consecutive Olympic gold medals don’t come easy and in Balbir Singh Senior’s case, the gold medal was adorned with three hat-tricks, making it that much more special.

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A true nationalist hero: Balbir Singh Senior and the 1948 London Olympic Gold

Hockey legend Balbir Singh Senior was hailed by the nation for his two goals and feted as the new star in Indian hockey.

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Goodbye, Chuni Goswami: India’s greatest all-round sportsman

Chuni Goswami would come home as a footballer, have dinner and get up the next morning as a cricketer. It came naturally to him.

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Virat, Sachin, Sourav's patriotism has nothing to do with their corona donations

Every cricketer has faced the wrath of the social media police for not coming out in the open and stating if they have donated and how much they have donated.

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Ramakant Achrekar, the guru who gave Cricket Sachin Tendulkar

It takes talent to nurture and mentor talent. Coach Achrekar was one such being who gave India a Bharat Ratna and other remarkable cricketers.

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Medal rush at Asian Games: For a new India, playing to win, not just to participate, is the mantra

Jakarta 2018 shows a new Indian squad fierce in its pursuit of excellence and triumph. Our athletes clearly aim to climb the winning podium now.

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Why IPL 2018 final telecast in 8 languages and women's exhibition game are steps in the right direction

The exhibition game could be a stepping stone towards a full-fledged women's IPL some years down the line.

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Why I'm glad IPL matches have been moved out of Chennai

Scenes of goons beating up cricket fans in the name of the Cauvery issue will not just go away.

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IPL spot-fixing episode in 2013: What happened behind closed doors

[Book extract] Captain Rahul Dravid was distraught. He had his hands on his head and just couldn’t speak.

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Why India Today sting on Pune curator putting pitch on sale hours before match hurts

Suspending Pandurang Salgaonkar is not enough.

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With Virat Kohli around, Dhoni did the perfect thing by retiring on his own terms

The Captain Cool leaves behind a legacy that will be difficult to match.

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Why Sachin Tendulkar's final Test will always be unforgettable for me

Three years after the Master Blaster bowed out of international cricket, Boria Majumdar recollects his meeting with the legend.

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5 sporting moments that bring me joy

Bringing some Diwali cheer from the newsroom.

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Harsha Bhogle got the boot for rising intolerance in the nation

It is Indian cricket's loss for it has once again exposed itself to the world.

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Bal Thackeray's 1952 cartoon predicted the future of India-Pakistan cricket

Sporting ties soon became an extension of the political ties - where animosity and tension could play out in a non-violent setting.

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How Sachin Tendulkar played the book cricket

As ‘Playing it My Way’ makes it to the Limca Book of Records as the highest ever sold adult hardback, here’s co-author Boria Majumdar on how it all started.

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Will Lodha panel report cleanse rot in Indian cricket?

The committee has left quite a few unanswered questions, which will require clarity in the days to come.

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Shashank Manohar has restored BCCI's credibility by ousting Srinivasan

People need to think the board can reform itself rather than the judiciary having to force its hand.

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This is why we'll miss Sehwag the most

He was the best thing to happen to Indian cricket between 2000-2010.

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How Jagmohan Dalmiya changed cricket for India

It was the late BCCI president who made cricket the cash rich sport that it is today.

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Were French, not English the daddy of cricket?

It's no surprise then that the only time the sport was included in the Olympics in 1900, France played England in Paris.

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India's hoping Super Saina does her proud

The badminton champion can now have a realistic crack at that elusive world title, which no Indian has ever won.

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How India forgot to celebrate its hockey legend Dhyan Chand

Is it not time to confer the Bharat Ratna on the country’s most decorated Olympian?

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How India is betraying its hockey team

The best damage control would be to appoint Roelant Oltmans, the high performance manager as coach in the months leading up to Rio.

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Shame on Dhoni for putting CSK before cricket and India

If the Indian captain faces the brunt of the Lodha panel’s decision, there is very little that can defend him.

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How ISL Auction 2015 proves football is the new cricket

Jackichand Singh for Rs 45 lakh. Thoi Singh for Rs 86 lakh. Eugeneson Lyngdoh for more than Rs one crore and Sunil Chhetri for Rs 1.20 crores - money reflects a new trend in Indian sports.

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Why Rahane owes his success to his mother's sacrifice

This is why young Ajinkya stays grounded.

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Why Sourav Ganguly, prince of Kolkata, is a story waiting to be told

With Dada, you do not need to hesitate for he will ensure you are at ease.

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Whether Lalit Modi wins or not, cricket is the real loser

The real game is played in boardrooms by men in power.

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