When is a sport most thrilling?

What is the greatest sight in any sport? Is it the spectacle? The passion for an individual or team? Maybe it’s the skill that mesmerises us. So, what is it for me? I’ll attempt to answer that through two stories. Over the weekend, I found myself watching a video of Muhammad Ali’s 1974 fight against … Continue reading When is a sport most thrilling?

When students bring class to the room

As messages from my students wishing me for Teacher’s Day poured in today, it got me thinking about my own experiences in classrooms and on various academic panels. It’s been a journey enriched by wonderful young people and committed academicians. I decided to pen down two different streams of thought on teaching in a pair … Continue reading When students bring class to the room

Father’s Day letter to my daughter: How do you write a book? One word at a time

Fulfilment lies on the road that forks away from the fear of failure. As you navigate your way through teenage, you’ll often find yourself frustrated, unhappy with something you can’t even put a finger on. It’s not that what you have isn’t good; you simply want more. You’ll feel this at various stages of your … Continue reading Father’s Day letter to my daughter: How do you write a book? One word at a time

I was most connected with myself when I was at the bottom: Andre Agassi

What makes Andre Agassi a champion? And what can we learn from his life? He spoke eloquently about his highs and lows during his visit to Mumbai on January 18, 2017 The conversation between Harsha Bhogle (left) and Andre Agassi was fascinating. Picture: Ashraf Engineer The leanness is gone, there’s a distinct paunch and he … Continue reading I was most connected with myself when I was at the bottom: Andre Agassi

Father’s Day letter to my daughter: Ek, do… you’re a teen!

Congratulations, you are now officially a teenager! I guess that explains your obsession with boy bands and ripped young movie stars. I willed the months leading up to your 13th birthday to pass in slow motion. I wanted to hang on to every moment as you left childhood behind. Stirred into my pride in watching … Continue reading Father’s Day letter to my daughter: Ek, do… you’re a teen!