Cricket, Opinions

#Ashes2015 – The Summer of 60


  Back in the day, growing up in India at the tail end of the Great Spin Quartet, I had to endure the ignominy of the Summer of 42. A classic tale of loss, heartache and the end of a dream. The Summer of '42 was a major hit film and on 24th of June,… Continue reading #Ashes2015 – The Summer of 60

Last Word, Miscellany

Roti Shapes and the Brain


So the question asked is this "Do round rotis taste better than non-round ones?". And that is an interesting, very interesting, question. It brings to the fore many concepts that we possibly take for granted, but perhaps should review more often. So let's take a look at the question and break it down. First, we… Continue reading Roti Shapes and the Brain

Pomes, Slo-Man

The Path


The path to the future never did run straight I have to walk along it, the silent victim of fate. The sun plays hide and seek between the trees Zephyrs lay their gentle touch, the buzzing bees are busy with the business of their flowery date. I wonder at the meaning of the life I… Continue reading The Path

Last Word, Travel

Punjabi in Paris – The Monastery at Mont St Michel


Day 9 of The Great Trip dawned bright, sunny and warm and off we went in our Renault 308 to Mont St Michel on the first leg of our Normandy trip. From the Paris suburb of Neuilly-Plaisance to Mont St Michel is a good 4 hour drive. We took the slightly northern route that skirted past Rouen… Continue reading Punjabi in Paris – The Monastery at Mont St Michel

Cricket, Opinions

#Ashes2015 – Midpoint Analyses


//embed.gettyimages.com/embed/480253192?et=V9evebmWTl95e8gG2iWddQ&viewMoreLink=off&sig=DrXuUr-zrTpk2eKKe4vOjRNkXnbs2LJkyLIwOJ3iMtg= View image | gettyimages.com It's a brave man or a cricket journalist who would dare to offer any predictions at all on the #Ashes2015 at this,  the so-called midpoint of this edition of the age-old rivalry. I'm neither. I'm just a watcher eating rye. With marmalade. The first Test went to England emphatically. Everywhere… Continue reading #Ashes2015 – Midpoint Analyses