Arijit Ghosh | Author at https://www.outlookindia.com
After the World War Two ended, the British left several B-24 Liberator Bombers in an aircraft graveyard. They made sure they could never be flown again by smashing cockpits and pouring sand into engines, and yet Indians salvaged those aircraft and made them airworthy. For two decades, India flew Liberators long after the British had abandoned them to fade into oblivion.
If we lift the burning veil of current affairs can we still steal a glimpse of the picturesque and leafy island? Arijit Ghosh writes about the emerald island, Sri Lanka.
The fearlessness of the modern-day batters against any bowler, howsoever well established, is a treat to watch.
Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and Daryl Mitchell displayed how Test cricket can thrive by borrowing T20’s ‘outrageous’ strokes!
The English summer has had a perfect start and the Dukes red ball has given Test cricket plenty to cheer.
Not just Virat Kohli or Umran Malik, Paul Adams and Cheteshwar Pujara also grabbed headlines during IPL times
Australia’s tour of Pakistan after 24 years was special for many reasons. The good thing is Test cricket got a massive boost.
Hardik Pandya’s decision to prioritise IPL over Ranji Trophy is an indication of how cricketers want to get rich and secure flamboyant lifestyles.
IPL has eaten into India’s domestic cricket structure. The lucrative T20 league serves only a handful of cricketers leaving the larger talent pool in distress.
Due to wobbly batting, India blew a great chance to win a first Test series in South Africa and England were out of depth in the Ashes.
Kapil Dev’s 1983 World Cup-winning did what Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary did by climbing Mount Everest 30 years earlier by sheer self-belief.
Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill and Axar Patel revealed the youth force in India's Test squad. The selectors must believe in them and the team management must instill confidence in their abilities.
Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.
India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.
As India marks Air Force Day on October 8, here's celebrating tales of valour in the face of 'invisible' enemies.
Virat Kohli will step down as T20 captain of India and RCB but that will not take away the fact that he remains a unique leader
Thanks to rain, the first Test at Nottingham ended in a draw but India will be happy with Bumrah’s bowling and the grit shown by the lower order
Fascinating stories were long forgotten by all but the ones who lived them. Of these heroes, who were the Salt of the Earth and deserve better in terms of Remembrance, from the countrymen they fought to protect! Of those who willingly “Gave up their Todays, for our Tomorrows.”
Team India shadow practises for a long English summer, with the WTC crown for the taking. All it needs is resolve, with a bit of sun and luck.
The India vs England series will be a test of commitment as a 500-plus first innings score could be decisive
The series in Australia was won on the backs of India’s debutants. Rarely have a batch of youngsters achieved so much in so short a time in our cricketing history.
Aranyer Din Ratriis a nuanced, multi- layered 'human document' as indeed all his films are, beginning with his very first film ‘Pather Panchali,’ which won the ‘most moving human document’ award at Cannes in 1956.
The introduction of sports as a subject after the primary education stage could translate into a professional pathway and produce trained sports professionals that our country so desperately lacks today.
There are instances of malicious fabrication by the makers of biopic on Gunjan Saxena in the name of cinematic license and need to be treated with the contempt that they deserve.
Captain Deepak Sathe had survived an air crash in the early nineties while he was with the Indian Air Force. After he sustained multiple skull injuries, no one thought he would fly again. But his amazing mental strength and love for flying saw him back in the cockpit.