Tag Archives: Cricket

Getting Dandy At Lord’s

As I mulled over these insights, I gazed out over the delicately manicured outfield at Lord’s; a venue in which the true essence of the gentleman has been codified and distilled in the laws of a ball-game. Continue reading

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5 Indians Who Have Influenced YOUR Life

For much of history, India was one of the most significant nations in the world.  Then for a few centuries it became a pawn of another nation, having little impact beyond its importance to its Imperial Masters.  In the last … Continue reading

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Commonwealth Crisis

India is all over the news at the moment as it prepares to host the Commonwealth Games.  But not for the right reasons. The Commonwealth Games was first held in 1930.  It is a sort of mini-Olympics between a unique … Continue reading

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Countries, Corruption and Cricket

Last Friday I went to watch England play Pakistan in a One Day International cricket match at the London Oval. This was an interesting match for several reasons. Firstly I’d gone dressed as a sailor.   I quickly realised this … Continue reading

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Britain and India’s “Very Special Relationship”

David Cameron has spent the last few weeks doing what many of his employers (the British public) have hoped: making blunt statements about Britain’s relationships with countries around the world, in contrast to the previous governments unintelligible spin. The noticeable … Continue reading

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Lagaan as allegory

This weekend I watched the classic Bollywood film “Lagaan” for the first time since I went to India.  It tells the story of a group of villagers during the time of the British Raj.  Humiliated and bullied by their Imperial … Continue reading

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Documentary Promo Finished!

Well, it’s all done. With the help of Julian, Phil and Madz from Running Frog, the documentary promo is finished. Go to: http://vimeo.com/12400732 to watch it. Enjoy, and please leave comments, either here, or on the video page. Ash

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