I don’t like being angry. It makes me lose control and see stars and also I end up wasting a lot of energy. But nowadays, there seem to be things that make me feel like an old man shouting at the neighbourhood kids who keep throwing their ball into my garden – except that I’m… Continue reading Why I’m angry all the time
“Come on Kanha! We are already so late!” Krishna tapped his foot impatiently as he leant against the door of the room of his best friend. “You know how Teacher hates it when we come late to morning class!” “Then stop rushing me! I don’t do well under pressure!” Krishna giggled at the double entendre… Continue reading FICTION: Krishna and Kanha playing Snakes and Ladders
“Can you help us?” I closed my book and shifted to the left to make space for the younger girl to sit. I looked at her and knew instantly what she wanted to ask me. “No. I’ve already told Geetika that I won’t do it and now I’m telling you.” Goutami looked at me with… Continue reading CREATIVE NON FICTION: 3rd step on the podium
Books about cricket are difficult to write. Firstly, there aren’t that many people who would actually read books about a game that could take 5 whole days and still end without a result. Secondly, the cricket genre usually involves journalists and/or former cricketers reliving a certain series (for example the Ashes, the World Cup), autobiographies… Continue reading Why you should read ‘Second XI: Cricket in its Outposts’
Ab de Villiers is one of my favourite cricketers. Because I feel he’s the South African version of Rahul Dravid. There was one match where he reached his half century and in celebration he lifted his bat to acknowledge the dressing room in a cursory manner that showed he would rather celebrate his team winning.… Continue reading Is it finally happening???????