Things Kolkata Airport has: Chaos Decent eating options A loo that smells as much as loos at local stations in Mumbai A public address system – which sounds like one at a railway station and is so loud that you can barely make out what they are trying to say Things Kolkata Airport doesn’t have: Cleanliness – the pillars have posters stuck to them Effective air conditioning Free Wi-fi – seriously!! Online baggage scanning I was recently at the Chennai Airport and cribbed a lot about how it was light years behind the other airports in India (Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Bangalore – in that order). However, now that I have to spend a couple of hours at this one,[…]

“We need to get up to make sure we’re fourth to get into that. We’ve got a couple of years to continue the curve of getting better every time. I think our team is getting better all the time,” Hussey said. Overall – Australia Year Mat Runs HS Ave 100 year 2007 4 2314 150 60.89 6 year 2008 14 8110 169 35.10 19 year 2009 13 7637 160 39.56 15 year 2010 8 4635 209 34.08 9 Mike Hussey Mat Runs HS Bat Av 100 year 2007 4 374 133 74.80 2 year 2008 14 900 146 37.50 2 year 2009 13 804 121 36.54 1 year 2010 8 442 134* 36.83 1 Ricky Ponting Mat Runs HS Bat[…]

I loved the way India played in this series. In the first test they showed that they had the balls! The fought back in a mannerĀ reminiscentĀ of the Aussies of yore! Till the last wicket fell you Australia never gave up (remember those Steve Waugh innings?), and India seems to be learning that lesson, slowly but steadily. Even bowlers seem to value their wickets, and are trying to make the opposition earn it. In the second test, India played like a number one team should play. With assurance. Like the toss didn’t matter. Like losing Sehwag early didn’t matter. If it had been more than 5 years back we would be talking of the Indian team shutting shop to prevent a[…]

Less than an hour before the start of the Common Wealth Games 2010, Rahul writes about biased media coverage, and the Indian concept of Jugaad. Further read the thoughts of Ms Adlington on the CWG Village, which I must confess even I find hard to believe. Also, as it usually happens, my thoughts are in the comments below the post. Unusually, Rahul and I agree. The MBA must have had some impact!! *** So the Ayodhya verdict is out. While many are happy, and some others not so much, most people agree that the common Indian really doesn’t give a fuck about it. I was about ten when it happened, and almost have no memories of the event. The then[…]