काव्यांजलि

नमन उस अटल को, जो शख्सियत विशाल था मिल गया उस मिट्टी में, जिसका वो लाल था अटल से अटल की लड़ाई थी जीत कर मौत भी इठलाई थी   पराजित अटल, विजेता भी अटल दूसरे में, आखिर कहाँ था बल!   विधि के विधान में, मौत के सम्मान में किया उसने शत-शत नमन छोड़ … Continue reading काव्यांजलि

The saga of Jersey No 10- finale

When Ronaldinho decided to hang his boots this year, it wasn’t a crisis of sorts that footballing democracy had experienced at departure of Maradona or Pele. For the pupil had already come out of the wings of master and soared higher than any predecessor.The heir apparent from Argentina had already taken the world by storm. … Continue reading The saga of Jersey No 10- finale

The Saga of Jersey No. 10 – Episode III

After Maradona announced his retirement,mayhem ensued. The emblematic No 10 Jersey had many suitors but none really was able to own it like the maestros.The game of musical chairs began. Many got a taste of the throne but none had a long tenure. Stalwarts such as Roberto Bazio, Zinedine Zidane were amongst those with a … Continue reading The Saga of Jersey No. 10 – Episode III

The Saga of Jersey No.10 – Episode II

To understand the gargantuan shadow Maradona casts over his football-mad homeland, one has to conjure up the athleticism of Michael Jordan, the power of Babe Ruth – and the human fallibility of Mike Tyson. Lump them together in a single barrel-chested man with shaggy black hair and you have El Diego, idol to the millions … Continue reading The Saga of Jersey No.10 – Episode II