Monthly Archives: July 2012

Soil and Sky

A few weeks ago, I went to see the Rembrandts at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, supposedly the largest collection of works by the Dutch Master in America ever. It was amazing. Around every corner of the gallery lurked four … Continue reading

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Meaningless

Like most cricket fans, I have been enjoying the Sri Lanka v India ODI series. This morning, whilst following the ball by ball (men’s road race on TV in the background), I thought to myself: “the test portion of this … Continue reading

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Olympiad

The Olympics start tonight. I love the Olympics. I have loved the Olympics my entire life. The first games I remember watching was 1984 Los Angeles. That was the year the Soviet bloc nations boycotted the Olympics in retaliation for … Continue reading

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Hashim Amla

What else is there left to say about Hashim Amla’s knock at the Oval against England this weekend? Very little. It has all been said already. My early read has Firdose Moonda saying it best so far, but that could … Continue reading

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The Local Club

Earlier this week, the sport of cricket, specifically the Minnesota Cricket Association, made the front page of the St. Paul Pioneer Press. A couple weeks back, the same organization made the front page of the lifestyle section of the Minneapolis … Continue reading

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Race

“England’s not the mythical land of Madame George and roses, it’s the home of police who kill black boys on mopeds” -Sinead O’Connor, from Black Boys on Mopeds. * Angry, naive lyrics from a young, angry, possibly naive, pop singer. … Continue reading

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Why Cricket?

Note: I had shopped this around as a freelance piece but it went nowhere; so I thought I would just go head and post it here. And so without further ado: the story of how I fell in love with cricket: * My … Continue reading

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