Making Of Champions: Structural Changes In Madhya Pradesh Cricket That Led To Ranji Trophy Triumph

Minutes after Madhya Pradesh won the Ranji Trophy, a tweet by India cricketer Dinesh Karthik went viral. It was a simple congratulatory message but the last line was telling, where he termed Chandrakant Pandit as ‘Sir Alex Ferguson of Indian domestic cricket’. Ferguson was arguably one of the greatest managers in the history of club … Read more

Madhya Pradesh end long wait to win Ranji Trophy; beat Mumbai by 6 wickets

Madhya Pradesh, which last won the Ranji Trophy 67 years ago – back then known as Holkar state – finally returned to glory days, thumping powerhouse Mumbai by six wickets on Sunday. Holkar dominated the domestic scene around the time of Indian independence, and in times when cricket relied on benevolence of the antiquated princely … Read more

A Letter From Khargaone Madhya Pradesh: ‘First the country was Partitioned’…

“PEHLE desh ka batwara huwa, ab gali aur mohallon ka batwara ho raha hai. Isse hoga kuch nahin, bas nafrat aur badhegi (First the country was Partitioned, now lanes and localities are being divided. Nothing will be achieved by this, only a rise in hatred),” says Zakir Ali. Two months after communal clash engulfed Khargone, … Read more

Uttar Pradesh Pulse | As UP convulses with protests, Oppn missing from the streets

Uttar Pradesh on June 10 saw widespread protests following violence triggered by two BJP leaders’ Notes about the Prophet — one of the leaders was suspended and the other expelled from the party. In response, the police arrested around 300 people and, with the authorities demolishing the house of a political activist and businessman in … Read more

Ranji Trophy: Karan Sharma, Saurabh Kumar Script Historic Win For Uttar Pradesh vs Karnataka

Young Karan Sharma led from the front with a calm and composed 93 not out as Uttar Pradesh knocked out favorites Karnataka with a five-wicket win in their Ranji Trophy quarterfinals in Alur on Wednesday. This was UP’s first ever win over Karnataka on 13 occasions and it could not have come at a better … Read more

10 Top Tourist Places to Visit Near Satna, Madhya Pradesh

Be it the essence of spirituality; Wild and serene ambiance, cultural and heritage splendors or refreshing hill stations, Satna always attracts Tourists for its vast wealth of spiritual, heritage sites and refreshing vistas of nature. Satna used to be a princely state in earlier times which is the reason why it has the influence of … Read more

Murder in Madhya Pradesh: I am Bhanwarlal

The murder of an elderly man in Madhya Pradesh a few days ago ratted me deeply. Of course, such acts of wanton cruelty are hardly uncommon in this country. What broke my heart was that the victim, Bhanwarlal Jain, was described by his family as being “mentally challenged”. When interrogated, and then mercilessly beaten, by … Read more

OBC politics flares up in Madhya Pradesh after SC order as BJP claims win, Cong alleges fraud

On May 18, hours after the Supreme Court allowed reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in local body elections in Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan held a press conference in Bhopal, hailing the apex court’s decision while highlighting that his pledge made on the floor of the Assembly to ensure these polls with … Read more

SP leaders, turncoats, wanted accused: This April, on Uttar Pradesh bulldozer list

While other BJP-ruled states and Delhi are emulating its example now, it was the Yogi Adityanath government that first adopted the bulldozer as a symbol of toughness on crime and criminals. In the recent elections, the Samajwadi Party’s bid to target the BJP over the razing of alleged illegal properties by coining the slogan ‘Bulldozer … Read more