Dhruv Munjal

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The English Game: Football version of Downton Abbey

The English Game: Football version of Downton Abbey

Rediff.com16 May 2020

'The English Game could have been truly great -- a precious glimpse into how the game went from being played by just the rich to one being eventually dominated by the masses,' observes Dhruv Munjal.

Why you should watch The Test

Why you should watch The Test

Rediff.com10 May 2020

'If there were ever a PR exercise to fix the seemingly irreparable image of Australian cricket in the aftermath of the most notorious on-field scandal in recent memory, then this is it,' observes Dhruv Munjal.

Remember these sporting moments?

Remember these sporting moments?

Rediff.com10 Apr 2020

As we sit at home and miss live action, the wondrous phenomenon of sport has delivered so many past glories that we will probably never run out of things to see, recalls Dhruv Munjal.

Saluting Sport in the times of COVID-19

Saluting Sport in the times of COVID-19

Rediff.com3 Apr 2020

'Revisit old footage, perhaps: Your favourite Messi goal, your most memorable Tendulkar century, your dearest Manchester United comeback.' 'Only then will we be able to grasp the lost meaning of why we watch sport, why we love it so much,' notes Dhruv Munjal.

Heroes are supposed to be immortal

Heroes are supposed to be immortal

Rediff.com19 Feb 2020

'I'm tempted to say that he's in a better place now, but I'm quite sure he's not.' 'There was no better place for him than the basketball court, and now he'll never set foot on one again. Because he's gone,' says Dhruv Munjal.

Manchester United: What A Mess!

Manchester United: What A Mess!

Rediff.com6 Feb 2020

'Pure, unadulterated football joy has been in short supply for United fans for a long time now,' complains Dhruv Munjal.

Bobby Fischer, the greatest chess player ever

Bobby Fischer, the greatest chess player ever

Rediff.com3 Feb 2020

He possessed an IQ of 180, higher than Albert Einstein's, but his life and career took unexpectedly bizarre routes. Dhruv Munjal salutes the strange genius of Bobby Fischer.

Have you drunk these new Indian beers?

Have you drunk these new Indian beers?

Rediff.com18 Jan 2020

These new Indian beers demonstrate that 'strong' needn't be unsubtle.

Is Virat Kohli the Greatest Of All Time?

Is Virat Kohli the Greatest Of All Time?

Rediff.com16 Jan 2020

He finished the decade with 20,960 international runs -- 5,775 more than anybody else -- and 69 hundreds -- 22 more than anybody else. This is a player performing at an extraordinarily high all-format level unseen in the history of cricket.

'The Nicest World Champion Ever'

'The Nicest World Champion Ever'

Rediff.com3 Jan 2020

'I like to challenge myself. Competing against players much younger than me is something that I want to keep doing,' says Chess Legend Viswanathan Anand

Meet the Ghostbusters

Meet the Ghostbusters

Rediff.com12 Dec 2019

Exploring India hopes to bust myths surrounding ghosts. 'The only way to defeat fear is by facing it. If that happens, we'll just deal with it,' say Exploring India's founders.

India's most decorated sportsperson ever

India's most decorated sportsperson ever

Rediff.com29 Nov 2019

'By the time he gets done, he'll not only be the best player of his generation, but the best ever.' 'It'll take another 100 years for someone to break his records.'

Racism on the sporting field must stop!

Racism on the sporting field must stop!

Rediff.com22 Nov 2019

Many former players believe that storming out of games is a powerful tool to counter racism, a move that will force administrators to take the problem more seriously, and act in a way that compels clubs to obliterate such a culture and evict those responsible, says Dhruv Munjal.

Chandro and Prakashi Tomar, the world's oldest sharpshooters

Chandro and Prakashi Tomar, the world's oldest sharpshooters

Rediff.com4 Nov 2019

Dhruv Munjal gets up close and personal with Chandro and Prakashi Tomar, the inspiration for Saand Ki Aankh.

How ISL has taken over Indian football

How ISL has taken over Indian football

Rediff.com28 Oct 2019

Five years after the Indian Super League was established, so has its effective preeminence in Indian football.

Why the GOAT question in men's tennis may be settled soon

Why the GOAT question in men's tennis may be settled soon

Rediff.com28 Oct 2019

Dhruv Munjal on why Novak Djokovic may yet win that highly contested title.

Shobha Ram's 'job' got decriminalised

Shobha Ram's 'job' got decriminalised

Rediff.com18 Oct 2019

Shobha Ram is among the estimated 100,000 beggars who roam the streets of Delhi.

Watching sports with Naana

Watching sports with Naana

Rediff.com16 Oct 2019

'Few athletes are ever able to win his admiration; he mostly relegates them to the status of worthless imbeciles,' says Dhruv Munjal.

For how long can mesmerising Messi be the best?

For how long can mesmerising Messi be the best?

Rediff.com10 Oct 2019

The brain may be sharp as ever, but the legs seem heavier, the pace worryingly slower. He's still only 32, but the strain of a decade-and-a-half of paranormal activity on the pitch may just be piling up.

The man who changed Indian cricket forever

The man who changed Indian cricket forever

Rediff.com24 Jul 2019

'A man who is sometimes loved and loathed in equal measure, a man we're seemingly tired of seeing yet can't imagine life without.' Dhruv Munjal salutes the incomparable M S Dhoni.

Can Wimbledon throw up a surprise?

Can Wimbledon throw up a surprise?

Rediff.com9 Jul 2019

The last 10 Slams have all been won by Djokovic, Federer or Nadal. Will this Wimbledon be different, asks Dhruv Munjal.

World Cup 2019: Bowler, not batsman, will rule!

World Cup 2019: Bowler, not batsman, will rule!

Rediff.com6 Jun 2019

Consistent death bowling from a Bumrah and spinners picking up wickets in the middle overs is why the average run-rate in the last few years hasn't exploded the way one would have expected, says Dhruv Munjal.

This DeshBhakt Questions Everything

This DeshBhakt Questions Everything

Rediff.com18 May 2019

Akash Banerjee is posing tough questions to the establishment -- and getting away with them.

Puma RS-X Trophy: These retro sneakers are too cool

Puma RS-X Trophy: These retro sneakers are too cool

Rediff.com15 May 2019

The mesh around the sides gives the shoe an airy feel, which essentially means that the shoe breathes well despite its heavy-knit exterior, says Dhruv Munjal.

Toreto Xplosive headphones deliver solid sound

Toreto Xplosive headphones deliver solid sound

Rediff.com13 May 2019

The Toreto Xplosive stays true to its name, belting out high-quality sound that doesn't compromise on the bass, says Dhruv Munjal.

Delhi Capitals: Also-rans to Top Guns

Delhi Capitals: Also-rans to Top Guns

Rediff.com12 May 2019

Ricky Ponting + Sourav Ganguly + Shreyas Iyer + Kagiso Rabada + Rishabh Pant + Shikhar Dhawan + consistent team selection. Dhruv Munjal on how Delhi Capitals achieved a remarkable turnaround in IPL 2019.

Kohli needs all help for the World Cup

Kohli needs all help for the World Cup

Rediff.com13 Apr 2019

'Kohli is the kind of ethereal athlete who can not only help Elon Musk discover life on Mars, but also test out its gravitational parameters by stroking hundreds in the red dirt.' 'But when playing for India, he needs assistance,' says Dhruv Munjal.

Dhoni and the Roar of the Lion

Dhoni and the Roar of the Lion

Rediff.com5 Apr 2019

'Very few are lionised like Dhoni anywhere in the world, perhaps not even Messi,' says Dhruv Munjal.

Looking for an affordable smart TV?

Looking for an affordable smart TV?

Rediff.com25 Mar 2019

TCL 55P6US comes with a fairly minimalistic design: a metal frame and a bezel so narrow that you will barely notice it.

Newbie runner? This could be the shoe for you

Newbie runner? This could be the shoe for you

Rediff.com20 Mar 2019

Engage Zero is a more than a decent bet for those finding their feet as runners, says Dhruv Munjal.

Rishabh Pant: Unrepressed, entertaining, authentic

Rishabh Pant: Unrepressed, entertaining, authentic

Rediff.com15 Mar 2019

'I just go out there and do my thing; try to express myself. I'm glad people enjoy it,' Rishabh Pant tells Dhruv Munjal.

How 'Operation Karaoke' stung Bollyfolk

How 'Operation Karaoke' stung Bollyfolk

Rediff.com12 Mar 2019

It's important to note that most of the celebrities who were approached are yesteryear stars, over the hill and seemingly forgotten.

Love running? Then you'll love this

Love running? Then you'll love this

Rediff.com7 Mar 2019

The liking for a running shoe is mostly driven by how it 'feels' and the Floatride Run Flexweave feels close to perfect, says Dhruv Munjal.

Are you a novice in the kitchen? This can help

Are you a novice in the kitchen? This can help

Rediff.com5 Mar 2019

The Wonderchef Nutri-Pot prevents overcooking, thereby preserving all nutrients in the food, says Dhruv Munjal.

Honor Band 4: Worth your time and money?

Honor Band 4: Worth your time and money?

Rediff.com18 Feb 2019

The Honor Band 4 comes with a 0.95-inch 240 x 120 display that is sufficiently sharp and lively, says Dhruv Munjal.

Keep the fire burning, ladies!

Keep the fire burning, ladies!

Rediff.com11 Feb 2019

The Indian ladies are no longer bogged down by the timidity of the past and are more than willing to embrace the temerity of the present, says Dhruv Munjal.

The amazing Real Kashmir FC story

The amazing Real Kashmir FC story

Rediff.com5 Feb 2019

Real Kashmir FC proudly represents a region whose scars are getting a chance to be healed by the beautiful game.

Samuel Singh puts Afro in Bhojpuri beats

Samuel Singh puts Afro in Bhojpuri beats

Rediff.com2 Feb 2019

His latest recreation, Manoj Tiwari's Rinkiya Ke Papa, has garnered over 3.5 million views on YouTube in just two weeks.

The beginning of the end

The beginning of the end

Rediff.com21 Jan 2019

The Big Four were always going to come into the year's first Grand Slam knowing fully well that their days of dominance are drawing to a close, if not already a thing of the past, says Dhruv Munjal.

Sporting feats to remember 2018 by

Sporting feats to remember 2018 by

Rediff.com10 Jan 2019

With mind and body both more willing now, the only way for the World No 3 is up, says Dhruv Munjal.

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