All stories by Dhruv Munjal
Interested in stocks? Watch Scam 1992!Rediff.com3 days ago
The insatiable greed for money and power is too large, too repugnant to thwart. And no one epitomised that better than Harshad Mehta, notes Dhruv Munjal.
Bad Boy Billionaires ReviewRediff.com17 Oct 2020
The Bad Boy Billionaires series has a lot in common: The three billionaires' hefty ambition, dangerous arrogance and untrammeled power, observes Dhruv Munjal.
For Harley-Davidson, Indian roads were always bumpyRediff.com13 Oct 2020
From being exorbitantly priced to facing stiff competition, Harley was always going to find it tough to crack a market like India, says Dhruv Munjal.
Cricket's lost chanceRediff.com6 Sep 2020
Given the relative paucity of cricket this year, Test cricket has emerged as a healer for deprived fans, notes Dhruv Munjal.
Bhutanese beer crosses the Himalayas into IndiaRediff.com30 Aug 2020
Bhutanese brewery Serbhum is behind Kati Patang, a beer sold by Delhi-based Empyrean Spirits. Launched in Zesty Amber and Snappy Wheat variants in 2018, Kati Patang prides itself on being "brewed with the happiest water on earth".
Brand Dhoni remains unbeatable despite slow fadeoutRediff.com25 Aug 2020
Dhoni presently endorses a healthy 25 brands, and found himself in fifth place on the Forbes India Celebrity 100 list last year, with earnings worth almost Rs 136 crore. How much of that is set to change, given that Dhoni has chosen to call time on his international career?
The English Game: Football version of Downton AbbeyRediff.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 TestRediff.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?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-19Rediff.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 immortalRediff.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!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 everRediff.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?Rediff.com18 Jan 2020
These new Indian beers demonstrate that 'strong' needn't be unsubtle.
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'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 GhostbustersRediff.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 everRediff.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!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 sharpshootersRediff.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 footballRediff.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 soonRediff.com28 Oct 2019
Dhruv Munjal on why Novak Djokovic may yet win that highly contested title.
Shobha Ram's 'job' got decriminalisedRediff.com18 Oct 2019
Shobha Ram is among the estimated 100,000 beggars who roam the streets of Delhi.
Watching sports with NaanaRediff.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?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 foreverRediff.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?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!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 EverythingRediff.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 coolRediff.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 soundRediff.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 GunsRediff.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 CupRediff.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 LionRediff.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?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 youRediff.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, authenticRediff.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 BollyfolkRediff.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 thisRediff.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 helpRediff.com5 Mar 2019
The Wonderchef Nutri-Pot prevents overcooking, thereby preserving all nutrients in the food, says Dhruv Munjal.