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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.

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