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Nimish Dubey


Nimish is a freelance writer based in New Delhi. He writes about technology, books, sports and everything else

March 29, 1983: Why India’s win against West Indies in Berbice still remains special
Tue, Mar 30, 2021

On March 29, 1983, India shocked world champions West Indies, the world, and perhaps even themselves with their first-ever win against the Caribbean side in ODIs.

When Steve Jobs unleashed the iPhone: 10 amazing facts from the 2007 launch
Sun, Jan 10, 2021

Check out the top moments from the 2007 launch of the first Apple iPhone by Steve Jobs.

From 42 to 36: A tale of two India collapses, 46 years and six runs apart
Sat, Dec 19, 2020

Of the 20 batsmen who batted at Lord's and Adelaide, 19 got dismissed in single figures -- Eknath Solkar was the only one to get past 10.

The Battle of Troy…a little Half-Fryed
Wed, Nov 25, 2020

There is heroism, cowardice and cunning right through, but well, we suspect that Fry tries too hard to cover all bases, and the consequence is that there are too many characters, too many incidents, and far too much action, happening.

One More Thing: With the M1, Tim Cook just did a Steve Jobs!
Wed, Nov 11, 2020

With the "M1 Inside, Intel Outside" move, Apple has got back its insanity. The insanity that got us amazing products that changed the world of tech, rather than super-efficient ones focused on doing what everyone else did, only a little better.

The name is Connery, Sean Connery: 12 things you might not know about the first James Bond
Sat, Oct 31, 2020

Sean Connery was a multi-layered person. A person full of life. And not surprisingly, his life was a full one. And there is a lot that many folks — even his most ardent fans — do not know about him.

Book Review: Troubled Blood By Robert Galbraith is surprisingly ordinary
Sun, Oct 04, 2020

At more than 950 pages, Troubled Blood is the longest in the Cormoran Strike series (the first in the series was 450 odd pages and its predecessor was 650 pages or so). And it feels that way too.

Book Review: Reality Trumps Fiction in “Rage”
Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Rage is a 450-plus page book that lays the US Presidency bare. For all his attempts to collaborate with Woodward, Trump comes across as petty and dangerously self-obsessed.

The Don’s Dozen: 12 amazing stats about Sir Donald Bradman on his birthday
Thu, Aug 27, 2020

On Sir Don Bradman's 112th birth anniversary on August 27, 2020, there is perhaps no better way to pay tribute to him than by recalling 12 amazing statistics about the master batsman.

Historic Hammerings: Seven heavy football defeats that shocked the world
Sun, Aug 16, 2020

Here are seven matches where a projected clash of giants turned into a terrific thumping for one of the teams.

Ten things you might not know about Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro
Wed, Aug 12, 2020

Kundan Shah directorial Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro, starring Naseeruddin Shah, Ravi Baswani, Om Puri, Pankaj Kapur, Satish Shah, Satish Kaushik, Bhakti Barve and Neena Gupta, was released on August 12, 1983.

The hug that started the Liverpool revolution
Fri, Jul 24, 2020

As Lallana walked off the pitch, Jurgen Klopp walked towards him and as the world watched in astonishment, enveloped him in a massive embrace. An embrace into which the exhausted Englishman collapsed - the first sign he had shown of exhaustion. It was like a father hugging a child who had done well.

Sunil Gavaskar birthday special: Sunny Days and not just in cricket!
Fri, Jul 10, 2020

The man went beyond cricket: Even as people pay tribute to his feats at the crease and recall his records on his birthday, here's a look at some other hats that this incredibly versatile cricketer wore (he never wore a helmet, so hats it would be)...

Basu Chatterjee, the man who delivered real life on screen with a smile
Thu, Jun 04, 2020

Basu Chatterjee's gift was making people realise that you did not need something fantastic to be happy. Your routine everyday life had its share of smiles too, and something extraordinary did not need to happen to make you smile.

Go ahead, make my (birth)day: 10 memorable lines from Clint Eastwood
Sun, May 31, 2020

So, as Clint Eastwood turns 90, we pay tribute to the Man With No Name who could be a Dirty Harry for a Few Dollars More but was never Unforgiven by his fans, because he was never shy of being In the Line of Fire, even if he was a Million Dollar Baby driving a Gran Torino, by compiling ten of the best known dialogues.

Suits of Sickness: How pandemics afflicted fashion over the centuries
Mon, May 18, 2020

As the world struggles to cope with Covid-19, masks have been added to most wardrobes. For centuries now, people have tweaked wardrobes to cope with illness and infections, from headdress to hems to shoes.

Agueroooooo – The goal that changed football
Thu, May 14, 2020

It did not involve any especially breathtaking piece of skill. But in terms of sheer impact and drama, Sergio Aguero's goal vs QPR in the 2012 season has perhaps no equal in football history.

Viral vessels: Five ships that carried disease
Mon, May 11, 2020

There was a time when the arrival of a ship from parts of the world infected with disease was treated as being on par with the arrival of an invading army at the gates.

Why Elon Musk Has a 2000 Video Game as his DP
Fri, May 01, 2020

Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla, is a big fan of the original 'Deus Ex' game.

‘Main drop karwa doon?’ – Irrfan Khan, the actor everyone seemed to know
Thu, Apr 30, 2020

Irrfan Khan made you feel like a better person. Because, somehow, he seemed just like you - Human. And as we realised today, all too mortal.

Missing football? Read these seven books during coronavirus lockdown
Mon, Apr 27, 2020

From Jonathan Wilson's historical book about football in Argentina to Sid Lowe's book about the rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid, here are some football books to read during lockdown.

Lockdown reading: 5 long reads that will last you 10 days…and more
Sun, Apr 05, 2020

If you are wondering what to read, here are five books that will last long enough to get you to the end of the current lockdown.

5 long reads for the lockdown
Sun, Mar 29, 2020

These five books are rich not just in page count but also in terms of compelling content. Go ahead and lose yourself in them, even as we wait for the world to come back to normal.

Ram Ram, India: The return of Ramayana, the return of the 1980s Sundays
Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Ramanand Sagar’s epic will be back on Doordarshan from March 28 onwards. This time we will get to see it in the morning as well as evening (9-10 am and 9-10 pm).

Notes of Bond: Billie Eilish’s No Time to Die and 10 other memorable James Bond songs
Fri, Feb 14, 2020

Even as Billie Eilish's James Bond theme song "No Time to Die" is garnering great reviews, we take a look at ten fantastic songs sung for and inspired by secret agent 007.