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Nimish Dubey


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

Vive La France and More: Ten things the 2018 FIFA World Cup taught us
Tue, Jul 17, 2018

Contrary to what many had feared (hoped, in some cases), Russia 2018 was definitely a success, with upsets and surprises aplenty.

Die Mannschaft Effect: Seven amazing World Cup comebacks by Germany
Sun, Jun 24, 2018

If you thought Toni Kroos’ effort against Sweden was special, just cast an eye on these seven performances which are the stuff of which German footballing legend is made.

A ‘Messi’ Business: Ten Legends (and one) who missed penalty kicks in the World Cup
Sun, Jun 17, 2018

A look at ten other players, apart from Lionel Messi, who were stars in their own right but came undone at the penalty spot in the World Cup.

When World Cup kits went crazy: Seven strange World Cup uniforms
Wed, Jun 13, 2018

As World Cup in Russia gets underway, it is worth casting a glance back at seven team uniforms that caught the eye but for the wrong reasons.

The Greatest Football Ad XI; Eleven classic advertisements featuring the beautiful game
Tue, Jun 12, 2018

The FIFA World Cup 2018 will start from June 14 with host Russia taking on Saudi Arabia as the first. The tournament will see 32 nations from across the world taking on each other. There will be 64 matches in total.

Gooooal! The craziest World Cup goal celebrations
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

We take a look at ten goal celebrations that really caught spectators’ eyes in the World Cup… and one that almost ended in a disaster.

Champions in all but name: Seven star-studded teams that failed at the FIFA World Cup
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

Being a World Cup favourite is one thing. Being the best in the tournament is another. And being the ultimate winner yet another.

FIFA World Cup 2018: Legends to have not set the stage alight at the World Cup
Mon, Jun 11, 2018

There have been multiple players across the history of football who have dazzled at club level but, unfortunately, haven't been able to play at the World Cup.

Not just Loris Karius: Seven goalkeepers who also goofed on the big stage
Sun, May 27, 2018

Loris Karius' double blunders were not the only goalkeeping mistakes the footballing world has seen on the big stage.

Not just AB de Villiers: 10 surprisingly early retirements in sport
Fri, May 25, 2018

At 34, AB de Villiers was not exactly a spring chicken, but then he was in a sport where people tend to leave when they are closer to forty than thirty five.

Arsene Wenger’s quote-tails: 15 Wenger Quotes on Life, Management, the Universe and everything in between
Tue, May 08, 2018

Arsene Wenger may have been one of the most succesfull long serving managers of all time but his quotes reveal a person who has a deep understanding of human nature.

Why I won’t be seeing Avengers Infinity War
Sat, Apr 28, 2018

Superheroes? I love them. But I would rather have a book to read about them than a film to watch. For in a book, Iron Man is Tony Stark, and not Robert Downey Jr; Batman is Bruce Wayne, and not Christian Bale; Thor is the son of Odin and the God of Thunder, and not Chris Hemsworth.

Arsene Wenger at Arsenal: 21 years, 21 things you might not know
Fri, Apr 20, 2018

Arsene Wenger is the only manager to have gone through an EPL campaign without a single defeat.

Facebook’s data leaks fiasco reveals benefits of Apple’s walled garden
Fri, Mar 23, 2018

Facebook Cambridge Analytica data row: The importance of privacy in a world moving to the cloud is growing and perhaps Apple's approach on the subject has been one of the best.

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data leaks: Delete Facebook… and go where?
Fri, Mar 23, 2018

Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data leaks: Do not #DeleteFacebook. Not yet. It might have its frailties, but it is currently like a shark in a sea of social network mediocrity. It is massive and has no real alternatives.

Gone in less than four minutes: The Legend of Sir Roger Bannister
Mon, Mar 05, 2018

Sir Roger Bannister may not have an Olympic or World Championship medal to his name but he has done what many considered physically impossible before him - break the four minute barrier for the mile.

Remembering Steve Jobs, and the vanishing art of thinking different
Sun, Feb 25, 2018

It was Steve Jobs who showed us the simple fact that technology could be both interesting and accessible. And hey, fun to follow

Cricket’s most dangerous eighty minutes
Sat, Jan 27, 2018

A dangerous pitch, the fastest bowlers in the world, and a 45-year-old who did not know the meaning of fear!

Songs of Experience music review: U2 are still Rock and Roll!
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

Notwithstanding its frequent changes of tempo, U2's Songs of Experience is not the work of an ageing band meandering in music, dodging mortality (no matter what Bono says).

Handsome he was, but there was much more to Shashi Kapoor
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Shashi Kapoor did try his hand at a few macho rules, but he for the most part remained the slightly dreamy Prince Charming rather than a swashbuckling pirate figure.