While we need to commend the committee led by Justice RM Lodha for taking a decision that wasn’t particularly popular yet was very essential for India’s favourite sport, there are still some gaps that the respected former justices would do well to address. The major one being, can the two teams in question (CSK and RR, for those who walked in late) still play the next two IPLs, regardless of their owners being banned? The committee did say that the players will be allowed to play without specifying in what capacity (or for which team).


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When S. Sreesanth caught Misbah-ul-Haq at short fine leg to give India the first ever World T20 title, a flood of jokes went viral. The most famous among them being Misbah missing the basic fact that you’ll find a Malayali in every corner of the world. This morning, the tag #മലയാളീസ് (#Malayalis) was trending on Twitter, just going on to show our clan is all over the world! So, here’s a list of places where you’ll find this great clan (and what they’re called there!):


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Australia won. No, India lost!

For the common Indian fan, it isn’t a defeat. This is equivalent somebody snatching their spouse away. We criticize, crib and troll our team, sometimes so obnoxiously that it defies the laws of logic of even the animal world!

I am hopeful of a time when we will be a sporting nation, literally in every sense of that word. A nation that would accept defeat gracefully by patting our players on the back for a job well-done, and giving credit to the opposition for being the better team on the day. Till then, we’ll keep getting reactions like the ones listed below. Note: I am not counting myself out of this ‘crime’ either!


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Dear AB,

Honestly, I hate your guts! I always have! You have no fear. None. Maybe that is why you’re a super-hero!

I hate it that you play for South Africa (and not for India), and for that team down south in the IPL. And yet, you’re equally liked by all. Maybe that is why you’re a super-hero.

I hate it that you can do almost everything that this sport throws at you and be the best in all of them, (and I cannot even dream of them)! You can do it all! Maybe that is why you are a super-hero! Maybe you should try flying.


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From documentaries to stand-up shows; from food-items to movies, my beautiful country has been on a roll of late. A spree quite unmatchable – a banning spree! And amazingly, we tend to find some out-of-the-world justifications to do so. At this rate, here are some of the things India could end up banning by 2020 (based on the statements made by our politicians and other who’s who of India)


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Now that Maharashtra Government has officially banned selling, eating, possessing, dancing with, etc beef, I think it is an awesome move – one that looks at the future; one that is extremely well thought out. I mean, think about it!


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It has been ages since I blogged for Malluisms, primarily because of my own laziness, and also partly (and this is a good enough excuse) because I have been trying to launch a ‘universal-unified’ site for a year or more. And finally, that day has come to pass! As I begin this second innings, I sincerely hope that I will be more regular at what I like doing – no, not cooking snake meat, but writing.


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