At 9a.m. on the 21st of September, 1996, the late Sri Madhavrao Scindia and I walked into the board room of the YWCA Blue Triangle on Ashok Road, New Delhi for the inaugural session of the first ever International conference on cricket for the blind. 18 eager delegates representing 7 cricket playing countries were seated […]
The Journey Begins…
Cricket for the blind, a cracker of an idea. A national passion that could dramatically transform lives, alter perceptions and with global possibilities. I certainly could not be falted for my delight and enthusiasm. On my return home from Dehradun I told my wife and friends that I was going to organise the first ever […]
The Tiger Sights His Prey!
Mexico city, 1968: The American Jim Hines sprinted his way to Olympic glory winning the 100m Gold Medal smashing the 10sec barrier. He was the first human being to accomplish this feat. He clocked a World record breaking 9.95 sec. This record stood for nearly 15 years. As a 10 year old I was totally […]
Rousing of the Tiger
On an autumn morning in 1989, as I stood watching the blind kids playing cricket at the NIVH (National Institute for the Visually Handicapped) Dehradun, several ideas and thoughts flashed through my mind. Some were to do with the kind of projects I could take up to promote the game while others had to do […]