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Powerful Vision Poorly Executed

Digital India, Skill India, Accessible India – all campaigns that promised transformation, inclusion and progress. These revolutionary ideas caught the imagination of the nation and raised expectations all around. This was the vision with which Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched his first tenure as leader of this vast nation. These campaigns also triggered hope and […]

Biography Disability Sports

September 22, 1996, Should Be Remembered

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 […]

Biography Inspiration Sports

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 […]


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 […]