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A few Russians, a French, a Chinese and an Indian (me). It was a global...

Thursday, 21 June 2018

I wrote this postcard on Sunday night, after Germany’s shocking 1-0 defeat...

Monday, 18 June 2018

It’s been a week since I’ve been here in Russia to cover the 2018 FIFA World...

Sunday, 17 June 2018
At last, a walk that I desired in Moscow, and I hope I would have taken one more  before you read this. In the next few hours, I will be busy packing and ensuring that I do...
The silence and a little bit of smoke that lingered in the air post-fireworks covered the lush green outfield of the Luzhniki Stadium. The nets of the goalpost were already...
There was one little piece of information I had deliberately skipped from all the postcards I had sent last week. It was about an invitation I had received for Thursday. Had...
So we have the two finalists of the 2018 FIFA World Cup — France and Croatia, who will go head to head for the glory at the iconic Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on Sunday...
I don’t recall when I started writing letters in school, but with all four languages that I know, I don’t think I’ve written even 50 letters in my last 15 years of learning....
I could feel that people were staring at me when I walked with my new friend Stas, the manager who looks after the day-to-day affairs of the hostel I am staying at. The...
It was probably in May this year that I had not worked on a Sunday. And now in Russia, July 8 was the first Sunday, when although I did some work earlier in the day, I had...
It all has come to the final corner all of a sudden. The following Monday Russia would wake up in the hangover of the after party of the World Cup winning celebrations. It is...
It happened that last week on two days (Thursday and Friday) I worked from hostel till late afternoon and happened to have my afternoon coffee with my roomies and the hostel...
Visit Gorky Park’ —  came as an unanimous suggestion from people to whom I had  expressed my desire to sight-see in Moscow. On Thursday, when I got half-day off from work, I...
Yes, I am still sulking over the fact that Germany has been knocked out of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It was something that none of the media representatives in the jam-packed...
The FIFA 2018 journey has come to the halfway mark, as the group stage of the tournament will come to an end today (Thursday). A few things have become a habit these days,...
On Monday, I went back to Moscow after four wonderful days in Nizhny Novgorod and it feels like I’m back where I belong. To those familiar announcements getting lost in the...
After the cold vibes of the first two days, Nizhny Novgorod, situated on the banks of Volga and Oka rivers, warmed up to me, literally! The mercury shot up well past 30...
Drowsy. That’s how I would sum up my Friday after a really long day at work on Thursday which took its toll on my body. My decision to not carry any of my winter wear to the...
The longest day of the year (June 21) actually turned out to be a really long and eventful day in my 10 odd days stay in Russia. The day began with an early morning train...
I owe you a beer tonight.’ Pretty much settles everything no matter what the deal is! My Monday was full of events that touched the various aspects of human nature and...
What an evening it was at the Luzhniki Stadium! The reaction of the Russian President Vladimir Putin was telling, after the hosts scored the fifth goal of the night. He...
When you read this postcard, the World will already be engulfed in the football frenzy after the opener between Russia and Saudi Arabia... But, when I write this, it’s still...
It’s three days since I am in Moscow and I have learnt largely one word — pronounced as ‘Spasibo’, meaning ‘Thank You’. Rest all communication is done with the help of Google...
Most of us have experienced Geet Ramayan, the collection of Marathi songs chrono...
“I tune in to my television set every evening since past few days and if there i...
A lot of speculation is happening in media and out on the field about whether th...
November 8, 2016 will be forever etched in our memory. Coming to terms with the...