Gulu Ezekiel - ARTICLES


Gilbert Cann And His Fifteen Minutes Of Fame


Kolkata’s rich sporting heritage can be traced back to the 19th century and it was Norman Gilbert Pritchard, born in the city on 23 June 1875 who as per the official International Olympic Committee records was the first Indian to compete in the Olympics. Pritchard won silver in the 200 metres and 200 metres hurdles […]


Olympic Cricket


It’s no secret that the International Cricket Council (ICC) is keen that cricket, in the form of T20 be re-introduced into the Olympics and that standing in its way is the mighty Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for a myriad of reasons. As most avid cricket fans are aware, cricket was played […]


The Four Day Follow On


When can a side be asked to follow on when the run difference on first innings is less than the standard 200 runs? When there is no play on the first day, usually for weather reasons reducing the match to four days. As per the Laws of the game, the follow-on target is then brought […]


MS Dhoni—The Untold Story


I’ve had the dvd of this biopic with me for over a year but its only now that I decided to watch it since I am currently working on the 4th updated edition of my 2008 book, Captain Cool: The MS Dhoni Story (Westland) the last edition of which was released in September 2013. It […]


Memories in Verse


Following on from his 70th birthday tribute to his old friend Bishan Bedi, Gulu has ventured into verse about four more of his childhood heroes


To A Legend On His Birthday


This is New Delhi-based author and freelance journalist Gulu Ezekiel’s first attempt at verse. It was written on the occasion of Bishan Singh Bedi’s 70th birthday on September 25.


Guts and Glory


An interesting look by Gulu at a book from a long-serving colleague. Watch out for a review of another of Waingankar’s books from Martin in the course of the next few days