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Anindya Dutta

The 1946 Indian squad in England

A dinner in 1946

It was the last tour by undivided India to Britain. It was the summer of Merchant and Mankad, and independence was around the corner

Haresh Pandya

Vinoo Mankad

India's rock of ages

Big-match batsman, tireless bowler, agile fielder, dependable team man - Vinoo Mankad, who was born 100 years ago today, was the driving force behind the India team of his era

Zulfikar Ghose

Novelist and poet Zulfikar Ghose (sitting, third from left) at school


Sailing with the stars

A journey across the seas and time - with cricketers for company

Vinoo Mankad bats on the way to 72

Vinoo beyond the Mankad

One of India's greatest allrounders is today unfortunately mostly remembered for a mode of dismissal that, though legitimate, is seen by many to be unfair