August 14, 2015

A Swede, a Dutchman and a Brazilian watch cricket

Arya Yuyutsu walks around Galle to discover how the unique vantage point offered by the fort creates interest in the cricket between Sri Lanka and India

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Jaideep Varma
Jaideep Varma is a writer and film-maker based in Mumbai. He has had a novel published - Local (2005) - and a Hindi feature film released - Hulla (2008). His last feature film Leaving Home -the Life and Music of Indian Ocean opened the Indian Panorama at the International Film Festival of India at Goa in November 2010. He is also the creator of Impact Index - a new statistical system in cricket.

Gokul Chakravarthy
Gokul Chakravarthy is a Fully Certified umpire of the West Indies Cricket Umpires Association and the ECB ACO. He is also the Assistant Secretary of the USA Cricket Umpires’ Association and officiates in USA’s premier cricket tournaments regularly as a well-respected umpire. He is also a radio anchor of the weekly cricket talk show FrontFoot on EBC radio in New Jersey, USA, where he is based.

Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean is India’s most significant music band, bar none. The Delhi-based band has also given music to films like Black Friday and Peepli Live. Their music is being exclusively used in this blog.