Pawan Mahalingam lives in Bangalore. He writes about cricket and other sports on his blog Pages of Sport, and he tweets at @coffeebytwo.
Posts by Pawan Mahalingam
Out of the Ranks of the Unforgiven
Pakistani cricketer Mohammad Amir returned to the sport this year after a five-year ban for spot fixing. His is an unusual story: the rare athlete who is found to be a cheat and then is allowed to come back.
Boys of Summer
A look at the Indian Premier League after its eight season. What does the IPL – now an established part of the cricket landscape – mean for the sport in India and around the world?
We Waited With Sachin
Midway through the group stage of the 2015 Cricket World Cup, the holders India lead their group with three wins (including one over their rivals from Pakistan). One Indian fan recalls the years of World Cup disappointment, before the victory in 2011.
Football in the Abode of Cricket
India holds 159th place in the FIFA World Ranking. The new Indian Super League looks to change that. The author hopes it's successful, not just for the sake of Indian football.
When Gangnam Style Became the New Redemption Song
The West Indies begin a five-week tour of India, featuring Test, ODI, and T20 matches. Bangalore-based writer Pawan Mahalingam recalls their win two years ago this week in the T20 World Cup and the great West Indies teams of three decades ago.
For over 200 years, Japanese archers competed in a contest called toshiya (clearing arrows). Instead of hitting a target, archers had to shoot as many arrows as possible along a 120-meter veranda without hitting the roof, pillars, or floor. The all-time record was set in 1686 by an archer who cleared 8133 out of 13,053 total arrows over 24 hours: a rate of six arrows per minute.