As a schoolboy I was a regular student who rarely missed classes. But I do remember having once bunked school just to watch a Ranji Trophy cricket match in which to the best of my recollection either Vijay Hazare or Vinoo Mankad was playing. I have been fond of cricket since then. Those days there was no television; so, cricket lovers could enjoy important matches played elsewhere only by listening to the commentary on AIR. I recall a BBC interview with me some years back in which the interviewer was discussing with me my non-political interests like films, books and cricket, in which at one point I tried to imitate a cricket commentary by the outstanding commentator of that era, AFS Talyarkhan.
Archive for May, 2013
गत् सप्ताह एक मित्र ने मुझे ‘इंटरनेट‘ (अंतरताना) से सम्बन्धित एक उत्कृष्ट पुस्तक भेजी, सत्य यह है कि हाल ही के वर्षों में जिन उत्तम पुस्तकों को पढ़ने का मौका मिला, यह उनमें से एक है। पुस्तक का शीर्षक है ”दि न्यू डिजिटल एज”। इस पुस्तक पर की गई टिप्पणियों
A friend has sent me last week an extraordinary book about the Internet, in fact, one of the best books I have read in recent years. The book is titled “The New Digital Age”. The comments made on this book include one by Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of U.K. in which he says: This is a book that defines both the nature of the new world which the internet is creating, and its challenges. It describes a technological revolution in the making. How we navigate it is a challenge for countries, communities and citizens. There are no two people better equipped to explain what it means than Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen.