Articles by Karan Pradhan
Jan 14, 2019
Arsenal's defensive frailties to blame for poor results, lack of creativity, midfield mediocrity and ostracism of top playerWhat's gone wrong at Arsenal? Have players collectively decided to down tools? Have all the other teams suddenly decided to play like Barcelona? Are there other issues at play?
Jan 09, 2019
Bandersnatch or Bandar's Naach? The Black Mirror 'event' isn’t all it’s cracked up to beit seems the purpose of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch was: Give the masses a shiny new toy to play with, devoid although it may be of substance and finesse, and watch the monkeys dance. Bandar’s Naach anyone?
Nov 26, 2018
Mike Pompeo's statement on 26/11 is nothing new: US consistency and actual action on Pakistan are the real positivesThe Ministry of External Affairs welcomed Pompeo's remarks and reaffirmed the India's esolve to "to bring justice to the families of the victims and the martyrs" of 26/11
Nov 15, 2018
Plan B Republic Day chief guest Cyril Ramaphosa may hold key to A-grade India-South Africa bilateral relationsCyril Ramaphosa, the President of South Africa, is strongly tipped to be the chief guest at India's Republic Day parade in 2019
Oct 23, 2018
Clubs copy-pasted formula on Invincibles team and snatched out best players: Ex-Arsenal 'keeper Jens Lehmann tells FirstpostJens Lehmann talks to Firstpost about Arsenal, his former boss Arsene Wenger, the current state of the German football team and everything else under the sun. Well almost.
Sep 24, 2018
India's muddled South Asia policy: Latest Pakistan saga is symptom of New Delhi's lack of long-term strategyAn understanding of how India is (correctly or incorrectly) viewed by its neighbours, tempered with an acceptance of how the neighbourhood views China is imperative in the formation of a pragmatic foreign policy for the region
Aug 21, 2018
Whether 'talks' or 'engagement', optimism over India-Pakistan ties will last only as long as military-jihadi complex allowsOn Monday, Pakistan's new foreign minister spoke of a letter from Narendra Modi, in which the Indian PM expressed his desire for 'constructive and meaningful engagement'
Aug 07, 2018
Premier League: Low expectations from Unai Emery's Arsenal won't absolve them of underachievementLow expectations will not absolve Arsenal of poor results. After all, this club is one with the history, vintage and legacy to expect the best season after season.
Aug 01, 2018
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Ahead of penultimate pre-season fixture in Dublin, here's what we learned about the Gunners in SingaporeThe Singapore leg of Arsenal's participation in the pre-season International Champions Cup 2018 came to a close this weekend with a resounding 5-1 thumping of a Paris Saint-Germain team shorn of most of its biggest stars
Jul 25, 2018
International Champions Cup 2018: Arsenal kicks off Unai Emery era with fixtures against PSG, Atletico MadridArsenal play Atletico on Thursday and PSG on Saturday, before returning to Europe for the last pre-season fixture. Firstpost will be catching the team in action in Singapore and will bring you a report on just what we learned from the two games. Keep watching this space.