Articles by Rohan Vyavaharkar
Nov 10, 2016
Donald Trump elected US president: A letter to my daughters and their generationRepeatedly, first in 2014 in India, then in 2016 in the UK and the US, and pretty much every part of the civilised world, my generation has used its political enfranchisement to endorse movements that dispense hatred as if from a vending machine.
Oct 23, 2016
Lodha Committee offers BCCI one chance to make vital changes, but will they comply?Like movie goers expect of the quintessential Indian anti-hero who changes for the good of all, every cricket fan somewhere hopes that the BCCI will turn around and accept the sweeping changes and repair the reputation of the administrators as well as wipe off the evils of the past.
Sep 20, 2016
BCCI's handling of IPL TV rights will reveal Lodha panel's impact on Indian cricketThe way things unfold in BCCI's handling of IPL broadcast rights saga will tell us if the Lodha reforms will actually become a landmark judgement it ought to be.
Sep 08, 2016
What NFL star Colin Kaepernick can teach Indians about patriotism, dissentAccording to the law in India, whoever intentionally prevents the singing of the national anthem or causes disturbances to any assembly engaged in such singing shall be punished. But if you're sitting peacefully can you truly cause disturbance?
Aug 20, 2016
An ode to Indian athletes: Why make them choose a life of toil for a few seconds of success?They don't understand why you’ve spurned a life of comfort to spend your time in the ring, on the mat, on the court, on the field. Why you choose cuts and bruises, endless 4 am runs and years of missing Diwali at home
Jul 25, 2016
Narsingh Yadav’s dope test fiasco speaks of Indian sport bodies’ mediocrityNeither the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) nor the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) has come out in any way to protect Narsingh Yadav, an athlete that they selected and who has never failed a dope test.
Feb 20, 2016
Intercepted under Anti-National Activities Act, 2031: The diary entry of a seditious IndianThe result of the debate about sedition and what it means to be anti-national, as seen in November 2047.
Jan 09, 2016
Non-bailable Warrant against MS Dhoni: If cricket is India's religion, we're being unkind to our godsMost cricketers in Dhoni’s position wouldn’t have thought twice about doing the same, yet very few will actually defend his rights or that he is innocent of intent.