The message from India’s second thrashing in the T20 World Cup is that this team clearly needs a reboot. This team of seniors with big achievements and bigger reputations is made for the longer version. The shorter, faster format needs younger players who aren’t afraid and can handle pressure better.
Outcry against NCB must continue. Aryan’s return shouldn’t end scrutiny on its functioning
Aryan Khan is home but that shouldn’t lull us into forgetting that NCB’s functioning must remain under our increased scrutiny. If just one headline-hunting officer, abusing the draconian NDPS law and producing evergreen witnesses, can cause such harm, then the collective outcry against NCB, like in Aryan’s case, should sustain.
Covid showed us what internationalism can do. COP26 must leverage this
For too long, India relied on a single template response for climate change negotiations — let rich countries cut emissions first. But Covid has ushered in an era of new internationalism and what is achieved in a short time if there’s unity of intent. COP26 must leverage this we-are-all-in-it-together mood.