Monday, August 30, 2010

The Empire of Cricket

While reading Rahul Bhattacharya's article on the impact of video and particularly YouTube on how cricket-lovers remember and relive the game, I came across the Empire of Cricket documentary series. I have only watched the first part of the India episode so far but it looks genuinely interesting and allows the mildly interested cricket follower a greater insight into the development of the game. While it may not have the elegance of prose of "Beyond a Boundary" or the India segment may not cover as much ground as "Corner of a Foreign Field", but it will definitely do as an introduction to the tamasha =) :

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ten New Ecocides

The UK environmental lawyer Polly Higgins is advocating a new law at the UN that would recognize 'ecocide' as the fifth 'crime against peace'. This article by the Guardian does give immense food for thought regarding our progress towards combating climate change: