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Delhi – Gambling, Cricket, Fashion and a bit of Bollywood

Delhi – Gambling, Cricket, Fashion and a bit of Bollywood

I arrived in Delhi on a beautiful sunny day. My destination was India Gate and it provided a wonderfully inviting welcome to the capital city. Wide avenues filtering into a gigantic roundabout that encompasses the grounds surrounding the India Gate memorial to fallen soldiers. It was impressive and made a great first impression. Things only got better when I arrived at the house of Tina Sharma and her family. In what was becoming the...

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Afghanistan – Troubling Times, Smiley People and the Wahki Festival of Cricket

Afghanistan – Troubling Times, Smiley People and the Wahki Festival of Cricket

In contrast to the confusion on the Tajik side of the border, Afghanistan was pretty straightforward. Passport, vehicle permit, $100 and welcome to Afghanistan sir. Fabulous!! It’s great to be back again. I’d been dreaming about this moment for 4 years. Now I was actually here and I was super excited. Ever since I was fortunate enough to be part of the first touring cricket team to play Afghanistan on Afghanistan soil back in...

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