Friday, July 07, 2006

Sports Journalism

Sports Journalism is an interesting creature. Many people have been great fans of people such as Neville Cardus or Jim Swanton. Sports Journalism in India is a forgotten art, with the likes of Navjot Singh Siddhu taking over. For crying out loud, the man does not know how to talk. Can't someone please shut him up?

I recently chanced upon an article in The Hindu by Nirmal Shekhar. I don't know his credentials and antecedents, however, a look at his work made me reflect, ponder and think! e.g., have a look at this. The first two paragraphs point out the man's thinking process and I quote:

At the highest levels in sport, sometimes you have to forget who you are to become who you want to be. A sort of self-inflicted temporary amnesia helps when your self-identity itself turns out to be mental excess baggage.

Whether you can actually switch on such a changed state of awareness at will is debatable; but if it were possible at all, Maria Sharapova would certainly like to give it a go.

How True! Many of my motivational points come from the world of sports, a world which most students can relate to, and of course, it has all the elements of WAR, nothing short of the CAT paper itself! I really admire his point about "forgetting who you are in order to become who you want to be". That is so true!

Way to go man!


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  2. hmmm...good advice :) and another much needed dose of motivation!!