The South Asian Life & Times - SALT   
  April-June 2012           



  April - June 2012


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  Dr Narottam Puri on
  Indian Cricket

  Leander Paes

  Organic Farming in

  RIMC turns 90


  Tagore's Art

 South Asian Literary

 Festivals - Galle,
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 Dr Karan Singh's
 Maiden Recital

  59th National Film
  Awards Announced

  'Rang' Colors of
  Sufism - released

   Mike Pandey wins
  Shantaram Award

  SaMaPa Music
  Festival 2012, J & K

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Dr Narottam Puri on ‘The State of Indian Cricket Today’

Dr Narottam Puri has been the voice and face of Indian cricket – for four decades now. Generations have heard him, and seen him commentate – first on the radio and then on the small screen, ball by ball, match by match. His clear, unhurried style of commentary – so different from today’s hyperventilating commentators – endeared him to all listeners and viewers. A perfect gentleman with impeccable manners and speech, he never erred once during the four decades behind the mic. Sometimes it is easy to forget how gracious he is as an analyst, a role he is increasingly seen in these days.

A medical doctor by profession (he is an ENT specialist) he has also hosted science and quiz programmes on Doordarshan in its analogue era; authored eighteen books on cricket;  given musical recitals; and hence battled between three professions – teaching in medical college, writing, TV and radio journalism. He currently heads The National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers. His father Late Dev Raj Puri was also a renowned sports commentator and a national level cricketer.

SALT met up with Dr Narottam Puri the day Australia and Sri Lanka were playing the 1st final of the Tri Series. India were out of the tournament. It was an opportune time to reflect and introspect on what was ailing Team India.

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