Episode 286: Pradeep Magazine Replays His Life

He wrote about cricket for decades — and also turned his piercing gaze on society and himself. Pradeep Magazine joins Amit Varma in episode 286 of The Seen and the Unseen to talk about his journey, and how it changed him.

Also check out:
1. Pradeep Magazine on TwitterAmazon and Hindustan Times.
2. Not Just Cricket: A Reporter’s Journey through Modern India — Pradeep Magazine.
3. Not Quite Cricket: The Xplosive Story of How Bookmakers Influence the Game Today — Pradeep Magazine.
4. The Gita Press and Hindu Nationalism — Episode 139 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Akshaya Mukul).
5. Gita Press and the Making of Hindu India — Akshaya Mukul.
6. Some of Satyajit Ray’s masterpieces: PratidwandiSeemabaddhaAgantuk and Ghare Bhaire.
7. Memories and Things — Episode 195 of The Seen and the Unseen (w Aanchal Malhotra).
8. Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas — Natasha Dow Schüll.
9. Adam Smith and John Locke.
10. The Art of Cricket — Donald Bradman.
11. Ray Robinson and Neville Cardus.
12. Rahul BhattacharyaSiddhartha Vaidyanathan and Anand Vasu.
13. The Wisden Book of Test Cricket — Bill Frindall.
14. Rashomon — Akira Kurosawa.
15. Sourav Ganguly and the Politburo — Amit Varma.
16. Opportunity, Choice and the IPL (2008) — Amit Varma.
17. The IPL is Here and Here Are Six Reasons to Celebrate It (2019) — Amit Varma.
18. The Sporting Spirit — George Orwell.
19. War Minus The Shooting — Mike Marquesee.
20. Annihilation of Caste — BR Ambedkar.

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The illustration for this episode is by Nishant Jain aka Sneaky Artist. Check out his work on TwitterInstagram and Substack.