October 13, 2015

Hoopdarshan Episode 18: Cricket vs. Everything with Jamie Alter‏

Hoopdarshan is back! On Episode 18 of India's finest basketball podcast, hosts Kaushik Lakshman and Karan Madhok catch up with Indian cricket and sports journalist extraordinaire, Jamie Alter. Alter, the Sports Editor of Times of India Digital, explains to us the popularity of cricket in India, what other sports like basketball can learn from cricket's success, and finds parallels between Sachin, Jordan, LeBron, and Yuvraj Singh.

Apart from his current gig for TOI Digital, Alter has previously worked for Cricinfo, All Sports Magazine, and Network 18. He's written/edited websites like cricketnext, IBNlive, and gocricket. He has also authored two books: History of World Cup Cricket and Field of Dreams: The story Behind Dr. DY Patil Sports Stadium.

We discuss a wide range of enlightening and entertaining issues in this podcast, including India's performances at the recent FIBA Asia Basketball Championship, the continuing political rift for leadership of the Basketball Federation of India (BFI), how the IPL model is inspiring other sports leagues, and if there is a real future for basketball in the country.

Hoopdarshan aims to be the true voice of Indian basketball, and since we're such hopeless fans of the game, it will become the voice of everything basketball related we love, from the NBA to international hoops, too. On every episode of Hoopdarshan, we will be inviting a special guest to interview or chat to about a variety of topics. With expert insight from some of the brightest and most-involved people in the world of Indian basketball, we hope to bring this conversation to a many more interested fans, players, and followers of the game.

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    1. waiting and waiting for a pro league... Ill be repping my city and my game but a pro league has to begin first. I doubt it will begin any time soon unless junior bacchan talks so some of the other actors and they start something. btw is Jamie Indian?

      1. Yup... we're all waiting for a pro league. Whenever it does happen, it'll be a game-changer for indian hoops.
        Jamie is Indian: he's actor Tom Alter's son

    2. knicks are looking good so far. Hopefully we can emulate 2012-13 season!

      1. I'm keeping my hopes and expectations low. Not expecting the Knicks to be better than 8th in the East... But I'm not gonna complain if there is a miracle or two!