Technology can be very useful and life-changing, but, at some level, it can also be stunting. So it is with international umpiring at the moment - at least on the evidence of the India vs England Test in Ahmedabad.
There's yet another Test series around the corner - the cue for yet another round of 'Sachin Tendulkar's swansong' debates.
Shamya has done the rounds of pretty much every medium that journalism has to offer: the web, newspapers, radio, magazines and, for the last seven years, news television. Among other places, he has worked with Encyclopaedia Britannica, Tehelka, ESPN, The Indian Express and TV Today. His last engagement was as Editor - Sports with television channel NewsX, and he writes regular columns for the magazines Man's World and Sahara Time and occasionally for international journals like Sport in Society. His book on Indian boxing - Bhiwani Junction (HarperCollins India) - should be out in time for the London Olympics.
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