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#WednesdayswithWV hosted by W V Raman
31 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
What did Dilip Vengsarkar see in Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma when he first picked them in the Indian team?
Dilip Vengsarkar, the Lord of Lord's is as brutally honest while airing his views as he was majestic while wielding the willow. In this episode of @Sportstar #WednesdayswithWV, the former Indian captain talks to W V Raman about :1) The disadvantages of wearing a helmet while batting.2) The fastest of bowlers he faced during his career3) The infamous "bloodbath" test at Sabina Park, Jamaica, in 1975-76.4) A fabulous chase of 492 runs, though TeamIndia fell short by 47 runs.5) What selectors need to see in a player before they pick him.6) His love and passion to see and unearth talent.7) The free facilities that his academy offers in Mumbai and Pune for budding cricketers8) His desire of hopefully becoming the BCCI President.
37 minutes | Sep 7, 2022
Do you want to know how Chaminda Vaas played a huge role in Muralitharan's success?
Chaminda Vaas had to silence his critics by work harder than most to achieve the success that he did in international cricket. In this episode of #WednesdayswithWV, he reveals the secret of how he worked in tandem with Muralitharan. The details of the partnership that Vaas and Muralitharan forged to plot out batters is a fascinating story. Vaas also expresses his disappointments in his illustrious career and shrugs off the petty minded attitude of some of his colleagues. He is not too happy with the political interference that is gradually becoming a part and parcel of Sri Lankan cricket. The left arm seamer is full of empathy while talking about the modern day Sri Lankan cricketers. This chat is as enthralling to listen as were the skill sets of Vaas to watch when he outsmarted his opponents.
47 minutes | Aug 21, 2022
Women's cricket has come a long way since 2017, says Jhulan Goswami.
W V Raman, makes a return with a new series titled "Wednesdays with WV" in collaboration with Sportstar, a leading sports magazine in India. In the inaugural episode, Raman hosts Jhulan Goswami, the spearhead of the Indian bowling attack for 2 decades. In a freewheeling chat, Jhulan Goswami talks about: 1) Challenges she faced in becoming a professional cricketer.2) The societal pressures she overcame in her cricketing career. 3) Inadequacies in the structure of women's cricket in India.4) Issues that female sportspersons face during their menstrual cycles. 5) The need for women's IPL to fast track the development of Indian women's cricket.
54 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
Learn to like the camera and be versatile to become a top sports broadcaster, says Harsha Bhogle
On this episode of #InsideOut with WV Raman, the man referred to as the voice of cricket in India, Harsha Bhogle talks about the nuances in commentating. He explains how one needs to adapt to Radio and TV. commentary. In an engaging chat, Harsha Bhogle talks about :How he was fortunate to get an opportunity in his teens.The fact that fiction makes up part of radio commentarySocial media providing the platform for players to display their funny sideTechnology being a supplementary tool in making sport betterUmpires having to be given more responsibility like in the olden daysIIM entities and that he feels that it can be spread out thin in terms of number of centres
39 minutes | Jan 3, 2021
Arjuna Ranatunga is confident of delivering as Sri Lanka's leader if people give him the mandate
Arjuna Ranatunga burst into the Sri Lankan cricket team as a schoolboy cricketer. Early on, he was earmarked to lead the National cricket team. Eventually he went on to lead Sri Lanka to a World Cup triumph in 1996, proving his leadership credentials. After quitting cricket, he had a brief stint as the Chairman of the Sri Lankan Cricket Board but had to move on due to various issues. He became a politician and had an enviable record in terms of winning three consecutive terms and turning around the fortunes of the port and petroleum ministries. On this episode of #InsideOut with WV Raman, he doesn't pull any punches when he talks about the corrupt members in Sri Lankan cricket administration, his propensity to move away from leaders who are not committed to serve the people, and also of the possibility of becoming the President of Sri Lanka sometime in the future. Ranatunga is convinced that Sri Lanka lacks leadership in both cricket and politics and goes on to say that he can provide the same if people give him the mandate. He is using his spare time now to write his autobiography which is due to be released next year. A successful captain that he was, he also hopes to serve Sri Lankan cricket if required.
46 minutes | Dec 27, 2020
Do you want to know more about mental health problems?
On this episode of #InsideOut with WV Raman, Subiksha Raman talks about all things related to mental health problems. She trained to be a dramatherapist in the UK and is a registered with the HCPC as a practitioner. Subiksha Raman has 3 masters degrees in different branches of psychology and is a Dramatherapist. She explains the various terms that are used in relation to the psychological interventions and treatment of mental health issues. Subiksha Raman provides insights on how dramatherapy is different from other forms of interventions and how one can benefit resorting to dramatherapy. She offers her views on how important is it for an individual to find the right therapist to overcome mental health issues.
47 minutes | Dec 20, 2020
Khushbu Sundar aims to become a Cabinet Minister and serve the people of India
Khushbu Sundar is a popular actor turned politician who is unafraid of airing her views on current affairs. On this episode of #InsideOut with WV Raman, Khushbu talks about her struggles early in life, how she overcame them. She also maintains that people need to reach out for help to handle mental health problems and not resort to extreme means. The overwhelming desire to fight for the cause of women and children made her enter politics, and she is happy to be a team member to serve the party and people. Her clarity of mind is evident when she talks about the importance of celebrities having to learn to manage both success and failure in their careers. Currently a spokesperson of the #BJP, Kushbhu's ultimate ambition is to serve people as a Cabinet Minister as and when the opportunity comes her way, but in the meanwhile she is keeping herself busy juggling several roles outside of politics.
42 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
Broadcast should not allow technology to obliterate human element in sports- Joy Bhattacharjya
On this episode of #InsideOut with WV Raman, Joy Bhattacharjya talks about various aspects of sports, viz broadcasting, sponsorship, conduct of mega events, infrastructure, long term planning to win World Cups. Joy has been involved in sports as a chief producer, and then as the CEO of various sporting entities including Kolkata Knight Riders in the #IPL. He also anchored the FIFA U-17 World Cup in India. In short he is a mega source of vast information and experience. The other hobby of Joy's is to conduct sports quiz programs for which he is widely renowned. However, contrary to popular belief, he reveals that his memory is not his strongest suit, but at the same time suggests ways to improve one's memory. His clarity of mind makes him a delightful conversationalist, and not surprisingly, his views are much sought after as much as his expertise in sports management is.
36 minutes | Aug 1, 2020
Do you know what qualities are needed to be a top leader?
In a reversal of role, Neil Patel interviews WV Raman, about The Winning Sixer, a book authored by the latter. WV Raman talks about how the concept of the book took shape, the messages he has conveyed through that book. He urges everyone to unleash the leader in them and finally, Raman goes on to talk about his cricket career.
44 minutes | Jul 22, 2020
How would you rate Kapil Dev's contribution to Indian cricket?
Kapil Dev, the first World Cup winning captain in Indian cricket talks about his take on that triumph to WV Raman, on E 8 of #InsideOutwithWVRaman. He reveals why he took up the challenge of becoming a fast bowler when India's strength was spin. He assesses the best captains he has seen and also deconstructs the other all-rounders who were his arch rivals. His views reflect honesty, humility, empathy mixed with his own brand of humour that has endeared him to his millions of fans. This chat contains a mix of Hindi & English, which is its unique feature as well.
44 minutes | Jul 20, 2020
Rahul Dravid reveals the secrets to improve focus and to cope with insecurity
#RahulDravid is called as "The Wall" by his fans for the fortitude he showed out on the #cricket field. He talks about the methods he used to improve his concentration and how he handled insecurity to WV Raman on #InsideOutwithWVRaman. Though he never displayed any pressure overtly, he confided that he went through anxiety quite frequently in his career. Dravid's views based on enormous experience will provide great learnings for people in all spheres.
41 minutes | Jul 4, 2020
What strategies can help you make money in the stock market?
Basant Maheshwari, author of best selling book, The Thoughtful Investor, is a highly respected advisor on stock market. He has created wealth for himself after faltering early in his life, and has been advising a lot of clients. He shares his thoughts about investing in the stock market. Neither Basant Maheshwari nor the host WV Raman can be held liable for any decisions made by anyone based on the views expressed in this conversation.
39 minutes | Jul 1, 2020
Do you know who L Sivaramakrishnan considers the best leg spinner?
L. Siva now a commentator, was considered a prodigy and was the youngest to play for India in the early 80's. He made the World sit up and notice him in the mid 80's but unfortunately, he faded away as quickly as he burst into the international arena. In a chat with WV Raman on Inside Out he talks about what caused him to fade away and what could have been with equanimity.
36 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
Do you know the science behind Astrology? Greenstone Lobo explains.
Astrology can be your friend or foe, says Greenstone Lobo, who practices a unique method of astrology. He has been researching on astrology over a few decades and has also authored best selling books. He has made some bold predictions and boasts of more than 70% success record. Listen to him explain the method of astrology he follows, and even for a non believer, it might be fascinating to know about the different schools of thought and the variables that make up Indian astrology.
26 minutes | Jun 16, 2020
Do you know what qualities are required to become a highly successful fast bowler?
Bharat Arun, the bowling coach of Team India talks about the various aspects of fast bowling and how scientific principles have made an impact in cricket, especially with regard to fast bowling and coaching fast bowlers. He also outlines what aspiring fast bowlers need to do to be successful..This is a must listen to all #cricket coaches and aspiring fast bowlers..
37 minutes | Jun 10, 2020
Learn to parent a talented kid to achieve icon status
Imran Mirza, father of the Indian tennis icon Sania Mirza, talks about her rare talent and the importance of a strong support system at home for a talented sports person to become an achiever. He also reveals the role he played as a father/coach/manager in Sania's career. Great insights provide a lot of learnings.
48 minutes | Jun 2, 2020
What are the secrets of elite sports persons' fitness?
W V Raman, Head Coach of the Indian Women's cricket team is in conversation with Ramji Srinivasan, Trainer of the 2011 World Cup winning Indian cricket team. Ramji Srinivasan provides great insights on the various training methods that need to be adopted on need basis. He explains how training programs need to be structured for elite sports persons to attain supreme fitness levels.
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