Millet Moonshine in Nepal

June 23, 2015

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I wrote a short article for Roads & Kingdoms about drinking millet moonshine when I was volunteering in Nepal. During my time there, I worked with the Gorkha Foundation who were terrific. They’re a 501(c)(3) non-profit, grassroots organization working to improve living conditions and strengthen the economy in poor and marginalized communities in the Gorkha region of Nepal. Established […]

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Australia’s World Cup Squad: Maxi Love and X Scepticism

January 17, 2015

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By SB Tang Note: an edited version of this piece appeared on The Guardian Sport Network. Here’s Australia’s World Cup squad of 15: Batsmen Michael Clarke (capt) George Bailey (vice-capt) David Warner Aaron Finch Steven Smith Wicket-keepers Brad Haddin (wk) All-rounders Glenn Maxwell Shane Watson Mitchell Marsh James Faulkner Fast bowlers Mitchell Johnson Mitchell Starc Josh Hazlewood […]

The Eternal Dilemma

January 13, 2015

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By SB Tang Note: an edited version of this article appeared in The Guardian Sport Network. In Mikhail Bulgakov’s The Master and Margarita, the Devil, disguised as a foreign professor, and his retinue visit Soviet-era Moscow. During the course of their visit, the Devil’s interpreter, Koroviev, explains to a Muscovite that even in the strictly-regulated housing market […]

Shaun Marsh: Why?

January 3, 2015

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By SB Tang I wrote a 1500 word piece for The New Daily analysing Shaun Marsh’s performances thus far this Test summer.

Phillip Hughes: Forever Not Out

December 12, 2014

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By SB Tang Note: Phillip Hughes’s manager, James Henderson, has, on behalf of Phillip’s family, read and approved this obituary. An edited version of this obituary appeared in New Statesman.  Phillip Joel Hughes was born on 30 November 1988 in Macksville, a small Australian country town (population: 2786), 471 kilometres north of Sydney. He grew […]

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The Empty Coliseum

November 16, 2014

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By SB Tang I wrote a piece for The Guardian‘s Away Days series about watching Victoria play New South Wales in Shield game at the G. The Guardian kindly gave me permission to publish the full 3233 word version of my piece on my personal blog. So here it is: ***** The Boxing Day Test at the […]

Away Days: Watching David Villa in Melbourne

November 11, 2014

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Here’s a piece I wrote for The Guardian‘s Away Days series about watching David Villa in Melbourne in late October. My sincerest apologies for not posting the link earlier — I completely forgot!

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