Sid or the proverbial Siddhartha is not guzzling Sam Adams, Boston's most-famous local beer. He still likes his Kingfisher, with red and blue feathers, and bottled in Bangalore. And more so, when he is immersed in Hit Wicket. Not the one he bowled during his kindergarten days in Chennai, but his favourite destination to watch the Cricket World Cup 2015 in Boston. For me, Hit Wicket was about more than its delectable fare: it epitomised the push and pull of identity between Boston and the game.
Balakrishnan Madhavan Kutty is a recent Harvard graduate and supports nonprofit organizations in strategic management. He was awarded a Fulbright scholarship for his Masters in Public Administration. Over the last decade, he weaved his passion for rural India and managerial expertise, by leading and supporting institutions that work on rural development. When he is not thinking about nonprofits or indigenous communities, he is day-dreaming on Cricket, Cinema or Leonard Cohen.
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