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Ritvan Pande


One take at a time

About me

“Monks don’t retire to mountains for Nirvana, they go there in search of the lost script”. That was me as an engineer looking for a place where my ‘ikigai’ of doing things could be realized. The feeling became fierce when I watched the legendary trio of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen and Dennis Rodman creating commotion. It was their court swagger that made me fall in love with the nitty-gritty of the sport. After finding kinetics and mechanics of my life in research and twisting plots, I ended up at EssentiallySports as an NBA writer. I love to bring fan perspectives, with a little bit of cliffhanging effect, on the table. The act makes me a representative of the masses and the classes eager to offer two-cents on the game they treat larger than life.