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Ticket collector, captain and sportswoman: The many lives of Sushila Chanu

The year was 1999. It was the year that Manipur, a state far into the extremities of North Eastern India, had bagged the hosting rights for the very prestigious National Games. Back then, unbeknownst to many, a 7-year old...

Indian Cricket and the Ghost of Democracy

The hall is full but there is a hushed silence in the crowd. Everyone is waiting with baited breath for the special guest. Someone nervously jokes, 'Only Sourav Ganguly can keep Steve Waugh and this audience waiting.' We are at...

Javier Ceppi re-evaluates the success of the FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017

New Delhi, Jan 24: It has been a few months since the marquee FIFA Under-17 World Cup tournament has come to an end and now, the tournament director Javier Ceppi said the event was unsuccessful for the fans and...

Ashwini Ponnappa: The badminton hero India forgets to appreciate

When one hears the name Ashwini Ponnappa, you are immediately transported to the Golden era of Indian Doubles badminton when two women, fighting all odds, managed to do what Singles badminton could not at the time. It was an...

In Conversation with Sarjubala Devi

The Bridge got together with Sarjubala Devi from the 2018 SpiceJet India Open for a chat. Here are excerpts from the interview: Team Bridge: Tell us something about your yesterday's match. Sarjubala: Yesterday was my quarterfinal match and I got a...

Winter Olympics 2018: India didn’t promise a lot at Pyeongchang and hence didn’t deliver

48.9 seconds and it was all over. 48.9 seconds was the timing Olympic veteran Shiva Keshavan clocked in his third run at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympics. With this, India's lone luger finally hung up his boots. A saga that...

Leander Paes, the timeless jewel in the crown of tennis!

Those sudden bursts of boisterous celebrations after winning a point, the anguish with unforced errors, the swift on-court movements and those volleying skills, yes, nothing has changed much for the timeless Leander Paes even today. At the first Grand...

Can Rajyavardhan Rathore surpass Ajay Maken as India’s best Sports Minister?

With Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore becoming the first sportsperson to be elected as the sports minister in 2017, there are a lot of hopes pinned on him. There is a strong belief that it takes a sportsperson to see the...

Hit or miss: Re-evaluating the success of Khelo India School Games

India is a country with a staggering population of 1.324 people as of 2016. China has a population of 1.379. In over a century of Olympic participation, India has managed to secure all of 28 medals. China, who have...

A two-time Olympic hero, Keshav Datt is nearly lost in today’s glamorous world of sports

Imagine this. A freshly formed country with the scars of Partition and colonisation yet to heal- India participates in the 1948 Olympic Games in London. Famed for being almost undefeated in Hockey, the team does not disappoint. They reach...

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Delhi Smog interrupts India Sri Lanka test match

You may have heard about on-field tussles interrupting a crucial international match in almost every sport. Disagreements are then solved usually with the intervention of the referee or other players. Today, however, for the first time it was pollution which stopped the ongoing India-Sri...

Cricket in Kashmir: A dangerous and beautiful game

Back in May this year, a domestic cricket tournament in Kashmir's Pulwama made national headlines after the opening ceremony before the final was streamed live on Facebook. The video that went viral showed the two teams, Shining Star Pampore and Pulwama Tigers, lined up...