Sunday, May 20, 2018

The Other Side Of Sports

Vijay Sharma: The godfather pulling the strings of Indian weightlifting’s resurgence

With Indian weightlifting going through one of its most successful phases, The Bridge reached out to the man who is at the centre of the resurgence - India head coach Vijay Sharma. "I tried a lot of experiments and by...

18 harsh realities of Indian Sports

As the sports ecosystem continues to develop, mature and professionalize, there are some key emerging themes that provide character to this journey. Although 18 elements below seem too many, the efforts through this article is to capture all core...

The story of Harendra Trivedi, India’s first World Dwarf Table Tennis Champion

His short height made him the target of much teasing in childhood, but India’s first World Dwarf TT champion Harendra Trivedi says his achievements have shown that lack of height has little to do with ability. Here is his...

A tragedy of errors by the Sports Ministry and Volleyball Federation

Volleyball has gained quite a lot of ground in India as a regional sport, particularly dominating the Southern part of the country as one of its most popular fields of play. In fact, in the state of Kerala, such...
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Soumyajit Ghosh: A premature end to a promising career

In 2012, Soumyajit Ghosh became the youngest player to qualify for the London Olympics. For the young lad from Siliguri, West Bengal, it was more about breaking the stereotypes that usually come associated with the state to burst into...