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Dipa Karmakar, Hima Das, Rani Rampal pledge to help domestic workers

Rani, Hima and Dipa
Edelweiss Group recently announced a public service and awareness initiative, #HelpYourHelp, a platform that helps build awareness and facilitates change for the domestic help community, who have been impacted by COVID-19. Olympic athletes such as Dipa Karmakar, Hima Das, Rani Rampal have taken the #HelpYourHelp pledge and encouraged others to follow suit. Battling loss of income and job insecurity, the pandemic...

Hima Das dedicates Asian Games gold medal to Corona warriors

Hima Das
On Thursday, the Indian 4x400m mixed relay team’s silver medal in the 2018 Asian Games was upgraded to gold following the disqualification of original winners Bahrain on account of a doping ban handed to one of its runners. Bahrain, which had topped the 4×400 mixed relay final, was disqualified after Kemi Adekoya was handed a four-year ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU)...

Hima Das keeps herself fit by playing cricket at NIS Patiala

Hima Das
She became the first Indian woman to win gold at the World Junior Athletics Meet just two years ago. Indian sprinter Hima Das is yet to qualify for the Olympics following delay imposed by coronavirus pandemic. But Das is taking it easy. Hima keeps herself fit by playing cricket and cycling at the national camp in Patiala. "There is no competition...

On this day, two years ago, the Hima Das phenomenon was born

Hima Das won the 400 m final at the World U-20 Championships 2018 held at Tampere, Finland, clocking 51.46 seconds. (Image: Hindustan Times)
India has so far produced a number of successful athletes in the who have a rich tradition of dazzling performances in the international tournaments. Some of the most successful athletes are Milkha Singh, T. C Gurbachan Singh, P T Usha, Anju Bobby George, Jyotirmoyee Sikdar. However, the following story would always remain very close to the heart of this...

Forgotten Women | 5 decades before Hima Das, an Indian woman brought the country gold in Asiad

Kamaljeet Kaur Sandhu
India's teen sensation Hima Das had clinched the silver medal in the final of the 400m race at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta. Hima continued her good show and herself broke the National Record, after setting the National Record in the previous round, took a time of 50.79 in the final. While Hima's achievements make her a household...

Sprinter Hima Das nominated for Khel Ratna award

Hima Das
Country's top sprinter Hima Das, who had a stellar 2018, has been nominated for the prestigious 'Khel Ratna' by the state government of Assam. Assam sports secretary Dulal Chandra Das sent the letter of recommendation to the sports ministry on June 5. The 20-year-old from Dhing village in Assam is one of the youngest nominees for Khel Ratna this year. India's first...

Hima Das says she improved her cooking and painting skills during lockdown

For star sprinter Hima Das, the two months of coronavirus-forced national lockdown was not all about confinement inside her room at NIS-Patiala as she improved her cooking and painting skills besides doing yoga. All the track and field campers at the NIS were forced to remain indoors since mid March only to be given go ahead to train outdoors from...

Once I scribbled Adidas on my shoes, they now make shoes with my name: Hima Das

Hima Das Adidas
Sportswear giants Adidas now manufacture custom-made shoes for Hima Das with her name printed on them but country's top sprinter on Sunday revealed that there was a time when she had to write the famous brand name manually on her sub-standard spikes. During an Instagram chat with Indian cricketer Suresh Raina, the top quarter-miler who is currently at the...

This throwback picture of a young Hima Das will make you go WOW!

Hima Das
One of India's most popular athlete, sprinter Hima Das has become a household name in the country since her historic feat of becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal in any format of a global track event at IAAF World U20 Championships in July 2018. Born on January 9, 2000, to rice farmers in Dhing village of Assam’s...

Hima Das pleads everyone to be more serious as Assam reports its first coronavirus death

Hima Das (Image: News18)
Hima's native state of Assam has recorded 29 cases of COVID-19 with one death due to disease. The young sprinter has urged people to be careful and stay at home to avoid getting infected by the virus.