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Mind Matters | Why is mental health a crucial ingredient for athletes’ success?

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What is sports psychology? Let’s decode the speedy growing field of developing mental toughness in the athletic realm. Have you ever seen a kid bungee jumping? If so, have you seen him with a harness on or off? Mental training in sport is somewhat like the harness that we have seen on the kids’ bungee jumping. How?...

The importance of mental health to pursue sporting success

P V Sindhu
Aryaman Birla, Indian cricketer and son of business tycoon Kumar Mangalam Birla was in news last week due to his plan to take an indefinite break from cricket due to anxiety. Taking a break due to stress or anxiety is no uncommon news. Cricketers such as Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson and Will Pucovski took a break from cricket to...

Deepa Malik stresses on need for sportsmen to deal with mental health issues

Khel Ratna awardee Deepa Malik has laid emphasis on the need for sportsmen to adapt to new changes and face challenges in their professional career, which will help them deal with mental issues that are a part of sports today. Talking about the obstacles that she faced in her journey to the silver...

Why all this fuss about health? Cricket must go on, smog or no smog

India Sri Lanka cricket Delhi smog
Just like this match, when for the first time, the highlight was not something related to cricket but that two Bangladesh players vomited during the match due to Delhi's abysmal air quality.

Why the Indian Republic needs sports more than ever before?

Our republic is going through a crisis. The idea of India- a product of centuries of evolution that should not be subject to communal taxonomy- is being reduced to a monolith that divides, derides, and devalues the secular foundations of our nation. Insidious political manoeuvring, brazen agenda-driven policies, and the fomentation of a sectarian, supremacist culture are...

India’s Harsimran Kaur becomes first female player to be invited at NBA Global Academy

Harsimran Kaur
Harsimran Kaur is the first female prospect from outside of Australia to attend The NBA Global Academy.

37 marathons and counting, this 58-yr-old won’t stop so soon

After 33 years of being employed as the General Manager of IOCL, Pradeep came upon the pleasures of running in late 2015.

All India Gaming Federation CEO Roland Landers opens up on future of India’s gaming industry

With Olympic bodies like IOC, Olympic Association of Asia coming out in support of eSports more and more people are taking the sport seriously.

I abused my passion and I never liked competition: Abhinav Bindra

Sport is a mirror to society, and it involves the biggest participated event in the world. People who don’t even participate in sports love watching it because they love the idea of the human body and mind doing something which the common people can only imagine about. It comes as a vicarious achievement for the masses when their favourite...

Girls in rural Jharkhand are choosing their futures through football

It was 5 PM when a bus sleepily sauntered through the empty roads of Hutup, a village a half-an-hour auto ride from the famed BIT Mesra in Jharkhand. There is just one pukka road leading in and out of this place, and that is the route this bus would take. Its destination was fixed. We would be going to...