Friday, December 14, 2018

“I do not want my students to go through what I did during my time as an Olympian” | By Joydeep Karmakar

For me, it has always been about the sport. The sport is the hero, the sportsperson predominantly adds on to its glory and, in the process, amasses a certain amount of personal accolades as well. Ever since I took...

Jiwanjot Singh: Changing the fortunes of Indian archers

Indian Women’s Compound Archery team created history after the eves were ranked No. 1 in the world a few days ago. Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Muskan Kirar, Divya Dhayal and Trisha Deb all played their respective part in India’s path...

Kuldeep Malik: Bringing out the champions in grapplers

Kuldeep Malik has had a far more successful run as a freestyle wrestling coach than he did as a freestyle wrestler himself. In the last decade or so, Kuldeep took reigns of both the men and women's wrestling teams...

Dronacharya of Varanasi Basketball believes “We shall overcome someday”

The gentle waters of the Ganges lace the shoreline of one of the ancient cities of India. Chants are heard from the narrow, dingy alleys, and the temple bells ring in a frenzy as dusk descends. The town is...

The world should know that Indian girls are capable of more than they are given credit for

Before starting on any kind of project, there are two things that you must establish. Firstly, set your benchmarks. Firmly make your expectations clear right at the onset of your work and keep reinforcing what your targets are. The...

Table Tennis in Naihati: A story of two clubs on the verge of sinking

Table Tennis is a sport in which India has performed extraordinarily well in the past 12 months. Manika Batra and Gnansekeran Sathiyan have now become household names following the Sharath Kamal era. Sutirtha Mukherjee, one of India’s most exceptional...

This is not Kabir Khan of Chak De India, but Abdul Hakim: The man behind Indian Ice Hockey

After a convincing 3-0 win against Macau in their Round Robin game in the Challenge Cup of Asia yesterday, the Indian men's Ice Hockey team are raring to go in this year's tournament. The tournament is conducted by the IIHF...

Time for India to take notice of Basketball | By Divya Singh

The first emotion that grappled onto me as I watched the Indian team inch so close to qualifying for the Quarter Finals at the Asian Games against host nation Indonesia and then helplessly fizzle and succumb to the World...

Pandurang Mhaskar: The untold story of Maharashtra’s Athletics pioneer

When you look through pages of history there will be many men and women in Sports that have carved an immaculate journey. Some of them have achieved feats one could only dream of. And then some that have inspired...

If we act today, we might see Swimming Golds for India in 2028 Olympics | By Hakimuddin Habibulla

We often tend to react. Hence we find it convenient and comfortable to support sports in which we have somehow managed to win medals. India is blessed with fantastic demography which needs to be leveraged more proactively. We need to...