Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Playing and winning at chess “like a girl”, Tania Sachdev has come a long way

If anyone asked a 7-year old Tania Sachdev what she wanted to be as an adult, the answer would unwittingly come without any hesitation. One word. One word that would define her commitment and the brilliance she knew she...

The next generation of paddlers are very promising: Manika Batra

We had a chance to catch up with India's rising sports sensation -- Manika Batra -- on the sidelines of an event organised by Herbalife Nutrition. The 23-year-old came to the limelight after bagging four medals (2 golds, one...

Beyond just points: It is necessary to put things in context before bashing the Khel Ratna Awards

The presentation of the National Sports Awards is an annual affair but even more consistent are the controversies which surround it. Each year finds a fresh batch of sportspersons who claim a certain amount of apathy on the part...

History created, Jammu and Kashmir look to continue providing platforms for talent after first Martial Arts Games Championship

The northernmost state of India is one that is continuously in the news. And most of the times, it is for negative reasons that the region finds mention among national news- often creating an uproar that few issues have...

After SAFF Cup disappointment, it’s make or break time for Indian football

When India faced Maldives in the SAFF Cup final last Saturday, a worrying trend came to light. The youthful Blue Tigers were playing well enough to take the ball into the final third of the pitch. But once there, they just couldn't...

Life and times of Ngangom Bala Devi, Captain – Indian Women’s Football team

More people are talking about Indian football than a few years ago. India has hosted an Under-17 FIFA World Cup, has a “glamorous” top-tier league (or two), the number of players earning a decent wage is on the rise and sports...

Getting to know Anannya Basak, the 18-year old who took down Manika Batra

After 18-year old Anannya Basak pulled off the upset of recent times by defeating Manika Batra in the first round of the National Ranking Tournament, she had only one thing to say. And that was "Manika di is my...

The battle to shape the future of Indian Kabaddi

The 23rd of August 2018 will be imprinted as one of the biggest days in Kabaddi history as the Indian men's team, seven-time champions of the Asian Games fell 18-27 to a mighty Iran side as social media went...

“Chess is a game of vision and not visibility”

Darpan Inani was 3 when he completely lost his eyesight. In an incident that put a rude halt to an otherwise ordinary course of childhood, he was left sightless as the result of an incurable infection. On the other hand,...

Another official quits selection committee of Jammu Kashmir Cricket Association

Srinagar: Following the resignation of Dhruv Mahajan, one of the members of the Men’s Selection Committee, Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) received another blow in the form of Vidya Bhaskar, a member of the selection committee who offered...