Saturday, November 17, 2018

For Hockey India, talent trumps experience when it comes to the World Cup

Following the philosophy of High-Performance Director David John, Hockey India announced a young team for World Cup while axing senior experienced players like Rupinder Pal Singh, SV Sunil and Ramandeep Singh. Birendra Lakra who was nursing an injury makes his...

Tata Steel Chess: Of Kings and Pawns in the City of Joy

‘It is rare to play anywhere in front of such packed audiences. It helps to feel this atmosphere and motivates us to perform better on the board. Just goes on to show how much people here love the game...

Indian team of the 2014 Hockey World Cup: Where are they now?

Unlike Olympics Games, Indian hockey team’s record in World Cup is something to forget about with just three medals in 14 editions of the tournament played. 2014 Hockey World Cup was also a tournament to forget for the Indian...

Back problems and a century, Harmanpreet Kaur conquered them all

July 2017 – Harmanpreet Kaur’s sheer dominance in the ICC ODI World Cup game between India and Australia spiralled the sale of women’s cricket jerseys in the stores. She scored an unbeaten 171 off just 115 balls, which was laced...

The Women’s World Championship is a strong tournament: R Vaishali

R Vaishali, the older sister of GM R Praggnandhaa, has been among the old-timers of India's female chess playing brigade. The Bridge caught up with her and spoke the ongoing Women's World Championship, her motto in life and her...

Siddharth Desai: A mix of pace and maturity in the Pro Kabaddi League

On the 31st of May 2018, kabaddi fans all over the world waited in bated breath as the VIVO Pro Kabaddi League auction was the talk of the town, as the twelve franchises in the fray were involved in...

Opinion: Virat Kohli becomes a victim of political paranoia

The views expressed in this article are the views of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of The Bridge. Outrage, outrage everywhere. Not a single brain to think.  That spin on Coleridge’s words might have come out of the author’s brain but had the...

Women’s World T20 – Can India’s inexperienced squad script history like MS Dhoni did in 2007?

The ICC Women’s World T20 2018 begins on November 9. The tournament is yet another chance for women’s cricket to grow – more than what it did after the ODI World Cup last year. And it is also an...

Ekamra Sports Literature Festival: Where Literature meets sports

It was quite fitting that the city being dubbed the new sports capital of the country should also host Asia’s 1st International Sports International Meet. Officially named the Ekamra Sports Literature Festival 2018 (Ekamra being the ancient name of Bhubaneswar), the two-day event,...

The importance of coaches in encouraging water sports

The demographics of India have always been blessed with a longer than average coastline on two sides of the country. Additionally, the vast network of water bodies within the inland itself ensures a geography that is quite tailor-made for...