Thursday, January 17, 2019

Prajnesh Gunneswaran misses on a golden chance to make a Grand Slam main draw amidst “lucky and unlucky” losers.

Roland Garros opening day was replete with drama galore, more for Indian tennis. Fans went berserk when the 21st seed Nick Krygios was forced to withdraw from his opening match against Bernard Tomic. The withdrawal pulled a mayhem with it....

Azad Kashmir’s Salman Irshad is a proof that the valley loves cricket amidst turmoil

The Google image results for 'cricket in Kashmir ' are both beautiful and blood-curdling. Hundreds of pictures depict the culture of cricket in the breath-taking valley often devastated by conflict. There is one picture which shows young boys playing cricket...

Coach taught us to always help others: India’s Javelin stars remember Garry Calvert

What started off to look like a significant loss for India’s medal-starved athletes when  Australian Garry Calvert resigned as the national javelin coach in April, turned into a more meaningful, irreplaceable loss for the world of athletics after the...

The hard work, dedication and the long journey of Soliha Yousuf

Soliha Yousuf, the skipper of Jammu and Kashmir Rugby team is one of the prime sportswomen from J&K's summer capital, Srinagar. Having numerous achievements to her name, Soliha is giving a new shape to Rugby in J&K. The sport that is less followed and played in the whole country. Soliha started...

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...

Hockey in the Himalays: A Photo Story

Ladakh (India) - In the brutal months of winter, when temperatures drop as low as -20 C, almost all farming activities stop. Tourism disappears. On frozen lakes all across Ladakh, locals can be seen ice skating, often with shoes...

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...

It’s unfortunate that squash is not in the Olympics: Joshna Chinappa

Joshna Chinappa. You might want to remember the name with only a week left before the 2018 Commonwealth Games to begin. After all, of the 15 Gold Medals that came India's way in the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Joshna Chinappa,...

What makes Rohan Bopanna? Stamina, resilience and a remarkable spirit

It's that time of the year again when the Flushing Meadows deck up to welcome the US Open with open arms. At 38 years of age with the greys beginning to surface in his otherwise jet black hair, Rohan...

Unassuming wedding ceremonies reflect how Indian athletes choose to live

Amid ‘life-changing’ debates of how much Beyonce would have charged to do a private show at Isha Ambani’s wedding, there came two ‘insignificant’ notifications – both Saina Nehwal and Vinesh Phogat had tied the knot with their respective longtime...