Monday, July 23, 2018

Is left the right for India? Inspecting the dearth of quality left-arm seamers and left-handed batsmen in India

Well, you must have already read a plethora of articles about yet another Indian debacle at an overseas sojourn. Plenty of analysis must surely have been swallowed by you and they must have left you fuming with the million...

Commonwealth Games 2018: No cakewalk for Indian women wrestlers at Gold Coast

Indian hopes will be high as the six Indian women wrestlers enter the mat at Gold Coast in a couple of weeks time. After all the Commonwealth competitions fetch India maximum success at international levels. But the picture is not...

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,...

In a league of their own: Inspired by Dipa Karmakar, India’s Commonwealth gymnasts are scripting a path yet unseen in the sport

It is Dipa Karmakar's unique prerogative to lead any discussion on women in Indian gymnastics. On August 15, 2016, Dipa had walked onto the Olympics mat with her death vault which made the whole country sit up and take...

A tragedy of errors by the Sports Ministry and Volleyball Federation

Volleyball has gained quite a lot of ground in India as a regional sport, particularly dominating the Southern part of the country as one of its most popular fields of play. In fact, in the state of Kerala, such...

What does India’s weightlifting medal surge mean for the sport in India?

All is well for India, as it stands tall on the shoulders of the lifters who have scripted a success story in the Commonwealth Games. The Gold Coast edition, with its weightlifting events scheduled in the first half and...

If you want to play for your country, you must prove yourself worthy, says Armaan Qureshi

It would not be too far-fetched to call 2016 a significant turning point in Indian Hockey. Not only did the Junior team regale the country by winning the world cup but the tournament has also ended up setting the...

Sunil Chhetri gets a tribute on his 100th international appearance; but had to plead for it.

39th minute into the first game, Jeje Lalpekhlua lobs a ball over the Chinese Taipei defence. India was leading 2-0, and yet, a man was relentless in his running. Standing at just 5 ft 7 in, Chhetri found space...

47% Presidents in Indian Sports Federations are Politicians

Is there anything which comes closer to a dream job than that of heading a sports federation in India? Nothing' Heading a Sports Federation entails that you are not held accountable for pathetic results or even your actions. Additionally, from time...

Cash reward given, but UP govt deserts Asiad Silver Medalist Rahul Bajaj for promised job

In Asian Games 2010, golfer Rahul Bajaj along with compatriots Rashid Khan, Abhijit Singh Chadha and Abhinav Lohan won the team silver in Golf at Guangzhou, China. Since Golf was inducted in the Asian Games roster in 1982, India has picked up a total of...