Wednesday, December 12, 2018

It feels like my childhood dream has come true: Aadil Bedi

In November 1989, India was waking up to winds of change as a teenager was set to don an Indian jersey against arch-rivals for the first-ever time and was touted as the next big thing in Indian cricket. That...

Has 2018 been the year of Sameer Verma?

In February this year, back when the entire country was gearing up for a sport-filled year complete with massive tournaments like the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games, Indian Badminton star Sameer Verma defeated heavyweight shuttler Jan O Jorgensen...

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...

Choosing squash for ‘fun’, Yuvraj Wadhwani is already bringing laurels at 12

Just a few months shy of entering his teenage, the little Yuvraj Wadhwani has been busy chalking out career plans for the year ahead. The recently crowned Champion of the Asian Junior Squash Championships that took place in Chennai,...

‘Khelo India’ is here but ‘Jeeto at Olympics India’ still looks distant

'Khelo India' was the recent big ticket sports policy implementation with an eye to achieving Olympic Glory, undertaken by the country. In a nutshell it was a kind of Junior National Games organized in the capital involving school going...

Commonwealth Games 2018: All hopes rest on Mirabai & Sanjitha Chanu as they lead Women lifters

Weightlifting, arguably the toughest of the Olympic sports, entered the drawing rooms of at least some Indian houses late last year. The reason? This very simple looking discipline gave India her only World Champion of 2017 through the diminutive...

Three reasons why David John is not the right man for Indian hockey

The poor performance of the men's team in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, cost Coach Sjored Marijne his job and Manpreet Singh his captaincy. Despite these changes, however, there was one man who came out of this mess purely...

Back injury-hit-Mirabai Chanu fighting against time for 2018 Asiad

Bandied about as India’s best medal bet at the upcoming 2018 Asian Games in Indonesia, Saikham Mirabai Chanu carries a tremendous amount of ‘responsibility ‘on her sturdy shoulders. After all, Asian Games is a massive platform with so much at...

From fishing with father to World Championships silver, Manisha Keer is a champion

In 2016, a 15-year-old Manisha Keer won the Junior Shotgun Cup held in Finland. This was only her second tournament abroad but it did spell the kind of talent that this young child held. In the past few years,...

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...