Tuesday, November 13, 2018

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...

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...

International Olympic Committee reanalyses London 2012 samples for banned substances

If an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) is confirmed for any of the reanalysed samples from London 2012, the concerned athlete will be informed accordingly, after which the proceedings against the athlete can begin.* As the International Testing Agency (ITA) is...

PV Sindhu offers support to Pro Volleyball League

Rio Olympics silver medalist and current world no. 2 badminton player P. V. Sindhu joined hands with the Pro Volleyball League as an evangelist to support the sport in India. The Pro Volleyball League also signed up American volleyball...

Self belief important for aspiring chess players: GM Ramesh RB

GM Ramesh RB is one of the leading coaches in India. He has been the captain of the Indian men’s team for almost a decade now and was a part of the history-creating, bronze medal winning men’s team in...

India – A slowly developing destination for Squash?

The rise of squash in India Over the years India is fast growing as a destination for squash  with three major age-group tournaments hosted in a short space of time. The Tamil Nadu Squash Rackets Association under the aegis of the...

Things more professional now in Indian Chess: GM Srinath Narayanan

We’ve often heard about chess players having ‘seconds’ to help them during important tournaments. So, it is no wonder that we want to know about the mindset of a ‘second’ before, during, and after such an event. Thus, to...

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,...