Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fouaad Mirza adds Silver lining to Equestrian

In June, Fouaad Mirza was busy practising in Germany, under former World Champion and 1984 Olympics Bronze Medalist Bettina Hoyy for participating in Asian Games. He was away from all the mess happening in the country regarding sending the...

Playing and winning at chess “like a girl”, Tania Sachdev has come a long way

If anyone asked a 7-year old Tania Sachdev what she wanted to be as an adult, the answer would unwittingly come without any hesitation. One word. One word that would define her commitment and the brilliance she knew she...

“Imagination is the biggest asset in Blind Chess”: India’s contingent for the Asian Para Games hopes for recognition

Para sports in itself has been a massively ignored field in India. However, some might believe that in recent years, there has been progress on that front. It is still not recognised as much as it should be, but at...

India top medal tally after Day 2 of Track Asia Cup Cycling

A total of four gold medals and five silvers which is all topped off with a bronze after two days of the Track Asia Cup Cup at New Delhi's Indira Gandhi Stadium so far. Day 2 brought one gold...

Current Chess Olympiad team has set a high benchmark: Viswanathan Anand

The Indian men's and women's chess teams are off to Batumi in Georgia to take part in the 43rd Chess Olympiad, which is the Olympics equivalent in chess. There are high hopes of a medal as it is being...

Beyond just points: It is necessary to put things in context before bashing the Khel Ratna Awards

The presentation of the National Sports Awards is an annual affair but even more consistent are the controversies which surround it. Each year finds a fresh batch of sportspersons who claim a certain amount of apathy on the part...

History created, Jammu and Kashmir look to continue providing platforms for talent after first Martial Arts Games Championship

The northernmost state of India is one that is continuously in the news. And most of the times, it is for negative reasons that the region finds mention among national news- often creating an uproar that few issues have...

Another official quits selection committee of Jammu Kashmir Cricket Association

Srinagar: Following the resignation of Dhruv Mahajan, one of the members of the Men’s Selection Committee, Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) received another blow in the form of Vidya Bhaskar, a member of the selection committee who offered...

Viswanathan Anand honoured with Russian Order of Friendship

Viswanathan Anand, a man who, few would argue, is a legend in his field, has been honoured with the Russian "Order of friendship" by the country for his exemplary and outstanding contributions to the field of chess. The Russian...

Failed Promises: Divya Kakran’s situation is one in a long line of broken commitments

Some things never change. Post Asiad, various state governments announced cash prizes for medal winners. The prizes were to commemorate their achievements in Indonesia and to help them invest in their future. While most of the sportswomen and men were given...

Dipika, Joshna withdraw from Squash Women’s Team World Championship

After the Indian squash contingent returned with its best ever medal tally at the Asian Games, it seems that the women's team is fraught with obstacles. The CGG WSF Women’s Team Championship was scheduled to begin in China in...