Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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Gaurav Nandrajog: Juggling between playing and coaching squash

Gaurav Nandrajog had a lot of good things being said about him when he defeated Ritwik Bhattacharya, the then Indian squash star, in 2006. He was the second best ranked Indian squash player at one point, but with injuries...

Squash: Samurai Abhishek Pradhan ready for the long haul

One of the young and talented Indian additions to the Professional Squash Association circuit, Abhishek Pradhan is a spirited individual with a flair for squash. At the HCL 75th National Squash Championship, you could make out where he was...

Vikram Malhotra: The ‘rum’ that keeps getting better with time

Having beaten Mahesh Mangaonkar 3-11, 11-8, 6-11, 13-11, 11-4 in a keenly contested final at the North of Scotland Open squash tournament in 2017, the title match between the two forces of Indian squash at the HCL 75th National...

Not being in the Olympics doesn’t make squash any lesser: Joshna Chinappa

Joshna Chinappa competed, if it can be called competition at all, against Sunidhi Pandey in the first round of the HCL 75th National Squash Championship and beat her 11-0, 11-2, 11-1 without literally even breaking a sweat. It was...

Manish Chotrani: India’s 47-year old businessman and former national squash champion

Manish Chotrani is 47 years old. At the age of 32, he was already a garment exporter but it was his love for squash that led him to bag the National Championship by beating a 23-year old opponent. If you...

Squash: Technical changes finally start paying off for Mahesh Mangaonkar

Mahesh Mangaonkar. Nay, say National champion Mahesh Mangaonkar. Those who witnessed the final between Mahesh Mangaonkar and Vikram Malhotra at the HCL 75th Squash National Championship will vouch for the fact that the match was as close as any that...

Urwashi Joshi: A champion in the making

Urwashi Joshi was the second seed at the HCL 75th National Squash Championship and rightly so. She made it to the finals and even stunned the senior pro Joshna Chinappa before ultimately losing the match. As the two players moved out...

The Squash Nationals through the eyes of a first-timer

I had hardly known anything about squash. I had seen a bit of it in movies and an occasional glimpse while switching channels on TV, but I was far from being aware of the technicalities of the game. That being said,...

Squash Nationals: Harinder Pal Sandhu too good to be put off by injuries

Harinder Pal Sandhu is 29, but he looks 19. A spritely young man with a broad smile always gracing his face, he emerged in the players’ area, greeted his colleagues and got started with training; one thing that he...

List of sporting action that is going to keep you occupied this winter

The mercury decides to dip steadily as December announces it's arrival with clear blue-spat skies and a tenderly warm sun casting its warmth all around. The winter season brings with it a lift in the spirits as the fields...