Friday, December 14, 2018

Table Tennis coach Massimo Costantini resigns

Two consecutively brilliant performances by the Indian Table Tennis contingent at the Commonwealth Games and the Asian Games had few arguing that the sport was indeed on the rise in India. However, in a development that may as well...

TTFI vows new policies to curb player pull outs in domestic tourneys

The Table Tennis Federation of India (TTFI) seems to be going through its own set of issues when it comes to organising national tournaments which, according to them, have seen several high profile names pull out. The latest victim tournament...

The next generation of paddlers are very promising: Manika Batra

We had a chance to catch up with India's rising sports sensation -- Manika Batra -- on the sidelines of an event organised by Herbalife Nutrition. The 23-year-old came to the limelight after bagging four medals (2 golds, one...

Getting to know Anannya Basak, the 18-year old who took down Manika Batra

After 18-year old Anannya Basak pulled off the upset of recent times by defeating Manika Batra in the first round of the National Ranking Tournament, she had only one thing to say. And that was "Manika di is my...

ONGC contributes 15 medals to India’s overall tally of 69 at Asian Games 2018

ONGC sportspersons, both on roll and scholarship have displayed an outstanding performance by bagging 15 medals including 3 gold, 7 silver and 5 bronze at the recently concluded Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta. This is the largest contribution by any...

Manika Batra neglected while Arvind Kejriwal triples cash rewards

It spells sadness when official promises are not honoured. The ethical wrongness of it all comes across in an even more glaring way when the signs are made by governments to individuals who are representing India in various fields...

The old and the new: Sharath Kamal and Manika Batra’s partnership is a joy to behold

When Manika Batra was 11 years old, Achanta Sharath Kamal put in the performance of his life to bag the Singles gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne. The tournament also saw him win the Gold with the...

How Sathiyan Gnanasekaran turned around defeats to create Table Tennis history

On 26th August, a familiar feeling of dread started setting in India's Table Tennis contingent. This was the fear that usually comes in when you are unable to meet the expectations of the people around you. This is the...

Manav Thakkar & Co. shine at the Asian Junior & Cadet Championships

The Indian Junior Boys Table Tennis team bagged the Silver medal at the 2018 Asian Junior & Cadet Championships. The Championships were being held in Myanmar, where a group of  Manush Shah, Manav Thakkar, Jeet Chandra & Snehit Survajjula...

Struck with suspension, Soumyajit Ghosh marries the girl who accused him of rape

When Soumyajit Ghosh was snubbed ahead of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, everyone thought his near perfect Table Tennis career was as good as done. But who would have thought the former National champion would tie the knot with the same...