Saturday, August 18, 2018

National Sports University in Manipur has a long road towards seeing reality

The Narendra Modi government’s ‘big bang’ announcement of setting up of the country’s first-ever National Sports University in the Northeastern state of Manipur in July 2014 was thought of as the ‘best thing to have happened to the Indian...

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The real “Master” of Hyderabad Badminton League: Manoj Vaz Ramchandran

In a country as diverse like India, if you consider a second sport capable of being a strong threat in toppling over cricket as the key-attracting game, it must be badminton. It was with the rise of the Saina Nehwal's...

Extortion or fairplay: Dipika Pallikal stirs up controversy ahead of the Asian Games

The abrupt timing of this article is due to the fact that another such unfortunate incident recently came to the fore. This one involved India's most prominent female squash player - Dipika Pallikal. But before that, it is important...

Para-sports should not just be noticed for medals: Sharath Gayakwad

In a country where most sports other than cricket get stepmotherly treatment, and badminton is perhaps one of the few sports to have properly entered the public consciousness, swimming is a far cry from people being aware.  And then, perhaps,...

The “uncomfortable” status of Jammu infrastructure explodes with outrage by gymnasts

The summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir has been a perennial producer of India's most promising Rhythmic gymnasts. The land, where the gurgling waters of the Sind rush by and pine trees swish in the wind,...

Squash Federation dismisses panic of a framed ‘coach crisis’

The clock hands are restlessly sliding over each other and with every crucial minute wasted now, it will be very expensive come the 18th of this month when the Asian Games saga will begin. Time has ticked rapidly and...