Tuesday, January 22, 2019

A two-time Olympic hero, Keshav Datt is nearly lost in today’s glamorous world of sports

Imagine this. A freshly formed country with the scars of Partition and colonisation yet to heal- India participates in the 1948 Olympic Games in London. Famed for being almost undefeated in Hockey, the team does not disappoint. They reach...

Forgotten Heroes

First Queens of Indian tennis and the reign of Rita Davar

The rich timeline of Indian tennis dates all the way back to the 1880s. It was because of the colonial rule of the Britishers that tennis found a new home in the Indian subcontinent. By the second decade of the...

Hockey World Cup: The glory that hasn’t been ours for 43 years can change in 2018

We stand at the cusp of a beautiful thing happening in Indian Hockey at present. All of us hold witnesses, we have all been a part of this magnificent journey which has been made up of several prominent moments...

Athlete, Actor, BSF Personnel: The many faces of Praveen Kumar Sobti

Growing up, our generation's biggest source of the knowledge of the Indian epic was BR Chopra's Mahabharata. The people who brought those characters to life on the silver screen became a part of the cult status that most of...

Train ride to destiny: How Prakash Padukone changed the fate of an entire sport

Badminton, today, is one of India's premier sports. The racquet sport has provided India with a unique chance to excel in something which is not cricket. Over the last decade, many such 'shuttlers' have risen and found their place...

When Mukhbain Singh’s sizzling hat-trick brought down Australia at 1972 Munich Olympics

One is not sure how many among the current hockey fraternity remembers the name of Mukhbain Singh. The Jalandhar lad had emerged as one of the principal architects of India’s bronze-winning feat at the 1972 Munich Olympics. 36 years back, Mukhbain was...