Saturday, November 17, 2018

From the grassroots

Table Tennis in Naihati: A story of two clubs on the verge of sinking

Table Tennis is a sport in which India has performed extraordinarily well in the past 12 months. Manika Batra and Gnansekeran Sathiyan have now become household names following the Sharath Kamal era. Sutirtha Mukherjee, one of India’s most exceptional...

Dronacharya of Varanasi Basketball believes “We shall overcome someday”

The gentle waters of the Ganges lace the shoreline of one of the ancient cities of India. Chants are heard from the narrow, dingy alleys, and the temple bells ring in a frenzy as dusk descends. The town is...

Doing things her own way by bringing chess to the masses: The story of Devanshi Rathi

Chess, for long, has been touted as a sport which is a good exercise for the most vital organ of the human body. The brain. It also tests the skills, patience and concentration of a player. The 64-chequered board...

Rohith Maradappa – An Indian rower hoping to make a change in India’s sports circuit

Indian rower Rohith Maradappa may be preparing himself for the upcoming Jakarta Asian Games, but he surely has a lot of plans shortly. Following his participation, he will head towards South America where he is the Young Change Maker (YCM)...

Peace Taekwondo Academy: How an Afghan coach and an Indian manager are helping put India on the map

Taekwondo is rarely seen as a competitive sport in India. In fact, martial arts as a whole is in a state where it is considered a leisure activity, more than a game. In India, martial arts is becoming something parents...