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Emerging Manipur Promises More But What's Not Right In This Robust State

Emerging Manipur Promises More But What's Not Right In This Robust State

13 October, 2021 Soumitra Bose

Manipur has to muster resources to serve its wealth of natural talent.

India's Sporting Revolution And Why Haryana, Odisha Are Model States

India's Sporting Revolution And Why Haryana, Odisha Are Model States

13 October, 2021 Soumitra Bose

Buoyed by Olympic success, other sports emerge from the oversized shadow cast by cricket. Excellence demands sedulous, patient investment, where Haryana and Odisha show the way.


Calcutta No More Football's Mecca, Moving Durand Cup There Harsh On Delhi Fans

The shifting of Durand Cup to Calcutta is harsh on Delhi’s football lovers

Once A Jewel In India's Football Crown, Why Poor Organisation Has Tarnished Durand Cup's Image

Once A Jewel In India's Football Crown, Why Poor Organisation Has Tarnished Durand Cup's Image

09 September, 2021 Soumitra Bose

Delhi’s Durand Cup is yanked off to Calcutta. It betrays a profound ignorance and aloofness about football.


Paralympic Athletes: Sightless, Limbless But Always Full Of Life

India’s stellar show at the Tokyo Paralympics turns our attention to each para athlete’s conquest of personal tragedy. They are stars no less than anyone.

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26 August, 2021

'Rani & Co Have Created A Legacy Without A Medal'

Soumitra Bose

Sjoerd Marijne, the 47-year-old coach of Indian women’s hockey team, is writing a book on his Indian journey. Excerpts from a conversation with Soumitra Bose:


26 August, 2021

Tokyo Olympics: A Turnaround For Sure But Indian Hockey Teams Still Have Miles To Go

Soumitra Bose

For men, Australia and Belgium still the teams to beat; women must play smart


19 August, 2021

Broken Arrow: Story Behind India’s Dismal Show In Shooting, Archery In Tokyo

Soumitra Bose

Behind the Olympic failure of our shooters and archers lies fractious, money-grubbing coaches, complicit federations, huge pressure on athletes and faulty training


12 August, 2021

Despite Pumping In Money To Revive Indian Hockey, The Game Is Confined To One District In Odisha

Sandeep Sahu

Odisha has to be commended for supporting the Indian hockey team. But passion for the game as well as infrastructure is stuck in just one district.


12 August, 2021

Neeraj Chopra Diary: 'Maje Karo,' My German Trainer Would Tell Me

Neeraj Chopra

Mental fitness is as important as pitch-perfect physical form. I managed the second—despite jet lag—only because of the year’s delay in the Olympics. And the former? Thank Klaus!


28 July, 2021

Diary | When We Were World Beaters: Former India Hockey Star M.M. Somaya’s Essay

M.M. Somaya

Playing astro-turf for the first time en route to gold at Moscow 1980, on to Tokyo now…. Ex-India captain M.M. Somaya weaves back and forth across a glorious hockey history.


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22 July, 2021

Blood, Sweat And Tears: Extraordinary Stories Of Refugee-Athletes In Olympics

Soumitra Bose

The Olympic Refugee Team is a collective of fortitude. Its athletes will take the field as conquerors of hardship.


21 July, 2021

Yogeshwar Dutt’s Ringside View Of Indian Grapplers’ Prospects In Tokyo

Yogeshwar Dutt

Olympics is the toughest arena, but our wrestlers are ready for it


15 July, 2021

Bull’s Eye: Olympian Medalist Gagan Narang On India’s Shooting Stars

Gagan Narang

With a little bit of luck and focus, the Indian shooting team, packed with world No. 1s should get some podium finishes


15 July, 2021

India’s Hockey Team Looks Lean, Mean And Battle-Ready, Writes Michael Nobbs

Michael Nobbs

The Indian hockey team, with resilience and panache, has proven itself against the world’s best. They are in with a real chance of a medal.


15 July, 2021

Gold Standard: Profiling India’s Best Medal Hopes

Jayanta Oinam

Yes, the Olympics is on! India will be there too…watch out for this 19-year-old duo, and a few others.


15 July, 2021

Tokyo Drift: India’s Finest Vs The World’s Best In Olympics 2020

Soumitra Bose

Six World No. 1-ranked athletes; several others inside top 10s—India has never fielded this strong a team. Tokyo 2020 might be the Olympics we have waited for this long.


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14 July, 2021

Indian Boxing Team Is Better Prepared Than Many Other Countries For Tokyo Olympics: Santiago Nieva

Soumitra Bose

Santiago Nieva, has been the brain behind Indian boxing ever since he was given charge of both the men and women’s teams in September 2017. A conversation with him ahead of the Tokyo Olympics 2020


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Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) Chief Sukhbir Singh Badal during an election rally in support of SAD/BSP joint candidate from Patiala for Punjab Assembly Election 2022, in Patiala.

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People from the Sikh community pay tribute to Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and other officials, who died in IAF's MI-17V5 chopper crash yesterday in Tamil Nadu, at Yahiyaganj Gurudwara in Lucknow.

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Mortal remains of CDS Gen Bipin Rawat and his wife Madhulika Rawat, who were killed in an IAF's Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu yesterday, arrive at Madras Regimental Centre in Wellington.

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Bharatiya Kisan Union Spokesperson Rakesh Tikait addresses farmers during a meeting to decide their future course of action, at Singhu border in New Delhi.

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Mortal remains of CDS Gen Bipin Rawat, his wife Madhulika Rawat and 12 other officials, who were killed in an IAF's Mi-17V5 helicopter crash in Tamil Nadu yesterday, arrive at Madras Regimental Centre in Wellington.

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Shaheen Bagh, CAA, Farmers’ Protest: Hip-Hop Is The Voice Of Dissent In India

Young, brash and little-known artistes are using hip-hop as an outlet to speak up and speak out.

Opinion

Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Family from UP village forced to run around to complete post-death official paperwork and even last rites.

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Death Of Three Dalit Girls And A Story Of Pain And Humiliation

Opinion

Church In India Cosying Up To BJP To Protect Its Interests

What has led to this change of heart over the past few years for the Church, long seen to be anathemic to the Sangh Parivar?

Dec 13, 2021 Anand Kochukudy

Why I Rap: A Hip-Hop Artiste’s Journey From Bihar To Stardom

Aamir Shaikh aka Shaikhspeare traces talks about the genre that uses music as a means to dissent.

Dec 13, 2021 Aamir Shaikh

Hip-Hop’s Strongest Asset Is Its History Of Rebellion And Truth-Telling

Not since Indipop has a musical movement in India built such a strong independent presence

Dec 13, 2021 Bhanuj Kappal

Wu-Tang Manual For Indie Homies

Even though it arrived riding TV waves, hip-hop was a readymade fit for the subcontinent’s oral-aural multiverse

Dec 13, 2021 Sanjay Ranade