Manipur has to muster resources to serve its wealth of natural talent.
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.
The shifting of Durand Cup to Calcutta is harsh on Delhi’s football lovers
Delhi’s Durand Cup is yanked off to Calcutta. It betrays a profound ignorance and aloofness about football.
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.
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:
For men, Australia and Belgium still the teams to beat; women must play smart
Behind the Olympic failure of our shooters and archers lies fractious, money-grubbing coaches, complicit federations, huge pressure on athletes and faulty training
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.
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!
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.
The Olympic Refugee Team is a collective of fortitude. Its athletes will take the field as conquerors of hardship.
Olympics is the toughest arena, but our wrestlers are ready for it
With a little bit of luck and focus, the Indian shooting team, packed with world No. 1s should get some podium finishes
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.
Yes, the Olympics is on! India will be there too…watch out for this 19-year-old duo, and a few others.
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.
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
Families walk outside the Kart-e-Sakhi shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan.Photo by AP/PTI
This combination of four photos provided by the North Korean government shows a ballistic missile launched from a submarine in North Korea. North Korea announced that it had tested a newly developed missile designed to...Photo by AP/PTI
PSG's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during his Champions League soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and RB Leipzig at the Parc des Princes stadium in ParisPhoto by AP/PTI
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the inauguration of Khadi Festival and Silk Expo-2021, in Lucknow.PTI Photo
Migrant workers being served cooked food at Jammu Railway Station in Jammu.PTI Photo
The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.
The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.
Outwardly peaceful, Kashmir has seen a spate of civilian killings in recent weeks. A silent unease has now exploded into fear and concern after the shooting of minorities.
Poet and activist Meena Kandasamy visits ground zero of the grassroots movement down South to understand the caste divide in the state.
Our government must follow examples of other countries with liberal views on personal use of drugs.
The aim of a caste census is not to know the numerical strength of a caste. Rather, it would reveal social inequalities for possible remedial measures.
The death of journalist Raman Kashyap at Lakhimpur Kheri throws into sharp relief the condition of local reporters incessantly feeding ‘breaking news’ to the ever-demanding maw of the national media from India’s hinterland.