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Ladakh's Melting Glaciers Ring A Warning Bell, Why Indo-Gangetic Plain Is In Danger Zone

A game of ice hockey featuring a legendary Russian who has an asteroid named after him brings into focus the whimsies of the climate that is eating away at Ladakh's landscape

02 February 2020

Why India's Sports Administrators Hate To Adopt A National Sports Development Code

In 2014, Justices Ravindra Bhat and Najmi Waziri wrote sports administration appears to be mired in power play, where money, influence and chicanery play a dominant part. Six years down the line, nothing has changed


Real Kashmir, Not Just A Team In The I-League, It's Showcasing Football's Power To Unite

Thousands have flocked to see Real Kashmir play their home games at Srinagar's TRC Turf Ground. The games have enabled Kashmiris to embrace some semblance of normalcy in a Valley under lockdown


A Sportsman's Faith Is In The People Around Him, Luck Is His God

The almighty might be invoked for that final push, but sportsmen have implicit faith in training, coaches and true grit, writes journalist, Suresh Menon

31 December 2019

‘There Is Great Depth In India’s Young Chess Talent’


Deep Secrets Revealed! Why Yohan Blake Is Bitter About His Rivalry With Usain Bolt

Yohan Blake, the youngest ever world 100 metres champion, blames coach Glen Mills for not letting him challenge Usain Bolt enough number of times. Was Bolt scared of losing to Blake, his training partner?

09 December 2019

24 Hours In Life Of Virender Sehwag: Living His Father's Dream And Mentoring Kids, Copybook Style

Virender Sehwag retired from international cricket in 2015. Except for being denied a farewell match, Sehwag has no regrets in life. His endeavour to remain an entertainer and a good human being remains as high as ever

25 November 2019

Is Women's Test Cricket ICC's Unwanted Baby? Why This Indifference

The abysmal numbers suggest that women's Test cricket is dying. This year, only one Test has been played as part of the Ashes series. India have no plans to play one


A Midnight Coup -- How Sourav Ganguly Became BCCI President, The Inside Story

A series of dramatic events -- primarily compromises and adjustments -- led to Sourav Ganguly being 'unanimously' chosen as BCCI president. BJP bigwigs played their part in snubbing a possible south Indian domination

05 November 2019

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04 February 2022
Received 75 Complaints During BCCI Election: Electoral Officer N. Gopalaswami

Received 75 Complaints During BCCI Election: Electoral Officer N. Gopalaswami

Ex-Chief Election Commissioner N. Gopala­­s­wami tells Outlook how BCCI election was different from other polls that he conducted as the CEC.



04 February 2022
As BJP Preps For 2021 Assembly Polls, Will It Be Dada vs Didi In West Bengal?

As BJP Preps For 2021 Assembly Polls, Will It Be Dada vs Didi In West Bengal?

Sourav Ganguly has impeccable credentials as cricketer-captain and is worshipped as an icon in Bengal. As the BJP craves for a viable face ahead of the 2021...


04 February 2022
Hyderabad Back On Indian Football Map But Can It Rise From The Ashes?

Hyderabad Back On Indian Football Map But Can It Rise From The Ashes?

More than a dozen footballers in India's Olympic teams of the Fifties came from Hyderabad. The city now has a team in the ISL but yesteryear superstars like...


04 February 2022
Soul Of Cricket Reforms Has Become Impure: RM Lodha

Soul Of Cricket Reforms Has Become Impure: RM Lodha

Ex-Chief Justice R.M. Lodha feels many significant reforms in cricket have been "tinkered" with.


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04 February 2022
BCCI And The Big Family Drama - Craze For Power Overrides Ethics, Rules

BCCI And The Big Family Drama - Craze For Power Overrides Ethics, Rules

Despite the Supreme Court's call for good and transparent governance in the BCCI, influential families have manipulated elections to ensure they continue to...


04 February 2022
North-East States, Chandigarh Add To Indian Cricket's Big Bold Canvas

North-East States, Chandigarh Add To Indian Cricket's Big Bold Canvas

BCCI's domestic circuit has gotten bigger, better and inclusive with more players and matches


04 February 2022
Simply Bradmanesque! Steve Smith's Ashes Exploits Trigger 'Who's-The-Best' Debate Vs Virat Kohli

Simply Bradmanesque! Steve Smith's Ashes Exploits Trigger 'Who's-The-Best' Debate Vs Virat Kohli

Batting statistics are forever mobile and given current figures, Steve Smith and Virat Kohli are far ahead of their 'Fab Four' colleagues Joe Root and Kane...


04 February 2022
Tradition Vs Money? IPL-Styled Champions Boat League Makes Ripples In God's Own Country

Tradition Vs Money? IPL-Styled Champions Boat League Makes Ripples In God's Own Country

The Champions Boat League of Kerala features nine top boat clubs and has a prize money of Rs 5.9 crores. While it is aimed at boosting tourism, many feel it's...


04 February 2022
Pressure And Responsibility Are Always High...Play Well And Win: P V Sindhu

Pressure And Responsibility Are Always High...Play Well And Win: P V Sindhu

Pusarla Venkata Sindhu, who made history recently, speaks to Outlook about the mental pressure ahead of the world championships final, her future plans and a...


28 August 2019
Bodyline 2.0: Why Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah Are 'Freaks' On The Expressway

Bodyline 2.0: Why Jofra Archer, Jasprit Bumrah Are 'Freaks' On The Expressway

Despite protecting almost every bone in their bodies, batsmen are finding it difficult to handle tearaways like Jofra Archer and Jasprit Bumrah. Why are they...


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04 February 2022
What’s Life After Two Kidney, Two Heart Transplants? Ask These 15 Unique Indians Who Defied Death

What’s Life After Two Kidney, Two Heart Transplants? Ask These 15 Unique Indians Who Defied Death

The 2019 World Transplant Games was a watershed in the history of Indian sports. Fourteen athletes, either an organ donor or recipient, and their unique...



04 February 2022
Indian Cricketers' Association -- The Voice That Never Was

Indian Cricketers' Association -- The Voice That Never Was

With more than 8,000 members and a place in the all-important apex council of the Indian cricket board, ICA is history in making


04 February 2022
PV Sindhu's Coach Pullela Gopichand An Angry Man, Says He Has No Control Over Players

PV Sindhu's Coach Pullela Gopichand An Angry Man, Says He Has No Control Over Players

Pullela Gopichand is the national coach of Indian badminton team. He is synonymous with the rise of PV Sindhu and Saina Nehwal.


04 February 2022
2020 Olympics: A New Rising In Tokyo Or An Evening In Paris In 2024?

2020 Olympics: A New Rising In Tokyo Or An Evening In Paris In 2024?

India won a whopping 227 international medals in July but how many of those will translate into an Olympic gold, silver or bronze in Tokyo 2020? The sports...


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