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Shobhan Saxena

Articles by Shobhan Saxena

A Hurrah For No Complexo

A Hurrah For No Complexo

Aug 25, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

‘The Rio Games is a grand success’, trumpet a few. A divided country begs to differ.

Medals And Manners

Medals And Manners

Aug 23, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

Rio 2016 will be known for its heroes and villains, who have both left lasting impressions on the city and...

The Games Are Over, Long Live The Political Games

The Games Are Over, Long Live The Political Games

Aug 21, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

The country, in the middle of an economic turmoil and deeply divided politically, has some reason to smile...

Games' Legacy For Favelas: Guns, Violence And Blood

Games' Legacy For Favelas: Guns, Violence And Blood

Aug 20, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

Since the Games started on August 5, at least 14 persons have died in shootouts between so-called gang...

Football, Women And Brazil's New Sweethearts

Football, Women And Brazil's New Sweethearts

Aug 20, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

In the past 15 days, Brazil fell in love with its women’s football team.

The Ugly Americans: Lying, Drinking And Pissing On Their Hosts

The Ugly Americans: Lying, Drinking And Pissing On Their Hosts

Aug 19, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

With just two more days to go before the Games come to an end, it has definitely produced a bunch of villains...

Who Will Save The Games From These Officials And Athletes?

Who Will Save The Games From These Officials And Athletes?

Aug 18, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

Like FIFA, the International Olympic Committee too is run like a private club, with little accountability to...

A Little Food Tip: When in Rio, Have Feijoada In A Favela

A Little Food Tip: When in Rio, Have Feijoada In A Favela

Aug 18, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

Like us Indians, the Brazilians too can be very touchy about their food.

Not Easy Being Gay In A 'Gay-Friendly' Country

Not Easy Being Gay In A 'Gay-Friendly' Country

Aug 16, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

Though this Olympics features 44 LGBT athletes, a new record, they continue to face extra challenges.

Robbed In Rio: Must Be In Wrong Place At The Wrong Time

Robbed In Rio: Must Be In Wrong Place At The Wrong Time

Aug 16, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

On Saturday, it was widely reported in the local media that Ryan Lochte, a 12-time Olympic medallist, and...

Zika Is Not Funny: Brazilians Boo Americans For Offence

Zika Is Not Funny: Brazilians Boo Americans For Offence

Aug 15, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

The Brazilian crowd has been upset with the US team as several American athletes dropped out of the Olympics...

Temer And Loathing In Rio De Janeiro

Temer And Loathing In Rio De Janeiro

Aug 15, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

Temer has always been referred to as the “Butler of horror movies”. That name was given to him partly...

Refugees, Syria And New Cold War Games

Refugees, Syria And New Cold War Games

Aug 14, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

There is more politics in Olympics than there is in real politics.

No Tibetans At The Games, Just A Tibetan Flag

No Tibetans At The Games, Just A Tibetan Flag

Aug 14, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

The Tibetan flag has been there on display at the stall since day one at the games.

Assaults And Other Crimes Under The Shadow Of Guns

Assaults And Other Crimes Under The Shadow Of Guns

Aug 12, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

The state government has put a police force of 85,000, including 23,000 soldiers who stand guard at busy...

In Rio, The Colour of Water Is How You See It

In Rio, The Colour of Water Is How You See It

Aug 12, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

The city itself is named after a river. Rio means river in Portuguese; and Rio de Janeiro means January River.

Speak Through The Hand

Speak Through The Hand

Aug 12, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

Marta’s stocks have outstripped Neymar’s, and how Jenna Bush let her hand do all the talking

Bushes' Love Affair With Oil Reaches Rio

Bushes' Love Affair With Oil Reaches Rio

Aug 11, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

The Bushes' love affair with oil has reached Rio 2016, though in a different way.

Should Neymar Borrow Marta's Shoes?

Should Neymar Borrow Marta's Shoes?

Aug 11, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

The Barcelona star has been playing all right, but has failed to convert chances into goals.

In Life And At The Games, 'City of God' Strikes Gold

In Life And At The Games, 'City of God' Strikes Gold

Aug 10, 2016 Shobhan Saxena

The victory of the Rafaela Silva was a symbol of change the favela has undergone in recent years.