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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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Hotel guests stand on the roof of Lemon Tree hotel, as the hotel gets flooded with the waters from an overflowing Kosi River in Jim Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand state. More than 20 people have died and many are...

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This photograph provided by India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) shows NDRF soldiers rescue people stranded in floodwaters in Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand state. More than 20 people have died and many are...

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This photograph provided by India's National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) shows NDRF soldiers rescue people stranded in floodwaters in Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand state. More than 20 people have died and many are...

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Muslims pelt stones at policemen during clashes following an Eid-e-Milad un Nabi procession, in Jabalpur.

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Migrant workers arriving from J&K wait at a railway station to board a train for their native places, in Amritsar. Many of migrant workers are leaving the Kashmir Valley after a series of attacks on them.

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This Election Season In UP, Lakhimpur Kheri Is The New Political Battlefield

The Opposition is hoping for a rich election harvest in Uttar Pradesh but Lucknow appears to be a long way from the killing fields.

Profile

The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

The former Delhi Police employee has also emerged as the go-to man for the authorities to reach out to the agitating farmers.

Vikas Pathak
The Negotiator: Rakesh Tikait Is The Glue Holding Farmers’ Agitation Together

Kashmir/Violence

Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

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.

Naseer Ganai
Kashmir Minority Killings A Throwback To The Terrifying 90s

Opinion

An Unfolding Dalit Movement In Tamil Nadu Has Escaped Nation’s Attention

Poet and activist Meena Kandasamy visits ground zero of the grassroots movement down South to understand the caste divide in the state.

Oct 25, 2021 Meena Kandasamy

India’s Archaic And Draconian Drug Laws Do More Harm Than Good

Our government must follow examples of other countries with liberal views on personal use of drugs.

Oct 25, 2021 Ronny Sen

India Needs A Caste Census To Know Where The Marginalised Stand In The Development Index

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.

Oct 25, 2021 Thallapelli Praveen

Mofussil Reporters Play A Crucial Role In The News Cycle But Do You Know Any Of Them?

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.

Oct 25, 2021 Umesh Kumar Ray