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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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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives at Parliament during its Winter Session, in New Delhi.

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Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal with Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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Congress leader Anand Sharma interacts with AAP MP Sanjay Singh, during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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TMC MP Nusrat Jahan during the Winter Session of Parliament, in New Delhi.

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