Sports was at its grandest best in the Land of the Rising Sun. In COVID times, it was nothing short of a miracle for Japan to successfully stage Tokyo Olympics. Here's a look back at world sports in 2021.
Williams driver Nicolas Latifi crashed at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with five laps remaining at the Yas Marina circuit. The crash played a big role in Max Verstappen overtaking Lewis Hamilton and winning the race and F1 championship.
This is the second time in the year Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has tested positive for Covid-19. He was tested in Maranello upon his return from the season-ending Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Mercedes had filed two protests following Sunday's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but both were dismissed. Mercedes then asked for reconsideration at the International Court of Appeal.
The FIA in its report said that the wild ending of the Abi Dhabi Grand Prix last Sunday in favour of Max Verstappen has stirred a controversy that is tarnishing the image of the Formula One championship.
Lewis Hamilton gets the honorary title of 'Sir' after being knighted by the Prince of Wales for services to motorsports. Hamilton is the first to be awarded while still competing in the sport.
At the Yas Marina Circuit on Sunday, Max Verstappen became the first Dutch Formula 1 world champion thwarting Lewis Hamilton's bid to surpass Michael Schumacher as the most successful driver in Formula 1 history.
Lewis Hamilton was cruising until Nicholas Latifi crashed with five laps remaining. F1 sent out the safety car and resumed the race with one lap remaining. Then, Max Verstappen pulled away to win the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and F1 title.
Lewis Hamilton is eyeing to get past legendary Michael Schumacher for a record-breaking 8th F1 title at Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Max Verstappen will try to become the first Dutch champion.
Check race and telecast details of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix F1 - timings, circuit, standings, TV channels and streaming platform, etc. Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen enter the race level on points.
At the Yas Marina circuit, Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton is seeking a record eighth championship on Sunday at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
Lewis Hamilton, who also won last week in Brazil, has trimmed 17 points from Max Verstappen's lead in the F1 title race in a week.
Max Verstappen holds a 14-point lead over Lewis Hamilton in the standings and was scheduled to start second alongside the seven-time champion on the front row at Losail International Circuit.
It was Lewis Hamilton's102nd pole of his career, fourth of the season and first since the Hungarian Grand Prix in August.
Qatar and Saudi Arabia have been accused of 'sportswashing' their human rights records by using high-profile sporting events. Qatar hosts football World Cup next year.
The FIA said that Mercedes won the right to review the incident in which Max Verstappen appeared to force Lewis Hamilton off track at the Brazilian Grand Prix.
Brazil was cut from the 2020 calendar because of restrictions in place for the COVID-19. The Sao Paulo Grand Prix, renamed for this year, was allowed to open for full capacity only weeks ago when the state government eased restrictions for November.
Max Verstappen was fined 50,000 euros ($57,200) by stewards after he was seen touching the rear wing of the Mercedes car which is against the FIA sporting code.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.