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.
It was a year of the neo-normal. From digital payments to tests for coronavirus, sports tried its best to get the better of the deadly virus.
The political rivals rub shoulders with world ‘Leaders’: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Donald Trump, Abdul Ghani Baradar. Adar Poonawal figures on the list of ‘Pioneers’.
Biles said USA Gymnastics and the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee knew she was abused by their official team doctor long before the issue came into public.
Simone Biles has no regrets about her decision to opt-out of five of the six finals in Tokyo because of a mental block
Javelin thrower Neeraj Chopra gained a whopping 2.6 million Instagram followers (+1900% increase)
The American gymnastics star finished behind gold medalist Guan Chenchen and silver medalist Tang Xijing both of China.
Biles removed herself from the team final on July 27 after a shaky performance on vault during the first rotation
Jennifer Gadirova of Britain will replace Simone Biles in the finals, which are scheduled for Monday
The 'twisties' are the sudden inability for a gymnast to make the requisite spins — or sometimes any spins — for a particular maneuver
Biles continues to be evaluated daily to determine whether she'll compete in the finals for floor exercise and balance beam
IOC made the announcement after USA's Simone Biles dropped out of the competition due to problems dealing with psychological pressure to perform.
USA Gymnastics said in a statement on Wednesday that the 24-year-old is opting to not compete
Biles pulled out of the gymnastics team competition when she realized following a shaky vault she wasn't in the right headspace to compete.
Osaka was knocked out from the tennis tournament, while Biles pulled out of the gymnastics team competition
Russia— barred at the Olympics from using its name, flag or anthem— swept the gymnastics team gold medals
The USA will be forced to finish the rest of the competition without her, hampering their bid to claim a third straight Olympic title
Simone Biles will arrive in Tokyo as the face of her sport, US delegation and perhaps the Olympic movement
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.