2022 will a huge year for sports and fans will pray that COVID-19 stays away. From top cricketing events, football action to big multi-sports events, the new year will be a veritable treat for India's sports fans.
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.
Indian motorsport body FMSCI had only nominated Gautam Singhania to contest the WMSC elections and he was on the presidential list of Graham Stoker, who lost the FIA presidency election to Sulayem.
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.
With Nikita Mazepin out due to COVID-19, Haas F1 will run just one car in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for Mick Schumacher. Reserve driver Pietro Fittipaldi was not eligible to replace Mazepin.
The organizers offered no further details about the medical issue, other than to say that Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters were 'unable to travel' to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for Sunday's concert.
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.
Mercedes F1 announced a sponsorship deal allowing building products maker Kingspan to put its logo on the nose cone of world champion Lewis Hamilton's car beginning with a weekend race in Saudi Arabia.
Frank Williams took his motor racing team from an empty carpet warehouse to the summit of Formula One, overseeing 114 victories, a combined 16 drivers' and constructors' world championships.
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.
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.