India’s ex-cricket Captain Sourav Ganguly set the cat among the pigeons when he forcefully advocated for pink balls in cricket.
The national obsession with India’s performance in the Olympics is misdirected.
Even though designers are constantly churning out both newer and classical representations of saris on runways and in Bollywood, in the pace of our everyday lives, saris are increasingly taking a back seat.
Is corruption in sports just part of the territory.
In a cricket crazed nation, other sports have languished for far too long. Is change on the anvil?
A superstar in every cricket-playing nation, forever addicted to confront Mission Impossible and vanquish unreachable targets, Kohli has zonked every former great into gushing new superlatives.
The reason behind this democratisation of unglamorous, earthy, hinterland sports for popular, urban, TV-driven consumption.
The prestige and honor of playing for your country has been hit for a six,by cash and market forces.
Nestled in Waipawa, a small town in Hawke’s Bay in North Island, New Zealand, a region famous for its wines, James Laver has been carving many a cricketing dream - literally!
Has the great man finally succumbed to stooping to conquer, selling out and fallen into the age-old trap of sensationalizing facts to boost sales?
“Kabaddi? You mean that ganwar game played in small towns, where young, strapping hulks take off their (eeeek) shirt and end up (yuk) rolling in the mud.
Today there are dozens of neighborhoods throughout the city that one cannot stroll through without stumbling across pick-up games and organized matches alike.
Call me, if you will, the Grinch, that mean-spirited curmudgeon, out to steal sports. But this needs saying. The world — or atleast the TV viewing world
As celebrities and business honchos storm the auctions, will football in India get a new kick?
The journey of almost irrational probabilities from youth cricket academies, to the different club teams, to the selection of state teams, and finally (for thetop .0000001%) onto a position on Team India.
Why do pop stars, movie divas and sports hunks drive us nuts?
Traditional Indian wrestling isn’t just a sport — it’s an ancient subculture where wrestlers live and train together and follow a strict regimen on everything from what they can eat to what they can do in their spare time. Drinking, smoking and even sex are off limits.
The Indian Premier League is no longer perceived as a great threat for film releases.
The companies that bring these women to India chose them because they are hardworking professionals.
For a glorious half century, India dominated international field hockey and Sansarpur was its secret weapon. The village of just 4,061 people has nurtured 300 national hockey players and produced more Olympic medalists per capita than any other place in the world.
Dow owns Union Carbide, the company that owned and ran a pesticide plant in Bhopal, where a gas leak in 1984 killed thousands of people in the world’s worst industrial disaster.
Examining the incredible hype, hoopla, hysteria and histrionics that gripped the one billion plus awe-struck fans.
The Commonwealth Games were a triumph of Indian Jugaad
Has Captain Cool’s sensational new mega endorsement deal propelled him to a new stratosphere for resurgent India’s aspirational youthfrat of humble background residing in small towns, dreaming of that one big break?
In a country where cricket is divine, FIFA fever makes you wonder whether the new generation is headed for a religious conversion.
The reaction in India to Chhetri’s move to the U.S. has been like what happened in Japan nine years ago when Ichiro Suzuki switched to Major League Baseball
1985, what a year. Mikhail Gorbachev took power in the Soviet Union, Microsoft shipped its first version of Windows 1.0, the cartoon Calvin and Hobbes was born
The tug-of-war between the country’s bureaucracy and its judiciary over the rights of overseas Indians to represent India in international tournaments.
The furor over the IPL’s exclusion of Pakistani cricket players.
As defending champions India fall early in this year’s T20-cricket tournament, questions and accusations fly thick and fast.
Without an Indian passport you can no longer represent your ancestral homeland in international sports events. A look at what this latest policy diktat from the Indian government means for 20 million overseas Indians worldwide
"When poetry romanced cricket" Poems through the ages have rhapsodized the true joy and spirit of this great game.
Alexi Singh Grewal, the only Indian American ever to win an Olympic gold, seeks to reform bicycling.
Immigrants fuel a resurgence of badminton in America.
The Olympics are a demonstration of the dominance of the few, of their obsessive, neurotic pastimes.
A nation bereft of a sporting culture should pause to ask itself why its athletes have always been also-rans.
IPL, ICL, T20.Call it what you will - but just don't call it cricket.