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The Promised Land

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 Caves on Olympic Branding

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.

World Cup 2011 Long Shots, Close-Ups & Side Shows!

Examining the incredible hype, hoopla, hysteria and histrionics that gripped the one billion plus awe-struck fans.

Celebrating Jugaad

The Commonwealth Games were a triumph of Indian Jugaad

Is Dhoni India's New Youth-icon?

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?

FIFA Fever In India

In a country where cricket is divine, FIFA fever makes you wonder whether the new generation is headed for a religious conversion.

Chhetri Brings Rock-star Status To Wizards

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

Snooker Facing Commercial Death

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

Playing For India

The tug-of-war between the country’s bureaucracy and its judiciary over the rights of overseas Indians to represent India in international tournaments.

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