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Tug of War between Sun and Moon

In a school’s Annual Sports Day, Tug of War is often included as the most entertaining event of the day. But did you ever think that this simple sport has a long history? The sport was practised in ancient Egypt, Greece and China, where it was believed that the Sun …

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‘For Me, For You, For All’-the motto of Mallakhamb Day

15th June is celebrated as Mallakhamb Day. One of the most ancient sports of India, Mallakhamb is a rich cultural gift to the whole world. It has become quite popular in Western countries specially in Germany, Italy and United Kingdom. Let Mallakhamb overcome many more boundaries and emerge as one …

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Uday Deshpande and his tryst with Mallakhamb

It was late 1950s. India had tasted independence some years back and people were trying to overcome the effects of colonialism in every aspect of life. Sport was no different. While cricket had a steady growth, many people took to yoga and martial arts that had a strong essence of …

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Chhetri seals India’s victory over Kyrgyz Republic

In a fast-pace Asian Cup qualifier match, India’s Mr Dependable Sunil Chhetri scored the match-winning goal to surpass Kyrgyz Republic. This was Chhetri’s 54th goal in his 94th match for the national team. India who had beaten Myanmar 1-0 in their first match of the qualifiers, notched up their 7th …

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Zerao at Zero Degree

A football match in remote Estádio Milton Corrêa at Macapa in Brazil attracts local people as it is not to the standard of international matches. But this soccer stadium has a very unusual centre line. The stadium is located at the centre of the Earth with the Equator running through its …

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