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 and Moon played Tug of War for supremacy on...

‘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 of the premier sports of India.  

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 Indianism. It was by this time, a little boy...

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 international win on the trot. With this win, India...

Jitu-Heena clinch gold in the mixed team 10m air pistol in Azerbaijan


Indian ace shooter Jitu Rai teamed up with Heena Sidhu to clinch gold medal in 10m air pistol event in ISSF World Cup held in Azerbaijan. Jitu and Heena forged a recovery from 0-4 to 7-6 to beat Russia. This win has given them their 2nd World Cup gold together after having won the event in New Delhi earlier...

Indrajeet marathons with grit from Tillikapur’s lanes to synthetic tracks


Indrajeet Patel is from one of the remotest villages of Allahabad. Located in Soraon district, Tillikapur does not have some basic livelihood facilities. In his childhood, Indrajeet had never seen an athletic track but was attracted to running. Being a farmer’s son, he helped his father in their field and in his free time he ran around there effortlessly....

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 centre line dividing the stadium in two halves. The...

Sprint hurdler Siddhanth Thingalaya qualifies for World Athletics Championships


National-record-holder hurdler Siddhanth Thingalaya broke his own record at the Altis Invitational Meet in the USA to qualify for the World Athletics Championship to be held in August In London. Siddhanth clocked 13.48s, the standard time for entry in the World Championship. He broke his national record of 13.54s set a year ago at Arizona.

Olive Ridley chosen as the mascot of Asian Athletics Championship to be held in Odisha


Olly, belonging to the endangered Olive Ridley Sea Turtles that travel thousands of miles to arrive on the beaches of Odisha for their annual nestin, has been chosen as the official mascot of 22nd Asian Athletics Championship. The Games is to be held in Odisha from 6th-9th July, 2017. This is turning to be the biggest ever championship as...

GM Neelotpal Das loses to Nguyen Duc Hoa in Mumbai Mayor’s Cup


Vietnam Grand Master defeated Indian GM Neelotpal Das in the 10th Mumbai Mayor's Cup International Chess Tournament. After the 9th round both the players were tied at 7.5 points. But Nguyen emerged champion when he finished the 10th round with 8.5 points. GM Farrukh Amonatov became the runner up. Neeloptpal finished 3rd along with GM Diptayan Ghosh.