Pune fast growing as a major Pickleball centre

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In recent years, Pune has got several dedicated Pickleball courts, thus having a decent rise in Pickleball players. Pune is considered as the Queen of Deccan. We recently visited Pune to have an idea about the development of sporting activities in the city.  Various sports centres and academies have developed at Pune recently. Hindu Gymkhana is one such centre. Situated in...

Cricket in America has arrived; USA ready to co-host T20 World Cup

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USA and West Indies are ready to co-host ICC Men's T20 World Cup. It is for the first time an ICC event is going to be held in an associate member nation. The upcoming edition of the ICC Men's T20 World Cup is going to be a unique cricketing event. It is for the first time that an ICC Cricket...

Praggnanandhaa clinched his maiden classical game victory against Carlsen

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18-year-old Praggnanandhaa defeated World No 1 Magnus Carlsen for the first time in classical chess at the Norway Chess Tournament. Praggnanandhaa, India’s 18-year-old Grandmaster managed to defeat World No 1 Magnus Carlsen in a round 3 match at the Norway Chess tournament. Praggnanandhaa has beaten Carlsen in the rapid/exhibition games quite a few times. But this is the first time he...

Tan Zhongyi and D Gukesh- Two challengers of 2024 World Championship are birthday twins

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In our series World Champion Born On This Day, we shall see the life and career of a the two challengers of this year's World Championship- China's Tan Zhongyi and India's D Gukesh. Tan Zhongyi- World Youth Champion Tan Zhongyi was born on 29th May, 1991 in Chongqing. In 1997, she started learning to play chess. She won the World Youth...

Dipa Karmakar writes history again; becomes first India to win Asian Senior C’ships gold

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Dipa Karmakar, the trendsetter, clinched gold medal in the Women's Vault event at the Asian Senior Championships at Tashkent in Uzbekistan. Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, has achieved the rare feat of becoming the first Indian to win a gold medal at the Asian Senior Championships. She was eighth with 12.650 in the qualification. But she scored an identical 13.566 in her...

World Para Athletics Championships 2024- India finishes on a high note

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India won a total of 6 gold, 5 silver, and 6 bronze to register their best-ever performance at the World Para Athletics Championships 2024. In this edition of World Para Athletics Championships, India won a total of 17 medals, thus, overcoming the previous record of 10 medals won at the 2023 World Para Athletics Championships in Paris. Gold Medal Winners for...

Paris Olympics- Eiffel Tower-inspired podiums and medals

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The organisers of the Paris Olympics and Paralympics have revealed that the medals and podiums for the 2024 edition are inspired by the design of the Eiffel Tower. A piece of Eiffel Tower on the Medals Thousands of athletes across the globe cherish an Olympic medal as that makes them a part of history. In this edition of the Olympics, the...

World Football Day on May 25- Unanimously declared by the UN

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United Nations (UN) recently adopted a resolution to proclaim World Football Day on May 25 worldwide. Football- A global phenomenon Football holds a unique position globally as it is one of the most powerful games to transcend national, cultural, and socio-economic boundaries. While promoting health and well-being, it has speaks the language of gender equality. Football has an immense global appeal. It...

Hi5 Youth Foundation partners with Sachin Tendulkar Foundation to construct basketball courts

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Hi5 Youth Foundation and Sachin Tendulkar Foundation join hands to build basketball courts in Andhra Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh.  In a significant stride towards empowering underprivileged children through basketball program, the Hi5 Youth Foundation has partnered with Sachin Tendulkar Foundation (STF). Together, they will construct basketball courts in Andhra Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh.   This is the 5th and 6th basketball court...

Anatoly Karpov- The Champion Who Never Followed the Known Paths of Chess

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In the series Champion Born On This Date, I wish to present Anatoly Karpov- the champion who can be considered to be the most original player of all times. Anatoly Karpov- One of the Most Feared Opponents Anatoly Evgenevich Karpov never followed the known paths of Chess strategy. He never worked hard and was criticised of 'having no clue of what...