Shiva Thapa, the only Indian boxer to have qualified for the Rio Olympics so far, got words of encouragement from none other than cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar. Tendulkar, replying to a question asked by Thapa in a Twitter chat, wished the 22-year-old the very best for his second Olympics. "Firstly, all the very best for the Rio Olympics. We are with you. We are supporting you. Don't think about the pressure. Just think about the process, results will follow," said Tendulkar. "You have to ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Kolkata Knight Riders players celebrate a wicket during an Indian Premier League match. Photograph: PTI. A rampaging Royal Challengers Bangalore will stand in the way of two-time former champions Kolkata Knight Riders' bid to make it to the play-offs in a mouthwatering Indian Premier League T20 cricket tournament encounter, in Kolkata, on Monday. With three matches remaining, both the teams are in the mix of things in a tight top-of the-table melee after their respective ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Oscar-winning music composer A R Rahman has agreed to be a Goodwill Ambassador of India's Olympic contingent for the Rio Games. He joins cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar, ace shooter Abhinav Bindra and Bollywood star Salman Khan, who all had earlier accepted the role offered by the Indian Olympic Association. - How Bindra is a true goodwill ambassador... On Thursday, the IOA said it received written confirmation from Rahman. "It's absolutely an honour and my pleasure to be a goodwill ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
'People ask me if I miss living a normal life, since I don't have privacy, and I tell them I don't want to have a normal life.' 'I want people standing outside my house, I want to be loved by them.' 'I have been fortunate enough to live like a star for 25 years and I would like to die as a star.' Shah Rukh Khan, unplugged. Shah Rukh Khan was *really* in the mood to talk during a promotional interview of his new film Fan. So the superstar chatted for over than hour, in his witty and ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
IMAGE: Indian batsman Virat Kohli being greeted by Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi after their ICC World T20 match at the Eden Gardens. Photograph: PTI. Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has compared batting maestro Virat Kohli with the legendary Sachin Tendulkar, saying he has now become the wall of the Indian cricket team, winning match after match with his bat. Kohli has been in golden touch in the ongoing World Twenty20, playing match-winning knocks against Pakistan ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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