Dronacharya award winning badminton coach takes on new responsibility to help athletes from poorer backgrounds The Hindu, 2 weeks ago
Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar meets up with 10-year-old Praggnanandha -- the world's youngest International Master -- and his elder sister Vaishali -- a woman International Master -- to find out more about about their extraordinary journey. IMAGE: Praggnanandhaa and his sister Vaishali. Photograph: A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com It's a typical middle class neighbourhood in Padi on the outskirts of Chennai. Rameshbabu is a bank manager while his wife Nagalakshmi is a science graduate. The couple do ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
With a mixed bag of success and failure, Indian sports remains in a state of inertia in the absence of a proper vision from the administrators. IMAGE: PV Sindhu, left, and Sakshi Malik celebrate after winning medals at the Rio Olympic Games. Photograph: Reuters An Olympic campaign saved by the fortitude of three women, a cricket team that rediscovered itself under a bold and zealous Virat Kohli -- Indian sports in 2016 was a dramatic mix of highs and lows wherein athletes mostly raised the bar ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'Some of the good wrestlers are making really good money.''If you look at their lifestyles, they are no less compared to our cricketers.'Dhruv Munjal reports. IMAGE: A wrestler rubs his hands with mud to prevent slipping due to sweat, during a traditional mud wrestling (kushti) bout at the akhara centre in Kolhapur. Photograph: Danish Siddiqui/Reuters Naveen Mor is built like a battle tank : a hulking frame complemented by impressive muscles, and bulging veins that barely touch the surface of ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
Lack of proper development programme is the primary reason behind India struggling to make a mark in swimming, feels Nihar Ameen, one of India's top coaches and a Dronacharya awardee. Ameen was speaking at a panel discussion organised by the Nettakallappa ...Deccan Herald, 2 months ago
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