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He refuses to let his disability come in the way of his dreams
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He refuses to let his disability come in the way of his dreams

Confined to a wheelchair, Mohammad Shams refused to let his sporting dreams die.Rediff.com's Laxmi Negi speaks to the champion swimmer. Mohammad Shams Aalam Shaikh was at home in Dharavi, north-central Mumbai, deeply upset. After going through all the tests for a job opening at a top bank, he was rejected because he 'didn't fit the bill'. Then he received a letter from the government informing him that he would represent India in the World series paraswimming championship in Germany. Shams' ... Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
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Why did Vikas Krishan pull out of the Asian Championships?

Why did Vikas Krishan give his opponent a walkover in an Asian Championship semi-final?Rediff.com's Laxmi Negi finds out. IMAGE: Vikas Krishan gave his opponent a walkover in the Asian Championship semi-final. Photograph: Peter Cziborra/Reuters Vikas Krishan was the top seed in the Asian Championships, the favourite to win gold. Now the Haryana lad, one of the most decorated young Indian boxers -- a bronze medallist at the World Championships and a Asian Games gold medal winner -- finds ...
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City's water woes stay afloat

With the steady rise in mercury and the dog days of summer still hanging, the National Capital continues to suffer from a spiralling water crisis. Despite the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government's claims of putting in place another summer action plan. Delhi is ...
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This mother of teenagers conquered Everest 5 times

'When I am at the top, I always feel I am blessed and closer to god.' IMAGE: Anshu Jamsenpa on Mount Everest. All photographs: Kind courtesy Tsering Wange/Facebook There is something unattainable about the mountains. For Anshu Jamsenpa though, it is not the case even if it means taking up the challenge of the planet's highest mountain. Last month, the 37-year-old mountaineer from Arunachal Pradesh returned from Mount Everest contented, having reached the summit of the 8,848-metre (29,029 feet) ...
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VOTE: Your favourite Bollywood Sports Biopic

MS Dhoni or Sachin A Billion Dreams?Dangal or Mary Kom? Sachin A Billion Dreams Sachin A Billion Dreams will inspire you just like the man himself when he walked onto a cricket field. The Rediff Reviews: Saiyami Kher / Sreehari Nair Dangal Dangal, based on the lives of wrestler Mahavir Singh Phogat and his daughters Geeta and Babita Phogat, is the second highest grossing Indian film of all time 2016. The Rediff Reviews: Raja Sen / Sukanya Verma MS Dhoni: The Untold Story MS Dhoni -- ...
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Why Mumbai missed out on U17 football World Cup final

'Mission XI Million is the most ambitious football engagement programme to date in India.' IMAGE: FIFA's inspection team including FIFA head of events Jaime Yarza, left, and Tournament Director Javier Ceppi. Photograph: Kind courtesy AIFF/Twitter Javier Ceppi, tournament director for the 2017 Under-17 football World Cup, which India will host, says the local organising committee's main intention is to provide a great experience to everyone attending the tournament. The U-17 World Cup will be ...
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The man who scripted Aizawl's fairytale success

'The Mizos are very hard-working people.' 'The players give 100 per cent in practice and on the field.' 'Right from the first minute to the 90th minute, they give their all.' 'They are united as a community and it is in their culture to help each other.' 'When these qualities are reflected on a football field. it makes for a great team element.' IMAGE: Aizawl FC Coach Khalid Jamil celebrates after winning the I-League. Photographs: AIFF Media Dreams come true. Yes, they do! Ask Khalid Jamil, ...
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The Indian runner who made history in Boston

'I ran with the Indian flag throughout and, believe me, it is a fantastic feeling.' IMAGE: Sagar Baheti. Last month, runners from all over the world strained every sinew while running the Boston Marathon. Among the 30,000 participants was India's Sagar Baheti, who achieved the rare distinction of completing the 42.2 km course in the visually impaired category. Why the Boston marathon is a big deal The Boston Marathon is America's oldest and iconic race.The success of the first Olympic ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago
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