The centuries-old tradition of yoga is looking towards the reality television concept to increase its popularity, says Shakya Mitra. Image: People practise yoga on a glass bridge on the outskirts of Beijing, China. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters. India has almost “literally” become a haven for sports leagues -- the Indian Premier League launched in 2008, dabbling in the nation’s favourite sport, cricket, has been largely successful, leading to the ... Rediff.com, 2 months ago
The economic climate has also hit the tennis circuit with top players Roger Federer and Serena Williams pulling out of the Mahesh Bhupathi-backed International Premier Tennis League this year.DNA, 2 months ago
FIFA technical director Marco van Basten would like to see how football works without offside and limit the number of fouls a player can commit during a game. The former Netherlands striker would also like to experiment with sin bins instead of yellow cards and replace the penalty shootout with a system in which a player would have to run at goal from 25 metres. Speaking to German magazine Sport Bild, Van Basten said any experiments would have to be approved by soccer's rule-making body, the ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Using a sledgehammer to fix some ills can cut down a game at its peak, warns Shekhar Gupta. As I left home reluctantly for the airport, I may have, in a nutty moment not unusual for sport-lovers, been wishing my Bengaluru flight, already delayed by two hours, was held up further. And no, I wasn't thinking about cricket, or the Supreme Court-appointed Justice Lodha Committee's surgical strike on the BCCI brass. I was thinking wrestling, and not the film Dangal, but the real thing. I had just ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Suresh Kalmadi chose to back off but Abhay Singh Chautala remained defiant even as the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) today invited the Sports Ministrys wrath and widespread outrage for its inexplicable decision to make the scam-tainted duo its Life ...Deccan Herald, 1 month ago Kalmadi declines IOA post, Ministry showcauses body Deccan Herald, 1 month ago
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