Remembering Lala Amarnath on his Birthday

EVEN AS the India cricket team gets ready to play against New Zealand on Friday (September 11) and thus start another season of non-stop action today, there is a reason to pause and pay tribute to an Indian cricket icon, Lala Amarnath. The legendary cricketer was born at Kapurthala in Punjab on this day inContinue reading “Remembering Lala Amarnath on his Birthday”

Interference in Team Selection: Story of Sports in India

Cricket in India is more than a sport. It is a religion which is followed by billions of crazy fans. This popularity has increased the flow of money in the sport as well. This can be attributed to the success of the team at international level and tremendous marketing strategy. The introduction of Indian PremierContinue reading “Interference in Team Selection: Story of Sports in India”

Baljit Singh: The case of Life being Cruel!

LIFE CAN be cruel. Just when you start feeling that everything has fallen in place, the next moment something unexpected happens. The hard work you have put in becomes zilch in a moment. This is what has happened to star Indian hockey goalkeeper, Baljit Singh. Baljit sustained a career-threatening eye injury while he was practicingContinue reading “Baljit Singh: The case of Life being Cruel!”

Postpone IPL: Is it the only solution?

There is a national debate going on throughout the country, whether the Indian Premier League (IPL) Cricket tournament scheduled from 10th April 2009 should be postponed due to security concerns as the dates clash with 15th general elections or to go with both events simultaneously. Recently, our home minister voiced concern over terror threats on both of these events.

What’s the bigger picture here? What’s the issue of concern here? Is this politics or is this security concern?

Whatever it is that is happening, what is more important here is a sensible decision that all the concerned authorities need to consider in benefit of all.

Obesity Epidemic in India

OBESITY IS a condition in which there is excessive accumulation of the fat in the body. Some years back it was restricted to affluent countries where per capita income was high, physical activity was low and and foods high in saturated fat and sugar were freely available. But with the dynamic growth in last decadeContinue reading “Obesity Epidemic in India”

Dhoni plays it straight

India’s captain brings an uncomplicated, honest approach to cricket Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a forthright, straightforward cricketer unburdened by the baggage that generally accompanies a man onto the field, thereby restricting his outlook. At once he is intelligent and simple, aggressive and canny, tough and respectful. He did not come to cricket as a youthfulContinue reading “Dhoni plays it straight”

Gambhir and Laxman put India in a commandable position

Gautam Gambhir and VVS Laxman’s knock of double hundreds have out India in command in third test at Delhi. Now Australia can only at best think of drawing the game, thus losing all hopes of winning the four match series against India. After winning the toss and electing to bat, Kumble could not have expectedContinue reading “Gambhir and Laxman put India in a commandable position”

Vishwanathan Anand retains World Chess Championship

Grandmaster Vishwanathan Anand did India proud by retaining the World chess championship crown at Bonn in Germany after drawing with Russian Vladimir Kramnik in the eleventh game of the twelve game series thus winning by a score of 6.5 to 4.5. India can be proud of the fact that Vishy has retained the world championshipContinue reading “Vishwanathan Anand retains World Chess Championship”

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