Saturday, Feb 04, 2023

Long Read


Long Read: Braving collisions and storms, Abhilash Tomy keeps the India flag flying high on the Atlantic

October 16, 2022 8:28 pm

Abhilash Tomy is second currently among 16 sailors in the Golden Globe Race, with seven months to go. But his build-up and start was as torrid as his last in 2018 ended: stormy seas and doldrums after a collision with a gigantic container ship.

Today's Special: Olympic medallist Vijay Kumar takes tentative steps back into top-level shooting

October 09, 2022 9:13 am

A decade after tasting glory on London podium, there’s no rapid fire route to dominating again at international level but the 37-year-old is leaving no stone unturned in his comeback

World Wrestling Warning: Bajrang Punia, Ravi Dahiya results show India is falling behind in a changing sport

September 25, 2022 11:15 am

The sport is undergoing a fundamental change, and the Indian reliance on wearing out opponents should be making way for speedier, cleverer technical wrestling. The sobering World Championship results have again highlighted the need to overhaul the outdated approach to coaching and training

Long Read: US colleges are the finishing school for elite athletes. Should more Indians be taking advantage?

August 29, 2022 2:56 pm

CWG high jump medallist Tejaswin Shankar is one of many international recruits to see success after coming through the NCAA system. Is it a feasible route for young India to pursue their sports dream?

Long Read: 'I’m like, is my brain stupid? How did it just forget my periods'

June 20, 2022 7:11 pm

Former international doubles shuttler Anoushka Parikh recalls sitting across the doctor, taking in the diagnosis, that didn’t join the dots immediately to why she had suddenly gained weight.

Hockey at Olympics: The emergence of 5s raises questions over future of traditional 11-a-side game

June 13, 2022 3:07 pm

With the five-a-side format gaining acceptability and IOC keen to make the Games leaner to reduce the cost burden on host cities, conventional hockey has a challenge on its hands. Will the 2028 Olympics feature 5s, the gold old 11s or both?

'Need a good heart to play doubles': Satwiksairaj Rankireddy reflects on his Thomas Cup-winning pairing with Chirag Shetty

August 13, 2022 1:08 pm

The 21-year-old from Amalapuram speaks about what it took to become a match-winning duo for India.

Long Read: Once a gentle giant hoopster, Geethu, a mother of two, learns to hustle in 3-by-3 basketball

May 09, 2022 4:47 pm

Geethu Anna Jose, the former India captain and centre, is rediscovering the joys of the crossover, speed dribble, the swish as the mother of two makes a comeback at 36 in the super fast but physical 3X3 version of the game.

Long Read: India eyes medals for shooting, but isn’t shooting for medals

May 01, 2022 4:04 pm

IOA frets over sport’s exclusion from CWG, and is slow to adapt to the changing dynamics of multi-discipline events as well as lacking in participation in major games

Dinesh Karthik's T20 World Cup spot (SWOT) analysis

April 23, 2022 6:01 pm

Dinesh Karthik has excelled in the finisher’s role for RCB, but his poor record in big tournaments and vagaries of team combination stand in the way of Karthik’s return to the national side for T20 World Cup later this year