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Sunday Long Reads: Of Mary Kom, Guru Nanak Dev and more

How does an athlete at the pinnacle of her career motivate herself for more? Boxing champion MC Mary Kom has the answer

Mohammad Shami’s run-up

The cement pitch his father laid for him, the practice sessions with a cow dung mound as wicket-keeper, the bhujia he loved, and an academy where the dream he dreamed now sustains many. As, battling court cases and selection setbacks, Mohd Shami emerges as India’s star bowler this World Cup, The Indian Express goes back to a small UP village in search of the shy boy who once was.


Why Shekhubai marched barefoot to Mumbai

For the thousands of farmers from Maharashtra’s tribal districts who walked to Mumbai, the demand for land ownership is tied to their hopes for a better life — that they can dig wells, take loans and live without the fear of eviction. “We went for our stomachs,” they tell The Sunday Express.

Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism: Winners all

Each of the stories of 2016 that won the Ramnath Goenka Award for Excellence in Journalism followed a basic rule of storytelling — the ability to tell a story simply, factually

Kuldeep Yadav: The Chinaman from Chandar Nagar

Kuldeep Yadav was ignored for the Uttar Pradesh Under-15. Nine years later, on September 21, he became only the third Indian to take a hat-trick in ODIs.

‘If a special status-like package can be worked out, we should look at it... We must cooperate’: TDP leader Ashok Gajapathi Raju

"Whatever states may demand, it is for the Centre to decide on the criteria. But that is in a prospective case. Here, you committed at the highest level. If that becomes debatable, confidence in the system begins to erode” said Ashok Gajapathi Raju


Their Postcards For 2018: Here's what the boys think

What does it mean to be a man, 18, in college in a small town, and experiencing the world as an adult? Is it love they seek or family acceptance? Are their choices defined by religion or caste?