Rahul Dravid is shepherding the next wave of cricketers who will form the crux of the national team. Following him like the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the wards — whose life, Dravid has helped guide onto the right track — pen their testimonials.
18 years after an extortion probe and a tapped phone led them to Hansie Cronje and one of cricket’s biggest match-fixing scandals, Indian authorities may finally lay hands on the bookie at the centre of it all.
Much before the Odisha sprinter — now an Asian Games double medallist — successfully challenged the rules regarding the eligibility of female athletes, an 18-year-old rising star, who faced similar discrimination, ended her life. The Indian Express travels to her quaint South Goan village, meets her still-grieving family and pieces together the mystery and pathos behind the suicide
For Swapna Barman, six toes on each feet meant competing with ill-fitting shoes and bearing excruciating pain. She overcame that, her short stature and a tooth and gum infection to win India's maiden heptathlon gold at the Asian Games.