Monday, 4 July, 2022
TopicFrench Open

Topic: French Open

Not work ethic, fighting spirit or tenacity, Nadal’s ability to ‘handle’ injury sets him apart

As Rafael Nadal turn 36 Friday, its time to both honour and celebrate not just one of the greatest tennis careers, but one of the greatest sporting careers of all time.

Ash Barty’s retirement sets mark for new-age champion — the athlete makes way for the person

The 25-year-old Aussie is a rare champion who does not see her sport as the only important chapter of her life. She played at the highest level, and retired on her own terms.

Virtual to cardboard audiences, DIY training — 2020 pushed athletes to keep sports alive

Covid-19 actually reminded sports fans what to expect from their favourite athletes — to adapt to adverse situations and use them to your favour.

If Federer wins French Open SF today, it’ll be just his 3rd clay-court win over Nadal

Rafael Nadal has dominated his rivalry with Roger Federer on clay, beating him all 5 times they’ve faced off at Roland Garros, and 13 out of 15 times overall.

On Camera

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Ghouse Mohammed and Riyaz, arrested for the murder of Udaipur tailor Kanhaiya Lal Teli | ANI

Why we should know where Udaipur killers lie on the staircase of radicalisation pyramid

Udaipur’s violent executioners had reached the highest point of radicalisation where the only option left before them was to kill their innocent victim.
Illustration by Soham Sen

Keep calm and carry on: Unlike wheat, rice isn’t hot yet

The world is worried that India might restrict exports of rice after wheat, pushing prices higher and worsening global food security.

Defence

Army personnel give military honours to the soldiers of Territorial Army's infantry 107 battalion who lost their lives in the Manipur Landslide, 2 July 2022, Siliguri | Credits: ANI Photo/ ANI Pic Service

A look at the Territorial Army — The Indian military’s task force hit by the Manipur landslide

The Territorial Army, a part-time military organisation for Indians who may have other jobs, is essentially a volunteer force that can be quickly mobilised in the defence of a state.

Moral, political & ideological questions on Maharashtra: 1st is simplest to answer, 3rd trickiest

What is Shiv Sena’s ideology? We might say it’s been a convenient mix of extreme ethnic chauvinism & unforgiving Hindutva. Within the second, the party retained space to manoeuvre.
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