Friday, 2 December, 2022
TopicMilkha Singh

Topic: Milkha Singh

‘I had a fire inside’—how Milkha Singh survived Partition, poverty to become the Flying Sikh

Milkha Singh placed fourth in the 1960 Rome Olympics. It was one of the most celebrated runs of all time, but he described it as his "biggest blunder."

Tribute to ‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh & ‘acche din’ stashed away in Swiss banks

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Track and field legend Milkha Singh to be cremated with full state honours

The Punjab government will also observe a day of state mourning in the wake of the passing away of Milkha Singh, who lost the battle against Covid-19.

‘Flying Sikh’ Milkha Singh dies of Covid complications at 91 after month-long battle

The sporting icon died at Chandigarh's PGIMER hospital, less than a week after he lost his wife Nirmal Kaur, a former national volleyball captain, to Covid.

Makhan Singh, the Olympian who defeated Milkha Singh but lived a life of penury

On his 17th death anniversary, ThePrint recalls the life of Makhan Singh who lost his limb in an unfortunate accident after representing India at the highest level.

Running debate

Nobody has won as many international races as Milkha Singh did. But Indian athletics is not a solitary-star story.

On Camera

YourTurn

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.