Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicNaomi Osaka

Topic: Naomi Osaka

Biles’ Olympics withdrawal is an act of courage. Only Gen-Z will understand why

It's not easy to live in the shoes of a 24-year-old, who has been put under a microscope, judged and labelled from the get-go. But critics won't understand.

World no 2 Naomi Osaka out of Tokyo Olympics after straight-set loss in tennis

Japan's star athlete Osaka, who lit the Olympic cauldron in the opening ceremony, won her opening two matches following a 2-month mental health break but lost in the third round.

Naomi Osaka put the ball in Roland Garros’ court to make tennis better. It missed

Tennis is not just about the body, it is about the mind too. This was a chance for the French Open to be inclusive and kinder.

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.

Serena Williams is a black woman throwing a tantrum – and yes, she can be both

Serena Williams overreacted in a world already rigged against reactions by women.

On Camera

YourTurn

How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.

Defence

File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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