Thursday, 30 June, 2022

Topic: Sportspersons

Armed forces’ ‘sports for wellness’ rule cost India. Time to bring back ‘gladiator sportsmen’

Until 1970s, Indian armed forces allowed units to spare military training for some men to help them focus only on sports. Then came the outcry to ban sports competitions.

India must think beyond glory of medal winners. Many things still holding us back in sports

Today's sportspersons are rarely in the game because of choice. Winning medals will remain a matter of luck if India doesn't create a sporting culture beyond cricket.

Fiercely Female: Story of Dutee Chand who broke ground as India’s 1st openly homosexual athlete

Published by Westland Books, ‘Fiercely Female: The Dutee Chand Story' by Sundeep Mishra will be released on 22 June on ThePrint’s ‘SoftCover’.

Hanuma Vihari to Sunil Chhetri — Indian sportspersons are finally showing up during crisis

Yes, #IndiaAgainstPropaganda was an embarrassment. But move away from the mainstream and you’ll see many sportspersons backing worthy causes.

Observers are the moral conscience of Indian sports

It is ideal to have legends like Mary Kom and Sushil Kumar as observers, but only once they retire from the game.

On Camera


The shrine to Khandoba at Jejuri, a Deccan god worshipped by both Hindus and Muslims | Wikimedia Commons

‘Historic hurt’ is a modern phrase. Muslims were integral to South Indian gods

The legends of Vavar and other South Indian gods venerated by both Hindus and Muslims show that the Deccan's religious history in the region is far more complex.
File photo of Isha Ambani, daughter of billionaire Mukesh Ambani | Bloomberg

Mukesh Ambani’s daughter Isha Ambani to be named chair of Reliance retail

Isha Ambani, the current director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., is expected to be announced as the chair as early as Wednesday.


The Indian Air Force logo | Commons

Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.