Sunday, 3 July, 2022

Topic: Wrestlers

Mud, medals, money, even murder – Inside India’s secretive akhadas, beyond Sushil Kumar

Two wrestlers came out of an akhada. One proudly shows his silver medal and another is in Tihar jail. And yet India knows little about what actually goes on inside akhadas.

Gangster aides, loyal fans — How Olympic wrestler Sushil Kumar has managed to evade arrest

According to the Delhi Police, the two-time Olympic medallist, wanted in a murder case, spent the first two days of being on the run at an ashram in Haridwar.

‘He planned to kill more’ — Rohtak akhada coach called many wrestlers to spot where he shot 5

Police say accused Sukhwinder was sacked just days before the crime after a woman wrestler at Jat Akhada accused him of harassing her, and that it was an act of 'revenge'.

Not elections, Haryana wrestlers now want to focus more on Olympics

Wrestlers are hired as bouncers to candidates for crowd management in rallies. But Haryana pahalwans want to focus more on wrestling.

On Camera


Kanhaiya Lal Teli’s body being taken for last rites in Udaipur on 29 June 2022 | Photo: ThePrint | Manisha Mondal

India’s blasphemy beheadings have a new audience—and they’re sitting behind smartphones

Videos on social media have become a key feature of blasphemy killings. Each inspires communal competitors to stage a more macabre act of revenge.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Egyptian president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi on the latter's first visit to India | Photo: Twitter/@narendramodi

India and Egypt work towards building strategic relationship with focus on defence & security

From holding joint military exercises to exporting wheat as Russia and Ukraine stop supplies, New Delhi and Cairo are redrawing their relationship as geopolitical tensions rise.    

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.