Harpreet Kaur Lamba

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From a rank ‘outsider’ to Indian hockey skipper

Sreejesh P.R. replaced Sardar as Indian hockey skipper.

For those familiar with Sreejesh P.R.’s days of struggle at the junior India camps, it will be hard to fathom that he has made his way up so rapidly and will lead the team at the Rio Olympic Games.

I don’t look back at 2008 gold, says Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra

Abhinav Bindra finds it extremely hard to “push himself” to compete at the highest stage. The statement coming from India’s only individual gold medallist at the Olympic Games is hard to believe.

Change of guard: Sreejesh to lead hockey team in Olympics?

Sardar Singh and P.R. Sreejesh

In what is a sign of things to come in Indian hockey, goalkeeper Sreejesh P.R., it is learnt, is likely to be handed captaincy duties for the Rio Olympics ahead of regular skipper Sardar Singh.

In the end, it is all about Rio Games: Roelant Oltmans

The Indian hockey team pose with their silver medals.

Two medals in elite FIH world events within a span of eight months is no mean feat and Roelant Oltmans’ wards would march into the Rio Olympics with their heads held high and the opposition aware that

CT a dress rehearsal for Rio: Sreejesh

P.R. Sreejesh (left) will lead an 18-member Indian team at the Champions Trophy.

It is ironic that in their bid to turn things around in Rio, the Indian hockey team return to the place where it all went wrong for them four years ago.

Indian Hockey: Shorter camps for bigger gains

Members of the senior hockey team train under the watchful eyes of chief coach Roelant Oltmans.

Fatigue and proper recovery are components that can make or break a team’s campaign in modern times.

Needles to Superman capes, it’s all in the mind

Sardar Singh

Do not be surprised if you see members of the Indian hockey team dressed in Superman capes or trying simple exercises like threading a needle every alternate afternoon at the SAI Centre in Bengaluru.

Mind games for Rio-bound hockey team

 The relaxed players take a selfie after training.

The activities are part of psychology sessions in the buildup to the Rio Olympic Games.

Abhinav Bindra plays ‘true’ goodwill ambassador

Abhinav Bindra

On August 11, 2008 in Beijing, Abhinav Bindra scripted a golden chapter in India’s Olympic history, shooting his way to the country’s first individual gold medal.

IPL 9: Supergiants rise to the occasion


Rising Pune Supergiants’ Ajinkya Rahane en route to his unbeaten 63 in their IPL-9 match against Delhi Daredevils at the Kotla in New Delhi on Thursday. (Photo: BCCI)

The jihadist attack in Dhaka’s Holey Artisan Bakery, a posh café and restaurant next to a tranquil lake frequented mostly by expats looking for French croissants and Manhattan-style brunches, where at

On April 19 this year, in anticipation of an adverse ruling by the UN tribunal at The Hague known as the Permanent Court of Arbitration, that was delivered on Tuesday, the Chinese embassy in New Delhi