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After Mumbai, Ranchi Rhinos too shut shop

The ‘Rhino salaam’ was the trademark of the young and lively Ranchi Rhinos, winners of the inaugural Hockey India League in 2012.

‘Goalkeeper’ Raghunath up for the task

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The Asian Games-bound Indian hockey team have been in extended training sessions these days. At the heart of these stints are friends and frequent room mates goalkeeper P.R.

CWG medal a sign of progress: Walsh

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At one point, it all appeared over for them.

Indian hockey needs a process to flourish: Walsh

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National coach Terry Walsh says the country needs to look at the “bigger picture” and “put in a system in place that allows a process to flourish” to help Indian hockey find the way ahead.

Hockey India mess: Who takes the blame?

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What is wrong with Indian hockey?

Hockey World Cup: Did India lose out on turf advantage?

Just how far teams go to prepare for mega-events is evident from the examples the sporting world throws up, time and again.

Two injuries in two days, but no doctor with team

India’s World Cup sojourn has began in the worst possible manner, with forwards Ramandeep Singh and Nikkin Thimmaiah being ruled out four days prior to the start of the tournament at the Hague in Holl

Walsh hints review in rules after Ramandeep Singh's injury

Ramandeep Singh

Young striker Ramandeep Singh’s exclusion from the Hockey World Cup following an injury the 21-year old suffered a nasty blow during the team’s first practice game against Argentina at the Hague, Holl

G Force on the pitch

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Gautam Gambhir is a man of few words. Be it on the field or off it, the out of favour Team India opener lets his deeds do the talking.

Watson may lead Royals

The presence of Rajasthan Royals coach Paddy Upton at the post-match captain’s press conference was perhaps a sign of things to come. Skipper Rahul Dravid had played in his final competitive game 30 minutes ago, and it was time to pass on the baton.

The kindest thing that can be said of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s indifferent performance in the series of byelections since the general election last May is that they are a pointer to the significant role played by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in ensuring the decisive Lok Sabha outcome.

Disasters not only disrupt society, they also distort its basic categories, creating inversions, disrupting normalcy and suspending time in a prolonged way. Return to normalcy then becomes even more difficult and unpredictable.