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For once, I forgot that I’m disabled: Deepa Malik

Rio Paralympics silver medallist Deepa Malik being welcomed at her residence in Gurgaon. (Photo: PTI)

Call her a specially-abled athlete who became India’s first woman to win a Paralympic medal last week, or a 45-year-old mother of two with extraordinary grit and determination, but Deepa Malik

Hockey’s Iqbal waits for moment in the sun

Abdul Samad

In 2005, when actor Shreyas Talpade was handed the role of a deaf and dumb cricketer in Iqbal, he did not know how to portray the character.

The mystical land of Khajuraho

The erotic sculptures Khajuraho temples 	—Wikipedia

Think Khajuraho and a mystical land of erotic carvings in its temples and architectural splendour are the first images that float in front of the eyes.

Four-year dream crashed in 30 mins: Sreejesh

sreejesh P.R.

Distraught and disappointed, the teary-eyed Indian hockey team sat in disbelief at the Athletes Village on Sunday night, as they watched Olympic champions Germany pump in three goals in four minutes t

Rio 2016: Best of a billion

Sania Mirza

A hundred plus Indian athletes at Rio.

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.

The dictionary describes a “surgical strike” as an attack (usually without prior warning) intended to deal only with a specific target.

India is now the site of a “battle royalty”, in the struggle between localisation and globalisation of power, between freedom for India and its citizens, through swadeshi and swaraj, and freedom of a