Shiva Keshavan – Leander of Luge, Winter Olympian of Repute

Leander Paes is the toast of the nation, having participated in a record seven Summer Olympics. Shiva Keshavan is a virtual unknown despite having taken part in six winter editions of the Games. Average Indians might be hard-pressed at recalling even the names of the venues of these six Winter Games, but hey, in India,…

संसारपुर – हॉकी का गाँव

आबादी बमुश्किल चार हज़ार, पर हॉकी ओलम्पियनों की भरमार, जलंधर छावनी के बगल में बसा ग्राम संसारपुर, अंग्रेजों को देख-देख लड़कों को चढ़ा हॉकी का सुरूर, शहतूत की टहनी कर गई कुंडी का काम, धागों को बांध माताओं ने दिया खुद्दो का नाम, खेल ‘खुद्दो-कुंडी’ पहुँच गए एम्स्टर्डम ठाकुर चंद,         (ओलंपिक 1928) धीरे-धीरे हॉकी बन…

Rio Olympics and Asian Performance-A Basic Analysis

  Indians seem to be quite ashamed of their contingent’s performance at Rio Olympics .But a close look at the medal tally reveals that most of South Asia,South-east Asia,and West Asia have hardly performed well . Infact ,leaving aside the US,Europe,China,East Asia,Iran ,Argentina,Jamaica,Kenya,host Brazil, Australia, Cuba,Canada ,NewZealand and North Korea ,most of the nations turned…