featurehockeya year ago

If we win medals, then it will inspire others to play Hockey : Sunita Lakra

Goals. We all love them. Ask any kid about their favourite footballer, and it is likely to be either Ronaldo or Messi. But, when it comes to defenders, it is a totally different scenario.
Arun S Kaimal
featurehockeya year ago

[Exclusive] India women's hockey skipper Sushila Chanu opens up about captaincy and the Olympics

“I really like Virat Kohli and the aggression he brings on field. I would love to meet him in person!” says Sushila Chanu. As she utters these words, one can’t help but think of her as another young girl next door infatuated with the biggest star in world cricket.
Gaurav Konar
featurehockeya year ago

My close friends were all married off early. But I am lucky to be born in this family : Indian women's hockey goalie Savita Punia

Equality of the sexes has an oft-expressed and immediately-forgotten motif in world sports. It took about a century, until 1999, before a woman could gain her place in the long room at the Lord's. Across the city, women are still fighting for equal prize money at the Wimbledon.
Prabu Thiruppathy
featurehockeya year ago

From Roshanabad to Rio - Vandana Kataria has come a long way

On many counts, Vandana Kataria’s story is similar to the Women’s hockey team. A struggle at first, with little support, the long fight onto the big stage, having to summon self-belief repeatedly, proving doubters wrong and reaching the target with sheer determination.
Saketh RVK
featurehockeya year ago

[Exclusive] PR Sreejesh: Goalkeeping is a thankless job

For most, a Government job is a ticket to a life of security. A life devoid of the strains that the other 90-odd % Indians endure. A cushy job pushing papers. A life without “pressure”.
Amlan Majumdar
featurehockeya year ago

Can the hockey team prove Viren Rasquinha happily wrong at the Olympics?

Olympic Gold Quest CEO Viren Rasquinha had recently said that expecting India to win a hockey medal at Rio would be unrealistic–a shocking statement from a very experienced man. But happily for him, the men’s team’s latest performances might just prove him wrong.
Saketh RVK
featurehockey2 years ago

How the 1976 Olympics changed Hockey and how HIL's new rule could take India back to its glory

Amlan Majumdar
featurehockey2 years ago

It's good times to be an Indian hockey fan

At the time of the preliminary round of the FIH league, India were ranked 8th globally. En route to their qualification, India defeated France, Poland & Malaysia, drew with Pakistan and lost to Australia, Belgium and Great Britain and quite hearteningly qualified for the finals not because they were the hosts, but through their performance on the field.
Ameya Kamat