featurehockey10 months ago

On Major Dhyan Chand’s 111th birth anniversary, we remember how 'The Wizard' and his men stood up to Adolf Hitler

It was the end of the summer of 1936. The darkness had not spread yet, but the mighty machinations of Mordor had already set rolling.
Prabu Thiruppathy
featurehockey10 months ago

On 15th August, 1936, a diminutive Indian and his team stood up against the might of Imperialism

It was the end of the summer of 1936. The darkness had not spread yet, but the mighty machinations of Mordor had already set rolling.
Prabu Thiruppathy
featurehockey10 months ago

Can Indian hockey end its 36-year wait for a medal at Rio?

On Friday, the Indian men’s hockey team ended their 36-year-old knockout jinx that has bugged them since the heroics of Vasudevan Baskaran and co. But can they win a medal at Rio?
Arun S Kaimal
featurehockeya year ago

Rio 2016 | Preview of all the 12 hockey teams headed for Olympics

The greatest show on earth is almost upon us, and the planet’s finest hockey teams are preparing to battle it out for the biggest prize in sport – an Olympic gold medal.
Press Release
featurehockeya year ago

A Vuvuzela, a tuna sandwich, and start of Indian hockey's quest for Olympic glory

Amlan Majumdar
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