Category Archives: Sports

My love for the English team is eternal, say what you will

By Sushmita Bose

Last Sunday, when England was on the rampage against Panama at the FIFA World Cup, I posted “ENGLAND!!! Yes!!!” on Facebook. Upon sighting it, someone I know for almost 25 years, a thoroughly sane and rational man, immediately sent me a WhatsApp message. “Didn’t know you were into football! How cool! But England??? You alright?”

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How a bunch of sporty Indian youngsters gave us hope

By Allan Jacob

There are winners and victors. Winners can be fleeting, victors inspire a movement. Their triumphs are like salve to the wounded psyche, and they can inspire others through extraordinary feats. Such exploits can rouse a socially (and politically) battered nation, unite it and help it rise above petty divisions, bitterness and hate. This is where sport finds redemption, even reconciliation if the energy is channelled positively for greater glory. Continue reading How a bunch of sporty Indian youngsters gave us hope